Learning never stops
Dedicated educators are lifelong learners. With that in mind, we've designed free, online training for the classroom that helps educators do what they do best, even better.
Digital Textbook Playbook
The Digital Textbook Playbook is a guide to help K-12 educators and administrators begin building rich digital learning experiences for students in districts across the country. The playbook offers information about determining broadband infrastructure for schools and classrooms, leveraging home and community broadband to extend the digital learning environment, and understanding necessary device considerations. It also provides lessons learned from school districts that have engaged in successful transitions to digital learning.
National Education Technology Plan 2016
The National Education Technology Plan, Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology, calls for applying the advanced technologies used in our daily personal and professional lives to our entire education system to improve student learning, accelerate and scale up the adoption of effective practices, and use data and information for continuous improvement.
Teach to Lead
Launched in March 2014, Teach to Lead is a joint effort of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and the U.S. Department of Education to advance student outcomes by expanding opportunities for teacher leadership, particularly those that allow teachers to stay in the classroom. The initiative seeks to spur fundamental changes in the culture of schools and the teaching profession so that teachers can play a more central role in the development of policies that affect their work.
NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates.
Educate children on how to recognize potential Internet risks
Engage children and adults in a two-way conversation about on- and offline risks
Empower children to help prevent themselves from being exploited and to report victimization to a trusted adult
OnGuardOnline.gov provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) maintains OnGuardOnline.gov with significant contributions from partners on this page. The Flash tutorials were created by the Internet Education Foundation (IEF).
When adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying behavior they send the message that it is not acceptable. Research shows this can stop bullying behavior over time. There are simple steps adults can take to stop bullying on the spot and keep kids safe.
Project Tomorrow is a national education nonprofit group based in Irvine, California.
The vision of Project Tomorrow is ensure that today’s students are well prepared to be tomorrow’s innovators, leaders and engaged citizens of the world. We believe that by supporting the innovative uses of science, math and technology resources in our K-12 schools and communities, students will develop the critical thinking, problem solving and creativity skills needed to compete and thrive in the 21st century.
Free Tools and Resources from Intel® Education
Intel offers free, easily integrated tools and teaching resources to support collaborative student-centered learning. Our online thinking tools provide active learning places where students can engage in robust discussions, analyze complex information, pursue investigations, and solve problems. You’ll also find teaching resources such as exemplary lesson plans, assessment strategies, and technology-enriched project ideas for all K–12 subjects. Developed by educators, these free tools and resources support 21st century learning, with project-based approaches in the classroom.
ALSDE - Educational Technology
Educational Technology assists educators and stakeholders to effectively plan, implement, and use technology by providing resources, professional development, guidance in obtaining funding, and technical assistance for learning, teaching, and leading students to become productive citizens.â€‹
Technology In Motion
Regional Inservice Center
Technology in Motion Specialist from the Southeast Alabama Regional Inservice Center located at Troy University. He provides ongoing job-embedded professional development for faculties on the use of existing and emerging technologies through the inservice area, which includes 21 school systems in 11 counties
eLearning Alabama uses a Web-based model to provide effective professional development that leads to gains in teacher’s content knowledge, improvements in their teaching practices and increases in the achievement of their students.
eLearning Alabama is Alabama’s implementation of the E-Learning for Educators Initiative, a project funded through a federal Ready to Teach grant and multi-state collaboration between ten state education agencies and associated public broadcast stations. eLearning Alabama partners are the Alabama Department of Education Technology in Motion program and Alabama Public Television .
Alabama Educational Technology Conference
The Alabama Educational Technology Conference (AETC) plays a key role in helping educators at all levels increase their understanding of the role of technology in education. With the required implementation of the Technology Education Course of Study in Grades K-12, professional development in integrating technology into the curriculum will be more in demand this year than ever before.
Free Workstation Tools
Camtasia Studio--Powerful screen recording and editing for high-quality videos.
CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner.
OpenOffice.org is a free suite of tools similar to Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint which enables you to create, open, edit, and save documents including those in the Microsoft document formats.
YouTube Downloader is a popular, free program that enables you to download and convert online videos (legal content, to which you have the rights) for later viewing on your desktop or mobile device. It can convert files to MOV, MP4, 3GP, WMV, AVI, or MP3.
SuperAntiSpyware will remove all the spyware, not just the easy ones. Quick, complete and custom scanning of hard drives, removable drives, memory, registry, or individual folders. Includes trusting items, and excluding folders for complete customization of scanning. Detect and remove spyware, adware, malware, Trojans, dialers, worms, key loggers, hijackers, parasites, root kits and many other types of threats. Light on system resources and won't slow down your computer. Repair broken internet connections, desktops, registry editing. Real-time blocking of threats. Prevent potentially harmful software from installing or re-installing.