There are a couple tools out now that I see bantered around in educational circles that I just hate! And there are some pretty awesome tools out there that are being used in rather old and traditional ways, and I don’t hate the tool, but I hate the use of them.
Teacher Tech Training (T3) was developed as a resource for teachers who want to know more about using technology with students. Tech tools can be used to encourage deeper reflection in learning, critical thinking, and problem solving.
T3 incorporates community building features that allow users to friend other users and follow friends’ activity on the site. We encourage discussion and interaction among users on the site and look forward to learning from everyone here.
A lot of subscription based or Ed Tech sites require a student email address to create an account which can become a BIG issue when dealing w/ CIPA compliance, because a majority of students to not have a school email account. That being said, there are still a number of Web 2.0 sites that do not require a student email address to create an account.
To understand how social media, an almost integral part of our current culture, can benefit K-12 schools and districts, we asked eSchool News readers: “Name one way you use social networking in your school/district.