NOTE: Due to the changing nature of technology, the resources cited below may become outdated at any time.
Technology Terms - www.TechTerms.com
The Tech Terms Computer Dictionary is a free online dictionary of computer and technology terms. The goal of TechTerms.com is to make computer terminology easy to understand. While definitions of computer terms can be helpful, explanations with examples are even better. Therefore, most TechTerms.com definitions include real-life examples of how the term is used.
Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)
Educational Technology and Society
Educational Technology Review
Technology & Learning
Education & Information Technology Digital Library
Accteach.com Teaching Extras: Certificates
Offering 5000+ free printable certificates, theme units, word puzzles, writing forms, book report forms, math, ideas, lessons and much more
Adobe Studio Exchange
Adobe Studio Exchange is your place for actions, plug-ins, extensions, tutorials, and other helper files that allow you to easily add new features to Adobe products
Award Certificate Maker www.teach-nology.com/web_tools/certificates Making award certificate is easy with Teach-nology.com’s Award Certificate Maker.
Teacher, Student & Family-Friendly FREE clipart, backgrounds, fonts, worksheets & more!
Billy Bear 4 Kids
Certificates, books, puzzles, games and more!
This service allows you to create certificates online. There are dozens to choose from and more added regularly. Please note that upon entry into the site, you’ll need to click on the “free certificate” button.
Certificate of the Month Club @ Microsoft
Look to this archive for links to downloadable student projects centered on time specific holidays and celebrations, as well as free customizable certificates of accomplishment, invitations, calendars and more.
Over 30,000 free clip art images, illustrations, and photographs for every occasion. Over 700 clip art and related categories.
Clipart Gallery @ Discovery Education
Choose from hundreds of original clipart, including animations.
School Clip Art
The Kidzpage: Free Clipart for Kids
From Alphabet to Toys, over 1200 colorful images and animations are organized into sixteen categories.
KID FRIENDLY DIRECTORIES
Ask Jeeves for Kids
Ask Jeeves for Kids prides itself on answering natural language questions. No Boolean or complicated search engine syntax necessary, simply ask Jeeves a question.
In Internet search guide for the K-12 student.
DMOZ for Kids and Teens
The Open Directory Project is the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a vast, global community of volunteer editors.
A “web search for kids by librarians” created by the Ramapo Catskill Library System.
Find out what those acronyms and abbreviations stand for.
Guide to Internet Terms: A Glossary
The online version of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary
An online dictionary about the Internet
Online dictionary and search engine for computer and Internet technology definitions.
Definitions for thousands of the most current IT related words.
Helps answer frequently asked questions about the Smithsonian with links to resources on subjects from Art to Zoology.
Composed of 50,000 articles from the Columbia Encyclopedia.
It’s an almanac, a dictionary, and an encyclopedia. This site integrates the various Information Please Almanacs (sports, entertainment and general knowledge) with Random House Webster’s College Dictionary and the Columbia Encyclopedia.
Listen to live stations or create your own custom stations
Yahoo!’s LAUNCHcast not only hosts three dozen pre-programmed radio stations, but also lets you create a custom radio station with songs and genres you select and rate.
A directory of thousands of Internet only radio stations. It also includes tools for and tutorials on producing your own streaming ratio station.
Free personalized radio sort by artist, genres or composer
America Onlin’s Spinner has merged with Netscape Music to form Radio@Netscape. They produce 175 free internet only music channels that stream 90 million songs per month.
Listen without downloads
Nullsofts’ free Winamp based distributed streaming audio system.
An entertaining, interactive way for families to learn valuable lessons about online safety. Join classic Disney characters for adventure, fun, and online awareness tips.
First of its kind K-8 curriculum co-published with Macmillan/McGraw-Hill and available free to educators. Original standards based lesson plans. Student activity sheets, non- sequential for flexible implementation by tech teachers, librarians, media specialists and classroom teachers.
Iggy and Rasper’s Tips for Internet Safety and Good Manners
KidsCom presents ten rules for Internet safety, online manners, and copyright law. There are two great games that reinforce the rules.
Get you Web License
An interactive test from PBS Kids online about Internet safety
Tips, advice and suggestions to make your online experience safe, fun and productive.
A place for parents and teen to learn how to use the Internet safely. No preaching, just good advice
CNN Student News
Educators use CNN Student News in their classrooms for the news of the day, as well as segments that encourage student participation. CNN Student News is easy to integrate into any lesson and is closed captioned for use by the hearing imparted or ESOL classes
New York Times Learning Network
News, activities and lesson plans for grades three through high school
Online News Hour: Extra for Students
Junior Scholastic Online combines original reporting with an interactive news quiz, a NewsZone Real Audio Radio broadcast and opinion poll.
Time for Kids Online
Covers the tough issues such as the war on terrorism, along with sports, fun feature sand challenging games. Time for Kids can be navigated from the front page, the pop-up scrolling news headlines, or through the grade sorted archive of the three English and two Spanish editions.
ONLINE RESEARCH/WEB SITE EVALUATION
This site is a convenient reference tool for middle school and high school students who need to write bibliographies using specific citation styles. Modern Language Association (MLA), Chicago (Turabian), American Psychological Association (APA), and American Anthropological Association (AAA) styles are featured.
ClassZone Web Research Guide
This tutorial to teach middle school students to research, evaluate and cite Web sites stars with a quiz to evaluate how much you already know about using the internet. Next, you’ll find five lessons, starting with an exploration of the internet versus the library.
Evaluating Web Resources
This site offers a free self -detect test for students to check their own material for plagiarism.
Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators: Critical Evaluation Surveys
Search Strategy Wizard. Develop the optimum Web-based search strategy, based on your research topic.
Internet Plagiarism: A Teacher’s Combat Guide
How to Create a Bibliography
In a world of information overload, understanding how to compile a bibliography
How to Compile a Bibliography
Museum of Hoaxes
Kids site from the Copyright Society of America. Highlights are the multimedia Yearbook Club (shows the kids at Lincoln Middle School dealing with copyright issues while creating a school yearbook) and the Copyright Challenge quiz.
Stanford Copyright & Fair Use Center
E-PALS/COLLABORATIVE LEARNING/WEB-BASED PROJECTS
Blue Web’n Learning Sites Library
Searchable database of outstanding Internet learning sites categorizes entries by content, audience and type.
An online classroom community that connects 1.9 million student and teachers from 28,747 classrooms around the world.
Global SchoolNet’s: Internet Projects
Find the finest projects from across the globe to bring into your classroom.
Kids’ Space Connection
An international meeting place for children and schoolteachers. Find pen pals from around the world!
This comprehensive site includes project how-to’s, samples, a project template, a project planner, some technical support and much more.
This site is designed to serve as a resource to those who are using the WebQuest model to teach with the web.
GSN has a good index to Online Collaborative projects, articles, etc.
This site was designed to bring a virtual zoo to anyone with access to the Internet, regardless of their location in the world.
Provides simple step by step tutorials to the basic HTML tags that you will need to create your homepage.
Computer Security resource Center
This site is for those seeking the latest on information systems, security classes, white papers, news, and explanations of related government research. There are also links to NIST security bulletins covering intrusion detection systems, secure Web servers, secure email, cryptographic standards, and guidelines.
How Stuff Works
How computer and electronic stuff works.
Internet Storm Center
This site looks like a stock ticker combined with a weather map, but what you’re viewing is attack trends from over 3 million intrusion detection log entries from across the Internet every day. You can read about emerging threats (and their TCP port number, so you know how to block them) and top source IP addresses for originating attacks.
MacFixIt offers help, troubleshooting, news, and tips for Mac-heads (some content is available only to premium subscribers). The forums- cover topics from waking up your machine to retrofitting a backlight on a PowerBook. The excellent utilities make this a site worth visiting.
TechSoup serves up resources for doing good. The Products section provides nonprofits with access to discounted and donated tech products, and it has a Donate Hardware link, which lets you search for recyclers of old equipment in your area. The extensive How-To section offers tons of tech advice that’s useful to a wide audience too.
Features over 300 categories of computer related tutorials
Everything you ever wanted to know about 802.11 wireless protocols: news, reviews, and tutorials for your wireless life.
Best freebies, shareware, freeware and more as chosen by the editors of PC Computing.
TEACHING TOOLS & RESOURCES/LESSON PLANS
Polaris Grants Central
GrantSeekers Association Web site has special categories for educators, schools, administrators and organizations.
Setup classes and assign quizzes you have created to those classes. Tell your students to sign up for QuizStar and to search for, then register for your class. If you prefer, you can register the students to your class yourself. Once the students take your quiz go to the Report Manager to view the report for that quiz assigned.
Technology & Learning
Resources for Teachers, Tech Coordinators & Administrators
T.H.E. Conference Calendar
T.H.E. Conference Calendar provides up-to-date conference information that allows you to choose conferences that best meet your needs. We will continue to include conferences with both a strong technology track and participation by those who influence the use of technology.
The Gateway to Educational Resources
The key to one-stop any –stop access to lesson plans, instructional units, and other education resources on the Internet.
This site provides new ways to improve student learning through the effective use of technology. From Quick ideas to detailed unit plans for extended projects, you’ll find resources and strategies for every grade and subject area.
Technology Applications Center for Educator Development
Sharing Technology Applications Resources with Teachers
The Internet Public Library
The Library of Congress
Apple computer’s starting spot for educators.
This education site offers more than 2,000 lesson plans contributed by teachers from all over the W.S., from “computer Olympics” and “Measuring Calories” to a “History of Flight” timeline. There’s also a resource collection with over 3,000 links to online education information, including sites, organizations, and discussion groups, and a search interface to the ERIC database.
Who are Leonard Kleinrock and J.C.R. Licklider: What are DARPA and ARPAnet? You can find answers to all your questions about where the internet came from on the Internet Society (ISOC) site, which includes a history section with essays, facts, and other information about the growth of the Net.
Microsoft is working with educational experts to deliver high-quality learning and development experiences for educators, resources to support success in the classroom, and opportunities to network with colleagues.
Tools for teachers K-12
Major categories include lesson planning, professional development, administrator’s desk, technology integration, school issues, and other resources for educators.
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT)
International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE)
International Technology Education Association (ITEA)
Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA)