Welcome to the Techie Tech Tools for Educators page! Check out the links below to discover how these resources can enhance instruction.

Creativity comes from TINKERING, so tinker away!



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Sites that enable students and teachers to make connections:

http://www.todaysmeet.com Fun and very easy way for students to connect and chat online in class.
http://www.twitter.com Students can connect to other students and educators- a must-have and must-use tool!
http://www.edmodo.com Facebook-like, but is protected and limited only to those for which it is intended. Numerous cross-curricular uses.
http://www.kidblog.org An easy place to begin student blogging- it doesn't get any simpler than this.
http://www.posterous.com Another great blog spot for kids.
http://www.vimeo.com Video-sharing, great for supporting content instruction
http://www.youtube.com Anything can be found here! Are you studying Ancient Egypt? Simple machines? Harriet Tubman? Spanish? Chicka Chicka
Boom Boom? The world of instructional video is at your fingertips.



Sites that support and enhance reading instruction:

http://www.readinga-z.com A favorite! Leveled printable books with teaching supplements, plus poetry and fluency resources.
http://www.enchantedlearning.com ideas and printable resources to support literacy instruction- great for K-2 decoding and sight words
http://www.storylineonline.net/ features celebrities reading children's books
http://storybird.com/ collaborative storytelling site
http://www.kidsaudiobooks.co.uk/ mp3 books that students can download and enjoy
http://www.planetebook.com/ lots of wonderful downloadable books
Scribd Write, upload, publish and read online
Epub Books - Free epub files to use with epub readers
Globusz Free ebooks tons for download
Google Books Great previews and full books to read and embed.
http://www.readingrockets.org/ Great instructional resources and timely blogs
http://www.readinglady.com Another wonderful source for instructional ideas- lots of comprehension support!



Children's Books Blogs (from About.com): (This section was borrowed from Angela Maiers' shared wiki:
http://novlearningcharlottesville.wikispaces.com/Angela+Maiers)

About Children's Books Blog Archives
Kids Lit
Read Roger: The Horn Book Editor’s Rants and Raves
The Brown Bookshelf
Poetry for Children
Educating Alice
Cynsations
Chicken Spaghetti
Achockablog
Read Alert
Book Moot
MuggleNet.com
Teach with Picture Books



Sites for supporting the arts: (compliments of Web 2.0 guru- see wiki link below)

Artsonia - join this student online art museum. Add student art and find excellent works of others
ArtsEdge - great art resources and lessons
ArtSnacks Network - A+++ network for kids and teachers
Splashup create pictures and edit photos online, just like Adobe Photoshop
National Gallery of Art - Create original works of art with these interactive tools
Pencil- download and create pencil drawings draw online
Offtype - create online hand drawn pictures, save and share. Embed the widget to use on your site.
Picturing America - a comprehensive collection of art throughout the decades of America. Interactive.
ImageChef- create fun photo posters
TuxPaint- download and install a free fun drawing application
Google Sketchup - create 3D buildings and drawingsPixlr- edit pictures easily
Mr. Picassohead - create and share your own face designs
Off The Map - create backyard paradise scenes
PicTaps- draw a cartoon character and animate them instantly
Comic Sketch - online comic maker
Web Canvas - collaborative online drawing canvas
Sumopaint - edit pictures online, so easy just like Photoshop
Destination Modern Art - Interactive art activities for kids
Virtual Legos - Play with Lego online
Online Etch-A-Sketch too much fun!!
Betty Spaghetti - create a cool girl and fashion design



Sites for supporting math instruction:

Chart Tool - create great looking charts and graphs with this free tool
Create a Graph - kids create free graphs
Math Tool Chest - WOW fun math interactives for any kid
Math Playground fun games for all
Numbernut - games for interactive white boards
Simple Math Games
Flashcard Creator
**K-12 Math**
Cool Math for Kids
MathTV- Interactive math games and simulations for problem solving
MathVids - wow, a great site for math videos about tough Math concepts A+++
Math Playground - problem solving fun
My Oats - draw, save and download geometrical shapes for Math Class
Arcademic Skill Builders - playgames to review basic facts - primary-elem
Math Glossary - K-8 vocab
Techtrekers - great resource for tons of math interactives


Great wiki pages for more web resources, including numerous content area resources:

http://cybraryman.com/wordclouds.html
http://web20guru.wikispaces.com/Tools+By+Subject
http://sigilt.iste.wikispaces.net/Favorite+Web+2.0+Tools
http://learning-now.wikispaces.com/
http://webtools4u2use.wikispaces.com/



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