Great teaching is the key to student learning.



THERE IS A MOVEMENT TO CHANGE PUBLIC EDUCATION IN THE STATE OF IOWA:

Des Moines Register Editorial on Education
NAEP
Change.org
Learn to Change, Change to Learn
Big Picture Schools

Scott McLeod Links:
Dangerously Irrelevant
School Tech Leadership
Transitioning to the 21st Century SAI Training
Education Blogs
Education Wikis
Helpful Online Videos for Technology

Education Links:
Successful Practices Network
Iowa Core Curriculum
Project Base Learning
ICLE
NWEA
SAI 1 to 1 Presentation

Cool Sites to Help Design Online Learning:


Toobla lets you easily collect, enjoy and share visual bookmarks to websites and other embeddable content (i.e. widgets like YouTube or other videos, photos, documents, games and widget applications). WingClips movie clips that teach and inspire. Free to use in educational presentations.

Glogster is a social network that lets you create interactive posters with video, images, sounds, music, and text. You can blog on your Glogster and share your creations. Glogster also lets you comment about others work and finds friends with similar styles. 50 Intelligent Video Sites from the Open Culture Blog

Picnik upload your own photos and add effects, text, frames, stickers, and much more to them. Then save and use where you want.
Posterous...a simple Blog tool!
WatchKnow...search for videos from WatchLearn, YouTube, TeacherTube, GoogleVideo and SchoolTube for kids to learn from(age level filter)
Storybird are short, visual stories that you can make with family and friends to share and (soon) print
Online Whiteboard
Moodle-Site to help set up online learning opportunities
Scholastic Online
Avatars Virtual Worlds
Alice.org-Website for educators interested in learning about 3D online
Slide Share-This one is designed for K-12 educators
Online PostersNetSmartz Resources for Teaching Students the Right Way to Use the Internet
Great Opportunity for our Students
Blogger-create a free blog using this website!
Wordle
Kindergarten Twitter-I'm Serious
http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/
More online tools
Prezi...Create awesome presentations live and on the web!
Capzles! Capture memories and tell stories by combining videos, photos, blogs, and mp3's into multimedia storylines.
Timetoast...Interactive timelines to share on the web!
Community Walk...Interface for creating informational, interactive, and engaging maps
MuseumBox-Describe an event, person, or historical period by placing items into a virtual, interactive box!
Diigo-Social bookmarking and web annotation site
BigHugeLabs-Create products (trading cards, posters, puzzles, cubes, etc..) using your own images or one found on the internet
http://www.onlinecourses.org/2009/09/13/100-best-blogs-for-tech-savvy-teachers/
Research Tools
PopScreen! A place to bookmark and share your favorite videos and live tv shows!

Google Book-Read/Review fiction including many classics, nonfiction, magazines

Box of Tricks on free online resources for educators

Dropio- Check it out

Videos That Support Technology and 21st Century Learning and Teaching

24 "Techy" Tips for not so "Techy" Teachers
A Teacher's Guide to Web 2.0 at School
Steps to Become a 21st Century Educator
How Web 2.0 Tools Engage Students
Web 2.0 in the Classroom-Meeting Learners in Their World

Wikis, Blogs, and Social Networks that Support Education and Technology

World of Media (PBS Teachers) Ning
Google Blog

What is Van Meter doing to improve the type of instruction our students receive?