“Watching from the outside, Twitter is like the dumbest thingyou’ve heard of: “Why would anyone want to tell others whatthey are doing in 140 characters?”"And yet to dismiss Twitter is a mistake because it’s an incrediblypowerful tool for your personal learning and connecting withothers.”
Just like TED-ED and Khan Academy, YouTube now hosts several educational channels all geared towards the betterment of education. More importantly is the fact that many teachers and educators are creating their channels where they share their content area expertise and knowledge in the form of tutorials and guides.
Using Blogger or Google Sites to create a blog or website is more than adequate for most teachers and students. But at some point you might want to beyond the limitations of WYSIWYG. It's then that you'll want know how to write and edit HTML yourself.
One of the first challenges that students face when beginning to work on a group research project is organizing and connecting all of their ideas. These three tools can help students collaboratively organize their ideas on the web.
Planning, organizing and collaborating on large projects or events can be a challenge for many. The most taxing aspect of any large project is to communicate in an efficient manner that does not interfere with productivity but at the same time keep group members abreast of the latest updates.
Ms. Hall's insight:
Trello is an excellent organizational tool for students to help organize large projects.
Educators can use digital storytelling with almost any subject and can even "flip" their classroom by using mobile apps. Below is my comprehensive list of sites/apps that can be used for digital storytelling..
One of the main objectives underlying our work as 21st century teachers and educators is to use technology to create innovative, creative, and engaging learning environments for our students.The focus now has been shifted from whether or not to use technology to how to use this technology to improve teaching and learning.