K-12 Curriculum Resources

Software, Interactive Websites, Learning Objects, Apps, Collaborative Projects
& Open Ed Resources (OER)
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General Introduction


Introduction to area of Educational Software: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Educational_software
Learning with software.hot.gif Pedagogies and practice.
http://pandora.nla.gov.au/nph-wb/19991114130000/http://www.educationau.edu.au/archives/CP/default.htm
Ed Software categories:
http://edutechwiki.unige.ch/en/Educational_technologies#A_flat_typology_of_major_educational_sofware_categories


K-12 curriculum software, app & website reviews


Apps in Education: http://introtoictineducation.wikispaces.com/learningtechnologies#iml
EdShelf: hot.gif https://edshelf.com/
Children's Technology Reviewhot.gif (includes magazine) http://childrenstech.com/
Teem (UK).hot.gif http://teemeducation.org.uk/
Superkids Ed Software & Apps Reviews (US). http://www.superkids.com/
BETT awards (UK)hot.gif http://www.bettawards.com/home
K-12 Software Reviewskangaroo.gif (by UTS student teachers) – includes links to other software review sites.
http://www.projects.education.uts.edu.au/ClassSoft/softwarereviews.lasso

K-12 Site Reviews. http://www.educationworld.com/awards/
Schoolzone's Webguide (UK).hot.gif http://www.schoolzone.co.uk/


Sample K-12 curriculum software outlets

(some have free trial arrangements)

2simple.kangaroo.gif http://www.2simple.com.au/
Edsoft kangaroo.gif http://www.edsoft.com.au/
EdAlive (US) http://www.edalive.com/
Sunburst http://commerce.sunburst.com/
Sample K-12 apps: http://www.superkids.com/apps/
GreyGum ed. Softwarekangaroo.gif hot.gif(Australian): http://www.greygum.com.au/

FREE Curriculum Software outlets

Educational Software Cooperative. http://www.edu-soft.org/padlib/index.php
K-6 Educational Software FREE downloads. http://www.pigeons.net/software/browse.php?category=4
Free stuff from Microsoft http://www.microsoft.com/uk/education/students/free-stuff.aspx


Interactive K-12 Online Learning Site Portals


Schoolzone's Webguide (UK).hot.gif http://www.schoolzone.co.uk/
EdNa K-12 sites search.
http://apps-new.edna.edu.au/edna_retired/edna/go/schooled/school_theme_pages.html
eThemes. http://ethemes.missouri.edu/
K-12 interactive web site Reviewskangaroo.gif(by UTS students): Gems reviewed by UTS student teachers (+ links to other reviews sites) http://www.projects.education.uts.edu.au/Interactive/interactive.lasso
EducationWorld Monthly Site Reviews / Awards. http://www.educationworld.com/awards/
I4C Sites for different subjects. http://www.internet4classrooms.com/k12links.htm


Learning Object Repositorieshot.gif


Intro. to Learning Object Repositories: http://edutechwiki.unige.ch/en/Learning_objects_repositories
National Digital Learning Resources network.kangaroo.gifhot.gifhttp://www.ndlrn.edu.au/default.asp
(Used to be The Le@rning Federation (TLF)
TALE Teaching and Learning Resources.kangaroo.gifhot.gif (NSW DET employees only have access to resources).
Via http://www.tale.edu.au/
National Aust. VET hot.gif http://toolboxes.flexiblelearning.net.au/
Learning objects ...links to examples from Ed. Dept of WA. kangaroo.gif http://www.eddept.wa.edu.au/cmis/eval/curriculum/learningobjects/index.htm

Global

Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT):hot.gif http://www.merlot.org/ (a good place to start is the award section: http://taste.merlot.org/catalog/awards/ )
Maricopa Learning Exchange. hot.gifan electronic warehouse of ideas, examples, and resources (represented as "packages") that support student learning (context is HEd but useful ideas for K-12). http://www.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/mlx/
Resources for educational excellence. (US). http://www.ed.gov/FREE/index.html
Wisc-Online. The Wisconsin Online Resource Center is a digital library of Web-based learning resources called "learning objects." FREE. http://www.wisc-online.com/
Connections.http://cnx.org/aboutus/
Kahn Academy hot.gif http://www.khanacademy.org/
TEDEd Talks:hot.gif http://ed.ted.com/
Teacher Resource Exchange (UK) Decommissioned.
http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110316231736/tre.ngfl.eduserv.org.uk//


Open Education Resources (OER)


Introduction to OER:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_educational_resources or
http://edutechwiki.unige.ch/en/Open_educational_resources

OER (Jisc) intro. https://openeducationalresources.pbworks.com/
Massive Open Online Courses. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massive_open_online_course
Effective use of learning resources. (JISC) http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/themes/lra



Online Curriculum Projects & Telecollaborations


Oz-Projectskangaroo.gif(EdNa): http://www.ozprojects.edu.au/course/category.php?id=10

IEARNhot.gif . iEARN is the world's largest non-profit global network: http://www.iearn.org.au/ (US site is http://www.iearn.org/ )
Global Schoolhouse. hot.gifProjects registry is a clearinghouse for more than 2000 online collaborative projects, organized by topic, grade, and project date. Find partners or join projects from around the globe. http://www.globalschoolnet.org
ePals Classroom Exchange.hot.gif http://www.epals.com/

Thinkquest. All about students thinking and learning together. Students work in teams to create the best educational websites and compete for exciting prizes http://www.thinkquest.org/
Virtual Architecture. http://virtual-architecture.wm.edu/
Eduscapes - Collaborative projects (excellent intro. to collaborative projects). http://eduscapes.com/tap/topic1.htm
Telecollaborate! http://nschubert.home.mchsi.com/
Gigglepotz Class-connectis a great way for classrooms to connect with other classrooms across the world.
http://gigglepotz.com/connect-with-classrooms/
Harnessing the Power of the Web. This guide will help you to understand collaborative, project-based learning on the Internet. http://www.gsn.org/GSH/pbl/harnessing.html
Teachers.Net projects (mainly epal ads.) http://teachers.net/projects/
KidLink. Helps children collaborate and network with friends around the world. http://www.kidlink.org/drupal/project

International Telementor Program (ITP). Facilitates electronic mentoring relationships between professional adults and students worldwide, and is recognized as the leader in the field of academic based mentoring. Since 1995 over 15,000 students throughout nine countries have received support, encouragement, and professional guidance. ITP serves students in K-12 and home school environments as well as college and university settings. http://www.telementor.org/

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