Pearltrees- A Very Good Tool for Organizing, Bookmarking and Sharing Web Content. November 14, 2015 Pearltrees is a wonderful social bookmarking and curation tool.
Students can use it to curate and organize web content into collections and sub-collections that they can share with others. They can add links, URLs, notes, PDFs, files, docs, photos and arrange them into a digital library to access anywhere they are with Internet connection and across different devices. Over the years, Pearltrees has added a number of interesting features that make it one of the best curation web tools out there. One of our favourite features is called Remix. This is a suite of editing tools that allow you to personalize your collected content the way you like. Pearlers is available for the web, Android, iPad, and as a Chrome extension. Check out these videos to learn more about Pearltrees. TED-Ed: for short animated video lessons. Padlet: for real-time in-class collaboration.
Polleverywhere: for quick short answers on the board. Socrative: for interactive assessments. Kahoot!: for fun quizzes. Doodle: for scheduling tutorials. 10 Must Have iPad Apps for Librarians. October 25, 2015 As requested by some of our readers here in EdTech and mLearning, we went ahead and curated the list below comprising some of the best iPad apps for librarians.
Explore The Educational Potential of Wikipedia with These Excellent Extensions. November 26, 2015 Wikipedia is absolutely an invaluable source of information and represents the epitome of a democratized ‘digital knowledge society’ where every individual has their share in knowledge construction.
As we have always argued here, the educational strength of wikipedia lies in its referencing capabilities in that it provides learners with important links to start off their research journey. While students are always required to use their discretion when reading different edits on Wikipedia, the reference sections prove to be so helpful in directing students towards key works and reads to build their lead. Webtools: No Registration Needed for Students. Image courtesy of OZinOH Welcome to my list of webtools that don’t require student registration.
This started off as a simple curation for myself and has ballooned into something that I never thought would get this big. And it is still growing. I started added comments to each link, but that is taking a long time to complete. Please bear with me as I update it. While I do try to verify each link on a regular basis, please be aware that websites do change and some of these sites may no longer be active or may have switched to a paid version. Free. What Technology Does What: An #edtech Chart For Teachers. What Technology Does What: The Ultimate #edtech Chart For Teachers by TeachThought Staff Okay, we’ve had this post half-finished for long enough that some of the apps we had here are no longer relevant, so we figured it was probably time to go ahead and publish it even if we couldn’t figure out the best way to format it.
This is what we hope will be an ongoing collection of the most effective ways to use technology in the classroom. Presentation Ideas. As more and more Haiku Deck users work with the app for selling products or representing their company’s vision, the need for slides to showcase a company’s brand identity with logos and custom background colors has become a top request.
Beginning today, iPad users can update Haiku Deck to version 3.3, and web app users can sign in to haikudeck.com, to give these awesome new features a try. Here’s how they work: A Good Chart Featuring Some of The Best Educational Chrome Extensions for Teachers. Upload, Share, and Discover Content on SlideShare. Snagit 12 Tutorials. Vimeo, Your Videos Belong Here. Pickle Jar Communications Using WeChat in Higher Education. Google Hangouts Guide for Teachers. Thinglink Tutorials. Tagging tools bring images to life # Upload, tag, share and manage your interactive images across different platforms In addition to normal links, you can tag your images and videos with these rich media contents.
Skype in the classroom - Skype in the classroom. Stoodle - Collaborative, interactive whiteboard. Tackk - Create, connect + chat with friends. School Advertising & Branding: How Schools Use Animoto Pro.
5 Tech Tool Combinations for Taking Your Class Global. Few students in the United States today have any memory of a time before the Internet.
With a world of interactions (both good and bad) a mere click away, it is crucial to prepare our students for a connected existence that values respect, awareness, and collaboration with others from diverse backgrounds – in essence, to make truly global citizens. How can it be done? By harnessing the power and design of many familiar apps and websites, teachers can bring this global diversity and collaboration into their classrooms.
In fact, by simply pairing a few tried and true tools with new or more obscure apps, you can deftly combine curriculum-based and global learning. Let’s take a look at a few online application pairings that will help your students learn how to communicate on a global scale in multiple modalities while building their 21st century technology skills. 1. If you don’t already have a classroom Twitter account, you should create one today. 2. 3. 4. 5. Canva – Amazingly simple graphic design for blogs, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers and so much more. Canva Design School — Tutorials. Great Infographic Making Tools for Teachers.
1- Visual.ly This is my favorite tool.
It helps you easily create awesome infographics using pre-designed templates. It also lets you create an infographic out of any Twitter Hashtag provided you are signed in which you can do using your Twitter account. 2-Easel.ly This is another great web tool to create infographics. Mozilla Backpack. TouchCast.