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EdTech: 100 Tech Tools for Teachers and Students

EdTech: 100 Tech Tools for Teachers and Students
This post is #12 in DailyTekk’s famous Top 100 series which explores the best startups, gadgets, apps, websites and services in a given category. Total items listed: 104. Time to compile: 8+ hours. Follow @DailyTekk on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss a week! This post is quite a departure from last week’s subject: 100 Tools to Develop the Next Killer iOS or Android App. So here’s what I’ve got for all you educators our there: some random and cool EduTech tools, tech tools ... There’s more to this article!

How To Integrate Live Tweets Into Your Presentations I’ve seen plenty of presentations that try to incorporate social media, polling, and other interactive tools. It’s all an effort to engage the audience and keep the conversation going. But usually these presentations don’t do it right. They say ‘mention my presentation with the XYZ hashtag’ or ‘like us on Facebook to see back-channel conversations’ and whatnot. But all of that is passive participation. Lucky for you, we just stumbled across a new tool that’s designed to incorporate live tweets into your presentation. It’s called SAP Web 2.0 it’s as simple to use as PowerPoint. Using It In The Classroom SAP Web 2.0 could be a great way to encourage students to start / keep using Twitter. How will you use Twitter in the classroom? Screenshots

Research #3 - Primo Web 2.0 Tools Photo by Filomena Scalise of FreeDigitalPhotos.net The following online resources are great for completing research collaboratively without having to physically meet. Of course, it’s necessary to have some discussion so that you know what each group member is doing, but it’s possible even to do that online. Research has become considerably easier for students, but they still need to be taught what tools are available to them and how they can be used effectively. Sweet Search – A search engine for students where every site has been evaluated by their research experts. Diigo – A bookmarking tool that you can download to use in your web browser. Awesome Highlighter – Lets you highlight a web page, like you would highlight a printed source when you are researching. Live Binders – Create a live binder of all the websites that are relevant sources for your project. Screenr – Create a screen cast of what you are viewing on your computer monitor in real time and recording audio.

Stixy: For Flexible Online Creation Collaboration and Sharing Khan Academy ADi – Risorse per la progettazione per competenze Sei un docente o un dirigente scolastico?Cerchi risorse sulla progettazione didattica e sulla valutazione?Vuoi acquisire innovative tecniche di progettazione didatticaper competenze confrontandoti con altri insegnanti? Questo è il posto giusto per te!ADiRisorse propone strumenti e risorse immediatamente utilizzabili nella progettazione dei percorsi didattici. Perchè un social network? Un social network è il modo migliore per scambiare idee e trovare nuove soluzioni insieme ad altri insegnanti, per condividere documenti, discutere in forum dedicati, inviare mail interne, creare sottogruppi operativi o gruppi dedicati; il tutto in un ambiente serio ma accattivante che amplifichi il contributo di tutti. I gruppi Nel sito sono presenti gruppi tematici basati sugli assi culturali, sugli strumenti didattici, sulle competenze trasversali e molto altro. Iscrizione Il materiale messo a disposizione da ADiRisorse è libero, non devi far altro che scegliere un gruppo e osservare che cosa si sta facendo.

Interactive Graphic Organizer Holt Interactive Graphic Organizers "Graphic organizers are tools that help your brain think." - Kylene Beers Graphic organizers are an illustration of your thoughts on paper. They can help you brainstorm, organize, and visualize your ideas. Click on a graphic organizer to download a PDF of it. Each graphic organizer below includes Teaching Notes with lessons and tips on how to use graphic organizers in the classroom. Help with PDF Files Generating, Identifying, and Organizing Details Determining Main Idea and Drawing Conclusions Order and Sequence Comparison-Contrast and Cause and Effect Process and Cycle Diagrams Evaluating and Making Decisions Persuasive and Supporting a Position Vocabulary Miscellaneous Organizers Graphic Organizer Teaching Notes

bubbl.us This simple and free online tool allows you to brainstorm ideas and create concept maps with no special software! Bubble.us features some highly interactive abilities: saving your mind map as an image, sharing (emailing) your work with a friend, printing your organizer, creating colorful mind map organizers, embedding your work into a website or blog, and working with friends. You are able to "play" at this site without registering; however registration is necessary for saving, embedding, emailing, and other features. NOTE: the free version only allows you to SAVE three maps, so you will want to save your completed maps as images, then deleted them from your membership to make room for more freebies. tag(s): brainstorming (18), graphic organizers (44), mind map (24) In the Classroom Click "Start Here" to type the subject of your concept map. There are countless possibilities at this mental mapping site.

Web 2.0 to support the nets Web Tools that support this standard •Gizmos ExploreLearning currently has over 450 Gizmos with accompanying curricular materials, all with the aim of sharing the “Ah-Hah!” moment with teachers and students. • SAS Curriculum Simulations By integrating technology and instruction, SAS Curriculum Pathways helps students master the core disciplines in an efficient, cost-effective manner. • Google Earth Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. • Earth Browser EarthBrowser is an innovative earth simulation that combines an easy to navigate 3 dimensional globe with real-time weather conditions and 7 day forecasts for thousands of locations worldwide. •Survey Monkey We are the perfect tool for educators, speakers and trainers. •SMART Response A technological way to assess students, more commonly known as Audience Response Systems. •Lego Robotics Kits This is LEGO Digital Designer.

Over 20 Free Digital Classroom Tools… Customize… Plus No Log In This is a site that you are bound to find useful in your classroom. The tools are incredible and may even include items you have used on paper in the past… but can now bring digitally into the 21st century! Before this informative journey encompassing some engaging resources please take a moment and sign up by email or RSS. I enjoy sharing and I am also motivated by knowing that I am making a difference for you. Your subscription, retweet, and comments means a lot to me. I thank you in advance. What amazed me most about Classtools.net was not the valuable tools provided, but the ability for teachers to easily customize these tools and use them in any subject area. Classtools.net is the work of educator, Russel Tarr, Head of History at the International School of Toulouse, France. The Listing Of Over 20 Digital Tools For Your Classroom The tools that you can even customize are included below.

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