These resources are loosely grouped together as ideas and support for teachers who are interested in exploring and learning more about teaching strategies, classroom practice and discipline. They are not necessarily about Web 2.0 applications
social networking for teachers
mailinglists
sites created by education depts
online magazines
teachertools
videos to promote discussion
research
online and email projects
great websites
wikipedia

Social Networks for Educators

View my page on Classroom 2.0

Classroom 2.0 is a ning for teachers interesting in learning more and using Web 2.0 applications in the classroom. Anyone can join, it's all free and it places you in touch with like minded teachers all over the world
external image tig.gif From the site: TIGed allows educators to harness the power of the TakingITGlobal community in a way that fits the needs of their learning environment. More than just a stand alone course management system, TIGed combines an easy-to-use online toolset, or virtual classroom, with collaborative Web 2.0 technologies, global education resources, and hundreds of thousands of global youth leaders in more than 200 countries. Using TIGed, you can connect your students to global perspectives, opportunities for creative expression, and interactive resources to help better engage them in their learning.
All Things PLC, All in One Place
From the site: This site was created to serve as a collaborative, objective resource for educators and administrators who are committed to enhancing student achievement. We invite you to share your knowledge, ask questions, and get expert insight into the issues teachers face each day in the classroom.
Studeous | is the free and easy way to manage your courses online. Studeous is the first Learning Management System (LMS) that allows teachers to sign up for free on their own, allows administrators control over their school, and is hosted and maintained online.


Online Magazines for Teachers:
TeachersFirst is a rich collection of lessons, units, and web resources designed to save teachers time by delivering just what they need in a practical, user-friendly, and ad-free format. We offer our own professional and classroom-ready content along with thousands of reviewed web resources, including practical ideas for classroom use and safe classroom use of Web 2.0. Busy teachers, parents, and students can find resources using our subject/grade level search, keyword search, or extensive menus.
The Education Podcast Network - brings together into one place, the wide range of podcast programming that may be helpful to teachers looking for content to teach with and about, and to explore issues of teaching and learning in the 21st century.
external image spacer.gifTeacherMagazine- is an online Learning Place for teachers. It contains links to many valuable teacher's blog, current research on education and many other areas that stimulate thinking and learning for educators.


Teachnology is a web-portal for teachers- it contains a wealth of ideas, resources, lesson plans etc.

Videojug is a site students, parents and teachers. Using professionally made films, and renowned experts, they guide you through all stages of school life, right up to University. They also tackle subjects like students with special needs, preparation for exams and the psychology of learning itself.

edutopia.gif Inspiration and Inspiration for Innovative teaching in K-12 schools. Find detailed articles, in-depth case studies, research summaries, short documentary segments, expert interviews, and links to hundreds of relevant resources
wwwtools for teachers. a free online magazine for teachers and educators.

circle_TT.jpgIntel Online Resources: this is a wealth of ideas, articles, unit plans and stories of how teachers are using online resources to create units that focus on Higher Order Thinking, powerful questioning and learning and 21st Century skills.





TeacherXPress- The education web for Busy teachers is an amazing site which has links to a huge amount of educational resources.

Change in Teaching Practice with Learning Technologies: This is a site created for teachers in South Australia around the introduction and development of eLearning skills and integration in the classroom. There are links to educational readings and links to online resources.

21st Century Skills- a discussion about the 21st Century skills that students need to function effectively in the knowledge economy

Education Channel is a site created by the Victorian Department of Education for teachers, students and principals. It is a resource that provides links that have been recommended and reviewed by educators. There are pages for teachers, secondary students, primary students and principals.




Research about changing education:

The World is Flat: a video with Thomas Freidman, a very interesting presentation about his book The World is Flat.
Job Basics for the 21stC-David Thornburg
Archive of David Thornburg articles
PBS Online site for educating teachers: a place where you can search for information for teachers
21st C skills- article on why we need to teach 21stC skills and how we teach it.


Videos for Promoting Professional Discussion:

The Machine is Us/ing Us- YouTube version
Pay Attention - Teacher tube version
Digital Students @ Analogue schools- discussion by students about what they want in class and use to learn and express themselves.


Mailing Lists for teachers:

ozteachers is one of the oldest and most prolific mailing lists for teachers. Established in Queensland, it has become one of the most valuable resources that teachers can use to access support and provide support to others. This link will provide you with the signup as well as access to archived postings.




Useful Websites
Bettscomputers is a site created by Graeme Betts,
PBS is a website that you can use with students to explore many topical issues. There are many short videos and articles that you can access.
Go Science - Mohave High School has a fantastic site with lots of great ideas and resources. Kept up to date as well.
Streamwood High School- a site for teachers beginning the school year. Tips on discipline, lessons plans and links to other sites



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Sites and links to educational bodies:


external image kb_logo.jpg is a showcase portal for teachers to share best practice in Victorian schools.


Resources for Prep to Year 10 students collated by the Victorian Department of Education
Article about Finland and it's education system http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/05/finland-schools-curriculum-teaching

Online Projects:
2008 is the International Year of Potatoes. A new online project is now available to celebrate the importance of potatoes in providing food security and alleviating poverty. The project includes activities and resources for students from lower primary to upper secondary. Online activities suited to use on an Interactive Whiteboard have been included along with instructions to make a Hairy Potato Head and add its picture to an online glossary. Issues of global concern, such as food insecurity, malnutrition, poverty and threats to the environment can be discussed as part of a wider study of potatoes

external image header_05.gif is the world's largest non-profit global network that enables teachers and youth to use the Internet and other technologies to collaborate on projects that enhance learning and make a difference in the world.
external image digilearn2.jpgDigilearn for teachers in Victoria. It is the new portal for accessing exciting Digital Learning Resources for use in the classroom. These resources include 'The Learning Federation' Learning Objects and Digital Resources. Access is available from within your School and outside of School if you login with your pin number and your edumail password.




This is a very interesting link to articles about Wikipedia. It gives the pros and cons of using Wikipedia as a research tool.