Added Jan 2014
iPad apps for school – blog by Richard Byrne
Free technology for teachers – blog by Richard Byrne
Android 4 schools – blog by Richard Byrne

60 ways to use Twitter in the classroom (post)
1,000,000+ public domain images add to Flickr (post)
free college textbooks (post)
10 free flashcard services for students (post)
43 apps, games and websites transforming this year's classroom

Added December 2013
CCSS-aligned rubrics for project based learning (post)

Added November 2013
Search Engine for SMART Notebook Files (post)
Connected Classrooms with Google+ (post) - take virtual field trips
Teach with Movies - free resource
NBC Learn the educational arm of NBC News
Walking the World
TED Playlists (post)
Films for Action’s Wall of Films – 500+ documentaries selected for their ability to shift awareness and inspire action (post)
24 Resources for Thanksgiving
9 sites to aid students with pros and cons
A short list of Thanksgiving Lesson Resources (post)
Videos for Thanksgiving (post)

Added October 2013
Columbus Day Resources
Dictionary bubble - free Chrome extension - provides definitions and synonyms
OpenEd - videos, games and other educational materials (post)
5 visual dictionaries and thesauri for students (post)
Flippity - create flashcards from data in a Google Spreadsheet (post)
SMARTBoard resources from Scholastic (post) and more from SMART Exchange
United States lagging in skills - from NYTimes

Added September 2013
Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum from Common Sense Media
Free back to school printables from Scholastic (post) - inspirational signs and quotes (post)
Free classroom posters from BusyTeacher (post)
Free resources from Big6 (post)
Best iPad tips and tricks (post)
zidbits (post) Cool little "tidbits" of knowledge
free iPad apps for creating videos (post)
use your iPad for virtual field trips (post)
The World's Fair on your iPad (post)
Dislecksia: The Movie (post) - educational videos (post)
Wolfram Technology for STEM Education Virtual Conference for Education - hurry Sept 17 (post)
Android 4 Schools Blog
How to use Google Drive in School - October Webinar $87 (post)
Google Docs for teachers tutorial (post)
How to insert videos into Google Forms (post)
creating and grading quizzes through Google Forms (post)
free tech guides from Free Technology for Teachers/R. Byrne
Back to school kit from Wikispaces (post)
Classmint - free online flashcard service (post)
three tools for flipped video lessons (post)
25 best websites for literature lovers
Free resources to start the new school year - Hurry offers end 9/27 (post)
Children who read for pleasure do better in school - study from University of London's Institute of Education
Focus on Education - from PCN and the Education Policy and Leadership Center
Finding Public Domain and Creative Common Images - from Harvard Law School
New Year: Co-teacher harmony (blog post)
Partnership for 21st Century Skills Exemplar programs
Resources to help teach about copyright and creative commons

Added Summer 2013
end of year resources
12 best educational apps of 2012 (from The Next Web)
video lists for research and many other topics (parody songs)
EdClipper - education 'Pinterest on steriods' (for overview/review)
Best Apps for Teaching and Learning (2013) - from American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
Best Websites for Teaching and Learning (2013) - from AASL
MiddleWeb - 4-8th educators
YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) app of the week archive
create and share audio recordings to your blog
Cartoons for the Classroom - from Association of American Editorial Cartoonists
DebateGraph - evaluate the many arguments in hot-button global topics
Professional Development Builder from Library of Congress - focusing on primary sources including photographs, music, maps, political cartoons and books
Club Academia (currently beta): video tutorials that are: of the student, by the students and for the students - videos of talks by notable people (post)
Building a home library 0-14 suggestions
Google Apps for Education (slide show) (post)
60 ways to use Twitter in the classroom (post)
public domain images
use Google advanced search to find pages according to reading level
video on how to make flipped classroom videos
Cram - create, study and share online flashcards (post)
Create and watch Smithsonian Channels on your iPad - app (post)
Common Core Curriculum brings big shifts to math instruction (NPR)
Why aren't more girls attracted to physics? (NPR)
Reading, writing, 'rithmetic. . . and Respect? (NPR)
new version of Fakebook (students can use to create fake Facebook pages for class assignments) (post) (with example grading rubric)
Alternatives to YouTube (post)
Resources for the beginning of the year
tips of new teachers and reminders for veteran teachers (post)
Google Maps Street View special collections (post)
Great Kid Books (blog) - includes CC IRL: Common Core in Real Libraries
Visual Poetry - create word clouds - not just for poetry - app (post)
Internet @schools - an educator's guide to technology and the web
5 free iPad apps for note taking (post)

Added May 2013
ExamTime - helps students prepare for tests
Best websites for teaching and learning from AASL
Facebook Animated - create fake Facebook pages for class assignments
Schoology (app)
30 iPad apps every teacher should be using
Copyright for Educators - presentation
Copyight on campus - video
Next Vista - videos by teachers and students for teachers and students
30 iPad tips - (different from above)

Added April 2013
Quizdini - create explanations of the correct answer for your students to view after trying each question
Digital Citizenship resources
Flipping the classroom
We Stop Hate - cyberbullying
Zac Browser - the first web browser developed specifically for children with autism and autism spectrum disorders
89 cool apps, sties and tools for teaching
Common Sense Media top apps for learning
Website evaluation
NYTimes learning blog
PBS LearningMedia - is the go-to destination for instant access to tens of thousands of classroom-ready, digital resources including videos, games, audio clips, photos, lesson plans, and more! FREE!
5 ways to blow off rubrics
Strengthening Newspaper Literacy
What Justin Beiber didn't say - it's not about what you think!
Is it Journalism?
Classroom 2.0 - book
Transforming Teaching and Learning w/RESPECT
GoClass - deliver quizzes to student iPads
xTimeLine - currently beta version - create timelines
timetoast - craete timelines
The lost art of note-taking
Screen Free Week
TED Talks Education - May 7 on PBS
Making sense of the Boston Bombing - lesson plan

Added March 2013
alternatives to PowerPoint
16 websites with great information on using LEGOs in the classroom
Cyber safety 'choose what happens next'
Free group calling on Skype
free, full-text versions of classic literary works and free periodicals
Newspapers in education week lessons

Added February 2013
Flashcard stash site: blog:
Resources for teaching about the Iditarod
MIT TV engineering, education, science, the humanities, and more
Whiteboard Blog
What's wrong w/Wikipedia? "The studies suggest that students have a long way to go when it comes to choosing quality sources."
2012-2013 Career Guide from PA Dept of Labor
School Library Journal tops of 2012
Top books
Top apps
Top graphic novels
Top tech
Top DVDs
3 reasons to read – posted by an 8th grader
Saving kids from sneaky online marketing
Write a lesson plan, win a camera
Haiku deck – visual literacy
Spree Games – catalog of educational games
Celebrating interactive scaffolds (many great tools, from rubrics to primary source analysis tool to persuasive essay thesis builder to math and science manipulatives)
Teacher resources from Scholastic
Webcasts from
Super Bowl ads in the classroom
World Education University (free classes)
Bucket list of online education resources
Digital resources
Jake's Tales (ages 5-12)
Black History Month resources and and
Problem-attic 80,000+ questions
Skype in the classroom

Added January 2013
Classroom edition of The Wall Street Journal
National Geographic teacher page
Resources for schools to prepare for and recover from crisis (from US Dept of Ed)
Common Core Resources from Springfield Township High School – many great links -
Explania - Instructional and Educational Videos, Animated Explanations -
Videos from MIT -
iPad apps for school (blog) -
Free Tech for Teachers (blog) -
Assessment and Rubrics from Kathy Schrock -
45 Outstanding iPad apps for science learning -
Common Core Standards Planning (elem and MS) -
Read Write Think -
No Name Calling Week -
41 Resources to improve writing skills -
Resources for your parents (blog re-post)
Best Websites for Teaching and Learning -
Core Content Area Resources (list of links by Web2.0 guru) -
eQuiz Show -
Android 4 Schools -
136 interactive educational games - lesson plan page (also has live video feeds from around the world) -

Added December 2012
Kathy Schrock's Guide to everything -
Kathy Schrock's Bloomin' Apps (apps for Blooms Taxonomy) -
NEA's Read Across America -
TeachingChannel -
Teaching with Primary Sources (from LEARN NC) -
National Archives teacher page -
Getting Started with Primary Sources in the Classroom -
What do college professors want their freshman students to know? -
Online LibraryLearningCenter from the University System of Georgia -
Best Websites for Teaching and Learning (from AASL) -
Directory of Open Access Journals -
Distinguishing Scholarly Journals from Other Periodicals -
TedEd (video lessons) -
Ted (ideas worth spreading) -
Teacher Resources from Scholastic -

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence -
Guide to Internet Safety from FBI -
Library of Congress and Primary Sources -
LessonPlansPage -
PA Academic Standards -
PA Assessment Anchors -
ReadWriteThink (from IRA) -
Standards Aligned System -
C-Span for Teachers -
Learn Out Loud - over 20,000 educational audio books, MP3 downloads, podcasts and videos -
21st Century Literacies -
Author Name Pronunciations -
Web 2.0 Guru -
Copyright and Fair Use -
ALA Great Web Sites for Kids -
Shmoop Study Guides -
Puzzle Maker -
Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration -
Teachers at Random House (book activities) -
Scholastic Teaching Resources -
Teaching -
NationalCenter for Educational Statistics -
S.O.S. for Information Literacy -
#edchat -
Project Enable - -