When it comes to using web resources with our students, time plays a decisive role.It is next to impossible for a busy teacher restricted by curriculum constraints, day to day lesson preparations, assignment corrections, to mention but a few of his chores, to effectively search the web and find the adequate resources to share with his/ her students. Most people just do not have the time to learn all these technologies and some educators pick just one or two websites of interest and start exploring them. This is definitely not the right thing to do particularly if you want to leverage the huge potential of technology into your classroom.There is, however, a simple roudabout to this problem. Look for educational technology blogs ( such as the one you are reading now ) and subscribe to their feeds to stay updated about the latest web tools to use in your instruction.
The Interesting Ways series continues to be a great example of crowdsourcing good quality classroom ideas and it has been a privilege connecting with all of the people who have taken time to add an idea. It is remarkable what can be achieved and created together if you give people the right way to do it. Thanks for all the help so far. Interesting Ways to…
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Web 2.0 Tools are among the 21st century technology tools based on the idea of communication and collaboration. These tools include blogs, podcasting, widgets, interactive documents, wikis and other emerging tools. A good source of reading can be found at Scribd , an online community. A wiki, one of the more known tools, allows users to freely create and edit web page content using any web browser. Gail Holloman Holmes / FrontPage