Your Name and Title: Beth Poss, Curriculum Specialist School, Library, or Organization Name: Montgomery County Public Schools Co-Presenter Name(s): Area of the World from Which You Will Present: United States--Maryland Language in Which You Will Present: English Target Audience(s): K-12 Educators Short Session Description (one line): Learn how Social Media supports the principals of Universal Design for Learning and diverse learners. Full Session Description (as long as you would like): Learn…See More
I am an Assistive Technology Consultant for a large suburban school district. I work to integrate technology into classrooms to provide all students the opportunity to be active participators and communicators in their world, regardless of abilities.
Check out MATNOnline, a network of educators interested in Assistive Technology and Universal Design or Learning. The AT Cycle featured on MATN Online is a resource for planning, implementing, and monitoring the use of Assistive Technology.
Shelfari is a website devoted to books! Basically an online book club, the site allows users to build a bookshelf of books (generally books they are reading or have read) and share their thoughts on those books with other readers. There are online discussions of books, summaries of books, and you can order books directly from Amazon via the website. Sharing what everyone is reading is a great way to get students, or anyone, interested in reading new books… Continue
Discovery Education, often times better known as United Streaming, is far more than simply a website with streaming video content. It is an entire network of resources, from video clips for students K-12 to blogs for educators. Discovery Education provides a way to engage today's multimedia students with rich video and other classroom resources. Teachers can customize and personalize lessons plans using an interactive World Atlas, an enormous… Continue
Noodletools assists students in research with a variety of functions including search tools, note taking tools, and in making MLA or APA style bibliographies. With both subscription and free versions (the free version does not include the note taking cards including in the subscription service), the tools step students through the research process in a way that a typical search engine cannot, including guiding students in how to select a research topic,… Continue
Rainforest Maths by Jenny Eather is an Australian website that covers Math curriculum Kindergarden through 6th grade. While it is intended to correspond with the Austrailian math levels, it mathces well with US math curriculum. Using a game format it allows students to practice skills they have learned in class, while receiving feedback on incorrect answers as well as tips and vocabulary. You can also link to Jenny's other sites A Maths Dictionary… Continue
With your work in Education Technology integration in your Schools, I recommend you take a look at Wiziq's virtual classroom and authorstream's power point presentation platform. Both are web based platforms, have a bunch of features and free basic service.