Collaborative Link Sharing:

I've developed a Portaportal site where we can all contribute links to educational technology resources that you find helpful. Note that the username to log in to the Portaportal site is designs. The password is tribe. Please be sure to add a new link in an existing category if one exists. If not, consider adding a category to help make finding resources easier.

Helpful Educational Technology Blog Feeds:

Note: These feeds will continually update, including the five most recent entries. If you find another blog you find helpful that's related to educational technology, please email Dr. Hofer a description...

Free Technology for Teachers
  • XtraMath Now With Google Sign-on and Support for Another Language
    XtraMath is a free service designed to help you help your students master the building blocks of solving mathematics problems. I've reviewed the service before and every time I do someone replies with a positive note about the service. One of the ...
  • WebRoom - Free Online Conferencing With Virtual Whiteboard
    WebRoom is a free service for hosting online meetings. WebRoom doesn't require you to download any software and you don't need to register in order to use it. To launch a meeting on WebRoom you simply enter your name and email address. Your meetin...
  • Stitcht - Make Videos With Friends
    Stitcht is a free iOS app that lets you create a video from a combination of video clips captured by your friends. To make a video on Stitcht you simply start a project then invite others to add their video clips to the project. Stitcht will then ...
  • Beyond Words - A Library of Congress Lab Experiment
    The Library of Congress Labs is a website that hosts online experiments based on collections of digital artifacts housed by the Library of Congress. One of the experiments that should be of interest to US History teachers is the Beyond Words proje...
  • Create Interactive Diagrams on Quizlet
    Earlier this month Quizlet, a popular flashcard service, added a new interactive diagram feature. This new feature can be used by students and teachers to create review activities that are based upon pictures and charts. Clicking on a point on an ...

For more entries - http://www.freetech4teachers.com/




Teaching with Technology
  • New Site
    The Teaching with Technology has moved!  You can find all the same content (and more) at the new WordPress site: Teaching with Technology
  • Animal Research
    Need some safe websites to use with your students to research animals?  Check out this Blendspace: Animal Research
  • Sphero Bowling at Code Club
    Over 45 Fort Lewis students are participating in Code Club once a week after school.  They have been using Code.org, Tynker, and Scratch Jr to learn to code.  Last week we introduced Spheros.  Students used the app Tickle to code th...
  • Field Trips Around the World with VR
    We all know that students remember the things they experience–that’s why we like to take students on field trips when it’s possible.  As teachers we know it is often hard to really communicate ideas about different places th...
  • What’s for Dinner Stop Motion
    Mrs. Corbett’s class created stop motion videos to demonstrate their understanding of food chains and webs in various habitats/biomes. Check them out below! North American Forest Desert Savanna Arctic Ocean Rainforest Students also reflected...

For more entries - http://tcoffey.edublogs.org/



iLearn Technology
  • DragonBox Math Apps: Teaching students to think like mathematicians
    What it is: I adore the DragonBox math apps! I was first introduced to DragonBox through their Algebra app. The app takes away all math anxiety by teaching algebraic concepts without numbers or algorithms. It is genius! You can read my review of t...
  • Starting with Soil: Organic Exploration App
    What it is: Starting with Soil is a free app from the Whole Kids Foundation that teaches the importance of healthy soil and lets kids discover the harmonious roles that plants, animals, and people play in keeping it healthy. This high-quality, int...
  • Mathigon: engage, play, and explore math
    What it is: Today I was working on our inquiry block framework for the 2017/2018 school year and, as often happens with inquiry, fell down a wonderful rabbit hole that led me to this site. Mathigon is a fantastic *newish* math site (it’s sti...
  • Check123: Video Encyclopedia
      What it is: Check 123 is a new video encyclopedia site for kids. All videos are validated and ranked by Check123 professionals, are 1-3 minutes in length, and a curated on just about any subject you can think of.  Broad topics covered ...
  • Making & Science with Google
    What it is: Making & Science is an initiative by Google aimed at showing students that anyone can be a maker or a scientist. Using the featured Science Journal app (Android and Chromebook only), students can measure light, sound, and more. The...

For more entries - http://ilearntechnology.com/