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General

  • How-To prepare for giving a quality course
    This blog aims to help people who start giving courses and/or would like to give courses one day, but others would certainly also find some new and interesting information to help improve their difficult tasks!
  • Is My Professional Development Up-To-Date!Is the first question which you need to ask yourselves!You can ONLY give BEST and QUALITY courses when knowing about the latest knowledge in a 21st Century Education!
  • 50 Cheap Mini Lessons for Teachers - ideas that flow from the central question: "What is the most important advice I can give to other teachers?"
  • 60 Open Courseware Collections- to help you be a better teacher.
  • 100 Free Online Lectures - that will make you a better teacher.
  • 21st Century Learning - articles to make sure you're in the know about the latest ideas and activities for learning in the 21st Century.
  • 21st Century Learners Project - useful ideas and strategies to use in your own personal learning journey and with your students in the classroom.
  • Enquiring Minds- Professional Development Materials
  • Faculty Development Associates - online resources
  • Innovative Teachers Network - a global community of educators utilizing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to encourage and foster collaboration among teachers worldwide.
  • Inspired Classrooms - Moving away from a traditional classroom arrangement, the Inspired Classroom model brings four or five classroom computers from the perimeter of the room to the student’s desks.
  • Interactive Whiteboards - Interactive Whiteboards and their use in Irish classrooms.
  • Linguaphone language courses - Over 50 Self-studt language courses for all levels.
  • Learning and Skills Group Resources - hundreds of resources, from videos to articles, from podcasts to white papers, all designed to help you in your role as a learning and development professional.
  • LTS Inspiration Sessions: Run your own - sessions that can be used in your school, your department or your Local Authority, to challenge current ways of thinking and empower everyone to make small, powerful changes.
  • My Learing Space: Open Learning Courses - open learning courses designed to promote the professional development of educators. Each course contains a sequence of activities, resources and references.
  • NECC 2008 Webcasts - a broad spectrum of content focused on the standards, curriculum, best practices, and essential conditions for creating a 21st-Century learning environment for students.
  • NECC 2008 Wrapup and Review - a one-stop shopping spot for good links to reviewing NECC 2008.
  • PLN Yourself - PLNs increase our opportunities to ask questions and receive help compared to our normal daily face-to-face interactions.
  • SCoPE - SCoPE brings together individuals who share an interest in educational research and practice.
  • Tapped In - a Web-based learning environment to transform teacher professional development (TPD) for professional development providers and educators. Tapped In enables providers to offer high-quality online professional development experiences and support to more teachers. cost-effectively.
  • Teaching Today - improve your teaching ....... and that of your team.
  • Teaching Tips.com - tips, lists and links for many resources.
  • Ten Keys- the 10 Keys to Effective Professional Development
  • The Carnegie Commons - an intellectual community space provided to enrich and encourage exchange of knowledge about teaching and learning.

ICT/Technology

  • Cyber-Security Practice: Learn it in one week
    Learn and share over Social Media… Security is everyone’s responsibility! We are ALL responsible for the Internet’s future!
  • Learning basics of Cyber-Security A MUST in the 21st Century to protect the Learners and the Community!
  • 25 Tools: Professional Development Resouce - a free, open access PD Resource intended for those working in education, workplace learning or professional development who want to broaden their horizons in terms of the wide range of technologies and tools available for learning and performance support.
  • 30+ Ways to find Creative Commons Media - over 30 of the best resources online for audio, video, images and more for finding just the perfect Creative Commons licensed item for use in your next project.
  • 100 Web 2.0 Ideas for Educators - a guide to RSS and more (version 2)
  • 100 Tips, Apps, and Resources for Teachers on Twitter - find out how to get started with Twitter, ways to use it in an educational setting, and tools to help you use it better
  • Class in the Cloud - a conversation on educational technology.
  • Classroom Technology - using technology in the classroom.
  • Coolcatteacher- Basics for Beginners - What is Web 2.0
  • CTAP - recorded online staff development workshops.
  • Department of Education Victoria - using ICT and covered the domains of Literacy, Maths, Science and ICT
  • Discovery Education Network (DEN) - is a global community of educators passionate about teaching with digital media, sharing resources, collaborating, and networking.
  • Educating the Net Generation - an investigation into students' and teachers' use of new technologies and the development of eight case studies in which emerging technologies were implemented in learning settings across the three participating universities.
  • Educational Origami Starter Sheets - resources for the classroom teacher. The intention of each sheet is to introduce a tool, technology or activity that could be easily adapted for use in the classroom.
  • Effective ICT - encouraging the effective use of ICT (Information Communication Technology) in the classroom.
  • Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning - this Handbook has been designed as a resource for educators planning to incorporate technologies in their teaching and learning activities.
  • K12 Learning 2.0 - Self-directed online course for learning about key Web 2.0 tools and concepts such as RSS, blogs, wikis, social bookmarking, photo sharing, podcasting and Google Docs.
  • Learning 2.0 23 Things - 23 Things (or small exercises) that you can do on the web to explore and expand your knowledge of the Internet and Web 2.0.
  • Literacy with ICT - use the materials included in this wiki for teacher training, presentations, courses, etc.
  • New Media Consortium Publications- publications and other products from NMC's focused initiatives, which explore emerging trends, concepts, and developments.
  • New Media Literacies - used for students to add comments, resources and information about new media literacies in the spirit of becoming a part of a collaborative learning network.
  • NMSU Webinars (archived) - the RETA Webinar Series provides K-12 educators with cutting edge, online professional development sessions on educational uses of emerging technologies in the classroom.
  • OpenPD - collaborative space for an open staff development course (starts Wed 26th March 08).
  • Open Source CPD - site providing cpd material to support learning about using the social web in education. CPD for teachers provided by teachers.
  • PoducateMe - comprehensive guide to using podcasting in education.
  • Professional Development - tips and techniques to help you stay ahead of the curve with technology integration.
  • SWICT - a place for help when you are stuck with ICT.
  • Teach Digital - Wesley Fryer's workshop resources!
  • Teacher Tap - professional development resource that helps educators and librarians address common questions about the use of technology in teaching and learning by providing easy access to practical, online resources and activities.
  • TechEase - Quick answers to real classroom technology questions.
  • Tech Tutorials - Jefferson County School Tech Tutorials.
  • Teacher Training Videos- these videos were created for teachers to help them to incorporate technology into their teaching.
  • Teachers and Technology - Digital Literacy through Professional Development (pdf).
  • Teaching with Technology - introduces you to hundreds of free software applications and digital resources for educational purposes. Reflect on how technology impacts or should impact learning in the 21st century.
  • Teach Web 2.0 - a group of curious teachers who explore and brainstorm ways to integrate Web 2.0 technologies into teaching.
  • Tech Training for Teachers - information, resources, links, and documents to help you integrate technology in the classroom.
  • TIP Sheets - guidelines for useful software.
  • Using Web2.0 - Web2.0 links and examples.
  • Web 2.0 Ideas for Educators - A guide to RSS and more.
  • Web 2.0 Wednesday Challenge - learn about helpful Web 2.0 tools.
  • Workshoponestop - content for Web2.0 Professional Development Course.
  • Workshop Handouts - to promote the appropriate use of technology in support of teaching, learning, and leadership.