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EngageNY. Keri's PLN. Bubbl.us - brainstorm and mind map online. Amazon. Favorite Web Tools. Schoology– Learning management system with an online discussion capability perfect for extending conversations beyond the walls of the physical classroom to give every student a voice.

Favorite Web Tools

Evernote – Capture, index and remember information using a computer, phone, and web. Students can take notes, capture favorite videos, save webpages, and collaborate on projects using Evernote. It is the notebook of the 21st century. Padlet – Virtual post-it note board. Students can post pictures and text. Diigo – All-in-one research tool. Google Apps – Make collaborative writing & group work online easy.

Animoto – “Automatically produces beautifully orchestrated, completely unique video pieces from your photos, video clips, and music.” Socrative – Student response system for quizzing & gaming in the classroom- use laptops, iPads or smart phones. StudySync – This progressive tool helps students develop 21st century literacy. QR Stuff – Design colorful QR codes and choose from a variety of printing formats. Dangerously Irrelevant. Best content in Diigo In Education. Content Curation Tools: The Ultimate List. For content marketers, content curation is integral to online strategy.

Content Curation Tools: The Ultimate List

Effective curation helps position you as a thought leader in your space, and is an economical way to maintain a consistent publishing schedule of quality content. But manually trying to find the most relevant content in a given industry and then publishing it across multiple channels can be time-consuming. To curate effectively thus requires automation. This ultimate list of content curation software includes both business-grade and personal curation tools for hobbyist or organizational purposes.

Curata defines content curation as when an individual (or team) consistently finds, organizes, annotates, and shares the most relevant and highest quality digital content on a specific topic for their target market. This map was constructed to help you or your organization navigate the growing world of curation and find a tool that best fits your content needs. Addict-o-matic – Search the best live sites on the web. Trap! Curation Tools. No Registration Web 2.0. L Houle's Wiki - No Registration Livebinder.

50 Great Ways to Grow Your Personal Learning Network. Personal learning networks have always existed, but modern technology has put a new spin on how and where we connect with others.

50 Great Ways to Grow Your Personal Learning Network

These days, personal learning networks, or PLNs, extend far beyond friends, family, coworkers, college classmates, and teachers, and can encompass experts and learners from around the world in just about any given field. Through social networks, email, video, and online chats, learners can connect with and learn from a wider range of people than ever before, yet building a successful PLN that doesn't overwhelm you can be challenging. With so much information out there, it can be hard to know whom to follow, what to read, and how to fit it all into your daily schedule.

Here, we offer some tips that can help you not only build and grow a better PLN, but also get more out of the experience and give more back to your online community. The Basics These basics will help you get started with creating and building your PLN. Seek out experts on the web. Useful Tools. Gettin' Triggy Wit It (WSHS Math Rap Song) Social Bookmarking – Learn more. Best practices: six steps to better tagging There are no fixed rules on how to use tagging, but it can be very beneficial for yourself and others to use some kind of system.

Social Bookmarking – Learn more

Here are some guidelines: 1. Be consistent: the MOST important ‘rule’! Always use the same term or terms for the same subjects, ideas or conceptschoose either plural or singular, e.g. 2. Do not use too many long wordsdo not use too many tagsagain, use tags that are already available. Viewcontent. BuddyMarks. CCASN: Resources: Web-Based Curriculum Resources for College and Career Academies.

This guide was made possible by funding from the California Department of Education, The Wallace Foundation, The Stuart Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The Walter S.

CCASN: Resources: Web-Based Curriculum Resources for College and Career Academies

Johnson Foundation and the Office of Educational Research and Improvement U.S. Department of Education. Acknowledgements CCASN would like to acknowledge the contributors to this guide. Erin Fender, CCASN Project Manager, updated and edited this guide in 2010 with the assistance of Donna Reed, science teacher at Casa Grande High School. College and Career Academy Support Network University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Education Berkeley, CA 94720-1670 ask_casn@berkeley.edu Table of Contents Introduction This guide is intended to serve as a collection of some of the most relevant and useful websites that will help educators working in a Career Academy. The web is a dynamic and ever-changing resource. Back to Top Search Engines & Information Indexes Web-based Collaboration Lesson Plan Sources. Audio Books, Podcasts, Videos, and Free Downloads to Learn From.

Only2Clicks. Videos – Watch Full Episodes Online. PBS LearningMedia. Free Teacher Resources. Welcome to Discovery Education. National Library of Virtual Manipulatives. Thinkfinity. HippoCampus - Homework and Study Help - Free help with your algebra, biology, environmental science, American government, US history, physics and religion homework.

Gizmos! Online simulations that power inquiry and understanding. ClassZone. Search. OER Commons. Highlights for High School.