New Jersey's Technology Standards consist of 8.1 Educational Technology and 8.2 Technology, Engineering, Design and Computational Thinking, which work symbiotically to provide students with the necessary skills for college and career readiness.
Selected by the American Association of School Librarians, a division of the American Library Association, Best Apps for Teaching & Learning encourage exploration and discovery. Listed in alphabetical order each entry briefly describes the app, identifies its platform and appropriate age level. The corresponding AASL Standard is also identified.
Best Websites for Teaching & Learning identifies high quality internet resources for teaching and learning by the American Association of School Librarians of the American Library Association. All websites are free and encourage exploration and discovery. The list is divided by pedagogical categories such as media sharing, digital storytelling, social networking, content resources, etc.
Designed for use by parents and teachers Common Sense Media evaluates movies, games, apps, websites, television shows, books and music. Searchable by age, entertainment type, topics, etc. this website provides reviews for over 20,000 products.
Great Websites for Kids identifies outstanding websites for children from birth to age 14. The websites are evaluated by a committee of the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. Additions are made three times a year and all sites are checked at least twice a year. The list is divided by subject area. All entries identify appropriate audience.
Online Teaching Resources
Additional internet resources may be found on the Technology Education webpage selected by staff of the Curriculum Materials Center of the David & Lorraine Cheng Library,
From Common Sense Media, this section includes resources for teachers on technology related topics such as digital citizenship, one-to-one programs, etc. Also has lesson plans, games and infographics for grades 3-12.
Using the theme, "Learn with the world, not just about it," iEARN helps teachers and students from over 140 countries work together. Use the Project Collaboration Centre link to identify projects, find project partners, or join a teacher or youth forum.
For over 20 years Kathy Schrock has been helping educators learn about technology. This website links you to information about BYOD/BYOT, concept mapping, digital storytelling, iPads in education, and a host of other topics.
Tech & Learning, originally a print publication and now completely online, is a resource for education technology professionals in K-12 districts and schools. It provides information about issues, trends, products, and strategies in educational technology.
Teaching Aids in the CMC
The Curriculum Materials Center (CMC) has a variety of resources to help you teach with technology. The following are a few examples: