Free Online Resources Engage Elementary Kids (Tech2Learn Series)
Fifth-grade teacher Nicole Dalesio keeps her class motivated to learn by encouraging them to create multimedia presentations and projects using technology tools on the Web.
Tech2Learn Video Series
Our new video series goes inside the classrooms of educators who use technology tools in their lessons every day. Learn from their challenges, celebrate their successes, and share their resources in every episode.
This series is a co-production with the Teaching Channel.
Additional Resources and Tools from Mrs. Dalesio
- Mrs. Dalesio's Big List of Free Online Tools
A list of links to more than 100 great free online tools for kids to use in class, like Animoto, Storybird, and VoiceThread. She also includes sample student work made with each tool, and some tools have tutorials.
- Free Online Resources to Spark Creativity
A slideshow from a presentation Mrs. Dalesio gave at a conference about using digital tools with kids
- Video Tutorials on YouTube
You can see student work examples from Mrs. Dalesio's class, as well as instructions for tech tools she uses on her YouTube Channel. She also publishes video tutorials, including her "Photoshop for Kids" series, on Vimeo.
- Digital Student Portfolios
Students have posted their work online for peer and teacher review. Mrs. Dalesio offers links to several cartoon avatar-making sites so the children's privacy is protected.
- Follow Nicole Dalesio on Twitter.
Visit the Tech2Learn series page to see more resources.