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Instructional Technology
ACCESS Distance Learning Program
ACCESS Distance Learning (Alabama Connecting Classrooms, Educators, and Students Statewide) is an education initiative of the Alabama Department of Education. It provides opportunities and options for Alabama public high school students to engage in Advanced Placement (AP), elective, and other courses to which they may not otherwise have access.
Alabama Virtual Library
Provides students, teachers, and citizens of the state with online access to library information resources.
APT Plus
APTPLUSTM is Alabama Public Television's 21st century destination for online learning.  State-of-the-art technology combined with a wealth of content-rich resources makes learning a dynamic, interactive experience for all ages.  Free for educators, adult learners, childcare professionals, parents and youth,
APT
PLUSTM provides exciting multimedia educational materials to serve the people of Alabama.
Common Sense Technology and Media

Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. We empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.

Media and technology are at the very center of all our lives today -- especially our children’s.  Kids today spend over 50 hours of screen time every week. The media content they consume and create has a profound impact on their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development.  Learning how to use media and technology wisely is an essential skill for life and learning in the 21st century. But parents, teachers, and policymakers struggle to keep up with the rapidly changing digital world in which our children live and learn.  Now more than ever, they need a trusted guide to help them navigate a world where change is the only constant. 


National Geographic for Kids
Features different people, animals, and places each month with facts, games, activities, and related links.
NetSmartz Cyber Safety
NetSmartz is an Internet safety resource from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America that uses the latest technology to create high-impact educational activities for even the most tech-savvy kids of any age group.
Thinkfinity

Thinkfinity.org offers free lesson plans and educational resources for teachers, parents and students.


wiredSAFETY

wiredSAFETY is the largest and oldest online safety, education, and help group in the world. Originating in 1995 as a group of volunteers rating websites, it now provides one-to-one help, extensive information, and education to cyberspace users of all ages on a myriad of Internet and interactive technology safety, privacy and security issues. These services are offered through a worldwide organization comprised entirely of unpaid volunteers who administer specialized websites, resources and programs.


4Teachers
4Teachers.org works to help you integrate technology into your classroom by offering online tools and resources. This site helps teachers locate and create ready-to-use Web lessons, quizzes, rubrics and classroom calendars. There are also tools for student use. Discover valuable professional development resources addressing issues such as equity, ELL, technology planning, and at-risk or special-needs students.