Here you'll find a number of resources that can aid you in your classroom or materials your students can use to help them as they discover the power of technology! Below are a list of resources based on type of resource. Please feel free to add as you find great things to share!


Web 2.0


Social BookMarking

**Livebinder** -
LiveBinders is dedicated to helping you empower others with the information you work hard to collect.
If you're like us, you've used 'creative' tactics to keep track of all your links either through email, word documents or endless lists in your browser bookmarks folder. It's hard to put a group of links together in any meaningful format. And sharing a group of URLs is cumbersome for everyone - the sender and the receiver. Have you ever looked through your bookmarks list and forgotten what they are all for?
We created LiveBinders so that you could do with digital information what you do with the papers on your desk - organize them into nice containers - like 3-ring binders on your shelf. With our online-binders you can also upload your documents and easily combine them with your links in a neat and organized way.


Books(online)


HippoCampus - Great site for online books from a number of different publishers. This source is free! The site gives you two versions of the book, one is a flash presentation with audio and pictures for your learners who may have difficulty reading to hear the content and see it visually. The other is the written text which is availabe to print if you so desire or just read off of the site. A broad range of courses and disciplines, check it out to see if your book is there!

Notes


CiteBite - Ever been to a cite and wanted students to see just the important text from that site? This site does just that! Go to your website, copy the text or quote into the top box, then copy the URL from where the text comes from and click Make Bite. The site will work a little while and when done it will have a link to your text that is highlighted where students and teachers will be able to read and reference quickly! Great for any reading subject.

Presentation


SlideShare - great site for uploading PowerPoints shown in class. Service allows user to upload PowerPoint Presentation to the service and publish it for the world to see. Note all presentations published on site will be seen by anyone using the site. Additionally can create a SlideCast which is a slideshow with a podcast. For this you must have the URL to the podcast you wish to have play in your SlideCast. From there you can sync your audio with your slideshow for a whole new slide experience. Can be used for many different types of presentations, as a intro to new content, a new assignment, or as a means of student review and catch up.

Video



Animoto - awesome site to create short or long video segments. For this service simply upload pictures place them in the order you want them to display and render. This service gives you the option to download or copy the code for posting in a blog, web, etc.. Additionally, service has free audio clips that can be used for creating the music for the presentation for creative commons and indie artists.

Splashcast - site has many options for creating videos. Here the user can user a variety of resources to create a video such as video(of Course), .pdf, audio, RSS, PPT slides, and pictures. In addition, it will link with Facebook images, Flickr, URL's, podcasts, and videos from YouTube. The video created can be made public or private and the code is copied as a Flash file into your webpage!


English Resources

WebQuest Examples- Grades 9-12: alot of good sample webquests
http://webquest.sdsu.edu/matrix/9-12-Eng.htm

Read.Write.Think- website for sharing language arts lessons
http://www.readwritethink.org/

American Heritage Book of English Usage: grammar reference guide
http://www.bartleby.com/64/

OWL- Purdue University: citation page
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/557/01/

Biography Maker: presents steps to write an effective biography
http://www.bham.wednet.edu/bio/biomaker.htm

Project Gutenberg: free ebooks
http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page

Sayings and Phrases- meaning and origin of common phrases
http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/index.html

Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/index.html

Dictionary.com: online dictionary and thesaurus
http://dictionary.reference.com/

Guide to Plagiarism and Cyber-Plagiarism
http://www.library.ualberta.ca/guides/plagiarism/index.cfm


Science Resources

Interactive Physlets- Physlets sorted by topic
http://www.swgc.mun.ca/physics/physlets.html

Index of Physlets- also sorted by topic
http://www.cabrillo.edu/~jmccullough/physlets/

Physics Applets- These are interactive application. They are great for use with an interactive whiteboard
http://www.falstad.com/mathphysics.html

Interactive Periodic Table
http://code.jalenack.com/periodic/

Chemistry Comes Alive!
http://jchemed.chem.wisc.edu/JCESoft/CCA/pirelli/index.html

Biology in Motion
http://www.biologyinmotion.com/welcome.html

Virtual Hip Replacement
http://www.edheads.org/activities/hip/index.htm

Virtual Frog Dissection
http://www.froguts.com/flash_content/demo/frog.html


Math Resources

National Library of Visual Manipulatives: great for interactive white board
http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html

Illuminations from NCTM: great resource for activities and interactive material
http://illuminations.nctm.org

Java Math Applets
http://theory.uwinnipeg.ca/lts/java_math.html

Calculus Applets
http://www.martindalecenter.com/Calculators2_7_Calc.html

Algebasics: website devoted completely to Algebra
http://www.algebasics.com/home.html


Social Studies Resources

Digital History
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/

The Gold Rush: Strike it Rich
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/goldrush/sfeature/game.html

Civilisations- from BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/tools/civilisations/index.shtml

The Renaissance Connection
http://www.renaissanceconnection.org/

Ancient India
http://www.ancientindia.co.uk/

Timelord- game from the History Channel
http://timelord.waidev5.com/

The Charters of Freedom: Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights
http://www.archives.gov/national-archives-experience/charters/charters.html

Historic Maps- interactive mapping lesson that tie to the study of history
http://www3.newberry.org/k12maps/module_index/index.html