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Teacher Tools

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Technology rich lessons are designed around the following learning theories:



In a Constructivist approach, learners are active exploring and gaining meaning from interacting with their environment. As they encounter new ideas and information, the learner selects and connects the information with past experience and previous ideas. Used to be Experiential learning

Differentiated Instruction

"Differentiated instruction applies an approach to teaching and learning so that students have multiple options for taking in information and making sense of ideas. Leveled activites allowing all learners to gain foundation content with option for advanced content and a variety of output projects that demonstrate their learning.

Learning styles?

Learning styles are simply different approaches or ways of learning, including Visual Learners who  learn through seeing, Auditory Learners who learn through listening. ,  and Tactile/Kinesthetic Learners who learn through , moving, doing and touching.

Project-based Learning

In project-based learning, students work in teams to explore real-world problems and create presentations to share what they have learned. Compared with learning solely from textbooks, this approach has many benefits for students, including: • Deeper knowledge of subject matter; Increased self-direction and motivation; Improved research and problem-solving skills. (The George Lucas Educational Foundation )






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Browser Tools 


 No software required. Simply go to the website. this page hosts sites for calendars, worksheet, quiz and certificate creation.


 Teacher's Tool Box 

Links and documents you can download on  Instructional Strategies, Differentiated Instruction, Assessment,  and Portfolios.


Multiple Intelligences



A Differentiated Classroom  This will take you outside the wiki pages to a site that is very well done



Incorporating Technology and Internet for Distance Learning



Using Microsoft Office- Video and and Tutorials



Fair Use and Copyright for Educators


Teaching Students how to Research- Explains the Big 6 research Skills


Dictionaries and More

When you need a quick definition or want more specialized results that display synonyms, rhyming words and slang, turn to this list.

  1. OneLook: This no-frills online dictionary lets you look up basic definitions, related words, phrases and more. You can even customize your experience with different searches.
  2. RhymeZone: Type in a word to find rhyming words, synonyms, definitions, Shakespeare references and more.
  3. Strange and Unusual References: Head to this site to look up all-vowel words, magic words, magic archetypes, how to identify unicorns and other odd material.
  4. freedict.com: This online translator can find words in Dutch, Afrikaans, Russian, Portugese, Swedish, Japanese, Hungarian and more.
  5. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy: Search through topics like technology, American history, literature in English, proverbs and more to become a more "active citizen in our multicultural democracy."
  6. Word Spy: Search for a specific word to bring up funny quotations and a definition, or you can browse categories and sub categories like aging and death, hacking and hackers, entrepreneurs, jargon and buzzwords, art and design, drugs, euphemisms, sleeping or cell phones.
  7. Slang Site: Look up Web words, slang and even made up but often used words here.
  8. Behind the Names: Find out the history of your name or search names by categories like English, Spanish, mythology, Biblical names, African and more.
  9. Directory of Occupational Titles: If you’ve ever wanted to know the official name of your job, look it up here.
  10. Glossary of Real Estate Abbreviations, Terms and Phrases: Get through your next home signing by doing some extra research on this site.

Teacher References

Teaching guides like these will help you double-check facts, look for relevant quotes, find different careers in education, and get ideas for lesson plans.

  1. Twain Quotations A to Z: Inspire (or confuse) your students by throwing out a Mark Twain quote every once in a while. You can search by subject matter.
  2. Math Glossary: Look up words and concepts like abacus, Thales’ theorem, obtuse triangle and a lot more in this special site.
  3. Biology Website References for Students and Teachers: Learn about evolution, cell chemistry, anatomy and genetics from this list of reference sites.
  4. Children’s Literature Web Guide: Look for award-winning children’s books, readers’ theatre sites, stories published online and more on this site.
  5. Charles Dickens Gad’s Hill Place: Use this quote page to search by topic, title, or phrase, or pull from The Daily Dose of Dickens book.
  6. Encyclopedia Mythica: Search for text, quotes and history of mythology, folklore and religon. Categories include Greek people, Celtic mythology and Roman mythology.
  7. American Memory: The Library of Congress’ American culture and history reference site features topics like environment and conservation, immigration, women’s history, Presidents, religion, maps, literature, African American history and others.
  8. ASL Browser: Look up American Sign Language signs here.
  9. Ditto: Search the web for all kinds of beautiful images on this site.
  10. Learning and Performance Glossary: From accelerated learning to guidance package to meta skills, this glossary is full of education terms for teachers.

Librarian References

Librarians will benefit from these great reference sites, some of which were designed just for or by librarians.

  1. A Glossary of the Humanities: Click on a letter to look up words, phrases and concepts that use references from Foucault, Burke, Frye and others as definitions.
  2. Library of Congress Online Catalogs: We’re pretty sure most librarians have heard of this site, but it’s seriously one of the best reference sites on the Web.
  3. Historical Text Archives: This site boasts nearly 687 articles and 70 books about history, especially American history.
  4. KidsClick!: This educational search engine was created by librarians and is organized by topics like society and government, machines and transportation, health and family, facts and reference, and a lot more.
  5. Library Spot: This great reference site has links to encyclopedias, Top 10 lists, business references, public libraries and a LOT more.



 Technology Tools




Learning in Virtual Reality


Open Source Software

Free software and sites to enhance instruction and achievement




One Laptop Per Child

Programming Languages for Kids


Links for Programming language


Technology Projects in other places


What is Web 20 



Web 2.0 Browser Tools 






 National, State and District Standards


MDE - Grade Level Content ExpectationsK-8 GLCE's docs




National Tech Standards




State Tech Standards



National Science Standards 


Here are 20 basic technology skills 



Michigan LearnPortonline professional development portal for Michigan educators





Cyber Safety


Online Safety GuideOnline Safety Guide

Learn about the risks kids face online, based on age levels or types of activities. Concerns about privacy are addressed as well. Also: Quick tips for kids, teens, and families.



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