Digital textbooks are in the news these days. Many publishers are providing digital textbooks at a cost. However, Boundless has "just launched the public beta version of its brand new site. What is Boundless? It’s a way to easily turn all of the open source information that exists in the world into a simple easy-to-use digital textbook. And it’s free."
Boundless uses open source materials to create their digital textbooks. Additional digital resources are also generated. For more information on how it works check out this article, or go directly to the Boundless website to sign up: http://www.boundless.com/.
While the idea of being or becoming a connected educator is important, as a new teacher, this may seem completely overwhelming. There are resources in abundance for this month of learning, such as the CEM Starter Kit and the Connected Educator Month Calendar. These sites are packed with wonderful information, truly enough to get the head of a new teacher spinning!
SpiderScribe is an online mind mapping and brainstorming tool. It lets you organize your ideas by connecting notes, files, calendar events, etc. in free-form maps. You can collaborate and share those maps online!
Are you looking for some new ideas for icebreakers with your students this year? Here are 10 icebreakers that use technology. Begin your school year with an activity that greets the student as a 21st century learner.
Tom Barrett has once again put together an "Interesting Ways" presentation. This one provides 36 ways (and tips) to use Twitter in your classroom. Quite a few folks have provided ways they use Twitter with their students, so if you are thinking of using Twitter this presentation is worth checking out.