This scoop.it has been created as a resource for everyone who attends my workshop on Cool Tools for the Classroom AND for anyone who is interested in enhancing their teaching with new, interesting, clever, efficient, fun, smart, engaging ideas.
I can't promise that everything here will add value to your classroom but I'm sure you'll find at least one idea to try.
Welcome to ImageQuiz, a website that uses the power of images (1 image = 1000 words) to help you learn. The website contains a variety of quizzes, tagged according to topic: just select a topic that interests you from the sidebar, then select a quiz.
The best thing about ImageQuiz is that you can make your own.
Suitable for teachers and students. [You will need to explore for yourself to work out which ones are best for your classroom environment.]
If you have an absolute, favourite web tool that you use to support inquiry-based learning, I’d love to hear from you. Click here to share your web tool and I will add it to the list below.
The inquiry phases referred to below come from: Information skills in the school New South Wales Department of Education and Communities Guided Inquiry Design: A Framework for Inquiry in Your School by Carol C Kuhlthau, Leslie K Maniotes and Anne K Caspari.
And yet, for me, Instagram has done the opposite. I'm paying attention more closely to the beauty in my world. When my mind wanders, it doesn't always move into the abstract. I'm looking for beauty around me.
So, with that in mind, I'm thinking of ten ways I might use Instagram with my students next year:
PicLits.com is a creative writing and e-learning site that matches beautiful images with carefully selected keywords in order to inspire you. It is a forum for creative writing, social interaction, and can also be used as a teaching tool.
In this guide you'll find directions for using the measurement tools in Google Maps, directions for creating your own maps, directions for sharing maps, and links to additional resources about using Google Maps in education.
CAMPBELL Walsh was sick of waiting for his NAPLAN test results. ''I wanted to know how I'd done. In another era, Campbell might have been told to sit down and be quiet. Instead, his teacher, Bec Spink, suggested he post the question on social networking site Twitter. Campbell had an even better idea: why not tweet to the Prime Minister? Spink didn't skip a beat. ''Righto,'' she said.