On this page you will find an assortment of technology and educational links.


Website Links:


Hardware

  1. http://www.macsales.com
    - Variety of computer parts and accessories focused towards Apple products.
  2. http://www.amazon.com
    - Amazon carries a wide variety of merchandise including computer parts and accessories.
  3. http://www.newegg.com
    - Popular website that carries a wide variety of computer parts and accessories.
  4. http://www.ascendtech.us
    - Variety of computer parts and accessories.
  5. http://www.monoprice.com
    - Known for high-quality cables and adapters. Also carries some parts and accessories.
  6. http://www.mwave.com
    - Variety of computer parts, electronics, and accessories.
  7. http://www.buy.com
    - Carries a wide variety of merchandise including computer parts and accessories.
  8. http://www.ebay.com
    - You can find just about anything on eBay including computer parts and accessories.
  9. http://www.frys.com
    - Variety of computer parts, electronics, and accessories. Fry’s have a few physical store locations.
  10. http://www.jr.com
    - Variety of computer parts, electronics, and accessories.

Software

  1. http://www.apple.com/software
    - Apple made software for their Mac OS X platform.
  2. http://www.microsoft.com
    - Microsoft made software for their Windows platform.
  3. http://www.download.com
    - Software download site that has a wide variety of freeware and shareware.
  4. http://www.google.com/intl/en/about/products/index.html
    - A list of Google made products including their online and downloadable software.
  5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Macintosh_software
    - A comprehensive list of notable software for the Mac OS.
  6. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Windows_software
    - A giant list of software for the Windows OS.
  7. http://www.tucows.com/downloads
    - Hosts thousands of freeware and shareware software titles.
  8. http://www.softpedia.com/
    - Hosts thousands of freeware and shareware software titles.
  9. http://www.macupdate.com/
    - Hosts thousands of freeware and shareware and information on Mac software.
  10. http://www.filehippo.com/
    - Hosts thousands of freeware and shareware software titles.

Technology Sites

  1. http://gizmodo.com/
    - Popular gadget blog that covers a lot of technology related news and gadgets.
  2. http://allthingsd.com/
    - Website that has information on technology news, analysis, and opinions.
  3. http://www.cnet.com/
    - Technology news and reviews. Also has a software downloads section.
  4. http://www.engadget.com/
    - Technology articles, news, and exclusives.
  5. http://www.macrumors.com/
    - Latest news and articles about Apple products and activities.
  6. http://www.ilounge.com/
    - Information/articles focused on iTunes, iPod, iPhone, and other ‘i’ related products.
  7. http://www.pcworld.com/
    - Online website version of their physical magazine.
  8. http://slashdot.org/
    - Technology news site that’s covers a lot of general technology related news from around the world.
  9. http://www.techrepublic.com/
    - News and blog site for business and technology.
  10. http://www.wired.com/
    - Technology trends and news. Articles and reviews about the latest technology.

Lesson Plan Sites

  1. http://www.lessonplanspage.com/
    - Hosts thousands of lesson plans and other teaching materials.
  2. http://www.internet4classrooms.com/lesson.htm
    - Web portal hosting links to lesson plans.
  3. http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson
    - Hosts thousands of lesson plans and other teaching materials.
  4. http://www.thinkfinity.org/lesson-plans
    - Hosts thousands of lesson plans and other teaching resources.
  5. http://www.angelo.edu/services/library/govdocs/lessonall.php
    - Alphabetical list of lesson plan sites from government agencies.
  6. http://lesson-plans.theteacherscorner.net/
    - Collection of lesson plans and other resources.
  7. http://www.lessonplanz.com/
    - Searchable directory of online lesson plans and lesson plan resources.
  8. http://www.lessonplansearch.com/
    - Lesson plan listings and searchable database.
  9. http://teachersnetwork.org/LessonPlans/
    - Collection of lesson plans and other resources.
  10. http://www.microsoft.com/education/lessonplans.mspx
    - Lesson plans created by Microsoft often involved with using Microsoft Office applications.

Technology Journals and Articles

  1. http://eprints.qut.edu.au/13066/1/13066.pdf
    - Exploring the use of blogs as learning spaces in the higher education sector
  2. http://www.glencoe.com/sec/teachingtoday/educationupclose.phtml/47
    - Using Blogs to Integrate Technology in the Classroom
  3. http://tep.uoregon.edu/shared/blogswikispodcasts/BlogsInEducation.pdf
    - Blogs In Education
  4. http://www.techlearning.com/article/46216
    - Eight Ways To Use School Wikis
  5. http://www.smartteaching.org/blog/2008/08/50-ways-to-use-wikis-for-a-more-collaborative-and-interactive-classroom/
    - 50 Ways to Use Wikis for a More Collaborative and Interactive Classroom
  6. http://www.det.wa.edu.au/education/cmis/eval/curriculum/ict/wikis/
    - Wikis in the Classroom
  7. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6920/6/41/?ref=nf
    - Wikis, blogs and podcasts: a new generation of Web-based tools for virtual collaborative clinical practice and education
  8. http://www.ascilite.org.au/ajet/ajet25/mcgarr.html
    - A review of podcasting in higher education: Its influence on the traditional lecture
  9. http://edutechie.com/2007/01/23/five-ways-you-could-use-video-in-education/
    - Five ways you could use video in education
  10. http://drdc.uchicago.edu/what/video-research.html
    - Video Research in Education

Open Source Software for Educational Use

  1. http://sourceforge.net/projects/cotvnc/
    - Education Use: Could be used to remote connect into another machine that runs special software only located on that machine.
    - Grade Level: Any grade level as the teacher will most likely be using it.
  2. http://www.gimp.org/
    - Educational use: An alternative to Adobe's Photoshop. Useful in any photography or art classes.
    - Grade Level: Junior High and higher.
  3. http://inkscape.org/
    - Educational Use: Great open source tool to edit vector graphics. Very useful in any graphics course that requires you to create and editor vector type graphics.
    - Grade Level: Junior High and higher.
  4. http://www.serena.com/products/openproj/
    - Educational Use: Could be used to replace Microsoft Project when working on that type of assignment.
    - Grade Level: Junior High and higher.
  5. http://www.pdfsam.org/
    - Educational Use: Could be used to help take pages from PDF files given by the instructor and remixing them to how you might want when preparing your notes.
    - Grade Level: Junior High and higher.
  6. http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec
    - Educational use: Recovering deleted files. This tool can be useful in any classroom. The ability to recover deleted papers, homework, notes, or whatever it may be can be priceless.
    - Grade Level: Any grade level as the teacher will most likely be using it.
  7. http://stardict.sourceforge.net/
    - Education Use: Excellent translator and dictionary that could be used in foreign language classes or when writing a paper.
    - Grade Level: Junior High and higher. (Or earlier depending on the scenario)
  8. http://stellarium.org/
    - Educational use: this software could be very useful in astronomy or other science classes.
    - Grade Level: Junior High and higher. (Or earlier depending on the scenario)
  9. http://tuxpaint.org/
    - Educational use: As the developer description states, this program is excellent way for children to express their artistic abilities.
    - Grade Level: Elementary and higher.
  10. http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
    - Education use: You can play virtually any kind of computer media file. Could be used to play educational audio/video.
    - Grade Level: Any grade level. The teacher will most likely be using it but students may use it to play educational media in class or at home with assistance (if needed).

Tutorials for Software

Whether learning how to use software or using software to learn, these are great sites to check out.
  1. http://www.youtube.com/
    - Excellent site to search for tutorials on how to operate software.
  2. http://www.internet4classrooms.com/on-line.htm
    - Small collection of technology tutorials.
  3. http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/support/training-FX101782702.aspx
    - Tutorials on how to use Microsoft Office Software.
  4. http://www.apple.com/findouthow/mac/
    - Tutorials on how to use Macs and Mac related software.
  5. http://www.howtoforge.com/
    - Tutorials on Linux and Linux related software.