Keynote Links

These are the sites referred to during the today's keynote presentation. You will most definitely know many of them:
  1. 2001

    1. Wikipedia - Don't forget that this is also a great site for foreign language classes.
    2. Creative Commons- search for creative commons tagged images, music, and much more
      1. VERY interesting article about CIPA. Dispelling Myths. Are we blocking more than we should? Download this summary.
    3. Interesting article about the notion of 'Digital Natives' vs 'Digital Immigrants.'
  2. 2003

    1. Skype in the Classroom - Directed at Education
    2. Delicious - Social Bookmarking
    3. Second Life - the virtual world
  3. 2004

    1. Google Earth - (built on Keyhole) - the tutorials. Gearthblog - perhaps the BEST blog re:GE
    2. Firefox - a MUCH better browser than IE. MUCH better. When you get Google Apps you're going to need Firefox.
    3. Facebook - Yes, that one.
    4. Flickr - millions of images tagged with the Creative Commons license. Creative Commons pool
  4. 2005

    1. YouTube - and now, youtube for education
    2. Wikispaces - Create new wiki here.
    3. Pandora - internet radio
    4. Gates Computer Tips - my blog
  5. 2006

    1. Google Spreadsheets (Now Google Docs)
    2. Office Live - requires hotmail account to get started
    3. Twitter - I'm jgates513 on Twitter. Also, use Tweetdeck. It's Excellent!
    4. Diigo - Social Bookmarking. Get started as Educator here
    5. Livebinders - a great way to collect and present web resources
    6. Did You Know - (version 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  6. 2007

    1. Animoto - and the education version
    2. Glogster - and the education portal
    3. Voicethread - and the education version
    4. Picnic - photo editing site. Used when editing Flickr pictures
    5. - one of the many mindmapping sites
    6. Google Docs - You will be getting the entire Google Apps package soon, from what I hear
    7. Kindle - from Amazon
    8. iphone - from Apple
  7. 2008

    1. Wordle - makes word clouds. (Also try some of these)
    2. Edmodo - makes EXCELLENT classroom sites that remind one a LOT of Facebook
    3. Livescribe - Check out this example (embedded in a wiki) or here (on the livescribe site)
  8. 2009

    1. WolframAlpha - Here are some examples to get you started. Here are some other resources/tools.
    2. Prezi - It's not one I like (at ALL) but since some do I added it.
    3. Bing - Microsoft's search engine
  9. 2010

    1. ipad - need we say more?
  10. 2011

    1. Qwiki - this TELLS you the search results
    2. Google+ - Google's version of Facebook. Will it do to Facebook what Facebook did to MySpace?
  11. 2012

    1. Sixth Sense - from TED
    2. Data via LED bulbs - another TED video
    3. eink - in cloth!
    4. Augmented reality - books, TOPPS playing cards

Misc Links

  1. NETS-S, NETS-T,(Essential Conditions (pdf), NETS-A
    1. Some activities that match for NETS-S, NETS-T
  2. LearningLatinAmerica - 9th grade wiki also with Spanish 5 kids as monitors
  3. web20guru wiki - Cheryl Capozzoli's wiki of web 2.0 resources
  4. FlatClassroom Project - built by students from around the world
  5. Goofram - Google AND WolframAlpha in one
  6. KMLFactbook - see the world's data on Google Earth
  7. Google Search techniques- a wonderful resource
    1. Web Literacy for Educators - an excellent book on searching (and more) by Alan November
  8. TedXNYED - Watch these videos. Fascinating Discussions from some of the leaders in Education. (In particular, watch Alan November, Will Richardson, Dan Meyer, and Gary Stager)
  9. Today Show (1994) - What is the Internet? - Hard to imagine
  10. Ted Talks - Start with this list to see some GREAT TED talks of interest to educators

Math ResourcesThis section is for the Math teachers. Much of what the rest of the faculty will be doing will be of little interest to you, so I have listed some activities and websites that I think you will be eager to explore.
As you explore these sites, consider the following questions:
  1. Is this site designed for the teacher's use or the students?
  2. What grade levels/subjects would benefit most from this?
  3. At what level (of Bloom's Taxonomy) will this engage the students?

Sites to Explore
  • WolframAlpha - this site will not only compute the answer to a math problem (and MANY, many more kinds) but it will plot/draw the answer AND show you the steps for solving it. Here are some examples to get you started. Here are some other resources/tools.
  • Kahn Acedemy - (If you've not seen this before) With a library of over 2,400 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 180 practice exercises, we're on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.
  • The Livescribe Pen - Can you use a tool like this? What could your students do with a tool like this? Example
  • The math tag on Diigo. Try changing the word math (in the url) to something more specific, like algebra, or calculus. These are sites that other math teachers have found and bookmarked.
  • Geogebra - Perhaps the BEST. And, it's FREE
  • The Gauss Christmas - Save this one and show it at Christmas time. Also, check out her many other videos. VERY clever.