TechTalk4Teachers podcast (blogcast, netcast, webcast, zunecast, educast, teachercast, tomcast - your choice of vocabulary) is for educators wanting to keep up with the latest advances in educational technologies and their practical applications in classrooms. We have a little something for everyone from kindergarten teachers to university professors. Keep on learning!
Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. An abstract, citation, playing time, and word count are given for each of the passages. Many of the passages also have a related reading strategy identified. Each reading passage can also be downloaded as a PDF and printed for use as a read-along or as supplemental reading material for your classroom.
From the George Lucas Foundation - Integrating technology into classroom instruction means more than teaching basic computer skills and software programs in a separate computer class. Effective tech integration must happen across the curriculum in ways that research shows deepen and enhance the learning process. In particular, it must support four key components of learning: active engagement, participation in groups, frequent interaction and feedback, and connection to real-world experts. Effective technology integration is achieved when the use of technology is routine and transparent and when technology supports curricular goals.