10 of the Most Engaging Uses of Instructional Technology (with Dozens of Resources and Tools) Are you looking for ways to integration technology in your lesson plans and courses that provide for an engaging experience for you and your students?
Fans of instructional technology know that it can be fun and inviting, and engaged students are far more likely to be learning. I believe that if you can get students involved and motivated effectively enough, you can improve their learning habits over the long term. With that in mind, here are 10 highly engaging uses of technology in the classroom, along with dozens of tools and resources for implementation. Most of these involve free web based tools, so that’s an added bonus! Interactive 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”.
Gathering Feedback Embedding Questions in Videos Today’s students consume video like drinking water. Active Learning. Sharing is the new way of learning. 6 reasons to use Pearltrees. Pearltrees is the first and largest social curation community on the Internet.
It’s a place to organize, discover and share all the cool content you find online. However, beyond this basic definition, a question remains: why would I want to use Pearltrees? Well, what I want to share with you are six major use cases (or reasons) we’ve identified as being most popular across our entire community of web curators. In addition, I’ll also share with you a couple of interesting ways in which I have put Pearltrees to use for myself.
Hopefully, you’ll not only get value in learning how the community uses Pearltrees, but also be inspired to find even more clever and creative ways to use our software yourself. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Beyond these most common methods of using Pearltrees I promised earlier that I would share a few of my own personal favorite ways of using this powerful curation tool. As a blogger I have attended a lot of events. Oliver Starr is the Chief Evangelist for Pearltrees.com. 6 reasons to use Pearltrees. What problem does Pearltrees solve? Pearltrees & Education: How to Organize Homeschool Bookmarks. Pearltrees...to save trees! - Technology in Education. Visual Social Bookmarking with Pearltrees - Teach Amazing!
Written by Mark Brumley Visual Social Bookmarking This educational technology post introduces you to the amazing world of visual social bookmarking.
Combining a mind-blowing user interface with excellent classroom usability, visual social bookmarking sure to be a valuable tool for you and your students. You probably know social booking has great benefits in the educational setting. You can bookmark and categorize websites and easily share this list with your students. However, many people are visual learners and might struggle with organizing a huge list of online resources. What is Pearltrees Think of Pearltrees as a visual social bookmarking tool.
Collections of bookmarks (pearls) are joined into branching categories called pearlltrees. Ohio Department of Education. PearlTrees is a collaborative website to store thoughts, links, videos, and notes.
Teachers can easily post an idea or "pearl" on a specific topic or series of topics. Using PearlTrees provides a way to collaborate professionally with other teachers in Ohio and beyond because all “trees” are public unless you have the premium account. For every “pearl” anyone can post comments and collaborate with other professionals. People can also join together to form a team so they can contribute to a common topic. Pearltrees as a Tool for Referencing and Teaching. Pearltrees & Education: How to Organize Homeschool Bookmarks. Why Pearltrees? 6 reasons to use Pearltrees. Say Goodbye to Pinterest and Hello to Pearltrees. A few weeks ago, I began to use a new service called Pearltrees, and its accompanying iPad app.
Since that time, I have explored the service, shared and gathered pearls, and raved about it to every person I can think of. Now its time in the spotlight on iSource is well-deserved. With all the hubbub of syncing bookmarks and how “everybody is doing it” (Safari with iCloud, Chrome, etc.), Pearltrees quietly stands to the side as a more powerful, intuitive, and beautiful way to organize what you uncover on the web – as a Pearl.
Drop a web link into the “Pearler” and connect that site (err, Pearl) with whatever you think it best fits with. It’s “Pinterest” meets “bookmark syncing” meets your personal “mind map.” Recently Pinterest has exploded onto the social networking scene. Want to find other “pearls” put there? I expect Pearltrees to explode in use too. Pearltrees is available online and the universal app is in the App Store for free. Continue reading: Why Choose Pearltrees Over Other Sites. What is Pearltrees? - Documents. Cetakan Pertama/First Printing 2011 Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Diterbitkan di Malaysia oleh/Published in Malaysia by PUSAT PEMBANGUNAN AKADEMIK UNIVERSITI KEBANGSAAN MALAYSIA 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor D.E., MALAYSIA e-mel: firstname.lastname@example.org Web 2.0 Sharing Tools: A Quick Guide Mohamed Amin Embi ISBN 978-983-3168-19-4 CHAPTER 10 - PEARLTREES - What is Pearltrees?..
About Pearltrees. Pearltrees Tutorial - Tutorial Videos. How-to and step-by-step instructions. Getting started with pearltrees. Getting started with pearltrees.