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Technology in the Classroom

Useful Overviews

  • Technology Integration - The Edutopica website (from the George Lucas Foundation) explores best practices in technology integration.
  • Edudemic - "What is the best way to improve education using social media?" That’s the big question that Edudemic hopes to answer.
  • Alive in the Swamp - A report co-authored by noted education reformer Michael Fullan, about assessing digital innovations in education.

Alberta Teacher Resources

  • ETCATA (Educational Technology Council of the Alberta Teachers' Association) Formerly known as ATACC.
  • The Galileo Educational Network, This resource is designed to assist teachers, teacher educators and pre-service teachers to address the question: How can university faculty and pre-service teachers have consistent access to the most current thinking of practitioners who are leading the way in ICT integration


Concept Mapping/Graphic Organizers)

  • Inspiration® is a powerful visual learning tool that taps into students' creativity and learning strengths. Students develop essential learning strategies as they create graphic organizers to visually represent concepts and relationships. The results are clearer thinking, more creative projects, better organized writing and improved performance across the curriculum.
  • CMAP TOOLS - Empowers users to construct, navigate, share and criticize knowledge models represented as Concept Maps.


Wonderful resources for iMovie in the classroom. Worksheets, blackline masters, and other organizational tools also available.

Web Applications

  • Joyce Valenza's 2clicks Links- Joyce Valenza is a teacher librarian renowned for her knowledge of how to use educational technology in the classroom. This page gives you a pretty comprehensive list of links to tools that can be used for digital storytelling, digital publishing, notetaking, brainstorming and much more.
  • New Tools - Joyce Valenza also has this massive libguide with tabs for every imaginable kind of new tool that can be used in the classroom.
  • Multimedia - Links to information and websites about creating multimedia projects in the classroom.
  • SupportBlogging - Set up to provide an opportunity for students, teachers, administrators, parents, and others to help promote an understanding of the benefits of educational blogging.
  • Big Huge Labs - Helping you do cool stuff with your digital photos.
  • Hot Potatoes - includes six applications, enabling you to create interactive multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/ordering and gap-fill exercises for the World Wide Web. Now freeware, the Hot Potatoes home page is located at the University of Victoria.
  • Go animate - a website that enables the simple creation of unique computer animated stories.

Digital Literacy

Internet Privacy

  • Youth Privacy - A privacy quiz and advice for youth about how new technologies can have a significant impact on their personal privacy, from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.

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