101 Web 2.0 Teaching Tools. Online tools and resources have made it easier for teachers to instruct students, and for students to collaborate with those teachers and with other students and parents.
These "Web 2.0" teaching tools aren't magical, but they may seem to defy definition at times since they save time, help you to stay organized, and often take up little space on a computer. Some of these applications are Web-based, which means that they can be accessed from any computer. The following list is filled with tools that will make a teacher's, or those enrolled in the best online education programs, life easier. The categories are listed in alphabetical order and the links to each tool are also listed alphabetically within those categories. Aggregators The following list includes free tools that you can use to stay on top of current events, including headlines and blogs.
Aggie: Aggie is an open source news aggregator that's also a desktop application. Bookmark Managers Classroom Tools Collaboration E-learning. 20 Fun Free Tools for Interactive Classroom Collaboration. The 2014 Gates Foundation report, Teachers Know Best: What Educators Want from Digital Instructional Tools, indicates that teachers want tools “supporting student collaboration and providing interactive experiences”. This doesn’t come as a big surprise since these types of tools are fun and engaging. They also support 21st century skills like collaboration, communication, and creativity. You know what else teachers like? Good quality tools that are free!
And why not? This week on EmergingEdTech, we’ve put together a listing of 20 top notch free tools that are being used in schools and classrooms to collaborate and interact on assignments, projects, and other active learning efforts. These tools deliver a wide array of functionality, from communication to collaborative document editing, whiteboards, and gaming, to full Learning Management System capabilities. 1. Twiddle provides a really easy to use collaborative online whiteboard. 2. 3. 4. 10 Free Tech Tools & Websites Every Teacher Should Know About. Confession: I was a late tech adopter.
I didn’t own a computer until I was in college. I couldn’t record on the VCR, and I didn’t have a smartphone until about 2009. As a new teacher, I felt comfortable with PowerPoint and Word, yet I rarely explored any other tech tools. I felt out of my league when it came to tech, and chalked it up as something the younger, more tech-savvy members of the staff would do. My mindset changed as the number of devices available in our school grew, as well as my observations of the ease with which my students could navigate and create with their laptops.
Several years later, as I teach my global studies course and my students explore the world in real time through their devices, I couldn’t imagine not being a to take advantage of this technology. Here are my picks for the top 10 tech tools and websites every teacher should know about! Rewordify: This user-friendly website allows you to adjust the reading level of a text. . *11. 5 Tech Tools to Integrate Today. There is an old saying that begins, "If I had a nickel...
" If I applied that saying to how often a teacher approached me for help but began with, "I have a stupid question,” I'd have a lot of nickels. The fact is, an overwhelming number of teachers don't feel confident in their ability to teach in a digital age, let alone establish a digital culture in their classrooms where students are makers and doers. This lack of confidence is problematic when we consider the direct impact on effectiveness. My remedy is an arsenal of fail-safe tools that will engage students in the curriculum and empower teachers to do more. Not only will teachers be encouraging digital learning opportunities among students -- they will score a personal High-5 for having effectively implemented the tools themselves. Class Dojo I think it’s safe to say that classroom management is the cornerstone of effective teaching and learning. Kahoot! Padlet Not all assessments have to be of a summative nature.
Piktochart Weebly. 6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2019.