21 Things for the 21st Century Educator

The purpose of this course is to provide ”Just in Time” training through an online interface for K-12 educators based on the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T). These standards are the basic technology skills every educator should possess. In the process, educators will develop their own skills and discover what students need in order to meet the NETS for Students, as well as the new MMC Online Experience requirement. Participants who fulfill all of the requirements have the opportunity to earn SBCEU’s. To learn more about the session, look under the tab “The 21 Things”. We hope you take advantage of this unique opportunity.



Authentic ICT

Keamac's wiki (NZ)

ICT Learning Innovation

The Department of Education and Training’s ICT Learning Innovation Centre aims to promote the innovative use of ICT to enhance modern teaching and learning in the classroom. Based on the Sunshine Coast, the centre runs more than 200 ICT specific events and conferences every year to engage teachers, including early phase and senior phase conferences, and digital pedagogy master classes. The centre is also leading the way with online digital delivery of professional development via web conferencing.These events, delivered to all 10 Queensland regions, attract more than 11,000 teachers from 570 schools – with additional guests coming from both national and international destinations for professional development.
The centre is also the department’s test environment for research into new and emerging learning technologies including digital and mobile technologies, digital pedagogy, digital content and eLearning spaces.

Indispensable ICT Tools for teachers

The following list of ICT tools was crowd sourced from individual educationalists and not companies when the question 'What Indispensable ICT tools do you use in education' was asked and is not meant to be exhaustive in any way.

Approaches to ICT



The Educational Technology Site - ICT in Education

Terry Freedman's site

Welcome to the Web

Welcome to the Web is an interactive website that teaches students all about the Internet through challenges and activities. There are seven sections of activities and learning on Welcome to the Web. The first section teaches students how to use the site. Section 2 teaches students about the basic concepts involved in the Internet, it also gives some valuable practice navigating and visiting websites. Section 3 is all about staying safe online by following SMART rules, student understanding is tested using interactive activities and fun quizzes. Section 4 helps students learn more about their web browser and its features. In section 5 students will learn how to search effectively and safely in search engines. Section 6 helps students understand copyright. The last section invites students to compete in a challenge that requires them to use all of the skills they learned to catch the creator of a computer virus. When the challenge has been completed, students can print out a certificate of completion. Each section of this site comes with accompanying worksheets to be used with the site. These don’t have to be used in order to use the site effectively. Throughout the site, students can ‘hover’ the mouse over an underlined word and a definition will pop up.

Cool School Tools

Web and tech tools for classrooms. Some tutorials included.

ICT Examples Presentation by Susie Vesper


Ict Examples Presentation
View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: ict education)

On-line Practice Modules




MS PowerPoint
MS PowerPoint




MS Word
MS Word




MS Excel
MS Excel




Inspiration
Inspiration




Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer




Dreamweaver
Dreamweaver




HyperStudio
HyperStudio


also Kidspiration

Macintosh
Macintosh




Windows/PC
Windows/PC




WebQuest
WebQuest




Claris Home Page
Claris Home Page




MS Works
MS Works




Netscape
Netscape






Technology Plan

Developing a School or District Technology Plan

Draft Strategic ICT Plan

ICT Integration Guidebook


Thinking Digitally

The Thinking Digitally project helps teachers by investigating and trialling existing and emerging technologies as well as sharing innovative educational applications for integrating ICT in the classroom.
This site is for all educators and contains information about free resources that will help Queensland state schools to deliver the Smart Classrooms agenda and make ICT integral to learning.

Effective Use of ICT

This site has been created to encourage the effective use of ICT (Information Communication Technology) in the classroom.

Working Towards Understanding Creative Commons

Last year, the sixth through eighth grade worked on the ideas behind copyright, fair use, and plagiarism. It's a topic that needs to come up every year, at every grade level.

Ethics and Issues with ICT

An Australian site

Ten Resources for Detecting and Preventing Plagarism

Plagiarism, we all hate it, but how can we teach students to avoid it and how can we detect it? Just as the Internet makes plagiarism easy, the Internet also makes detecting plagiarism and prevent plagiarism easy. What follows are ten resources for detecting plagiarism and teaching students to avoid plagiarism.

iteach Toolbox

Iteach Toolbox allows you to find resources including: lessons, handy web links and educational forums. We encourage you to become involved and to help us develop a community of IWB users by uploading lessons that you have created, sharing your great IWB ideas and contributing to the Educational Forum discussion boards.

The Plagarism Checker

Technology Integration Wiki

Teach ICT

Tons of free teaching materials and ICT revision!
This site is dedicated to teaching ICT at all levels. Students will find revision notes to learn your ICT subject along with plenty of quizzes, competitions, polls to keep things interesting. Teachers will find starters and plenaries along with Schemes of Work ( SoW) , lesson ideas and tons of free material. Revision resources for every level are available.
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Seventh Grade Concepts and Projects

Also available K - 8

Technology Enhanced Learning Spaces

Create technology-based, virtual workspaces for students to organize their thoughts, ideas, and understandings. Apply existing classroom technology tools such as PowerPoint to create engaging project starters where students can share their understandings through e-scrapbooking, writing, illustration, and sound communications across the curriculum.
From Annette Lamb & Larry Johnson

ICT Mindtools

By ICT Mindtools I refer to ICT tools that necessarily engage users in higher order thinking. Students cannot use Mindtools without thinking deeply about the task at hand. Mindtools require students to be creative and to think and make connections for themselves.
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Saint Michael Computer Class (Seventh)

Concepts and projects at various grade levels

Teach ICT

Tons of Free Teaching Materials (UK)

List of Computer Skills (NSW)

ICT Competencies for Students (Australia)

Computer Lesson Plans and Links

Dr. Alice Christie's Educational Technology Guide

There are innumerable ways in which teachers can use technology to enhance their teaching and their students' learning. This section of the site provides a wealth of resources for K-12 teachers wishing to use technology effectively in their classroom. Begin by viewing the We Are All Co-Learners Video. Extensive resources, links, and examples are provided on each of the following topics (in alphabetical order)