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28 other alternatives Well, we've all seen the news that the single most insane idea of the year award can go to Yahoo who are apparently going to be closing Delicious. Quite why they're not prepared to ask people to pay for access, or even to offer it to someone like the Library of Congress to take over defeats me, but clearly straightforward thinking isn't their forte else they wouldn't be taking this stupid step in the first place. So, if you want to choose a different bookmarking resource, what options are available to you? A1 Webmarks. Bibsonomy does what you'd expect from a social bookmarking service. Blinklist is nice looking, but you can't import stuff, so is of limited value to refugees. Bookmarks2 is a 'simple and not social bookmarking service' according to the site. Brainify is academic social bookmarking and networking for college and university students. Buddymarks stores your bookmarks online, imports current bookmarks, easily add new ones, share them, use tags and categories.

Great Tools to Create Protected Blogs and Web pages for your Class As I was reading " The Socially Networked Classroom: Teaching in the New Media Age " by William Kist, I stopped by the chapter talking about how teachers can set up blogs for their classrooms ( pages 52 to 64 ). Dr Kist has mentioned several facts about the educational blogging that I want to share with you. According to Dr Kist, teachers will often introduce blogging to their students by teaching the routines and conventions of blogging, feeling that the key to a successful experience, whether offline or online, is setting up the agreed upon group norms at the beginning of the process. It is okay to be critical but it is not okay to be meanIf you have something negative to say combine it with something positiveMake sure your comment stays on the topicIf you do not have anything to write, don't write anythingAlways remember they can comment on your post too. Staying safe online is part of introducing blogging into the classroom for many teachers. Here is the presentation in Docstoc

Why I banned Google slides in class | Teaching the Teacher I love Google Apps for Education the services keep getting better. There are oodles of scripts and extensions to further enhance the experience for both kids and teachers. As far as ease of use, ability for children to collaborate and a teacher to give feedback nothing beats Google. Yet there has one been one tool that has been a niggling problem in class. Slides. The first thing that most of the kids in my class do when faced with a classroom task is open a presentation. Lots of information, bad photos, poor design and a couple of YouTube videos embedded with no context. When the kids were giving presentations, they were reading off the slide decks. So I took a step back and observed the children’s use of slides. Lots of copying and pasting, not much analysing and thinking. The problem wasn’t slides. The problem was that slides were being overused and used as a curation tool rather than for the purpose of creating presentations. The kids were free to use any other tool. Yes that’s it.

MentorMob - Learn What You Want, Teach What You Love Penxy / Home Brainstorming and Voting Amazingly Easy. Free Online Tool | tricider Three Free Online Whiteboards Students Can Use Together in Realtime Online whiteboards that let students communicate in realtime either by voice or text can be powerful tools to create a mathematics tutorial, create a diagram, or to brainstorm ideas for a project. The following three whiteboard tools can all be used by students for free. NoteBookCast is a free whiteboard tool that will work in the web browser on a laptop, iPad, Android tablet, and Windows tablet. NoteBookCast is a collaborative whiteboard tool. You can invite others to join your whiteboard by entering the code assigned to your whiteboard. Web Whiteboard makes it easy to include a whiteboard in your Google+ Hangout. Stoodle is a free collaborative whiteboard tool hosted by the CK12 Foundation.