Web 2.0 tools
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Recently, I stumbled across an impressive new service called xFruits . xFruits has a series of tools called “bricks” which serve a specific information-conversion service. For example, in one case you can convert an RSS feed into a website, and in another you can use data from a feed to create a PDF file. xFruits was briefly mentioned in the directory , but there are so many amazing uses for these online tools that a full review is in order. Let RSS Information Feed Everything Else When you first sign up for your free xFruits account, you’ll discover a toolbox of 11 awesome tools that you can use to either distribute your own content throughout the Internet, or organize other peoples’ content into a format that you like the most. The combinations and possibilities are exciting.
For many teachers the traditional textbook just doesn't cut it any more.
I have been searching high and low for an efficient, easy-to-understand list of criteria for evaluating hardware, software, tools, and everything in between.
Creating free apps, for free
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This morning I'm again facilitating a workshop with Greg Kulowiec .
How about this infographic from Turnitin to start the week? From a survey of nearly 900 educators (Plagiarism Today) Turnitin are trying to “understand what kinds of plagiarism were the most common in academia and, equally importantly, which were viewed as being the most problematic”.
Apps and web apps are only as purposeful as the products and projects that they are used to create. After spending copious amounts of time publishing “ Hot Apps 4 HOTS ” to iBooks, I felt I should allocate some time to focus on web apps and how they too can be used to support higher order thinking skills . I decided to model how Todays Meet and Quizlet can be used in every level of Bloom’s to support student learning and application across the curriculum.