Classroom Assessment is divided into two parts, each containing three lessons. Part I focuses on basic concepts and common assessments such as multiple choice and essay questions. Part II includes performance assessment, classroom interactions, and attitude surveys.
ClipArt ETC is a growing collection of quality, royality-free illustrations for classroom use.
ClipPix ETC is a growing collection of quality, royality-free photographs for classroom use.
Digital Teaching and Learning is a free teacher resource that offers suggested teaching strategies and sample lesson plans on integrating technology in the classroom using tool-based software while meeting the Florida Sunshine State Standards
The Educational Technology Clearinghouse is your starting point for links to
educational resources for Florida's teachers. Explore subject area sites, teacher
resources, and the reference desk.
ESOL TAPESTRY supports the infusion of ESOL into teacher education programs via video lectures by experts in the field of teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
Florida: Social Studies Resources for Students and Teachers includes
thousands of resources for multimedia projects and dozens of reading passages
with FCAT-like questions. Visit this resource for photographs, maps, music, VRs,
movies, documents, and more.
FCAT Express Reading Grade
4 is designed to help teachers prepare students
for the fourth grade reading Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. Sections
include teaching strategies, rubric scoring, practice tests, and references.
FCAT Express Reading Grade
8 is designed to help teachers prepare students
for the eighth grade reading Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. Sections
include short and extended response rubrics, a self-test using scoring rubrics,
two FCAT practice tests, teaching strategies, and related Web sites.
Express Reading Grade 10 is designed to help teachers prepare students
for the tenth grade reading Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.
5 Staff Development Tool is designed to help teachers prepare students
for the fifth grade math Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.
8 Staff Development Tool is designed to help teachers prepare students
for the eighth grade math Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.
Ideas, Activities, and Resources provides an overview of the Internet
and includes curriculum integration ideas for Florida educators. Also available
Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in MP3 (audiobook) format.
Making the Connection is an interactive teacher and student training tool for basic Internet literacy and safety.
Math Portal offers a large collection of math lesson plans, resources, and links
to other web sites.
Multicultural Education through Miniatures has pictures and stories of dolls, puppets, and small figures from many countries. Students and teachers can use the pictures in school projects. Every doll has a story about the culture in his or her country.
Multimedia in the Classroom: Engaging Students focuses on using multimedia in the classroom as tools to help students visualize, synthesize, convey, and construct knowledge.
No Strings Attached! provides wireless laptop lesson plans and support.
Pinellas County Schools' Student Expectations Database is an educator's resource
and reference tool to identify what students should know and be able to do at
the pre-K through grade 12 level in ten subject areas. This guide relates the
Pinellas County Student Expectations to the Sunshine State Standards, benchmarks,
competencies, lesson plans, assessments, and resources. The Student Expectations
Database was developed in partnership with Pinellas County Schools through the
Goals 2000 Student Achievement Grant.
Presentations, ETC includes over 20,000 backgrounds for your Keynote or PowerPoint presentations. Also a selection of themes, templates, and links to other presentation resource sites.
Guide to the Holocaust is an overview of the people and events of
the Holocaust through photographs, documents, art, music, movies, and literature.
Guide to Distance Learning provides a basic introduction to older distance learning
technologies and applications in K-12 education. Contents include benefits of
distance learning; connectivity issues; print, audio, computer, and video technologies;
implementation; and glossary.
Tech-Ease for Macintosh offers concise answers to many of the most common questions about using technology in the Mac classroom.
Tech-Ease for Windows offers concise answers to many of the most common questions about using technology in the Windows classroom.
Tech-Ease 4All offers concise answers to many of the most common questions about using accessibility options in Mac and Windows.
Using Data to Make Decisions outlines techniques for collecting and analyzing data. It contains practice exercises, links to relevant articles, and case studies of teachers who are using data in their classrooms. The course is designed to illustrate methods for collecting and analyzing data that do not require complex mathematics.
The Vietnam War: Oral Histories is a collection of thirteen stories recorded by high school students for a class project.
FCIT also designs websites for other centers including
David C. Anchin Center
Kiran C. Patel Center
Gus A. Stavros Center
USF College of Education 50 Year History
The following sites are no longer updated by FCIT. They still receive a small amount of traffic, so we have not deleted them from our server. You may still find some useful information here, but much of this content is outdated.
Guide to School Networks provides an overview of computer networks
and their integration into the school setting. Topics include types of networks,
protocol, hardware, cabling, topology, and software. This 80-page booklet also
includes a convenient glossary. Also available as .
Getting Started with Telecommunications contains extremely outdated information about connecting with FIRN. (1995-2001)
Quick Reference Guide is a summary chart of basic HTML code last updated in 2000. Also available
as a tri-fold brochure in .
of the Internet is a guide to Internet terms and acronyms. Last updated in 2000.
Also available as a tri-fold brochure in .
The Laptops for Learning Task Force published this 2004 report assessing the use of mobile laptop computers in all learning environments as it relates to student success in grades K-12.
Web is a beginner's guide to using Web search tools last updated in 2002. Also available
as a tri-fold brochure in .
A Teacher's Guide to School Web Sites is an introduction to the entire process of designing and developing a school web site and related issues. Last updated in 2004. Content from this site that is still relevant has been exported to Tech-Ease for Macintosh and/or Tech-Ease for Windows.