Teaching Toddlers to Tweet? Introducing Social Media to Elementary Students - "Beth Holland, communication coordinator and instructor at EdTech Teacher, gives three age-appropriate examples of introducing social media to children in the lower elementary grades."
The goal of Edudemic is to connect teachers, administrators, students, and just about everyone else with the best technology on the planet. A modest goal, to be sure. Started in April 2010 by Jeff Dunn, Edudemic has grown to become one of the leading education technology sites on the web. With more than 1,000,000 monthly visitors, it’s become a vibrant forum of discussion, discovery, and knowledge. In fact, Edudemic is officially* one of the largest education websites in the world.
Excellent Resources from Edutopia
Cell Phones: Classroom Tool or Invasive Nuisance?
Books of the Future - Kindles, Nooks, and other E-Readers
Bringing iPads and Apps into Lesson Plans
Using MP3 Players to Engage Students
Digital Divide: Closing the Gap
Making Biology Interactive on Your iPad
"Created by a highly prolific health and science writer, editor, and textbook and curriculum specialist (already a regular contributor to CK-12's growing science library), our interactive biology textbook shows biology in action and takes students through a journey from the teeny tiniest unicellular organisms to GIANT superorganismal communities, from genes to population mechanics, invertebrates and vertebrates all find a home here. Our text covers all the major topics of a high school biology course including cell biology, evolution, ecology, plant and animal physiology, and more."
"This app helps students find and learn K-12 content in an easy and intuitive manner. Students can now learn at their own pace and in their own way (Video, Interactive Objects, Read, etc.). Teachers can use this app to help keep their kids engaged in the classroom and find supplemental material for their class.
The new experience re-imagines CK-12's huge library of Free K-12 Science and Math content (free digital textbooks and concepts) for the iPad. This app helps open up never before accessible avenues for teaching through new types of media and the opportunity for students to learn in all different kinds of modalities (through videos, text, images, assessment, lesson plans etc)."
Encourage creative writing! Toasted Cheese is a literary journal that publishes daily writing prompts on a monthly calendar on its website. The whole month is laid out for teachers with a different prompt for each day. You can click through the previous months to find old prompts. The site also hosts a Weekly Writing Chat, a 24/7 Writing Forum, as well as Monthly Articles on Writing and Quarterly Writing Contests based on one or more of the prompts from the calendar.
5 Reasons I Love Using QR Codes in my Classroom - excellent explanation of QR Codes and their benefits
12 Ideas for Teaching with QR Codes
Brought to you by the Letters Q and R - from Teacher Tech Talk
Cybrary Man's QR Code Resources - WOW!
Getting Started with QR Codes and Learning from The Learning Exchange
Must-Have QR Code Apps from Dzinepress.com
My First QR Codes Activity
QR Codes Bring Art and Poetry to Life
QRVoice.net - Enter a message and a QR Code is generated. Once scanned it'll play the message with a synthesized voice.
Using QR Codes in the Classroom
Using QR Codes in the Classroom
Utilizing QR Codes in Learning
Virtual Library Display Using QR Codes
QR Codes in the Media Center
At QR Stuff we give you the opportunity to generate QR Codes in ways that most of the other places on the Internet overlook. Not everyone is happy with only having a handful of data types to choose from, and just being able to create a puny little QR code image file that's only good for pinning to a web page, so we've extended the possibilities to include innovative ways to get the QR Code you need out into the "real world" where it can actually work for you:
"Of the 100 largest school districts in the country, about 86 of them are using Edmodo -- sometimes referred to as the Facebook of education -- in some official way. In this article, David F. Carr, editor of InformationWeek Education, writes about how educators are using the social media tool, including to upload lesson plans and to hold online class discussions. "It's probably the best resource a teacher could have," said Renee Setser, instructional technology coordinator for the Manor, Texas, school district." - SmartBrief
Read this article by David F. Carr: Edmodo: Social Collaboration for Teachers - excellent ideas