|Timestamp||Site Name||Site URL||For Teachers only||Justification|
|12/10/2010 20:18:48||Blogger||www.blogger.com||Yes||There are numerous high quality blogs from fellow educators with amazing ideas for engaging students.|
|12/10/2010 20:23:05||the web||www.internet.com||Yes||Teachers should not be blocked from the internet. Period. They are professionals, and if we can't trust them with the internet, how do we justify trusting them with our children?|
|12/11/2010 7:34:50||You Tube||http://www.youtube.com/||Yes||Lots great "how to" videos. All the Grammar Rock vids, America rock etc. Very valuable for the teacher to find short videos to demonstrate concepts to the students. How to do long division etc. Because there is also inappropriate content probably best blocked for students but teachers definitely need access.|
|12/11/2010 7:38:55||Teacher Tube||www.teachertube.com||Gives students access to videos to embed into their presentations. Enhances their creativity by showing other student examples.|
|12/13/2010 13:25:52||Blogspot||www.blogspot.com||Lots of great personal and technology blogs that are very useful when researching things technology issues. I often find solutions to issues but am unable to view them at work!|
|12/13/2010 13:26:36||LiveBinders||www.livebinders.com||This site will allow for classrooms to become paperless while existing in a secure environment. Teachers can permit students to collaborate on a binder by sharing web resources applicable to the content/subject emphasis of the individual binder. This is also another way for teachers to have students provide homework or even classroom projects. All binders can be embed on a site. Teachers can create multiple binders to address various curriculum areas/standards.|
|12/13/2010 13:30:27||BrainPOP||www.brainpop.com||Ideal for both group and one-on-one settings, BrainPOP is used in numerous ways, from introducing a new lesson or topic to illustrating complex subject matter to reviewing before a test. Content is aligned to academic standards and easily searchable with our online Standards Tool. Uniquely suited for 21st-century learning, all products are fully compatible with interactive whiteboards, learner response systems, projectors, Macs, and PCs. No downloading, installation, or special hardware is required.|
|1/13/2011 11:56:49||Second Life||http://www.secondlife.com||Now open to teens, 16 and up, this becomes a viable, immersive learning environment in which students can work, build, script, and collaborate. Language acquisition, field trips to museums and historical re-creations, literary sims, etc. are all part of the rich offerings that SL has.|
|1/13/2011 15:25:56||Webucation||http://www.webucation.piczo.com||Yes||Teacher vetted resources for schools|
|1/13/2011 16:28:18||Kidblog||www.kidblog.org||Good site for elementary students to begin blogging experience. Safe and secure, but with the ability to share if wanted.|
|1/14/2011 9:07:50||ProjectExplorer.org||http://www.projectexplorer.org||Multi-award winning educational organization ProjectExplorer.org hosts over 250 FREE films (with multi-subject lesson plans) aimed at fostering the next generation of global citizens by encouraging awareness of the world beyond students’ own communities. |
Viewed in over 40 countries, by over 2 million people; kids in London, Los Angeles, Lusaka, and everywhere in between, have logged on to become more globally aware.
The free series focus on the countries of: England, Mexico, Jordan, and South Africa. Videos provide access to world leaders and visionaries such as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Royal family of Jordan, and Ziggy Marley. Videos from world-class museums and top archaeological destinations are also featured.
2011 series will focus on: Haiti, Thailand, Vietnam, and Central America.
ProjectExplorer.org is the 2010 Winner of Best Use of Educational Video from EduBlogs.
ProjectExplorer.org is a 2009 recipient of the prestigious Parents' Choice Gold Award, selected for the highest production standards, universal human values and a unique, individual quality that pushes the series a notch above others.
|1/14/2011 12:18:16||Glogster||http://glogster.com||Probably you would need the EDU part of this site. I love the cool stuff that Glogster offers students for creating really neat web pages. It is very simple and can be used in a million different ways from doing book reviews to explaining a math problem to showcasing student-made videos.|
|1/21/2011 4:28:47||Wikispaces||http://wikispaces.com||Free, powerful wikis to use for everything from student portfolios to classroom sites to knowledge repositories. Can be public or private to satisfy privacy issues.|
|1/21/2011 4:31:14||Aviary||http://aviary.com||Free, powerful online multimedia suite. Can do everything from screenshots to graphics to music composition and editing.|
|2/12/2011 4:37:07||YouTube||www.YouTube.com||So much good content from programming nPython to animation in Photoshop. Questionable content is removed. The only downside is it is a distraction. That's life.|
|1/16/2013 22:53:20||myHomework||myHomeworkapp.com||This is a site that helps students track their homework from their iPad, iphone, android or windows 8 device. If the site is blocked, the apps cannot update their data keeping students from potentially getting the latest information from their teacher.|
|1/16/2013 22:54:52||teachers io||teachers.io||This is a site that makes it easy for teachers to publish their course content on the web. Blocking this site makes it more difficult for teachers who've chosen to use this tool and for students who want to view their teacher's information.|
|2/23/2013 7:40:02||mopowah||http://www.mopowah.com||Lots of interesting articles to read with little or no vulgarity and illegality.|
|8/22/2013 7:02:24||Safety Testing Online||www.safetytestingonline.com||This site allows teachers to deliver self-scoring safety quizzes to their woodwork students. It is generally a requirement for teachers to be able to demonstrate safety instruction, particularly in the event of an injury in the woodshop. Safety Testing Online includes a cloud based database which holds quiz results in an easily accessible but secure format. The use of the site overcomes numerous organisational difficulties teachers face in managing a testing program.|
|9/30/2014 14:31:52||viewpure||http://viewpure.com/||Website for displaying and sharing youtube videos "safely" that is, ads, comments related videos, annotations and other links and information are removed presenting only the video content.|
|10/19/2014 15:42:06||Youtube||youtube.com||Yes||The immense variety of videos that are available to educators on Youtube and the instructional potential greatly outweighs the possible potential for students to utilize it negatively.|
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|1:1 DCP Ning||http://onetoonelearning.ning.com||x|
|OSDE Training Ning||http://osdetraining.ning.com||x|
|Jog The Web||jogtheweb.com|