3-D-1: Collecting Resources on Teaching the Net Generation

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Complete a web search on topics surrounding educating the Net Generation.

In the table below add at least one link to a resource that you found particularly helpful.
Include a description of the link and explain why you feel it is helpful. Include your name and a link to your profile. The first three entries are given as an examples.


Resource name/title & link
Description
How or why this resource is helpful
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Route 21
"...a one-stop-shop for 21st century skills-related information, resources and community tools."
This site offered a list of the skills needed by 21st century learners. There was a really great diagram here that illustrated the skills and linked to descriptions of what 21st century instruction should look like. Also, there are a lot of resources for teachers/educators such as presentations and podcasts
ChrisC
http://www.slideshare.net/
Upload and share your PowerPoint presentations and Word documents on SlideShare. Share publicly or privately. Add audio to make a webinar,
This site is full of education related presentations.
GinnyS
50 Ways to Use Wikis in the Classroom
This site lists 50 uses of wikis to create a more "collaborative and interactive classroom".
Wikis are collaborative and easy to use with our Net Generation students when you are looking for learning activities. Teachers can get free accounts in Wikispaces and other online Wikis to use with their students.
GinnyS
http://creativecommons.org/
This site allows you to share music and build upon music of others and it is all consistent with copyright laws.
There is a wiki component to this website and can be very useful if you would like to incorporate music into a lesson. This can be very stressful and many people shy away because of the difficulty with copyright laws.
Sarah S
http://www.prometheanplanet.com/
This allows you to have access to new flip charts in very many content areas with a free sign-up
The flip charts can be used with the ActivInspire software. These flip charts are available for all content areas and can be formatted to your liking. It is pretty easy to add video, pictures, music, etc. to the flip chart you are using. Very much like an interactive Power Point.
Sarah S
eportfolio
website allowing the creation, modification, and assessment of eportfolios
Portfolios can be used as an assessment of student growth over time, in addition to or instead of traditional grading methods.
Karen H.
Class Zone
Textbook specific puzzles, games, vocab flip cards, e-workbook, animations, power point presentations, @home tutor, & more...
This website can be a resource for teachers and students. Students can use it to stay sharp-minded and up to date. Teachers can access tools for daily lesson plans.
Marie P
(Thanks for remembering to make your name a link back to your page! Chris)
desktopvideo.about.com
Website that features and explains different videosharing websites.
Youtube is a common website for uploading videos, however, it is not the only option. This website will be helpful for teachers and students to determine the best place to upload their educational videos to share with others.
Carol B
Virtual Fied Trips
Allows users to take "virtual" field trips to specific topics and places
Mostly science related, this site provides a variety of field trips that allow students to access pictures and information on topics all in one location. The site also allows teachers to reate their own virtual field trip.
Kris U
Thinkport
A variety of precreated lessons for all subjects utilizing videos, webquests, SmartBoards, and other technology.
Thinkport was created for Maryland educators. There used to be lessons only about Maryland, but as the site has expanded, so have the lessons. You have to create an account to join the website, but once inside you can create, edit, and enjoy the lessons that they provide for all grade levels and all subject areas based on whatever form of technology you feel comfortable using.
Monica C
Technology Integration Educator Network
A site where you can find a
multitude of technology
resources
This site was created for the Adams County educators for sharing technology, its use and where to find pertinent information. It is
quite a comprehensive list and breaks it down into content area
on the bottom left.
Erika L‚Äč
Computer Games and Learning
Digital Game-Based Learning
Article by Marc Prensky (PDF)
Excellent resource for terminology, background, table with types of learning and potential game styles. Very thorough. Like a handbook.
Dawn M




Educating the Net Generation
One educators idea of the 7 key traits of the Net Generation
It gives an educators insite into what makes a "Net Gener" tick and learn in today's classroom.
Doug Z
http://webquest.org/index.php
Create or find webquest as a student activity.
This is a resource for teachers or older students. It has a search for exisitng webquests or new ones can be created.
Susan H