Educational Technology Resources

Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT): This site is for professionals in the fields of educational technology and has a wealth of information and resources for educators and others interested in learning more about educational technology and communication.

Assistive Technology: This site will help you more fully understand what assistive/adaptive technologies are, how they are beneficial to students, and ways you can incorporate them into your classroom to more fully engage all students in learning. Behrmann’s (1995) full article is here:

Family Center on Technology and Disability: This website has numerous tips and resources for integrating technology to assist individuals with disabilities. To find more information about this organization and how they can help, click here

Assistive Technology: 10 Things to Know: For Hopkins full article:

Penny Reed’s Eight Tips for Educators: For a full copy of her article about assistive technology, click this link

Tramiline: Tramline is an example of a website that connects students with virtual field trip opportunities. Click on this link to access the site and learn about field trip experiences for your classroom: This site offers support for students who have special needs when it comes to text production:

Rosetta Stone: This Rosetta Stone link is specifically for teachers for classroom use:

Telus Learning Connection: Telus Learning Connection offers productivity software. To learn more, click this link:

Tech For Teachers: This site offers much information about using Wikis in the classroom, along with examples of real classroom wikis:

TechnoKids: This site explains the importance of using word processing in the classroom and outlines basic and advanced word processing skills that could be enhanced through assignments like this:

Accelerated Reader: AR allows students and teachers to know students’ reading levels, which in turn, provides more accurate instructional opportunities for each individual. Learn more about Accelerated Reader at:

Inspiration/Kidspiration: Inspiration has many tools for students and teachers to learn from. To learn more about Inspiration, Kidspiration, and online concept mapping, visit this site:

Enhancing Education Through Technology: This grant program is for K-12 schools to help educators improve student achievement through the use of technology. Technology literacy, teacher training, and instructional design are also goals of this program. For more information, visit

Ready to Teach: This program involves opportunities for funding through competitive grants to improve teaching in core curriculum areas and to enable the development of educational video programming. The 3-5 year awards focus mostly on teacher training and development. For more information, visit

Ready to Learn: This is a student-centered program that offers grant awards to support the development of educational television and other digital media for early childhood ages and their families. Learning and school readiness are the goals of the program, but the organization also promotes community outreach and educational research. For more information, visit

Grant Wrangler:This site has multiple resources for educators to help find and apply for educational technology grants. Not only do they have technology-based funding opportunities, but they also have STEM, Arts, Health, and many other opportunities for grants and awards. Check out their site at

eInstruction: This site has many opportunities for educators, but has a special section just for grants and other funding opportunities. One great feature is their grant template resource which will help you on your way to finding funding for your school! Visit their website and all they have to offer at

New Schools Venture: This website also has tons of educational technology-related resources, including a special section for entrepreneurs trying to find innovative ways for integrating technology into education. This page has a long list of additional funding opportunities for educators:

Technology Grant News: This site offers some great examples of grants that are currently open for application and offer various opportunities for educators. Also found on this site is the latest news and research regarding educational technology, which may lead you to find more resources for funding--who knows! Visit their site at

Rekha Educational Software: Here’s a site with more information about drill and practice that also gives advice on how to evaluate your software

Tutorials: This site has advice on how to create effective tutorials

Simulations in the Classroom: This site can provide more information for teachers on how to incorporate simulations into their classrooms

Instructional Games: This site lists the top 8 online educational games for kids, according to the author

Problem Solving: is a site that provides a review of problem solving software and lists numerous examples of software that teachers can use in their classrooms to have student practice problem solving.

Internet Safety: Each of these sites provides tips and resources for keeping safe on the Internet. Special attention is given to protect children from potential harm while online.

Video Conferencing: Video conferencing can be used effectively in all classrooms. Click this link to learn about more ways video conferencing can be used for educational purposes:

Finale Music Software: To learn more about Finale music products or to purchase software, visit this link:

Practica Musica: Acting as a “personal music tutor,” Practica Musica can help students build various musical skills. Click here to visit their site:

Apple’s Logic Studio: Visit Apple’s Logic Studio for more resources and to learn more about Emagic for musical learners.

ISTE Standards: This site lists the International Society for Technology in Education standards for educators:

Blogger in the Classroom: This site offers tips and information about using Blogs in the classroom.

Teachers First: This site offers a wealth of information for educators, but this link specifically addresses using blogs in the classroom:

Discussion Boards: The University of Washington provides information on using discussion boards in the classroom along with other resources about how teachers can utilize discussion boards at this site

Using PowerPoint in the Classroom: This site offers great advice about how to effectively use PowerPoint in the classroom

Riverdeep Software: To visit Riverdeep’s website for information about Oregon Trail and other educational software, click here,1380671,818_1380706&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

Apple’s iMovie Software: Apple’s site about the latest version of iMovie and other interactive productivity software can be accessed by clicking on this link

Discussion Boards Additional Resources:

Web Conferencing in the Classroom: Adora Svitak provides five ways video conferencing can be used in the classroom for effective learning: