One Stop for Free Assistive Technology

Steve Jacobs has created One Stop for Free Assistive Technology, a clearing house of free assistive technology tools available for a variety of needs. It is organized alphabetically, but if you choose a few handy keywords, you can usually jump to the products that would be of interest to you. Steve is also open to submissions of additional resources not yet on the site.

The Constructivist Consortium

The Constructivist Consortium was established in 2007 by leading educational technology publishers committed to student empowerment, creative applications of computers and the availability of high-quality open-ended materials. This consortium seeks to differentiate member companies and their products from the rest of a cluttered industry.

Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers (and others)

A wiki from Kirk Behnke: Learn (or contribute to) a brief overview and impact of how Web 2.0 tools - webcasts/podcasts, Blogs, Wikis, Social bookmarks, etc. – can be used in your classroom. These tools can expand your supplemental curriculum to meet the various learning and access needs of all your students. Covers Blogs, Wikis, Webcasts, Podcasts, Social Bookmarks and more.

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

The Access Center

Resources for enhancing access to the general education curriculum for students with disabilities. Language Art • Math • Science • Teaching & Learning • Universal Design

The Pencil Metaphor

The Pencil Metaphor by Linda McKeown (ISTE Educator in 2006) explains clearly and humorously how different people take on new technology integration strategies.

Links to Helpful Math Web Sites

You can find more excellent math activities, printables and other resources by accessing my math links: Interactive Math Sites Math-related Printables More Math Resources

Teaching Digital Photography, from YouthLearn

YouthLearn's fabulous site offers several tutorials on exploring and using digital photography, graphics and other visual or multimedia arts with kids.  Beginning with this tutorial on teaching digital photography and moving onto other topics, you'll benefit from their wisdom, whether you're just getting started or have been using photography with students already.

Student uses word prediction – Teacher Tube Video

Not only is Elina's video a good example of assistive technology tools in action, it's also a great opportunity to push Teacher Tube, a place for teachers to share instructional (and inspirational) videos. Download: Posted by davidn at

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