As more and more of our lives and those of our students are placed online, we need to be reminded that once something is placed on the Internet - it NEVER goes away. This site is a great tool for illustrating this. Enter the URL of a site and view a multitude of archived copies. For example, enter the Shelby County URL and see what the site looked like in October 1999. You can even see what job postings were available back then!
Internet4Classrooms is a wonderful site filled with resources for teachers, students and parents. Resources are organized by grade, subject area or topic. They also offer technology tips and tutorials. They've added a page highlighting Educational Apps!
You can sign up for their monthly newsletter to get timely classroom ideas. For example, here's the Back-to-School issue.
CodeNewbie a site for those learning to program. They have podcasts, chats, and learning resources for people new to coding.
Would you or your students like more in-depth instruction on coding? Try Codecademy. It offers instruction on making a website, Ruby on Rails, AngularJS , Jave, SQL, and more. They add new content often. So go try a lesson or two. It is all free.
Here is an interesting article on using iPads in the classroom. Make sure you are using them to their best advantage or see if you find new ways to use them.
Digital Citizenship is a critical topic that everyone needs to know more about - especially our students! Parents and educators need to talk to their kids about this critical topic, but few feel comfortable in having all the facts. This site is a great resource for both teachers and parents - check it out and share it with parents, you'll both learn something!
Find videos, posters, boards, and more in this collection of digital materials for teaching and professional development on SNCC - Shelby County's emphasis on social networking, chat, and cyberbullying.
Do your students need practice searching? Do they know how to choose the important key words that will help them find what they need? Let them try Google a Day. It offers an interesting question each day on different subjects. Once the student enters their answer to the question, Google tells them if they are correct or not. It then gives them tips on search techniques.