Bonus Materials: Classrooms 2.0 ISTE 2012 - San Diego

If you want to explore even more examples of ideas from wired classrooms, check out these links

Fantastic Teachers of Movie Making / Digital Storytelling

Marco Torres: A creative, dynamic Apple educator who, after teaching in public school for many years, now teaches teachers how to make beautiful visual stories.
Alas Media: A group of Marco's former students who have their own business now, making films and teaching teachers.
Alas Media Wiki: filled with product reviews and "how to" instruction. A fantastic resource!
Movie "How To" Tutorials from Beaver. I'm not sure if you can access these pages yet, but I'll request these restrictions be changed.

Polling/Backchannel Sites

GoSoapBox: A not entirely free (after the trial version) site, but it is an excellent resource for polling students and create a "backchannel" for discussion. It's much cheaper than the clicker feedback systems you might find.

PollEverywhere: another cheap alternative to the clicker feedback systems

TodaysMeet: a free, easy way to create a "backchannel" discussion

Vocabulary Sites

Quizlet: a flashcard-on-steroids community site started by a high school student. Students can create their own sets or use the ever-growing community sets.

Membean: I added it again, it's that good! It's not free, but you can probably get a free trial.

Modern Slavery Project: A way my students and I use technology, research, and critical reading to teach empathy and social justice


BCDS Grammar Ning: A homemade grammar resource we use in Beaver English classes.
iTeach Ning: A professional development resource we use at Beaver.
Jim Burke's English Companion Ning: a resource I've only begun to explore, but my colleagues rave about it. I find anything Jim Burke does to be so useful.
Global Education Ning: perhaps the largest and most active Ning focused on global education

My too sporadic (but hopefully always informative) blog:

Digital Farm Experiment: A constructivist manner for organizing the 21st century classroom.

Student Scribes: Rotating note-taking responsibilities between students using wikis, Google Docs, or blogs

Weekly Life Lessons in the classroom