Fifty Websites in Fifty Minutes for Administrators


Government/Policy:

United States Department of Education: http://www.ed.gov/index.jhtml
Virginia Department of Education: http://www.pen.k12.va.us
The Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute: http://www.cepionline.org/policy_briefs.html

Internet Safety:

NetSmartz: http://www.netsmartz.org/
SafeKids: http://www.safekids.com/

21st Century Skills:

Edutopia: http://www.edutopia.org
Partnership for 21st Century Skills: http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/

Organizations:

VSTE: http://www.vste.org
Virginia's Community of Learning: http://www.virginialearning.org
ISTE: http://www.iste.org
CoSN: http://www.cosn.org/

Multimedia Archives:

Internet Archive: http://www.archive.org
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com
Google Video: http://video.google.com/

Web 2.0:

Wikipedia: http://www.wikipedia.org
Wikicommons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
Make Your Own Wiki: http://www.wikispaces.com, http://www.pbwiki.com
Wikis and Blogs for Educators: http://edublogs.org/
Librivox: http://www.librivox.org
Learn Out Loud: http://www.learnoutloud.com/Free-Audio-Video
Library Thing: http://www.librarything.com
delicious: http://del.icio.us
Google Docs & Spreadsheets: http://docs.google.com/
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/
Netvibes: http://www.netvibes.com
Gliffy: http://www.gliffy.com/

Blogs/Podcasts:

Assorted Stuff: http://www.assortedstuff.com/
21st Century Collaborative: http://21stcenturylearning.typepad.com/blog/
Weblogg-ed: http://www.weblogg-ed.com/
Technology Times Live Podcast: http://www.glnd.k12.va.us/podcasts/TechnologyTimesLive.xml
The LIst at elearnspace.com: http://www.elearnspace.org/edutechblogs.htm
LifeHacker: http://www.lifehacker.com

Sharing/Utility:

Box.net: http://www.box.net
SendSpace: http://www.sendspace.com/
Backpackit: http://www.backpackit.com/
TinyURL: http://tinyurl.com/
AirSet: http://www.airset.com
ThinkFree Online Office Suite: http://www.thinkfree.com
Furl: http://www.furl.net

Buying Stuff:

ZDNet: http://www.zdnet.com/
Froogle: http://froogle.google.com/

Open Source Software:

Open Source Assistive Technology: http://www.oatsoft.org/
SourceForge: http://sourceforge.net/
SchoolForge: http://www.schoolforge.net/

Online Professional Development:

PT3 Now!: http://www.pt3now.org/
Netfiles: http://www.netfiles.org
Annenberg Media: http://www.learner.org/
Get a Free Education Online: http://tinyurl.com/lkgsq
Microsoft: http://www.microsoft.com/education/competencies/allcompetencies.mspx

Just for Fun (and maybe some learning):

Food Force: http://food-force.com/
Social Impact Games: http://www.socialimpactgames.com/
Google Earth: http://earth.google.com
Virtual Bubble Wrap: http://www.virtual-bubblewrap.com/popnow.shtml

Karen: www.ivyrun.com
Chris: www.edleadersonline.org