Thursday, September 6, 2012
Jumping up and down excited
www.mrsteachnology.blogspot.com I am so excited to find this site. Great stuff!!! Head over to her website and checkout this post. All of her links are hot so it is easier to navigate there. Web 2.0 For Everyone Over the summer, I have trained teachers to use a variety of Web 2.0 tools in the classroom. I wanted to share some of my favorites. I have blogged about a lot of them, but you really should check out some of the sites to use in your classroom this year. Some of them will help you organize both your classroom and home life, while some of them are special sites for the kiddos to use. Over the course of this year, I will share how these can be used in the classroom in more depth, but I wanted to go ahead and share the list so you could do some exploring! Organization Tools •http://fav7.com (bookmark 7 websites for your students to use easily) •www.symbaloo.com (organize your home page) •http://classroombooksource.com (organize and track your classroom library) •www.classdojo.com (manage classroom behavior digitally) Bookmarking Tools •www.livebinders.com (create online binders) •www.delicious.com (bookmark favorite sites and access from anywhere) •www.pinterest.com (need I say more?) Creation Tools •www.slideshare.com (create videos using digital photos) •www.animoto.com (animate digital photos to create a movie with music) •www.tagxedo.com (create word clouds) •www.prezi.com (make presentations more engaging) •www.blabberize.com (make pictures talk) •www.comicmaster.org (create comic books) •www.kerpoof.com (digital storytelling for elementary students) •www.photopeach.com (create videos) •www.stixy.com (post information to a virtual bulletin board) •edu.glogster.com (create posters online) •www.timeglider.com (interactive timelines) •www.readwritethink.org (many lesson plans and interactive tools for students) Planning Tools •www.thinkfinity.org (lesson plans) •www.neok12.com (find videos, lesson plans, interactive games, and more) •www.khanacademy.org (videos to flip the classroom or tutor students) Collaboration/Sharing Tools •www.edmodo.com (Facebook for the classroom) •www.voicethread.com (upload videos or pictures to share and receive comments) •www.twitter.com (tweet classroom information) •www.dropbox.com (share documents, pictures, videos, etc. with colleagues) •www.wallwisher.com (create an online bulletin board for students to answer questions) •docs.google.com (share everything) All of these tools are awesome and FREE! Some of them you don't even have to create an account to use. This makes them simple to implement in the classroom. I hope you can find at least one to use this year! Make sure to check out www.neok12.com. This is definitely one of my favorites!