Time is a storm in which we are all lost. Only inside the convolutions of the storm itself shall we find our directions.
~William Carlos Williams

Tools and Resources for what drives professional learning...the standards, curriculum, time management, conversations, etc.

Common Core Standards


Common Core Standards

View the Common Core State Standards in one convenient FREE app! A great reference for students, parents, and teachers to easily read and understand the core standards. Quickly find standards by subject, grade, and subject category (domain/cluster). This app includes Math standards K-12 and Language Arts standards K-12. Math standards include both traditional and integrated pathways (as outlined in Appendix A of the common core) and synthesizes Language Arts standards with the Corresponding College and Career Readiness Standards (CCR's).
Cost: Free

Next Generation Science Standards

View the Next Generation Science Standards in one convenient FREE app! A great reference for teachers, parents, and students to easily read and understand the standards. Quickly find standards by various topic arrangements or keyword search.
Cost: Free

Curating Resources

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Padlet is an online collaborative tool to help you brainstorm ideas from a class, collate research on a topic gauge understanding on a topic, curate website links, share information to an audience and so much more! One great feature of Padlet is the ability to download data from the wall for archiving, sharing, or analysis.

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ISTE 2014 TIME attendees, please use this Padlet wall to post your favorite resource(s) to share with teachers:


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TodaysMeet helps you embrace the backchannel and connect with your audience in real-time. Encourage the room to use the live stream to make comments, ask questions, and use that feedback to tailor your presentation, sharpen your points, and address audience needs.

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Lino is an interactive web space where anyone who has your corkboard URL can post a sticky note. Great for brainstorming, review and sharing!
Cost: Free
Also available at: http://en.linoit.com/
Want to practice on a canvas?

Finding Apps to Support Curriculum

App Search Sites

App Shopping Apps



Find great apps without spending a dime! Get high quality paid apps for free each day. AppsGoneFree will provide with you with 5-10 awesome apps each day that are free.
Cost: Free

AppShopper Social

AppShopper keeps you up to date on the newest App Store apps, sales and freebies. Organize apps in your own customized Wish List and automatically get notified when there is a sale or update.
Cost: Free



Timer Tools

Kagan’s famous TimerTools software is now available as an app. You get a suite of powerful timers that are super easy to use. Timers include: Countdown, Stop Watch, Turn Timer, Seconds Up, Seconds Down, and Interval Timer. Access and set any timer with just a few clicks. All the most frequent times teachers use are available as presets.
Cost: $2.99


30/30 helps you get stuff done! You set up a list of tasks, and a length of time for each of them. When you start the timer, it will tell you when to move on to the next task.
Cost: Free



Tally It!

A simple beautiful tally counter that makes counting easy and fun! Make sure you never lose count again. Create multiple tally boards so you can keep track of multiple things at once.
Cost: Free