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Technology Education Resources


Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)
The Association for Educational Communications and Technology links professionals interested in the use of educational technology and its application to the learning process. Its goals include a continuous effort to define, serve, develop, enhance, and promote the use of educational communications and technology.
Grades: K - 12
Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)
Originally established to explore ways to use technology to help students with disabilities, CAST developed the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) which uses flexible methods and materials to teach all students. This website provides extensive information about UDL, and how to implement. Its Learning Tools section includes software to create online books, design lesson plans, conduct online research, etc.
Grades: PreK - 12
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
In conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education, ISTE promotes the appropriate uses of information technology to support and improve learning. The society established the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS).
Grades: K - 12

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Bibliographies and Research Guides

Educational Computer Software
A bibliography of PreK-12 curriculum related software that is available from the Electronic Resource Center of the David & Lorraine Cheng Library of William Paterson University. Software may be borrowed for fourteen days.
Grades: PreK - 12
Technology in Education
A selected list of curriculum resources to help teachers (PreK to 12) use technology in the classroom. These resources are available from the Curriculum Materials Center, located in the David and Lorraine Cheng Library of William Paterson University.
Grades: PreK - 12

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Lesson Plans and Teaching Activities

Best Websites for Teaching and Learning 2013
The American Association of School Librarians selected this list of 25 of the best websites. Divided into six categories, all are free and user friendly. Suggestions for how they can be used in the classroom are provided.
Grades: K - 12
Education World
A comprehensive site which call itself "The Educator's Best Friend." Major sections for Teachers, Administrators, Lesson Plans, Technology, Professional Development, and the Education World Community. Includes Tools and Templates, resources by Subjects, Worksheets, Holiday activities, Standards and recommendations for improving School Climate.
Grades: PreK - 12
iEARN, International Education and Resource Network
The organization iEARN helps teachers and students from over 125 countries work together. Use the Project Collaboration Centre link to identify projects, find project partners, or join a teacher or youth forum. Search the Gallery for current or past projects.
Grades: K - 12
Inklewriter enables students to create interactive branched stories ("choose your own adventure"). Created by two game designers this tool is free but does require the user to register. Projects may be shared with a limited or global audience.
Grades: 6 - 12
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
Sponsored by DiscoveryEducation, this award-winning subject guide by Kathy Schrock has links to web resources in many subject areas. Teacher Helpers includes links to information on rubrics, bulletin boards and webquests.
Grades: PreK - 12
Middle School Cyberbullying Curriculum
Developed by Seattle Public Schools to respond to Washington State's cyberbullying law this curriculum outlines nine lessons for middle school students. The lesson plans use YouTube videos, and include handouts and other resources. Parental involvement is encouraged.
Grades: 6 - 8
The National Center for Missing & Exploited ChildrenĀ® (NCMEC) created this website with separate spaces for kids, tweens, teens and adults (parents, educators and law enforcement). With videos, games and other activities NetSmartz suggests ways to keep kids safe while online. The Educators' section offers free online safety kits.
Grades: K - 12
New Jersey Digital Highway
Your "one stop shop" for New Jersey history and culture, from the collections of NJ libraries, museums, archives and historical societies. It provides primary sources such as photographs, documents, and maps from the American Revolution, Civil War, Cold War and in social protest during the 1960's and 70's.
Grades: 6 - 12
WebQuests, developed by Bernie Dodge at San Diego State University, are a teaching strategy for engaging learners to apply higher level thinking to authentic problems. QuestGarden is an online authoring tool designed to make it easier and quicker to create a high quality WebQuest. A free 30-day trial of the lesson creation tools is available, and a 2-year subscription that offers additional features costs only $20.
Grades: K - 12

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Software and Media

Availabe from Common Sense Media Graphite identifies apps, games, websites, etc. for preK-12 teachers. Created by teachers and for teachers the websites provides ratings and practical suggestions for using these resources in the classroom. Searchable by subject area, common core standard, and grade level.
Grades: PreK - 12

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Style Guides

Landmarks Son of Citation Machine
Created by David Warlick Son of Citation Machine helps create citations in either APA, MLA, Chicago or Turabian formats. After selecting the format of material cited, the Citation Machine prompts the user to provide the information for that citation format. Gives guidelines on capitalization, etc. for each entry.
Grades: 4 - 12

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Other Resources

A Thin Line
An initiative of MTV, A Thin Line campaign was developed to help teens to understand that with digital media there is a "thin line" between a harmless joke and something that can impact many lives. The website deals with sexting, constant messaging, spying, digital disrespect and cruelty by defining the terms, identifying possible repercussions and suggesting strategies for dealing with the problem.
Grades: 6 - 12
Bullying & Cyberbullying
Developed by the Anti-Defamation League this website includes resources for educators, kids and families. Additional resources includes links to other websites. Also includes a link to the booklist, Words that Heal.
Grades: K - 12
California Learning Resource Network - Search
Searchable by keyword, title, publisher, subject, type of resource and grade level, this initiative from the California Learning Resource Network reviews videos, software and internet resources. This database can also identify products designed for at-risk students, and instructional mode, e.g. simulation.
Grades: K - 12
Combating Bullying and Cyberbullying
The Anti-Defamation League offers reproducible resources for educators, parents and students to combat bullying and cyberbullying. It also provides training and workshops for students, educators and parents. Words that Heal is an ADL curriculum that using children's literature to address bullying.
Grades: 5 - 12
Cyberbullying Research Center
The Cyberbullying Research Center is a clearinghouse for parents, educators, and others who work with teens. Directed by Dr. Sameer Hinduja and Dr. Justin Patchin who have been studying cyberbullying for over 10 years. It includes information about research, laws, and personal stories. Includes downloadable handouts and activity sheets that can be used with teens.
Grades: 7 - 12
Ken Rigby
Education professor, Ken Rigby has researched the topic of bullying since 1990. This website defines bullying, and discusses what schools and parents can do to reduce and deal with bullying. He provides extensive information about various intervention strategies.
Grades: K - 12
Landmarks for Schools
Maintained by David Warlick this website provides "information and tools designed to help us redefine literacy for the 21st Century." Includes links to educational websites, blogs, twitter feeds, etc. as well as technology to harvest information and images from the internet.
Grades: K - 12
Review Corner - Best Educational Software
Created by DiscoveryEducation, over two hundred software programs are listed alphabetically, by brand, by age level and subject (interest). Evaluation criteria included in "How we Rate Products." Last updated in 2003.
Grades: PreK - 8
Springfield Township Virtual Library
This school library home page developed by Pennsylvania librarian, Joyce Valenza, is a model of school library services. It includes links to resources for high school students and teachers, citing guides, digital storytelling tools, samples of student projects, and more.
Grades: 9 - 12
Wired Safety
Founded by Parry Aftab, an Internet privacy and security lawyer, WiredSafety focuses on online safety, education and help for victims of cybercrimes. This website provides separate sections for TweenAngels (ages 7-12), TeenAngels (ages 13-18) to educate them in the areas of internet safety, privacy and security.
Grades: 3 - 12

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