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Tips & Trends for Using the Cloud in Your Teaching by Mind Map: Tips & Trends for Using
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Tips & Trends for Using the Cloud in Your Teaching

Collections by type

Maintain a set of GO-TO resources for when your starter list is no longer sufficient

Cybersmart Toolbar

Video about the Toolbar

Common Sense Media

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy

Web 2.0 Collections

GOnline Collections,,

Printable Collections,

Web 2.0 Collection with a focus on teaching,,

Content-Related Collections

LoTi Resources,

US Dept. of Ed.,

Research Skills,


Educause: 7 Things You Should Know Series

Know where we're heading....

Karen Cantor from U.S. Dept. of Ed. Answers Questions

Horizon Report


PDF Download,


Learn to Love Standards

NETS for Students

Creativity and Innovation

Communication and Collaboration

Research and Information Fluency

Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making

Digital Citizenship

Technology Operations and Concepts

NETS for Teachers

Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity

Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences & Assessments, ISTE NETS Curriculum Planning Tools

Model Digital-Age Work and Learning

Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility, Safety, Cybersmart,, Netsmartz,, ikeepsafe,, Webwise Kids,, Anti-Bullying, Cyberbullying kit, http://Cyberbullying-Prevention-and-Response-Kit.pdf, Acceptable Use,, Copyright & Fair Use,,

Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership, ISTE Classroom Observation Tool (ICOT®) for classroom observation)

Common Core State Standards

Language Arts

DESE ICT Standards

Grades K-8,

Grade 9-12,

Keep Learning-but do it for free and on your own terms!

Professional Development

Online Webinars/Training, Attend Live Conferences Online, K-12 Online Conference,, April 28-free virtual seminar,, New node, View Archived Sessions, METC Conference,, K-12 Online Conference,, Global Education Conference,

One of the Best collections of quick ideas for using Web 2.0 tools:,

Create a Personal Learning Network

Building your network, microblogging, 10 Steps for Educators New to Twitter,, blogs,,, The BEST Education blogs by Edublog,, Smartboard Blogs,,, GREAT Example: Tom Barrett,, Great ELL Blog to Follow:,, social bookmarking, social groups and networks, Facebook, Ning, Educator's PLN Ning,, Classroom 2.0,, Interactive Whiteboard Ning,, Sophia, Grouply,, The Horizon Project,, podcasts,, wikis, ISTE Special Interest Groups,, ISTE NETS Implementation Wiki,, Technology Keys Wiki,, Blogging Wiki,

More General Overviews,,

Managing your network, Feed Readers, Bloglines, Google Reader,,, Netvibes, Page Flakes, Customized Homepages, iGoogle,

Be confident in your purpose and plan

Have a clearly articulated Purpose

Use Evidence- Based Practice

Technology in Schools: What the Research Says,

Doing What Works,

Marzano Research Laboratory,

Innovative Teaching and Learning Research,

Know what you are assessing

See Sesson 2 Handout

Know how you will assess it.

Rubric Makers, Online rubric makers Rubistar -, Rubrics 4 Teachers -, Rubrics and Rubric Makers

Task-Specific Assessment, Project Based Learning Checklists

Technology Integration Planning, New node

Don’t take on the world... pick and choose based upon your comfort level and context.

Start with a single application


Blogs,,,, Gaggle is an e-mail and blogging service in which the teacher has control over the monitoring,, Blogging with Elementary Kids,,, Posting without strings or accounts,

Videos, Video Creation,,, Video Selection,,,, New node


Online Collaboration, Voicethread,,, Thinkquest,, Grouply,, TypeWithMe,, Enter the Group,, Voxopop,,, Talkwheel,

Information searches, Zotero,, Google Wonder Wheel,,

Microblogging,, Example,

Survey tools, Poll Everywhere,

Podcasts, How-to Booklet,,

Social Bookmarking,,,

Presentation tools, Prezi,, Glogster, Reflection on using Glogster,,,, Jing,

Social Networking, Examples, High School Teacher using Ning social network in marine biology:, High School Teacher using Ning social network in marine biology:,, Tools,,, Support for & knowledge about SN in teaching,


Webquests, New n,

Global Collaborative Projects, iEARN, ThinkQuest, ePALS, Kidlink, Examples

Mindtools,,, ttp://


Digital Storytelling,,,,


Other, Audioboo to record and upload audio,

Find a good starter collection of resources and work within it

Top 25 Websites for Teaching & Learning,

Landmark Websites for Teaching & Learning,

College of Education Resources,,,

When in doubt, try Google, Google Maps, Scribble Maps,, General Google,,, Google Docs and Spreadsheets,

Smart Board Resources,,,,,,

Think outside the box…how does technology change the game?

The Flipped Classroom

A social network for teachers w/Flipped Classrooms,

Videos to use,,

Open Educational Resources


Project-Based Learning

A 4th Grade Teacher's collection:

The Buck Institute PBL Hotspot

Clunky, but comprehensive collection of PBL resources:

Bloom's Taxonomy

The Revised Taxonomy 2000,,

Digital Taxonomy,, PDF of Blooms Digital Taxonomy

New Learning Theory? Connectivism

Use technology to make using technology easier

Get Organized with Social Bookmarking

Examples, Use in Teaching,,

Tools for it, Diigo, Delicious

Managing your bookmarking, Joining groups, Tagging Taxonomy, By Content, By Student Activity, By Standards, By Teacher Purpose, Other?, Tools for Tagging,

Don't Re-invent the wheel

Open Educational Resources,,

Creative Commons,,,

Printable Resource Collections,,

Top 20 Sites No Teachers Should start the Year Without

Productivity Resources

Reverse image detector,

Check out reviews of Web 2.0 Apps,

Video Management,,,,

Website Management,

Manage Resources/Student Access

Internet Buttons

Homepage builders,,,, Comparing Homepages,, NiceNet, Internet Classroom Assistant, 1st Grade Class Example,, New node

Pathfinders,;jsessionid=49DE2C01BD8CFE090634F24C552035F4, LiveBinders,

File Sharing, Dropbox,, Using forms with dropbox,

Plagiarism Detector

New node