Educational Technology Conference, K-12

This article includes dozens of hyperlinks to new Web 2.0 and other Internet-based resources and strategies as presented by the experts and the January Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC).

Flowgram combines slide presentations, photos, blogs, screencasts, videos, etc. and has an interactive user element.

No Boundaries: A NASA-USA Today Online STEM Careers Initiative
This online project promotes STEM careers though project-based learning. Students use analytical thinking and problem solving to present a project (podcast, web page, video, game, song, etc.) that highlights one STEM career.

This project-based learning Web site has a collegiate case study that focuses on the "Hubble legacy and how human ingenuity and a 'failure is not an option' attitude have contributed to the improvement and maintenance of the Hubble Space Telescope," and takes high school students through the steps of a problem-solving process (SIMILAR) as they design an astronaut tool to resolve a specific problem on the Hubble Space Telescope.

USA Today Education
This site has all kinds of free resources and lesson plans for all curricular areas with an emphasis on reading across the curriculum. Check out the Complete Lesson Library, Financial Literacy, Tech/Cyber Security, and Visions of Exploration on the left side under the heading Special Interest Resources.

They Snooze, You Lose (Strategies for Successful Presentations)
This presentation was all about harnessing the power of visual literacy. It showed how to replace text on boring PowerPoints with images, memorable music, humor, color, and typefaces.

Language Arts 21st Century Classroom
Illustrates how technology can be used with ELL students to model, instruct, practice, and test material introduced in the classroom. On the side bar there are links to presentations on 21st Century Learning and Podcasts, Wikis, and GoogleDocs.

Students Speak Up About 21st Century Learning and Educational Games
Students want their learning to be relevant, personalized, and self-directed. Their computers are in their backpacks--their smartphones, iPods, etc.

Continuing a Legacy: Conservation Education for the 21st Century

Literacy Through Science and Technology
Using a problem-based learning approach, students master literacy, science, and technology while studying water and energy. Two projects featured: "Where Does the Water Go?" for grades 9-12 and "The Energy Effect" for grades 6-8. Two other projects available at no cost on the web site: As American As Apple Pie (Citizenship) for grades 2-5 and The Career Network for grades 9-12.

Glide 3.0 offers online applications (free and paid plans) for photo editing, word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, e-mail, collaboration, video and text chat meetings, scheduling, contact management, file synchronization, video and music playback, slide shows, and assorted widgets

Exploring New Territories: Technology Resources for Struggling Students and Students with Disabilities

Fablevision North Star

North Star Guide to Technology Planning

Score! Winning Strategies to Conquer Information Overload
Syncs and backs up bookmarks and passwords across multiple computers.
Takes your favorite parts of the Internet and delivers them to you in a friendly format.
Device dedicated to personal email.

It's in Your Pocket: Teaching Spectacularly with Cell Phones

Qik: Lets you broadcast live from your cell phone

Create your own audio broadcast, where you can easily record voice messages, mix in your favorite music, and share it for your students or the world to hear. Record your podcast via a toll-free number from any phone.

Preso is jargon from the computing world which is the short form of presentation.

Going Fast on the Mobile Web
Video presentation about the mobile web.

Cell Phones as Classroom Learning Tools

Cell Phones in Learning

Poll Everywhere: Live Audience Polling

Next Vista
This is a free, online library of teacher and student made short videos.

Pod Safe Audio

Cooliris 1.9
This plug-in takes you to an expansive 3-D wall to browse thousands of images, videos, television programs, news programs, etc.

Tag Galaxy: A Flickr-based visualization utility

Fresh Brain: Online Project Place
FreshBrain is a web site that provides high school age students with the opportunity to explore, engage, and create through activities and projects.

Rock Our World
This international project connects K-12 students on every continent to collaborate to compose music, share movies, and meet each other in live video chats.

Star Schools Augmented Reality Project
This "augmented reality" game teaches math and science literacy skills to middle school students.

Explores the strengths and limits of virtual reality (sensory immersion, 3-D representation) as a medium for science education.

Alien Contact Curriculum Overview

Kuglin's Education Web Resource Page

Motionbox: Kuglin's Presentation Movies

Kuglin's KMZ Files for Google Earth

This atlas gathers and presents information designed to help us understand continental-scale environmental issues.