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The Mac Jedi! - Lance Ford and his modified Honda Element:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wfryer/sets/72157604774362052/

The 5 Don'ts of Classroom Blogging:
http://thejournal.com/articles/22014

Blogging Study - Improves Writing in Teens:
http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/top-news/?i=53663

Constructivism and 21st Century Learning: According to Moodle
http://docs.moodle.org/en/Philosophy

Tech-Savvy Superintendents:
http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/top-news/?i=52461;_hbguid=e129f77b-8eca-4a0b-8642-bc62ada5b7f9

Teaching with Technology: What Do Teachers Need?
http://www.powertolearn.com/articles/teaching_with_technology/what_do_teachers_need.shtml

The Focus in Education:
http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=388&Itemid=64

Tips for Finding Professional Development Time:
http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/educatrs/profdevl/pd3lk6.htm

Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics:
Eye opening information for your students and their career paths.
http://www.bls.gov

How to Use Technology for Student Writing? This is a Great Starting Point!
http://www.thewritingsite.org/resources/technology/default.asp

Intel in Education:
http://educate.intel.com/en/TechnologyLiteracy/Describe

MacArthur Foundation: Time Spent Online Important for Teen Development
http://tinyurl.com/8vdtgf


The Shift in Education: 21st Century Learning


Comparing Maslow to Mankato: Putting Technology Planning into Perspective:
http://www.webjunction.org/techplan/-/articles/content/432745;jsessionid=7DBC68FCD1F496672F9AC824E0B2E239.oh1xpwjap01_a

13 Ways to Promote Technology:
http://www.nctp.com/html/promoting_technology.cfm

Excellent information on 21st century learning:
http://www.ncrel.org/engauge/skills/skills.htm

ISTE (International Society of Technology in Education):
http://www.iste.org/

Student Collaboration Ideas Using Spencer Kagan Techniques:
http://www.woodrow.org/teachers/bi/1998/presentations/fortenberry/

Technology Standards for Students
http://www.iste.org/Content/NavigationMenu/NETS/For_Students/NETS_S.htm

What Services Do Your Schools Use?


FREE Teacher Webpages:
http://www.classnotesonline.com

Blackboard:
http://www.blackboard.com

Blended Schools - Online curriculum opportunities - Ability to review other district's learning modules
http://www.blendedschools.net

NetTrekker d.i:
http://school.nettrekker.com


Just Funny Stuff! -

Episodes from current television programs completely hilarious and relevant to technology and education:
South Park Episode, Season 12 - "Overlogging" - South Park wakes up and realize that the Internet is gone...
The Simpsons, Season 25, episode 11 - "Specs and the City" - Mr. Burns gives his employees a Christmas present - a set of augmented reality glasses (aka Google Glass). Homer takes full advantage of its use.
The Simpsons, Season 19 - "How the Test was Won" - Students have to take standardized tests in order to get "NCLA" (No Child Left "Alone") funding...

Interesting Prank?!:
http://www.howcast.com/videos/2656-How-To-Grow-Grass-in-Someones-Keyboard