Web Resource Portfolio Nicki Mullins (Edu 255)

- Teaching and learning content.

BrainPOP: website that allows students to learn and review content through games, interactive activities, quizzes, flashcards, and other means. Has excellent documentation, technical support, help features, hardware (works on all devices that have access to the internet). It is free, provides a source of active learning, doesn't need installed, and is appropriate for all grade levels.

Mangomon: a website that provides resources and lessons for students who may need individualized lessons. Provides teacher sources like classroom material and student sources such as printable worksheet and progress monitoring. There is also a blog for SPED teachers. This website has great documentation (but a little dated), doesn't require installation or special hardware. It is free for users and works for all grade levels.

- Teaching and learning technology literacy.

Atomic Learning: website that offers assessments and evaluations that measure technological literacy and skills. These assessments are aligned with ISTE Standards as well as other skills; self-assessments are provided too. Easy to use but must be a member after having information requested.

EasyTech Digital Literacy by Learning.com: a website that offers lessons on technological literacy skills in grades K-8. The lessons are made to align with Core Standards, and ELL options are available. Interactive lessons and assessments that are both teacher and student lead make up this curriculum. Site is easy to use in all aspects evaluated, but it is for members only use.

- Teaching and learning information literacy.

Big6: website that has activities and assessments to teach students about information: how to organize it and use it to solve problems or create products. Website is dated but good in documentation and other features. Activities sorted by grade level and aligned with Core Standards. Has free options and other options that cost money.

- Teaching and learning digital citizenship.

Edutopia: website for K-12 classrooms that provide articles, videos, and other sources that teach the concept of digital citizenship and the importance of it. Has lessons on cyberbullying, proper social media appearance, and other educational topics that are digital and nondigital. To be used as a teacher resource only for class topics over digital citizenship. Website is easy to use for anyone with topics that are aligned with Core Standards and a community page where teachers can connect.

Common Sense Media's Digital Citizenship Education: Website with interactive student resources, professional development resources, and activities for families at home that help educate young people about their presence in the digital world. Free to users and easy to use and navigate website. Activities teach about internet safety, privacy, bullying, communication, and other digital citizenship topics.

- Professional development.

Edutopia DIY Professional Development: website for teachers that provides digital means for professional development and help in developing PLCs within school districts. Provides articles and ideas for material. Easy to use and free to all.

Intel Teach Elements provides online courses for professional development for educators. Users must download the software for the online courses. The sources and lessons are specific to modern lesson plans and the 21st century classroom.


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