People toss around terms in education and attach the words “21st century” to appear cutting edge or on the front end of trending ideas. As a teacher in the 21st century, I find it amazing to see some of the things that are so-called 21st century and yet are no different from ideas from the 20th or even the 19th century. With that in mind, I reflected on what it takes to be a teacher in the 21st century and what such a teacher looks like.
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When someone wants a copy of your document, and chooses to scan it in order to retrieve its virtual copy, it relieves you from the burden of having to print it physically. You’ll save precious energy, time and paper. Until now, our significant contribution to the environment is well illustrated by: 2,363,883 sheets of paper saved 283.7 trees saved1
Many have referred to Path as the "anti-Facebook" for its attempts to make social networking more personal . CNN social media savant Victor Hernandez offers his biannual list of 50 new tech toolsThese apps can help you shoot better smartphone photos or catalog your bottle-cap collection (CNN) -- You may have dozens of apps on your phone and scores of websites bookmarked on your laptop, but that doesn't mean you have all the latest tech tools at your fingertips. New mobile apps, services, social networks and other digital tools pop up so frequently that keeping up with them is a nearly impossible task.
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This post was inspired by a request from a reader for a tool that can be used to mash-up YouTube clips. YouTube is full of great content that can be useful in the classroom (YouTube is also full of nonsense that causes schools to block it). Sometimes you only need to show a part of a video to illustrate a point. Other times it could be useful to string together a series of videos. The following tools can be used to cut, mix, and mash-up YouTube clips. YouTube Mix&Mash
Optimize a Google Site for Mobile Accessibility and Metrics <div class="greet_block wpgb_cornered"><div class="greet_text"><div class="greet_image"><a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/speedofcreativity/main" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://www.speedofcreativity.org/wp-content/plugins/wp-greet-box/images/rss_icon.png" alt="WP Greet Box icon"/></a></div>Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/speedofcreativity/main" rel="nofollow"><strong>subscribe to the RSS feed</strong></a> for updates on this topic.<div style="clear:both"></div></div></div> (cross-posted from playingwithmedia.com) More classroom teachers and other educators are using Google Sites to create websites these days. Google Sites is free, flexible, and well integrated with other “Google Tools” like Google Docs and YouTube.
Easy File Sharing The trouble with large digital files is that they can sometimes be difficult to share with others. If you've ever tried to send a large media file as an email attachment, you may have encountered a problem with a recipient's email inbox not being large enough to accommodate that file. Here are some free services that will allow you to share large files without the hassle of zipping files or sending email attachments. Just Beam It is a service for quickly and easily sharing files with your colleagues. To use the service just visit Justbeamit.com and drag a file from your desktop to the Just Beam It transfer box.
Now that my school year is over I'm taking a short fly fishing vacation. The posts for the rest of the week highlight my favorite resources of 2011 so far. Vyew is an online presentation tool that does not require you to download anything and can be used for free with up to 20 participants. Vyew offers tools for uploading slides and talking about them with other participants. BestofWeb2011