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The 3 Types of Digital Portfolios Teachers should Know about. The Best Educational Web Tools to Engage Students in 1:1 Classrooms. April 28, 2014 Here is one of the best educational web tool collections I have come across this year.

The Best Educational Web Tools to Engage Students in 1:1 Classrooms

The slideshow presentation below is created by Jonathan Wylie and presented in Iowa 1:1 conference this April. Jonathan provides a wide variety of web tools that schools and teachers can use to engage students in 1:1 classrooms. Almost all of these tools can work across different devices and can also be accessible both at home and at school via the web. Jonathan arranged these tools into different categories.

Luckily all the tools included in the presentation below are hyperlinked. Backchannel toolsAssessment toolsFlipped classroom toolsPresentation toolsCoding in The classroomContent curation toolsCreation ToolsGamification tools. 36 Digital Storytelling Sites and Apps From edshelf. By edshelf: Reviews & recommendations of tools for education Once upon a time, there was a teacher looking for ways to help her students tell a story.

36 Digital Storytelling Sites and Apps From edshelf

She wanted to give them a variety of tools from which to construct their stories. At their school were computer labs, iPad carts, and a BYOD policy. With all those options, she knew there had to be more than just Microsoft Word. Then she found K-12 technology specialist David Kapuler‘s collection of digital storytelling sites & apps. And they all lived happily ever after. What apps do you use for creating and telling digital stories? 36 Digital Storytelling Sites and Apps From edshelf Image attribution flickr users nmc-campus and mikegrenville. Internet Catalogue. The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You. The Wordle of this list! (Click image to enlarge) One of the most popular posts on Edudemic in 2010 was The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You and I felt it might be time for an update to that list for 2011.

In order to put together a list of the best Web 2.0 classroom tools, I polled my Twitter followers, Facebook fans (are they still called fans? Likes?) And ran a contest to try and get as many submissions as possible. There were more than 900 submissions but many were duplicates. 50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About. Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved. Yet as with anything related to technology, new tools are hitting the market constantly and older ones rising to prominence, broadening their scope, or just adding new features that make them better matches for education, which can make it hard to keep up with the newest and most useful tools even for the most tech-savvy teachers.

Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the tech tools, including some that are becoming increasingly popular and widely used, that should be part of any teacher’s tech tool arsenal this year, whether for their own personal use or as educational aids in the classroom. Social Learning These tools use the power of social media to help students learn and teachers connect. Learning. Nine Tools for Collaboratively Creating Mind Maps. Mind maps or graphic organizers can be invaluable tools for visual thinkers and visual learners.

Nine Tools for Collaboratively Creating Mind Maps

The process of creating a mind map can help students gain an overview perspective on complex, multifaceted concepts. Mind maps can also help students outline an essay or story they're planning to write. The following list contains nine tools that can be used by students to create mind maps independently or collaboratively. Wise Mapping is a free collaborative mind mapping tool. Wise Mapping has fairly easy to use editing and sharing functions. Slatebox is a slick tool for collaboratively creating mind maps and organizational charts. is a free mind mapping/ graphic organization tool that allows users to collaboratively create and edit mind maps. FlockDraw is a simple service that allows people to quickly and easily collaborate on the creation of a drawing. Cacoo is a feature-rich collaborative diagram creation resource. Exploratree is a free graphic organizer creation tool. 90+ Videos for Tech. & Media Literacy. Update December 3/09: There has been much interest in this list so I have transferred this resource to a wiki. This post will remain, but I would be happy if others contributed to the wiki version found here. Thanks for your interest in media education. Over the past few years, I have been collecting interesting Internet videos that would be appropriate for lessons and presentations, or personal research, related to technological and media literacy.

Here are 70+ videos organized into various sub-categories. These videos are of varying quality, cross several genres, and are of varied suitability for classroom use. Conversation Starters: