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
  • Storyline JS - Turn Your Spreadsheets Into Stories
    In yesterday's Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week I featured the storytelling tools produced by Knight Lab at Northwestern University. One of those tools is called Storyline JS. Storyline JS lets you create an interactive, annotated line chart. The...
  • Record and Share Observations of Nature on iNaturalist
    iNaturalist is a community website for sharing pictures and observations of plants and animals. To enable easy sharing of observations, iNaturalist offers a free Android app and a free iOS app. Using the apps you can take a pic...
  • Dig Into Mining - Virtual Field Labs and Field Trips About Copper Mining
    Dig Into Mining is a free resource from Discovery Education and Freeport-McMoran (the world's largest copper mining company). The purpose of Dig Into Mining is to help students understand how copper is mined and processed for use in products like ...
  • PhET PowerPoint Add-in - Add Science & Math Simulations to Slides
    PhET is a free resource that has been popular with science and math teachers for many years. PhET provides free interactive math and science simulations covering topics in physics, chemistry, biology, earth science, and mathematics. In the PhET li...
  • 5 PowerPoint Features Often Overlooked by Students and Teachers
    About ten years ago I started to notice a lot of alternatives to PowerPoint popping-up on the web. Some of those presentation tools like Google Slides and Prezi are still going strong while others have faded away. Through it all, PowerPoint kept c...

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
  • Flipgrid for every classroom
    What it is: Flipgrid is a video discussion platform for your classroom that lets you engage and capture learning in new and awesome ways. It’s simple (and free) to get started, just create a grid and add a topic to spark some discussion. Stu...
  • Plus Happy Numbers: Free Monthly Math challenges for the primary classroom
    What it is: Plus Happy Numbers is a free kindergarten through second-grade site with monthly math challenges. Teachers can sign up for a free classroom account and assign the monthly math challenge for students to solve. The challenges are designe...
  • DOGO News: current events and non-fiction for your classroom
    What it is: DOGO News is a great place for kids to learn about current events, read non-fiction articles, and access customized content that you curate. DOGO features thousands of news articles and new original content added daily, this is the lea...
  • We’ll provide the environment, your job is to flourish… Join us in February!
    2018 is almost here. What decisions are you making today that will amplify what is possible in 2018? Every year I choose a word. An intention for the year. Something to remind me of my greatest hopes and purposes for the year. Do you do that, too?...
  • Magik Play: A beautiful blend of digital and physical play
      What it is: Magik Play sent me a Starter Kit to review, and boy am I glad they did! The Magik Play is a beautiful blend of digital and physical. Students download an app on their iPad and use wooden blocks that interact with the iPad screen...

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