Resources and Links to Support 21st Century Learning:

These links and resources are resources that I have used and/or have compiled from the text Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World(2010), edited by Heidi Hayes Jacobs. As I continue to work on this project, I will pull from and add to this compilation.
For more web resources, go to Save Your LinksType in username:
EastGreenwich and password: rhodeisland. Here you will find more resources categorized into useful topics.
Web 2.0 Resources

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Active Physics and Math Connections Inquiry based math and science programs from Herff Jones

Adobe Flash

Afterschool Alliance People are joining together across the country to push for quality, affordable afterschool programs for all youth. Networks of afterschool program providers and advocates are already working or forming in several states.

Aimoo forum and message board

American Sign Language Dictionary

Animoto- Animoto automatically produces beautifully orchestrated, completely unique video pieces from your photos, video clips and music. Fast, free and shockingly easy

Around the World with Education Around the World with 80 Schools started in January 2009 and is an ongoing project. The challenge is to connect your students with 80 schools from around the world via Skype (a free video conferencing tool). Once completed, you will be inducted into the Hall of Fame of "Skyping Certified Educator" :)

ASCD Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

AudactyAudacity® is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems


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Blackboard (see video on home page) Blackboard Learn™ is a comprehensive online solution that empowers K-12 schools and districts to deliver a personalized learning experience that enhances every student's success.

Boards2Go Forum and message board

Blogs in Plain English You Tube video explaining the functions and uses of Blogs

Blogger Free blog creator that you develop using your Google account

Blue Print Institute Resources and References from the April 2011 Blueprint Institute in Reading, Mass.

Bright HubThe education and learning hub at BrightHub.com offers information, articles and discussions about the topics affecting today's classrooms and universities.

BUSUU Online Language Community Learn languages and connect with people from around the world with interactive lessons and chat. Interactive courses include Spanish, English, Portuguese, Italian, French, and German


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Cam Studio Free Streaming Video Software

Center for Eco Literacy The Center for Ecoliteracy has identified some recurring goals and practices, and reasons the movement is important to educators, students, and parents. It has articulated competencies needed for sustainable living, and described the work of a variety of successful schools and programs.

Center for Media Literacy Now altogether in one place, the components of inquiry-based media literacy using the Five Core Concepts and CML’s Five Key Questions of Media Literacy for Deconstruction and Construction. Q/TIPS addresses questions from the viewpoints of both consumers and producers of media messages, enabling participation in a global media culture.

Chatzy chat room creator

Classroom 2.0 social network for those interested in Web 2.0 and Social Media in education

Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education The Cloud Institute equips school systems K-12 and their communities with the core content, competencies and habits of mind that characterize education for a sustainable future.


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Delicious social bookmarking

Design Share DesignShare is the central address for the very best in educational facilities and their impact on the learning process.

Digital Booktalk showcases books as video trailers

Diigo "Collect and highlight, then remember"

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Edmodo set up classes, share assignments, and links

Edutopia The George Lucas Educational Foundation: Our vision is of a new world of learning. A place where kids and parents, teachers and administrators, policy makers and the people they serve, all are empowered to change education for the better. A place where schools have access to the same invaluable technology as businesses and universities -- where innovation is the rule, not the exception.
Elluminate Go beyond web conferencing with web, audio, video, and social networking solutions for 21st century education and training.

E-Pals ePals is the leading provider of safe collaborative technology for schools to connect and learn in a protected, project-based learning network. With classrooms in 200 countries and territories, ePals makes it easy to connect learners locally, nationally or internationally.


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Flat Classroom Project "The concept of a 'flat classroom' is based on the constructivist principle of a multi-modal learning environment that is student-centered and a level playing field for teacher to student and student to teacher interaction."

Flickrlphoto management and sharing application

Focused Fitness Physical Education Curriculum that teach fesitness and health concepts without sacrificing movement or activity. Five for Life Program, an articulate K-12 Health and Fitness program that links activity, exercise, health, fitness, fun, personal achievement and a general sense of well being together to provide everyone with the opportunity for success.

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Game Classroom educational games with the single goal of providing students, parents and teachers with the best interactive homework help the web has to offer!

Geocaching a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world with GPS devices

Global Schools Global SchoolNet's mission is to support 21st century learning and improve academic performance through content driven collaboration. We engage teachers and K-12 students in meaningful project learning exchanges worldwide to develop science, math, literacy and communication skills, foster teamwork, civic responsibility and collaboration, encourage workforce preparedness and create multi-cultural understanding.

Goldwave is a highly rated, professional digital audio editor. It's fully loaded to do everything from the simplest recording and editing to the most sophisticated audio processing, restoration, enhancements, and conversions. It is easy to learn and use

Google Docs Create and share your work online and access your documents from anywhere. Manage documents, spreadsheets, presentations, surveys, and more

Google Lit Trips This site is an experiment in teaching great literature in a very different way. Using Google Earth, students discover where in the world the greatest road trip stories of all time took place

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iEarn iEARN (International Education and Resource Network) 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.

Ietherpad EtherPad is the only web-based word processor that allows people to work together in real time. When multiple people edit the same document simultaneously, any changes are instantly reflected on everyone's screen. The result is a new and productive way to collaborate on text documents, useful for meeting notes, drafting sessions, education, team programming, and more.

iGoogle personalized Google page. Add news, photos, weather, and stuff from across the web to your page.

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JingProject Snap a picture of your screen, record your screen movements, and share your projects (see Tienet login video created with Jing Project on Projects Page)

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Kennedy Center's ArtsEdgearts-integrated lessons and resources for K-12

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Learn Central

Library of Congress Website Bringing the power of primary sources into the classroom and free professional development

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Mabry School Middle school with focus on student achievement and curriculum aligned to technology standards

Maryland Public Schools Media Project
The primary and overarching goal of the Plan is improved student learning will be achieved in all content areas and in the technology knowledge and skills critical to students’ ability to contribute and function in today’s information technology society.

Math in the Media A monthly magazine from the American Mathematical Society

Math Train Math Train Mathtrain.TV is a free educational "kids teaching kids" project from Mr. Marcos & his students at Lincoln Middle School in Santa Monica, CA

MoodleMoodle is a Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It is a Free web application that educators can use to create effective online learning sites.

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National Center for Research Resources provides clinical and translational researchers with the training and tools they need to transform basic discoveries into improved human health.

Nings for Teachers: Nings are safe-social networks centered on topics of interest for the members involved

Classroom 2.0 Personal Learning Network aimed at helping teachers create web 2.0 classrooms

November Learning Promotes effective use of information and communication technologies to support and enhance learning. Provides information about educational technology.

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Partnership for Global Learning The Partnership for Global Learning is an Asia Society membership network that connects state and district decision makers, school leaders, teachers, university faculty, and other stakeholders. Its focus is to increase the number of American schools offering rigorous international studies curriculum.

Prezi Create astonishing presentations live and on the web

Princeton Integrated Science Integrated Science is a revolutionary new introductory science curriculum developed at Princeton, intended for students considering a career in science.

ProBoards Free forum and message board

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Read Write Think Providing educators and students access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction.

Room 208 Podcasts vodcast detailing one teacher's use of regular podcast productions in his elementary classroom

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Second Life users can create an online avatar and navigate a virtual world

Screencast Online resource to share videos and screen shots created through Jing Project (see project page)

Scribe of the Day Project DI notetaking strategy (see article on articles of interest page)

Skype Free online video phone call portal

SlideShare online tool that allows users to publish a wide variety of PDF, presentations, word processing, or spreadsheet documents

Social Media in Plain English You Tube video explaining the uses of social media in education

Story Bird students can create stories for online publication

SweetSearchis A Search Engine for Students. It searches only credible Web sites approved by Internet research experts.

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Taking it Globaleducators around the world who are using technology to bring global awareness and citizenships to their classrooms.

Teacher Tube Videos for use by teachers and in the classroom

Teaching Media Literacy
Like a map for a journey, the CML MediaLit Kit™ provides a vision and directions for successfully introducing media literacy in classrooms and community groups from preK to college.
TechSmith Take a picture of anything you see on your PC screen. Edit and combine your captures, then share them anywhere.

Ted.ComInspirational Speeches and Videos

Theater Books Cambridge School Shakespeare offers an active approach to teaching the plays, enabling students to inhabit Shakespeare’s imaginative world in accessible and creative ways. Treating each play as a script to be acted, explored and enjoyed in the classroom, they are essential additions to every school library.

Todays Meet create a functional chat room

Twitter in Plain English You Tube video explaining the functions and uses of Twitter

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Ustream live, internet video streaming

Ustream Mobile App mobile app for ustream video streaming

VVoice Thread engage in virtual conversations

VoxSwap social networking for learning languages

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Wall Wisher is an online notice board maker. Discussing a new idea? Taking notes? Giving feedback? Voicing opinion? See how other educators are using Wallwisher

We Are Teachers Do you have a winning idea to build success in the classroom? Thousands of teachers have submitted creative initiatives for teaching projects, and hundreds have won cash and prizes for projects covering everything from the environment to the arts to digital learning and more. Get started now and share your ideas, find inspiration and make connections!

Weebly website creator with student accounts

Wikis in Plain English You Tube video explaining the functions and uses of Wikis

Wordle a tool for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends. See how other educators are using Wordle

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www.xtranormal.com - make movies using avatars just by typing. See cole sample on Project Page

www.xstreetsl.com clothing and accessories for your second life avatar

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ZZoho free online productivity applications
Zunal Use this site to create or use already designed web quests aligned to all curriculum areas