Technology Stations


Name
Description
Brain Pop
This Web page offers pre-created videos and some teacher-created videos for multiple subject areas. Some videos can be viewed for free, and some are only available to subscribed members. Each subject area is broken down into categories. The site also offers search features by state, grade, and specific subject.
Virtual Math Manipulatives
This page offers logic and math puzzles for grades K-12. The site covers numbers and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and data analysis and probability. There are activities for each grade level in each page.
Lookybook
This site enables visitors of all ages to read picture books in their entirety, join discussions and chats related to the books, rate the books, and even buy them directly from the site.

Simulations and activities
Simulations and Web-based activities are focused, interactive explorations of topics for students of all ages and in all content areas.

Google Earth
Google Earth is a free software tool that "lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings and even explore galaxies in the Sky. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places and share with others". It can be used in a variety of content areas in both teacher- and student-directed ways.
Web Quests
Web quests are structured inquiry lessons that guide students through a series of tasks to answer a question. The goal is to encourage students to use online resources rather than just looking for it. They were developed as an original example of how the Web can be useful in the classroom. There are samples for every content area, but they are harder to find than digital archives.
Historical Scene Investigation
HSI was designed for social studies teachers looking for a solid method of applying primary sources in the classroom. Each HSI investigation follows a similar format based on the inquiry model of learning.
Virtual Fieldtrips
Virtual field trips enable classrooms to visit places without ever having to leave the school building. VFT's are available for every content area for students of all ages.
Inspire Data
Inspire Data is a software program that allows you to explore data sets visually, rather than in the typical spreadsheet format. It is very visual and intuitive, even for young learners. It is particularly useful in social studies, math, and science.
Inspiration
Inspiration offers thousands of visual learning resources for teachers in every content area in all grade levels. Search options include by subject, grade level, or state standards.
Kidspiration
Kidspiration is similar to Inspriation (above), but focused more on the K-3 audience. A more kid-friendly interface and voice-over menu commands make this software friendly to the younger set.
Digital microscopes
An introduction to the use of powerful microscopes in a classroom environment. Primarily for science.
eFieldtrips