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
  • Three Places to Find Free Video Clips for Classroom Projects - And How to Share Them
    On Sunday I published a fairly extensive guide to finding media for classroom projects. That guide was entirely text-based. A few folks have asked if I can include some video tutorials in it. Therefore, yesterday I recorded the following short vid...
  • Six Resources for Learning About the Science of Flight
    Yesterday marked the 115th anniversary of the Wright Brothers' first successful airplane flight. That reminded me that I have a bunch of interesting resources for learning about the development of and science of flight.The Wright Brothers - The In...
  • Coming Soon - PIN Access to Google Drive Files
    Sharing Google Drive files with people who don't have Google accounts is possible if you set the file to "anyone with the link can view." However, that's not a great option if the file contains information that you don't want the entire world to b...
  • Vote for Your Favorite Ed Tech Tools of 2018
    Last week I asked you to nominate your favorite educational technology tools of the year. The nominations are in and the final voting is now open. You can vote for your favorites in the form embedded below. (I removed the categories of favorite iP...
  • The Physical Tech Products I Own and Recommend
    This blog is all about digital products that teachers and students can use for free. That said, I do get requests for physical product recommendations on a fairly regular basis. These are the products that I own and recommend.iPad - 32 GB - Curren...

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/