Here are a list of resources that I use and recommend.
This is a WordPress site. If you want to create a website, WordPress is the best place to start. There is the free version at WordPress.com and the paid version at WordPress.org.
Adobe Photoshop Extended CS5 Student & Teacher Edition
I had a lot of people ask me how I make the graphics for my site. I use Photoshop. I’ve done graphic design on the side for years, and I don’t know what I’d do without my Photoshop. Now that I’m blogging, I like making my site as attractive as possible. Photoshop helps me do that.
GoDaddy is my current hosting site. I’ve been using them for years for my other websites. Their customer service is great, and their prices are among the lowest.
This is another hosting site that I’ve put on my list, even though as of now I don’t use them. I added them, however, because if you are going to create a WordPress site, BlueHost makes it so easy. Go Daddy was a little complicated, and I know there are some teachers out there who are not that tech saavy. With BlueHost, you can have your WordPress site up in less than an 30 minutes.
Camtasia Studio Version 7
This is the best program I have bought in the last 5 years. It allows me to record what’s on my screen as well as my voice. I’ve used it to make my tutorial videos that I’ve posted on YouTube, AND I’ve used it to record my PowerPoint notes for my students. Now if my students are absent or they need a refresher before the test, all they have to do is click on the YouTube link on my class website.
The Everything New Teacher Book
This is a nice little book that gives new teachers a nice overview of what they can expect during their first few years.
Do you have an ebook or another product that your visitors can download, E-Junkie makes it easy. I use E-Junkie to sell my ebook, and they do all the work.
More to come…