Technology

Internet Acceptable Use Policy

Gaggle Student Email

Schoology

Office 365 - web-based Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & File Storage!

Log in to Office 365 with your Gaggle email address (ex: williamsb@students.hcboe.net) as your username and your student ID number as your password.

 

Make Your Own Video Games! (& Other Coding Resources)

Alice - computer programming in 3D environment

Code Academy - learn html/css, javascript, ruby, python, & more!

Code.org

GameStarMechanic

Greenfoot - learn JAVA programming

LearnStreet - Interactive Courses in javascript, ruby, & python

Learn Code the Hard Way

Level UP! - Scholastic Video Game Design competition

Ludo Dojo - site for "apprentice game makers and the masters who train them"

National STEM Video Game Design Challenge

Scratch (and LearnScratch)

Squeak

Udemy - coding courses - some free, some paid

 

Internet Safety & Statistics

Connect Safely - Smart Socializing Starts Here

NSTeens - videos, games, & comics about cyberbullying & digital citizenship

Pew Internet & American Life Project - reports on various aspects of technology in daily life - who's online & what are they doing?

Stop Cyberbullying

That's Not Cool! - tips on preventing & stopping text harrassment, pressure to sext, & other not cool things people do with their phones as well as on the internet

 

Tools

1001 Free Fonts

Audacity - free cross-platform audio editor and recorder

Delicious - social bookmarking tool - access your favorite sites from any computer

Flickr Commons - images in the public domain from museums, LOC, and other cultural institutions - find historical and other images for projects - blocked by school filter

Free On-Line Dictionary of Computing - frequently updated

GIMP - free photoshop-like image editing program

Learning Express Library Computer Skills Center - video tutorials for popular computer programs

Online Practice Modules - for PowerPoint, Word, Excel, DreamWeaver, and other technology tools

Pics4Learning - copyright-friendly images for teachers and students

SimplytheBest.net - free fonts, sounds, software, and more!

Transl8it! - make sense of txt lingo

Zamzar - convert a file from one type to another, easy & free

 

Connect

Like Morristown Hamblen East High School on Facebook

Like Morristown East High Library on Facebook

Folllow @MHHSELibrary on Twitter!

Figment - community of readers & writers

Goodreads - read & rate books, get recommendations, join groups, & more

Grooveshark - free, legal music sharing site

Pandora - make your own station based on your favorite music

TakingITGlobal - online community of youth interested in global issues and creating positive change

Wattpad - read & write free ebooks

Youth Voices  - students share and comment on each other's writing, photos, videos, and podcasts

 

For Parents

Commonsense Media - Internet Safety Tips for High School Kids

iKeepSafe.org - most of the site looks like it is for younger kids, but scroll down this page to see some videos relevant to teens about social networking and cyberbullying

On Guard Online

Stop Cyberbullying

Transl8it! - make sense of txt lingo

 

For Teachers

DOIT Helpdesk

FirstClass WebMail

AASL's Best Websites for Teaching & Learning

Academic Earth - free video courses & lectures from 10 elite universities, including Yale, M.I.T. Harvard, UCLA, and more!

Classroom 2.0

Connexions - Education modules created by teachers and learners and vetted by users, companies, universities, and professional associations.

Free Tech 4 Teachers - LOTS of free tech resources & reviews from Richard Byrne

Google Search Education - how to find better, more reliable internet sources

ISTE Connects - Professional Learning Networks