A Vision for 21st Century Classrooms

Myths and Opportunities: Technology in the Classroom

Alan November discusses our vision of students' roles in Twenty-First Century Classroom

SimpleK12's 21st Century Projects: Ideas for the Classroom


SimpleK12's 21 Signs You're a 21st Century Teacher


Edutopia Parents' Guides

Media and Digital Literacy: Resources for Parents
Edutopia's Parents' Guide to 21st Century Learning


Important Creative Commons Information

Edutopia's Top Ten Tips for Teaching with New Media


*Related Articles

*OnlineUniversities.com's Ten Tech Commandments for Connected Learners
*Edutopia's Technology Integration Research: Avoiding the Pitfalls
*Edutopia's //How to Integrate Technology//

***KQED Blog: With Tech Tools, How Should Teachers Tackle Multitasking in Class

Edutopia's article: Innovative Fundraising for Your Classroom or School

What is Web 2.0?

Introduction to Web 2.0

Web 2.0 Tools for 21st Century Classrooms

1. Community Tools

Introduction to Community Tools Video

  1. Community Tool: edmodo
  2. Community Tool: Wiki also Best Educational Wikis of 2011, be sure to check out ICTmagic
  3. Community Tool: Google Docs
  4. The New Face of the News: The Economist

Simple K12's Lesson: Engage Parents with Wikis//

Google Docs in Plain English YouTube video

2. Google

Google Searches Resource: SimpleK12's Searching with Google Workbook

SimpleK12s Google Tricks Workbook//


3. Google Sites

Video: Google Sites, Simple, secure group websites
Google Sites Tutorial

4. Interactive Whiteboards

  1. Interactive WhiteboardGames: pbs.org Interactive Whiteboard Games
  2. Interactive Whiteboard Resource: SimpleK12's Interactive Whiteboards Workbook
Simple K-12 //Interactive Whiteboard Workbook//

5. Mobile Tools

  1. Mobile Tool: Poll Everywhere
  2. Dragon Dictation

Edutopia's Mobile Devices for Learning: What you need to know

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SimpleK12's Effective Mobile Learning: 50+ Quick Tips & Resources


Edutopia's article The Mobile Revolution
You may also wish to explore these additional mobile tools
  • Qik- stream live media from your cell phone to the internet
  • In addition to Poll Everywhere - that allows students to vote on issues and answer poll questions with cell phones or computers, you can use these tools; Polldaddy
  • Quipit- take a snapshot of your notes and create a pdf to print out.
  • Soshiku - keep track of your assignments

Five Minute Film Festival: Mobile Learning

6. Image Tools

Web 2.0 Web Tools video

Image Tool: Flickr
SimpleK12's Using Flickr Workbook

SimpleK12'a Picasa Web Albums Workbook


Image Tool: Creative Commons

Image Tool: Picnic

Image Tool: Big Huge Labs

Image Tool: Blabberize.com

7. iPod/iPad Apps

SimpleK12's 20 Free iPad Apps Educators Can't Live Without


SimpleK12's 20 More Free iPad Apps

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Flickr's 21st Century Skills & Literacies for iPads

Simple K-12's Free Apps for Teaching across the Curriculum


Harm, Linskens, & Nielsen's iPad Educationa Apps (100s)

Meridith Martin's Symbaloo Matrix of Cool apps for Elementary Teachers

8. iPad/Android Apps

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9. Presentation Tools

  1. Presentation Tool: Slide Share
  2. Presentation Tool: 280slides no longer exists
  3. Presentation tool: Pics Viewr
  4. Presentation Tool: Prezi

What is Prezi? - The official YouTube video

10. Podcasts

Podcast Resource: SimpleK12's Integrating Podcasts Workbook


Fractus Learning's The Top 5 Podcasts for EdTech Fanatics

Simplek12s Lesson: Consider Podcasts in Lesson Planning
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11. Screencasts& Multimedia Slide Shows

  1. ScreenChomp (iPad)
  2. ShowMe (iPad)
  3. Educreations (iPad)
  4. Screencast o'matic (Web 2.0)
  5. Screenr (Web 2.0)
  6. Multi-Media Slide Shows: Animoto , Voki , Fotobabble (Web 2.0)

12. Virtual Field Trips

SimpleK12's Top 7 Virtual Field trips


Edutopia's: Ten of the Best Virtual Field Trips

13. Video Tools

Web 2.0 Video Tools video

  1. Video Tool: Animoto.com
  2. Video Tool: Gizmoz
  3. Video Tool: xtra normal

14. Wikipedia

SimpleK12's Using Wikipedia Workbook


15. Social Media

Edutopia's How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning's Top 14 Educational Technology Tweeters to Follow

SmartBlog on Education's Rewards of teaching young children to blog

16. Digital Storytelling

SimpleK12's 7Webtools for Digital Storytelling


Sock Puppets (iPad)

17. Word Clouds

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45 Interesting Ways to Use Wordle in the Classroom

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18. Best of the Rest

Best of the Rest video

  1. Best of the Rest: Glogster
  2. Best of the Rest: Voice Thread

Additional Web 2.0 Workbooks

SimpleK12's 101 Tech Tools for Teachers


SimpleK12's Hidden Web Tools


Instructor's Suggestions for Additional Web 2.0 Resource Sites

  1. Kathy Shrock's Guide to Everything
  2. edudemic's The 100 Best Web 2.0 Tools Chosen by you
  3. ICTmagic -Hundreds of Education Related resoures - including games
  4. Graphite - Find the best games, apps, and websites for education

Assignment Details: See * Students' Prezi's URLs page