So many teachers want to start using Google Apps, but don't know where to start and which are most suited for their classrooms. This list is a great starting point to share with my colleagues. There is so much more we can be sharing than we realize.
Digital Storytelling is an alternate and innovative option to the old school paper style we used to stick to. Student love the variety they can choose from and how they can customize their own based on style and preferences.
Great analogy to the older woman reading the newspaper and how much information sharing has changed. Great ideas for the classroom as well to be aware of using the technology to the fullest to boost comprehension.
"Even the best writers from among us are prone to the odd mistake. Slick Write is an online tool which helps to correct and even improve your writing on a number of levels.
"Slick Write enables you to evaluate the stylistic features and potential flaws of your work, as well as giving you the ability to identify spelling errors and grammatical mistakes. Interestingly, the tool gives you an insight into the structure of your content, breaking up paragraphs and sentences in a unique, informative way.
"You can analyse the flow of your work, and assess some of the statistics which Slick Write provides for you. When using all the features in unison, it becomes relatively easy to turn an average piece of text, and turn it into a literary masterpiece.
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...
Neat annotation site for collaboration online. Better than all those paper notes that can get lost and mixed up. Great for visual organization and working through the editting process online. My writing groups loved trying this out!
Very useful insight into how we guide and educate our youth. Interesting idea of "situation creator" as well, creating opportunities to belong, seeing that we are stronger being connected than on our own.
Multi-media resumes are here. We have so much to showcase in so many different mediums, the paper resume is no longer sufficient. Employers wish to see potential employees on more than just a piece of paper.
lettrs is the cloud and mobile platform for powering the world’s meaningful communications. Featured in TIME, Wall Street Journal, and NPR, lettrs has become known as “the correspondence cloud” for reinventing a new digital to postal system of letter writing
Definitely an element which seems to be missing in modern technical communication. Love the personal element - teaching students to take the time and the patience to write an actual letter - instead of the quick often emotionless text.
Thanks for sharing! Great free resources at a great time when we are winding down and getting our thinking caps on for ideas for next years courses. Good summer resource when I will have the time to peruse in my "spare" time.
I like this chrome extension. A neat new way to curate and integrate into your main page. Interesting way to showcase a team project to showcase information back and forth. We tried this for one of our group projects as an assignment.
Any program designed to sustain your brain activity is a welcome addition to the classroom. So much of our brain is underutilized. I tried this with one class, and they loved it! A definite brain stimulator for all ages, love how you can customize your program and it can tell by how old you are, which programs would better suit you.
Schoolfy has announced the summer launch of its long-awaited educational technology platform. Touted as a revolutionary classroom management system, the Schoolfy platform builds upon social networking technology to facilitate teacher planning, support online grading, and otherwise enhance educators’ time management.