ISTE Unveils New National Educational-Technology Standards

By Chris O’Neal The International Society for Technology in Education has unveiled the report “National Educational Technology Standards for Students: The Next Generation,” which covers six key areas: creativity and innovation; communication and collaboration; research and information fluency; critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making; digital citizenship; and technology operations and concepts. Download a pdf of the new standards -- NETS for short -- from ISTE


ASL Pro is a web site that offers a free American Sign Language video dictionary and quiz tool for teachers and others who want to teach or learn sign language. Words and phrases are organized into a Main Dictionary, Religious Dictionary, Conversational Dictionary (including idioms), and ASL for Babies Dictionary. The quiz and learning tools include finger spelling quizzes and customizable quizzes.

Learning Through Listening

Learning Through Listeningfrom Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic offers information, tips and strategies for promoting listening skills and using audio materials for learning.The purpose of this site is to provide quick access to lessons and information that focuses on developing listening skills and meeting the needs of diverse learners. The content on this site has either been written by educators or reviewed by educators for its practicality...

Need to know what some of the obscure terms related to blogging really mean?  The Blogossary offers clear, straightforward definitions.

EdTech Solutions – Teaching Every Student

When I look at what I'd like to be able to offer in a blog, I get loads of inspiration from Karen Janowski's EdTech Solutions site.  I've read and respected Karen's posts on the QIAT list for years, and then finally had the pleasure to meet her face-to-face at TRLD this year.  She offers insightful, down to earth tips, insights and resources.

Edutopia on Emotional Intelligence

Edutopia, the online educators magazine from the George Lucas Educational Foundation, has compiled a collection of resources on emotional and social intelligence.

The Internet Archive Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public. By the way, the Internet Archive even includes a catalog of live Grateful Dead concerts for streaming and/or download.

OATS – Open Source Assistive Technology Software is dedicated to improving Assistive Technology and computer accessibility through the power of Open Source development techniques. OATSoft makes the best Open Source Assistive Technology Software (OATS) easy to find.  Users and developers meet at OATSoft to create better software. Users, find useful software and discuss and work with developers to get the features that you want.Developers, work with users and other projects to develop new features and...

Misunderstood Minds by PBS

Misunderstood Minds is a 'companion site to the PBS special on learning differences and disabilities.'  Special areas on the site focus on attention, reading, writing and math.  Stories, information and resources for parents (and teachers).

David Warlick on Web 2.0

Harnessing the New Shape of InformationI am sitting in a presentation by David Warlick for TRLD 2007 in San Francisco. I've heard him talk about millennial children, and now I'm here to learn more about Web 2.0...  I've been blogging for a few months now, but I'm still trying to figure out the 2-way aspects of it - mainly because I haven't really pushed my blog much.  It's...

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