Although educators tend to feel like they are left all on their own to deal with students that are getting crazier by the day, there are plenty of technology resources that can make their teaching job more effective.
Online flashcards - how I used it - I created a glossary of terms taken from the VCE study design. The hardest part was making sure that I only entered 120 characters or less. Used the formulae =len(A1) to calculate number of characters. A great tool for revision. Easy to use. Used a QR code for students to scan and will embed it into a blog for them. I would recommend it! Get the students to make their own flashcards.
Mahara is an open source ePortfolio and social networking web application. It provides users with tools to create and maintain a digital portfolio of their learning and social networking features to allow users to interact with each other.
I have embedded my animated Voki into my website. It engages the student and allows interactively within the site. It is an effective way to introduce a concept to the class. Other ideas may include; use it for role play purposes, provide instructions to your students or give feedback. Use it to provoke critical thinking or students could record their learning i.e.share five interesting facts that they have learned. Strengths its free but does have limitations. Only 60 secs to record your voice so you will need to be quick.
This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory, zone of proximal development The area of capabilities that learners can exhibit with support from a teacher., Montessori constructivism, Lave & Wenger...
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