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April 26, 2021

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Go to links:

Staff Links for Technology Classes

Other links:

Gorham's K-12 Technology Skills

Tammy Worcester's Technology Tips for Teachers


Mr. Barton's Stuff

Link to online learning from the end of the 2019/2020 school year covidlessons.html.






Machighway is my source for mac web hosting and domain registration services.

AASL logoAASL - Archived lesson plans for grades K-5 from the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Lesson Plan Database.

The 2019 Best Websites for Teaching & LearningThe 2019 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning - Fostering the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. Sites recognized are free web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.

Ask a Tech Teacher logoAsk a Tech Teacher - They are a group of tech ed teachers who work together to offer tech tips, advice, pedagogic discussion, lesson plans, and anything else they can think of to help you integrate tech into your classroom.

edshelf logoedshelf - The mission of edshelf is to make a positive impact in the world by helping educators and learners get the right tools into the right hands at the right time. edshelf is a socially-curated discovery engine of websites, mobile apps, desktop programs, and electronic products for teaching and learning.

Edutopia logoEdutopia - They share evidence and practitioner-based learning strategies that empower you to improve K-12 education.

Eric Curtis logoEric Curts - The launch page for all things related to Eric Curts. Use as a jumping off point for his sites:
Control Alt Achieve - www.ControlAltAchieve.com - Educational technology resources, ideas, help guides, training videos, and news, with a focus on Google Apps for Education and Technology Integration - ti.apps.sparcc.org - Tech integration resources from my work at SPARCC.

EverFiEVERFI helps teachers, schools, and districts bring real-world skills to students online. By providing a catalog of digital learning resources focused on the skills needed for life — skills in social-emotional learning, health and wellness, financial capability, and career readiness — you have the tools to bring meaningful remote learning to students.

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler logoAlice Keeler - Making maximum use of Google Classroom and the use of Google Apps is her passion. Nice site both for professional growth and ideas for teaching.

Common Sense MediaCommon Sense Media - Common Sense Media improves the lives of kids and families by providing independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media.

Digital Learning and Leadership -  Digital Learning and Leadership is a free professional learning community where you can share, learn, and discuss ideas and best practices to enhance teaching with technology. Members can participate in lively monthly edWebinars and community discussions that focus on meaningful integration of digital learning practices and digital citizenship. This community will help you stay connected and get support from colleagues.

DK Findout logo

DK findout! - DKfindout! allows your child to search, learn, and explore information on a safe and secure site. Perfect for help with homework, DK’s clear, reliable, and highly visual content covers all curriculum subjects and more! There are quizzes, videos and animations, and new content being added all the time to engage and fascinate your child. There are also articles for parents explaining the curriculum your child is being taught, ideas about how you can help them, and quick links to other DK products that will support your child’s learning.

Google for Education

keywords: refine google web searches elementary school lesson plan


Google Search Education - https://www.google.com/intl/en-us/insidesearch/searcheducation/index.html

A Google a Day: http://www.agoogleaday.com



K5 Computer Lab logo K5 Computer Lab - This is a site with technology lesson plans, ideas, and resources for elementary school children. There are activities for word processing, spreadsheets and graphing, slide presentations, graphic arts, multimedia, internet research, coding, game programming, and more. This site is for computer teachers, educational technology integrators, homeschoolers, and classroom educators to find ideas and ready to use resources for teaching.

Resources for School Librarians logo

Resources for School Librarians - This site is maintained by Linda Bertland, school librarian (retired). Nice list of resources.


As I move forward in designing lessons for teaching K-5 Computer/Technology and Information Skills for the 2017-2018 school year I want to look to the following as models: