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
  • An Interactive Timeline of the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade
    Watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade is a tradition that millions of Americans share. This year will be the 92nd edition of the parade. What started out as a relatively simple affair has grown into an hours-long production. You and your student...
  • Fiction vs. Non-fiction - A Canva Infographic
    This morning I was browsing through Canva's gallery of free design templates looking for one to use for an upcoming course that I'm teaching. That's when I stumbled into a this Fiction vs. Non-Fiction infographic template. As you can see below, th...
  • 5 Free Thanksgiving Lesson Plans You Can Use This Week
    Thanksgiving is just a few days away. If you're an elementary school teacher who has school this week, Storyboard That has five free Thanksgiving lesson plans that you can use.As you might expect, all of the Thanksgiving lesson plans that Storyboa...
  • 17 Lessons in Teaching History With Technology
    This coming Monday evening (7pm ET) I am hosting Teaching History With Technology on PracticalEdTech.com. This course meets five times (once per week). There are seventeen concepts that are covered in the course. Each concept can be applied to the...
  • Guests, Snow, and Feedback - The Week in Review
    Good morning from Maine where we've had two small snowstorms this week. They haven't been big snowfalls, but they have produced enough snow that all the leaves I didn't rake won't be discovered again until spring. On the upside, ski season is here...

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
  • Class Pad: Free digital scratch paper for the math classroom
    What it is: ClassPad is free online software that lets you digitize your math scratch paper. You can create original teaching materials for the math classroom quickly and easily. With ClassPad, you can quickly add mathematical formulas, graphs, sp...
  • SAM Labs blocks put students in charge of creative learning
    What it is: Recently, the good people at SAM Labs sent me an Alpha Kit to play with and review. You guys, this is such a cool product! I love that as soon as students open it up, it puts them in charge of the learning. Best of all, it encourages t...
  • Tinkerine U: Learn and teach 3D printing
    What it is: So you have a 3D printer…now what?! Introducing Tinkerine U the place where you can learn (and teach) 3D printing. Tinkerine U is a great starting point (no matter what brand of 3D printer you have!). Not only can you take onlin...
  • Inkscape: Draw Freely
    What it is: Inkscape is like the open source version of Adobe Illustrator. What really sets Inkscape apart is its use of  Scalable Vector Graphics as it’s native format. Oh yeah, and it’s free. Because open source!!  Beyond b...
  • 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...

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