News and Trends
Top 10 Web stories, August 2011
1 Developing an Authentic ePortfolio
Lisa Nielsen provides tips for preparing your ePortfolio
that can show everyone how great you are.
2 Photo Ops: 10 Innovative Ways to Use
If you’re lucky enough to have digital cameras at your
disposal, here are a few picture-perfect ways to use them.
3 Top 10 Teaching-Based Movies
David Kapuler lists his picks for great movies that focus
4 ISTE 2011 News
T&L reporters posted regular updates throughout the
show. See highlights of ISTE11 news on our EdTech
5 Sites for Using iPads in Education
Lisa Nielsen asked an Apple employee to share useful
materials for iPads for schools; here’s their list.
6 Top 10 Educational Apps for Facebook
David Kapuler is back with another top 10: this time he
cites some recommended resources for those schools
that allow Facebook.
7 Lesson Plans Made Simple
PlanbookEdu.com is an example of helpful tools posted
on techlearning.com. This new Web site offers ways
for teachers to organize and access their lesson plans
8 Grants Calendar and Directory
Download this free 2011-12 Grants Calendar and
Directory for the latest grant opportunities for schools.
9 Coral Reef Interactive
This role-playing activity allows students to see how
human choices impact the health and stability of a coral
reef community. This is an example of our “Site of the
Day” column, sponsored by nettrekker.
10 50 Sites in 60 Seconds
Education blogger David Kapuler has created a free
slideshow of 50 great sites for education, creativity,
organization, and more. Each slide includes basic
information about the site, a link to the site, and a link
to Kapuler’s review of the site.