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
  • Anchor 3.0 Provides an Easy Way to Create Podcasts
    Anchor is a free service for creating podcasts on your phone or on your laptop. When the service started it was just a simple app that let you record short (two minutes or less) episodes to publish on the Anchor network. Over the last couple of ye...
  • How to Schedule Blog Posts
    Posting on a consistent schedule is one of the keys to maintaining interest in any blog. One of the best ways to maintain a consistent schedule is to use the scheduling tools that are built into most blogging services. By using the scheduling tool...
  • How to Use Google Sheets to Create a Bingo Board With Pictures
    A couple of weeks ago I shared the news that Flippity's Bingo board template now lets you include pictures in your boards. I've had a few people ask for clarification on how to include image links in the template that generates the game board. In ...
  • The Built-in Google Docs Features Starter Pack
    I test and write about a lot of Google Docs Add-ons and built-in features. But you certainly don't need to use all of them. In fact, I'm often asked for a list of the "must-know" features instead of all of the "could use" features. Here are ten fe...
  • How Birds Learn to Sing
    Spring isn't too far away and soon we'll start to see and hear the songs of more birds around my home here in Maine. If you also live in a cold, northern climate the sounds of the birds is a welcome sign of spring. Why do birds sing? And how do th...

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
  • 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...
  • Be Internet Awesome: Tools to teach online safety
      What it is: Be Internet Awesome is a fantastic new way to help your students make the most of the Internet by being prepared to make wise decisions as they navigate and interact online. Be Internet Awesome helps teach students the basics of...
  • 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...

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