"Faculty meetings of late have been transformed from discussing bulleted agenda items to interactive and collaborative learning sessions. Utilizing available technology and web 2.0 tools during faculty meetings have allowed educators to be lead learners and stay on the cutting edge of best practice initiatives. Here are ten ways faculty meetings can move from boring to relevant and engaging:"
Why stop at paper and markers? With Glogster, a free, web-based tool, students can develop virtual posters including audio, video, text, hyperlinks, and images, and share their creations electronically.
The Trading Card tool gives students an alternative way to demonstrate their literacy knowledge and skill when writing about popular culture texts or real world examples. This interactive allows students to create their own trading card about a real or fictional person, place, object, event, or abstract concept.
Wonderful resource! Nice archive of poetry that can be explored by subject, theme, author, or form. Many of the poems have audio so kids can read along. Students can also learn about poets through biographies featured on the site.
Send your friends a unique message composed from locations around the globe.
*Update! Geo Greeting also creates an animation of your message. Very nice feature.
From previous post. "Geo Greeting uses a satellite view of buildings, structures and nature to spell out words and phrases. If you hold your mouse over a letter it will tell you where the image comes from and you also have the option of seeing it on a map."
I love Flipboard. I first learned about it from @jedipadmaster a few years ago. I use it to view blogs I follow.
I like when tools have more than one use. Below is a link, shared by Nik Peahey, with a tutorial on how to create your own magazines from your curated content. Very nice way to share content with students.
AwesomeStories chooses age-old stories, current events, and 21st century media; researches context and presents organized relevant primary sources to fuel lessons supporting teachers in engaging students in active learning, developing critical thinking skills, and constructing knowledge.
Lots to browse through!
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