• If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • Finally, you can manage your Google Docs, uploads, and email attachments (plus Dropbox and Slack files) in one convenient place. Claim a free account, and in less than 2 minutes, Dokkio (from the makers of PBworks) can automatically organize your content for you.



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 Ideas & Perspectives


Kids Today


Schools and Schooling: What's Now, What's Next?

  • The Ecology of New Media - You Tube and the Politics of Authenticity.
  • Looking Ahead - Two videos
    • Learning to Change, Changing to Learn: Advancing K-12 Technology Leadership, Consortium for School Networking(COSN) Video
    • 21st Century Pedagogy: Transforming our pedagogical DNA
  • Are Schools Killing Creativity?- by Sir Ken Robinson
  • 21st Century Literacy - A wiki of the International School Bangkok's vision of implementing 21st century learning
  • Playing to Learn?   - Explore why "play" has gotten such a bad rap and figure out how to get it back in education.

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Tools for Collaboration 


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Tools for Building Community


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Tools for Teaching Literature & Writing


(Also, see Specific Tools, below.)





Reading & Literature

Additional Curriculum Resources

  • Teaching with Ted Talks - Initiated by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D., this wiki contains recordings of original TED talks, with references, resources, and activities about the topic and/or speaker to spark further discourse, exploration, reflection, and action.


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Tools for Teaching Media Literacy

Media Literacy


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Specific Tools for Thinking & Creating

General Resources 



  • Google for Educators - "At Google, we support teachers in their efforts to empower students and expand the frontiers of human knowledge. That’s why we’ve assembled the information and tools you’ll find on this site. Learn more about Google for Educators." 
  • Google Tools for Schools - Jennifer Dorman, a Google Certified Teacher, has assembled a comprehensive collection of Google tools with extensive resources on how to use them. She uses the collection for workshops she offers and, in the spirirt of open access, has shared the site with the Web.  
  • ePortfolios with Google Apps - a comprehensive web site by Dr. Helen Barrett, renowned for her work in ePortfolio research and development. This site also offers lots of great how-to information about Google Apps.
  • Google Guide - Google Guide is an online interactive tutorial and reference, with sections for expererts, novices, and teens. "I developed Google Guide because I wanted more information about Google's capabilities, features, and services than I found on Google's website." --Nancy Blachman, creator. Used online; free.
  • Integrating Google Tools for Educators - Run, do not walk, to take advantage of this superb resource  - Used online; Free


Specific Tools


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Tools for Personal PD


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Tools for Downloading & Converting Videos


  • Two options for downloading YouTube videos to use in school:


  • Click on the little icon for DownloadHelper at the upper left corner of every video.
  • Download the Firefox extension, called DownloadHelper. This enables you to download video from many other sites.



  • File Converters
    • Format Factory - Format Factory is multifunctional media converter (Windows); Download; Free
    • WinFF - File converter (Windows & Ubuntu); Download; Free


  • Miscellaneous
    • How to Create a Safe Password - A short video by Animated Explanations
    • Password Safe  - Store passwords, user names, and other security information. Developed by the computer scientist who (literally) wrote the book on Web security. Download; Free.


 NCTE Statements & Standards for Teaching with Digital Tools




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