21st Century Instructional Technology Tools To Enhance Leading, Teaching, and Learning

Online communication and Collaboration Tools











  • **Technorati** Technorati collects, organizes, and distributes the global online conversation. A blog search engine.




  • Skype Free voice / video / chat communication over the Internet


Instructional Technology Integration Across The Curriculum


Video in the Classroom

  • United Streaming - All region 4 schools already have accounts on United Streaming, the largest and most current K-12 digital video clip library available.
  • PowerMedia Plus - Replaced United Streaming in 2006 as the free site for United Streaming. Schools can use their United Streaming password. There is currently no fee for this site.
  • TeacherTube - An online community for sharing instructional videos. Fills the need for an educationally focused, safe venue for teachers, schools, and home learners. It is a site to provide anytime, anywhere professional development with teachers teaching teachers. As well, it is a site where teachers can post videos designed for students to view in order to learn a concept or skill.

Videoconferencing Websites

  • Pacific Bell Knowledge Network An excellent guide to videoconferencing in general and available programs, you'll find this an often referred to resource. It also provides a directory for finding schools throughout the world to collaborate with and opportunity to add your school to the directory
  • The Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration - Lots of good programming is coming out of CILC. Check out the searchable database and get program ratings from CILC. They also act as a booking agent for many content providers.
  • TWICE** The premier website for class-to-class collaborations and projects. They are the creators of many interesting projects ie. Read Across America, MysteryQuest, and many more. They also provide an extensive searchable database of content providers.
  • NYIT Education Enterprise Zone The Educational Enterprise Zone is a consortium of museums, cultural institutions, research centers, school districts, educational organizations and corporate facilitators who work toward bringing quality K-12 videoconferencing to classrooms.
  • NYIT EEZ Videoconferencing Training Web The Educational Enterprise Zone is a consortium of museums, cultural institutions, research centers, school districts, educational organizations and corporate facilitators who work toward bringing quality K-12 videoconferencing to classrooms.
  • NYIT EEZ Videoconferencing Training Web
  • The Nassau BOCES videoconferencing Program Guides
  • Download a guide to videoconferencing in general and available programs, you'll find this an often referred to resource.
  • Videoconferencing Cookbook This is an excellent resource. When you visit, set aside some time. It's addictive