• If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • Whenever you search in PBworks or on the Web, Dokkio Sidebar (from the makers of PBworks) will run the same search in your Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Gmail, Slack, and browsed web pages. Now you can find what you're looking for wherever it lives. Try Dokkio Sidebar for free.


New Teachers Academy

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Use Delicious to save web sites you (or your students) will return to.

Click on the Delicious Bookmarklet to quickly add something to Delicious.


Information Literacy

  • Urge the control and regulation of DHMO.


Software Tools


  • Picasa helps you organize and edit your digital photos. FREE!


  • Google Earth is a 3-D virtual globe...tons of applications for K-12. FREE!



Internet Tools

  • Many Berrien County schools have access to Discovery Education streaming (formerly united streaming) for media clips.

    Michigan Model health-related videos are available to everyone in Michigan for free. Log in with username: mi_model, password: mi_model.


  • There are lots of great videos on YouTube, but it's blocked.  Use Media Converter or KeepVid to download them at home.  Then bring them to school on a flash drive or email them to yourself. Another great choice is Format Factory, which converts many types of files.


  • Or if you're clever you can store them on Box.net.



  • Use Rubistar to create incredible rubrics.



  • Google Docs is also very popular and easy to use. 

    Use the Forms feature to collect information from your students or parents.


  • As long as you're using Google, set up a Google Calendar.



  • Edit your photos online with Picnik.


  • Create a video presentation with Animoto
  • Post and share on Slideshare.

  • VoiceThread is another way to create a collaborative presentation.


  • Tell stories using comic strips with GoAnimate.


  • ShareTabs is a cool way to share internet sites with your kids.


  • Facebook is blocked, but you can create your own social network on Ning, invite your students, and provide a safe environment to talk, share, and learn.

    Another option for younger kids is imbee


Create Content

  • Use PBworks to quickly create web pages that can be edited anywhere.


  • Put away the poster board and use Glogster.




  • Record live video using Ustream.tv...or you can view recorded videos.

Other Resources



  • Starfall is where children have fun learning to read.


  • Tools: Rubric Maker, Graphic Organizer Maker, and Citation Maker.


  • All Michigan teachers have access to Michigan Learnport for resources and professional development.  Even better, you can access netTrekker, an educator friendly web directory and all-around great tool.


  • State Board of Education leaders provide ASSISTance for beginning teachers, experienced teachers, and administrators!



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