Educational Technology

This page contains resources to provide you with a foundational knowledge of Educational Technology concepts and references as well as information about the intersections of educational technology with early childhood education and global education.

A number of these resources focus on K12 education but many of the tools and resources can be adapted for developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) in the early childhood classroom and can also serve as great professional development tools for ECE teachers. Most of these sites also have social media accounts so if you’re active on Twitter, Facebook, or other sites, think about following these organizations to stay up-to-date with new ed tech news and resources.

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Websites about Educational Technology

  • ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education)
    • Advances excellence in learning and teaching through innovative and effective uses of technology and the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving learning and teaching by advancing the effective use of technology in PK-12 and teacher education.
    • Home of NETS (National Educational Technology Standards) – They are the road map to teaching effectively and growing professionally in an increasingly digital world.
    • Bookstore: includes resources for educational technology, global education, and using web 2.0 tools in education
    • ISTE Learning: Free web 2.0 tools and project-based learning resources
    • 1 Tool at a Time: Build Your Toolbelt is a monthly webinar series brought to you by ISTE’s SIGMS and SIGILT. Each webinar will last 30 minutes and will focus on a particular tool. Classroom integration strategies will be highlighted and there will be time for discussion.
  • 21st Century Fluency Project 
    • An innovative resource designed to cultivate 21st century fluencies,while fostering engagement and adventure in the learning experience.
  • EmergingEdTech
    • Engaging students and enhancing learning outcomes with internet and instructional technologies
    • Full of free, teacher resources and reviews of tech tools
  • #EdCamps
    • Vision: Promoting organic, participant-driven professional development for K-12 educators worldwide.
    • These professional development conferences are free and sponsored by fellow educators in cities across the U.S. Find one near you today!
  • Free Technology for Teachers
    • The purpose of this site is to share information about free resources that teachers can use in their classrooms.
  • Ed Tech Tools Wiki
    • The purpose of this wiki is to organize and explore free Web 2.0 tools that can be used to enhance teaching and learning. Visitors are encouraged to join this wiki to add their own contributions about free online tools used for instruction.
  • Intel Education
    • Enables 21st century teaching and learning through free professional development, tools, and resources that help K–12 teachers engage students with effective use of technology.
  • PBS Teachers: Technology Integration 
    • A collection of recent research and best practices to help you integrate technology and media, to improve instruction and student learning, and help you plan the best approach for your students.
  • Classroom 2.0
    • The social network for those interested in  Web 2.0, Social Media, and Participative Technologies in the classroom. We have over 60,000 members from 181 countries!
    • Classroom 2.0 wiki – devoted to building resources for the classroom and professional development use of Web 2.0 and collaborative technologies.
    • Created to help educators and schools around the world effectively integrate technology and web tools into the classroom. eduTecher currently provides links to thousands of web tools and provides concise information on how these tools may be useful in the classroom setting.
  • TeachersFirst
    • A rich collection of free 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.
  • Edudemic
    •  Helpful ideas, infographics, news, videos, and more about connecting education and technology.

Blogs about Educational Technology

  • TeachPaperless
    • a collaboratively written blog dedicated to conversation and commentary about the intertwined worlds of digital technology, new media, and education.
  • Web2.0Classroom
    • Blogging about the web 2.0 connected classroom – a blend of technology and education

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