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How can tech help you teach!
Department of Education
A New Foundation for 21st Century Learning Education Technology Investments in the 2011 Budget
Highlighting the role of technology in educating the next generation. The strategy outlined the role that educational technology could play to improve our quality of life and establish the foundation for the industries and jobs of the future. For example:
to acquire new skills, and compete for higher wage jobs, at a time, place and pace that is convenient for
them. It can also improve access to a quality education for students in underserved areas.
Digital tutors can provide every student with immediate feedback and personalized instruction, providing
them with the information needed to diagnose and correct errors, and providing challenging instruction.
Digital learning environments can generate a large volume of data that, if analyzed properly, will support
“continuous improvement” by providing rich feedback to learners, teachers, curriculum designers, and
researchers in the field of learning science and technology.
task that students engage in learning. Massive multiplayer games can support the social and team-based
dimensions of learning.
Simulations, such as a flight simulator for pilots or a “digital human” for medical professionals can allow
students to engage in hands-on learning.
Open educational resources can be shared, adapted, re-mixed, and re-used.
Technology can increase parental involvement, provide new opportunities for students with disabilities and
for English Language Learners, allow teachers to participate in “communities of practice,” and enlist
professionals and retirees as online mentors.
I use Curriculum Crafter to look up the student appropriate GLEC’s
Language Arts 1st
TLW write a complete sentence for a purpose and an intended audience.
TLW process write in legible manuscript at least three related sentences about topics, both narrative and informational.TLW read and write poetry.
TLW correctly spell words independently in written work.
TLW collaboratively research a topic using a variety of references, write a factual report, and individually create a visual response.
Digital Story Telling Tools- Geography
All the Presidents
Ben's Guide to U.S. Gov. for Kids
Civil War Home Page
Department of the Treasury for Kids
Egyptian Mad Libs
Geography for Kids
Government Information for Kids
Greatest Places Online
Kids Next Door
The History Place
White House For Kids
World AtlasSocial Science
NPR Science Friday radio show's audio archive
Annals of Improbable Research
Blogs at Discover (try LOOM)
Science and Invention
Odd Music Devices
Slate mag: Science
Lasers made from White Paint!
Bionic Design at NAIR (.jp)
Inventor of the Week Archive at the Invention Dimension
The Scientific Method (from the founder of EDMUND SCIENTIFIC)
Virtual Physics Demos (in Java, etc.)
Smart-Tech Demos: Alife, CAs, fuzzy, neural, genetic-alg, brains, etc.
J. Cramer's Alternate View articles from Analog SF
Fantastic Forest at Nat. Geographic
The "Notochords" science music?