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7 Technology Tools Every Educator Should Use [k-12 perspective]

7 Technology Tools Every Educator Should Use [k-12 perspective] | Learning technologies resources | Scoop.it

"In a perfect world, here’s how I determine which of these hundreds (thousands?) of tools are student-ready:

• I try it myself. Does it work easily and as promised? Is it intuitive? Are there intrusive ads that will distract students as they work through the steps?

• Next, I query my social networks. Have my fellow tech teachers had success with this tool? What problems did they run into? Is it stable? If my e-colleagues find the glamour is only skin deep, I move on.


If a tool passes these two tests, I try it in class. Since I teach over 430 students every week, that’s the true barometer. If a program survives the hands-on grade-level labor of dozens of students, if they can create a project that supports their learning in new creative ways and still have fun, I’ve found a good tool."

Via Carla Arena
sarspri's insight:

Good advice for developing the skill to filter all the potential new tools out there for a k-12 teaching environment. 


The seven include some old favorites (Jing, BigHugeLabs, Tagxedo, PollDaddy, Xtranormal, Voki) plus a new one: Nanoogo, a "visual communication canvas".  

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5 Ways to Use Google Docs in the Classroom | Susan OXNEVAD

5 Ways to Use Google Docs in the Classroom | Susan OXNEVAD | Learning technologies resources | Scoop.it
Google Docs is a user friendly suite of online collaborative tools that come with tremendous potential for use in the classroom. I have spent some time discovering innovative ways to use them as effective tools for learning.

Via Monica MIRZA, Jacob Broadhead, sarspri
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