I can see how some web tools would be perfectly suited for some of the suggested activities, ie. Padlet for posting questions about reading assignment, use Socrative for the short pop quizzes, a Google form for collecting memorization tricks for vocabulary words that can be shared with the class. Do you see any others?
"Read Write Think offers a bunch of great web, iOS, and Android applications for students. One of those that I recently learned about from David Kapuler is Read Write Think's Timeline creator. RWT Timline is available as a web app (Flash required), as an Android app, and as an iPad app. All three versions make it easy for students to create timelines for any series of events."
"This school year I've worked with a few school districts that are using Google Apps for Education for the first time. A lot of what I have done with those school districts is help to get the teachers acclimated to using Google Drive. When I sat down to plan an upcoming Google Drive training session I thought about some of the essential Google Drive skills that teachers need in addition to creating documents, presentations, and spreadsheets. Here are five essential Google Drive skills that I think teachers and students need."
"E-learning or using technology to support learning comes in many different shapes and sizes. I’m always being asked to give advice and ideas on different online tools or iPad apps that can help with learning in the classroom. It’s always a challenge to balance the needs of the activity, with the skills of the learners and often too the greater challenge is to raise the confidence of the teachers. I often hear from teachers about how they want to achieve more effective learning using technology, but often don’t have the software resources to achieve them, which is often due to finances. This article aims to give you my top FREE online tools to support learning in the classroom."
Jim Lerman's insight:
There are many, many excellent free tools in this article.
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