Smart Board websites
SMART Boards are interactive whiteboards and can be found in many classrooms. They're great for interactive lessons and games. Check out the websites below for SMART Board lesson plans, activities, and games.
Created by a Virginia public school teacher, this site features hundreds of lessons perfect for the Smart Board. Can select lessons by age group.
Excellent for the K-2 age group. Check out Between the Lions: Alphabet Soup, Sesame Street: Elmo Rhymes, and Super Why: Super Reader Challenge. These are web based activities; no need for separate software.
Connect with other teachers and get free lessons at the same time. Search by subject, grade, or file type. Most lessons created with Smart Notebook software (will need to have this downloaded on your Smart Board computer for these lessons to be compatible with your Smart Board). Can edit these lessons according to your own needs.
Educational Technology Websites
Not all of these websites are specifically related to literacy, but are good places to start when looking for innovative ways educators are using technology in the classroom.
Ed Tech's Must Read k-12 IT Blogs of 2018
If you want a more comprehensive list of the best educational technology blogs, try reading this list. Updated annually.
The Ed Tech Round Up
Provides a roundup of the latest educational technology news as well as a collection of reviews, lesson plans, suggested applications, and professional development ideas.
One of the go-to educational technology websites for educators. There are many, many ideas on this website; try using the search tool to narrow down what you're looking for.
The Innovative Educator
Lisa Nielsen's blog about making education fun and innovative for all. Often makes top 10 or best of lists for her tips on using technology in the classroom.
Reading By Example
Focuses on technology innovations in digital literacy.