As far as interactive white boards go, Promethean is (in my opinion) the way to go for elementary classrooms. Here are some resources you need to check out:
Find flipcharts & resource packs. In order to download, you must first register as a user. This site is a gold mine!
WCPSS Promethean WIKI - Find Flipcharts for the Classroom or Flipcharts for Training
Find answers to technical problems on this site.
Other useful Promethean related sites:
Great support for educators using Promethean and Apple products in their classrooms. Check out the podcasts and Tech Tutorials.
I have found the FAQ page of this wiki quite helpful.
Cool Tools For Schools
Resources for 21st Century Classroom Tools - Technology
Nominated as Best Educational WIKI... This webpage features just about every technology tool you can think of using in the classroom. Tool bar on the left leads you to various pages that give a summary and a hot link of each tool. Sort of what I am doing here, but big-time!
Templates offered through Classtools:
Prezi is a zooming presentaion editor. If you are still using Powerpoint, it is time to step up.
Description from the webpage: Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.
Glogster EDU is a collaborative online learning platform for teachers and students to express their creativity, knowledge, ideas and skills in the classroom.
This tool includes: Glog – interactive poster making, the ability to create collaborative class projects, school-level teacher management of students and classes, insures private and safe student environment, engages students in fun and creative activities, and meets national educational standards. (See a student example in the tab above.)
Skype in the Classroom
Skype in the classroom is a free tool for teachers to connect with each other, find partner classes and share inspiration. Global learning and collaboration galore!
Google is amazing. Those Google people are constantly coming up with something new... Applications in the classroom? Yes.
One of my favorite bloggers, Kathy Schrock, has developed a clickable graphic of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy that gives educators some examples of how some of Google's tools support student learning at each level. Check it out here: Google Tools for Bloom's