News and Trends
Top 10 Web Stories, September 2011
1 Assessment Apps
Vicki Windman provides some apps to help document
goals for special-needs students.
2 Campaign to Thank Teachers
The “You Made A Difference” campaign records people
thanking a teacher who made a difference in their lives.
3 14 Ways to Improve Your School Web Site
Terry Freedman shares his tips for creating a dynamic
and useful school Web site.
4 Roadmap to Online Assessments
Pearson has developed a new resource to help states
and districts navigate the transition from paper-andpencil
to online assessments.
5 Checklist for 21st-Century School Leaders
School CIO Advisor Nancy Caramanico posted this
communications checklist for School Technology
6 Which Sites Are the Most Copied?
A recent white paper from TurnItIn lists the most popular
Web sites for student-matched content on the Web.
7 Facebook in Education
Lisa Nielsen posts a report featuring school leaders
who ban and block as well as those who empower and
8 Site of the Day: NASA Kids’ Club
Explore the universe through a variety of colorful
activities, engaging videos, and captivating photographs.
9 154 Ways to Use Moodle
Guest blogger Michelle Vance says there is no wrong
way to create a Moodle page. Here is a list to help you
decide what to include on your page.
10 Google+, Facebook, Twitter, and Blogs--
When and Why to Use Each
Lisa Nielsen asks, do we really need another social
network? Her answer: Yes. She offers the benefits of
the top social networks, including the new Google+.