Here's a list that has compiled some of the tech tools that should be part of any teacher's tech tool arsenal this year. I'm sure that everybody will find a few that work for them. I'm currently using quite a few of these tools with my third graders.
Multimedia Timelines are great teaching and learning web tools that we can use with our students. The good thing about these tools is that they present information in such a visually catching way that students become more engaged and on task using them.
Explore and share your images in full, high-resolution detail with Zoom.it, a free service from Microsoft. I used Zoom.it to display our class picture on our website. You have to have a link, so first save your image to FreeImageHosting, then embed.
Learnist makes it super easy to share what you know by curating the web. You can use videos, blogs, books, docs, images or anything on the web to explain how to learn something. Learnist is much like Scoop.it. Using both will make you a powerful techie!
If you are new to the iPad, then setting up one or more for use by students can be a daunting task. The iPad is a window into the entire world, and with that comes amazing benefits and also things that should likely be left outside of the classroom.
A twelve-year teaching veteran and a California regional Teacher of the Year, Heather Wolpert-Gawron writes on educational policy, curriculum design, and daily school life. This article provides a quick overview of why teachers need to get on board with technology in their classroom.
FlipSnack is a flipping book software that lets you convert PDF documents into Flash page flip digital publications that you can embed into your website. The final product is like thumbing through a magazine.
An easy to use web app that gives you free speech to text dictation in a browser. You will need to be using Google Chrome for this website. Once you have recorded what you want to say: save it, print it, email it, or tweet it. This is totally cool!
Mathalicious lessons teach standards-based math through real-world topics that students care about. One of the many sites now creating real world Math lesson plans. This site is the best I've come across, and each lesson comes with an accompanying student handout and sliderocket presentation complete with video and associated student notes.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.