Label 59 is an online browser based application that lets you label any image interactively. With its rich annotation toolset. The free version allows you to create upto 10 slides with interactive features. This is a nice tool for adding interactivity to images.
I’ve long believed that teacher development, especially when it comes to technology, is best done online and over a longer period than can be accomplished with face to face training courses. Online study gives teachers the opportunity to try out new ideas with their students, think things through, and reflect on what they have learned. Working online, they can also grow within a community of teachers from around the world, learn from each other and share their learning experiences.
These principles have been at the heart of two new courses I have been developing in partnership with CELT Athens. I will be tutoring these courses from September 2012, so follow the link if you would like to find out more.
This is an interesting language exchange site which is based on discussion of specific topics from Star Trek to playing the guitar or fixing a bike. Anyone can either be a language teacher and or learner. Great way to practice and improve language and online teaching skills.
This is a great tool which matches up YouTube music videos to lyrics. Just enter the name of a singer you like then select a song. You'll see the lyrics appear beside the song. Great way to improve your language skills.
This is a useful app to help you read web pages. It pulls out the main content of the page and gets rid of the distractions and advertising around the content. It also enables you to save articles to read at a later date. A really handy free tool.
Meaki is an online tool for grabbing images of web pages to bookmark them. The bookmarks can be sorted into folders. You simply add a bookmarklet to the tools bar and click on it to bookmark a page. Overall it looks like a more attractive version of Pinterest.
This is a really useful tool to help develop your digital study skills. You can take notes and highlight specific parts of a web based text as you browse. You can sort your notes and links into collections and share these socially. Great tool.
It is our role as teachers to help students develop the skills to problem solve independently and collaboratively use 21st-century skills while not relying on technology to do all of the thinking for them. Just because these students are digital natives, does not mean that they do not need guidance to navigate the digital world–both in terms of learning how to discern important and relevant information from a large swath of data, and also to be able to inquire and solve problems that take time, thought, and energy.
This is a useful easy to use tool for creating online magazines with images and video embedded. Not for use by people under 13 years old and they do claim righte to use any images etc that you upload. Still handy for creating a visually pleasing online magazine.
MindMaple is a really useful mind mapping software for Windows PCs that you can download and use to brainstorm topics for assignments, create notes or make your own vocabulary charts. Great for organising and sharing your thoughts.
Hackpad is a simple to use real time collaborative wiki creator. It allows you to create very simple medi rich web pages which can then be edited by groups of people in real time from various locations. Simply link te pages together to create more complex wiki structures. Also woks on iPad.
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.