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A group where educators can learn and identify which Educational Technology tools are appropriate for them. I'm hoping to simplify this process for educators and am open to any feedback (organization, specific sites, beta vs ready, etc etc.)

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Just wanted to give a special thank you to Shelly Terrell for her thoughtful suggestions/influence regarding this group.

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How to reach young people (13-25 years) with important Health and Safety messages.

Started by Richard Wood Aug 9, 2012. 0 Replies

Part of the British Safety Council's Speak Up, Stay Safe campaign to buildawareness and understanding of work-related risks with young people (13-25years), the multi-platform app is a cutting edge…Continue


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 The global Spellathon championship is taking place 21 - 27 May 2012. Giving children of all ages time to register, practice and fundraise for their school. Details & registration here:…Continue

K-12 Tech Tools

Started by Torrey Trust. Last reply by Richard Wood Dec 21, 2011. 2 Replies

Hey Amazing Educators!I put together a free database of over 2,000 kid-friendly, safe online resources categorized by grade level, subject, and standard: …Continue

NEW and Free online resource for English spelling practice...

Started by Richard Wood Dec 14, 2011. 0 Replies

Spellathon is a  free online teaching resource for English spelling practice in the classroom and at home. Its  fun, competitive and engaging.Spellathon is also the biggest sponsored global spelling…Continue


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Comment by Annabelle Howard on August 9, 2011 at 5:23pm
I am trying to put the much-recommended book, BRINGING WORDS TO LIFE, into practice through online games.
Comment by Sieng Chong Ling on July 20, 2011 at 12:00pm
Added an awesome video, Whole Brain Teaching - Middle School at Tech for Teachers FB page -
Comment by Mike Bower on July 19, 2011 at 6:58pm
I am in an Assistive technology class this summer at Illinois State University.  I'm working on a case study for my PLN and my student has dyslexia and ADHD, any AT devices you think might help this student?
Comment by Rossel Mulaire on April 6, 2011 at 11:44am

Good morning.....calling all teachers, students, colleagues, etc...

I sincerely apologize if any of you are receiving this message more than once. We are trying to reach as many teachers/students as possible around the world. It's possible that you're a member of more than one of the groups I have joined. My apologies!

My name is Rossel Mulaire. I am a Canadian teacher who has been living and working in Monterrey, Mexico since 2004. For the past two years, I have been teaching 8th and 9th grade Social Studies/World History. My other responsibilities include being our school's Model United Nation's advisor and Social Studies Department Head. I have taught many different grade levels (first through tenth grades), in Canada, South Korea, and Mexico.

I recently started a little project on Twitter with my 8th and 9th graders, tweeting daily about historical facts and events, sort of like a "this day in history". We are wondering if you'd be able to give out our twitter address to students and teachers. Not only wherever you find yourselves now, but anywhere else you may have contacts. We see this as a great way to teach and appreciate history, bit by bit, one small step at a time. We are trying to use technology to reach more students, and to open dialogue with students and teachers around the world.

If you are in a position to help us, please do so by JOINING US ON TWITTER and by sending our twitter address to students and colleagues, past and present. Ask them to follow our many daily tweets. At the moment, we are tweeting about historical events and facts from around the world. We'd love to see students commenting on our tweets, and also, by adding to our project by posting historical content from their respected countries.

We are hoping to hear from teachers and students from all  parts of the world! The students are keeping a record of the various countries following us! Please help out by following us. The more people (students, teachers, family members, etc) we have following us, the more excited the students get. This excitement then becomes a motivator to continue! Help us make learning about history a little more interesting!

Our  twitter address is:

Please feel free to contact me anytime. I'd be happy to answer any questions or doubt you may have.

Rossel Mulaire

Colegio Euroamericano,

8th and 9th grade Social Studies teacher

Social Studies Department Head and Model United Nations Advisor

Comment by Jamie House on January 21, 2011 at 1:50pm
I'm looking for credit recovery software suitable for special education students.  Any success stories or programs you like? 
Comment by Perla Zamora on October 4, 2010 at 4:51pm
Hello, do somebody know another website service like ra.fiki?
Comment by Perla Zamora on September 20, 2010 at 9:45am
Thank you Patricia and Martha, I was wondering exactly the same about sharing books and comments online, you solve my problem :)
Comment by Martha Hickson on September 19, 2010 at 6:54am
Patricia: A quick and easy solution to achieve the type of book discussion/review group that you describe would be Shelfari, the social-networking site for readers. After joining Shelfari, you can create a group, and as the group Administrator you can change the group's settings to Private, which will enable you to control who can join your group, who can see your group content and who can invite new members. Then just send Shelfari group invitations to your teachers (using the Invite Friends feature on your group page). To get more info on setting up and managing groups, go to the Shelfari FAQ page; from the drop-down menu, read the entries on "Group Membership, Discussion & Books" and "Group Administration." With these tools, you'll have a robust, interactive group space up and running in minutes. Good luck!
Comment by Patricia Ewing on September 18, 2010 at 10:08am
Need some help:
I want to set up a site for my school staff. The purpose would be sharing our opinions on professional books we are reading. It would need to be open to them only, not public, and categorize topics (leadership, language arts, etc.). I would like them to be able to add books titles in the categories, in alphabetical order if possible, but probably not add categories. As a teacher reads a book that is already on the list they can add comments and perhaps grade it like Netflix and other sites allow you to click on and fill in a certain number of stars. I would like it to be a place they can easily go to to check out a book they are thinking of buying. They could then see if anyone has already read it and what is their opinion of the book. You know how busy we are now that school has begun so if it is too time consuming to do or for them to figure out this will not work. What is the easiest way I can go?
Comment by Sue Sullivan on September 14, 2010 at 8:22pm
HI Perla, When NJ developed their new standards in 2009, the tech standards were modeled on ISTE for the most part. You might want to look at the classroom application documents at They might spark some ideas for you.

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