Teaching technology to promote learning: Tools. Let's give them. In this decade of digital communication including texting, collaboration, social learning, presentations, wikis, rss feeds and blogs we must now make available to students and teachers tools that promote and enhance a style of teaching and learning that promote the development of skills. This style moves beyond the facts into explaining differences, seeing similarities, thinking creatively, working creatively with others, implementing innovations, reasoning effectively, making judgments and decisions, solving problems, communicating across cultural and country lines through collaboration with others.
It includes hyperlinked writing, digital citizenship, publishing, commenting, sharing, networking and much more. We pay a lot of lip service to “teaching students to be life long learners.” Where we fail is not making a shift from content driven curriculum and learning, to process driven curriculum and learning. A few examples that could be accomplished. Mrs. Karen is a high achiever. Mr. 100 Web 2.0 Ideas for Educators. 9 Free Tools That Help Me Build Better E-Learning » The Rapid eL. I get a lot of questions from blog readers who are on a limited budget. They want to know about free tools that they can use to build their elearning courses. In this economy, the question probably means more than it did a couple of years ago. I’m a junky for all of the free stuff online. If there’s a beta program or new software application, I’m quick to sign up and play around with it. However, just because an application is free or can do something cool doesn’t mean that it’s really practical.
In today’s post, I’ll share with your some of the free tools that I use regularly to help me be more productive. 1. Pixie is a simple color picker. 2. Color Schemer helps you create color schemes. You can also download the software, but that isn’t free. I also like to use other sites such as Kuler and Color Scheme Designer. 3. Paint.net has really developed into a nice application. I find that a lot of people buy a more costly graphics editor and then only use it for basic tasks. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. My Top Ten e-Learning Tools. Web2.0 | Trendy Showcase.