Subtext is a free iPad app that allows classroom groups to exchange ideas in the pages of digital texts. You can also layer in enrichment materials, assignments and quizzes—opening up almost limitless opportunities to engage students and foster analysis and writing skills.
Living Junction is a fun and easy way to create social magazines around your hobbies and interests.
You can drag-and-drop your favorite rich media content to the pages of your magazine to bring the stories around your favorite topics alive. Each magazine comes with a set of social features which help to create micro communities around your favorite topics.
The magazines you create can be private to you and your closest friends, or public and shared with a community of like-minded people.
That we have evolved our favorite forms of communication is obvious without more than simply watching our students walk through the hallways. It would be easy to demonize social media and each medium that it provides for human interaction. But it would be educationally valuable to embrace it, turning it into an opportunity for our students to develop an appreciation for the advanced cognitive skills they employ on a daily basis. Why not study the highly visual communication models connecting the thoughts that mean the most to them with the social networks where they live their lives?
A.nnotate offers online document review, annotation, collaboration, discussion, sticky notes, pdf indexing, pdf markup, sticky notes online, comments on web pages to annotate pdf documents online with online stikis...