Mac 101: If you’re new to computers or simply need a refresher course on how to get the most out of your Mac, this is the place for you. Mac 101 is your guide to using a Mac effectively and efficiently. Whether you want to learn how to get around your Mac desktop (or find out what a desktop is, for that matter); figure out how to connect your printer, iPod, digital camera, or other device; discover email and the Internet; learn how to do various tasks; learn how to use the software that came with your Mac; or even find out what to do when things don’t go as planned; they have the answers.
Studio4Learning is a hip website geared towards students. They present instructional content in video form. They offer videos in several content areas. Highly enjoyable.
Apple Learning Interchange has educator created lessons and activities rich with movies, images and podcasts & special collections from content providers.
BBC Schools-Dance Mat Typing is a fun typing program for elementary students.
WebTools4u2use is a wiki for school library media specialists to learn about cool new web tools, see how they can be used in school library media programs, and share ideas & success stories. Offers great options for blogs, photo and video sharing, wikis, writing tools, presentations and more. Heaps to learn!
iTunes U. Not really a site but a great resource nonetheless. Click here for an introduction video. (Don’t forget to use podcasts as well!)
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence provides a bank of web resources ranging from Arts & Music, Health, History & Social Studies, Language Arts and Science.
PBS Teachers is PBS’ national web destination for high-quality preK-12 educational resources. Here you’ll find classroom materials suitable for a wide range of subjects and grade levels. They provide thousands of lesson plans, teaching activities, on-demand video assets, and interactive games and simulations. These resources are correlated to state and national educational standards (US) and are tied to PBS’ award-winning on-air and online programming like NOVA, Nature, Cyberchase, Between the Lions and more.
Teachers TV is simply what the title suggests, videos relating to teaching and the National British Curriculum. Still worth the visit.
TED: Ideas worth spreading is one of my favourite sites. It has inspired talks by the world’s greatest thinkers and doers.
Pop!Tech: A network of remarkable people, extraordinary conferences, powerful ideas and innovative projects that are changing the world.
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives has mathematical games and interactive activities ranging from pre-K to grade 12. (Thanks for the tip Tim B!)
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity. What is MIT OpenCourseWare? MIT OpenCourseWare is a free publication of MIT course materials that reflects almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT.
Curriculum 2.0 & New Literacy. Their essential question, ‘How does an information and technology curriculum stay relevant and meaningful in the 21st Century?