Education Grants and Technology Resources

Compiled by Lynn and Gabe Warner

Categories

Grant Resources

  • Fundsnet Services: Education and school grants
  • GrantAlert's goal is to make life a little easier for those who devote their time to searching for education grants and identifying new funding opportunities for their organizations, schools, districts, consortia and state education agencies.
  • Grant Wrangler's motto is “Find Funding Fast for K-12 Schools.” Several grants for teachers are featured, and grants are searchable by category.
  • Library Works has a list of grant opportunities. Some are for public libraries, but many are geared toward school library programs and/or school librarianship.

Technology Resources

  • List of 50 open source tools that replace popular education apps.
  • Animoto turns photos, video clips, and music into slideshows to share. Fast, free, and easy.
  • The Harrison High School Media Center Wiki lists ideas for research, technology and even ideas for new and creative projects.
  • Museum Box provides the tools to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box.
  • Create your own social website with Ning.
  • Prezi is a really cool new way to do slideshows. Check out this example of the Kentucky Bluegrass Nominees for 2011.
  • TrackStar allows you to create a “track” of websites so that once the students are logged into the site they only get on the websites that you want them to. Simply collect Web sites, enter them into TrackStar, add annotations for your students, and you have an interactive, online lesson called a Track. Create your own Track or use one of the hundreds of thousands already made by other educators. Search the database by subject, grade, or theme and standard for a quick and easy activity.
  • VoiceThread collects and shares group conversations in one place from anywhere in the world, and there is no software to install. Ed.VoiceThread is a special version especially for K-12 students and educators.
  • Web 2.0: Cool Tools for Schools is a highly recommended web site. It has hundreds of Web 2.0 tools, many of them presentation tools, and lots of them are free.
  • 4Teachers.org works to help you integrate technology into your classroom by offering online tools and resources. This site helps teachers locate and create ready-to-use Web lessons, quizzes, rubrics and classroom calendars. There are also tools for student use.

iPad Apps for Education

Other Resources

Imposter Websites (Teaching Tools)

Video Game Creation

All three are free, and Kodu has a classroom kit that is a series of step-by-step lessons and activities for the classroom. School Library Media Kids

  • Packed with book trailers and language arts-related games, SlimeKids is designed to provide an interactive learning experience to get students motivated to learn on their own. Students can choose from literacy-related resources such as author and book review websites as well as educational tools including reference works and search engines.

Teaching and Technology Podcasts

Teaching and Technology Blogs

 

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