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101 Web 2.0 Teaching Tools

101 Web 2.0 Teaching Tools
Online tools and resources have made it easier for teachers to instruct students, and for students to collaborate with those teachers and with other students and parents. These “Web 2.0” teaching tools aren’t magical, but they may seem to defy definition at times since they save time, help you to stay organized, and often take up little space on a computer. Some of these applications are Web-based, which means that they can be accessed from any computer. The following list is filled with tools that will make a teacher’s, or those enrolled in the best online education programs, life easier. The categories are listed in alphabetical order and the links to each tool are also listed alphabetically within those categories. Aggregators The following list includes free tools that you can use to stay on top of current events, including headlines and blogs. Aggie: Aggie is an open source news aggregator that’s also a desktop application. Bookmark Managers Classroom Tools Collaboration E-learning

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Launch into EdTech This site provides educational technology learning outcomes and strategies, a wealth of digital resources and further tools, resources and go-to sites for professional learning. Each of the sections offer teachers and students the opportunity to evolve their knowledge, skills, and attitudes in utilizing technology, online resources, and digital resources in the learning environment. While a primary goal of this site is to provide guidelines for helping Alberta students develop increasing levels of competence with educational technology, developing these skills is not an end in itself. The intent is to empower learners, foster deeper learning and support the development of Competencies as identified by Alberta Education (2016). How to Create a 3D Gallery of Images and Videos Russel Tarr at has come up with another neat tool for students. The Classtools 3D Gallery Generator enables students to create a virtual 3D gallery of images and videos. Each gallery can have up to ten images and or videos.

Literally Unbelievable This New Hamburglar Commercial Just Raises Even More Questions And the answers to those questions raise EVEN MORE QUESTIONS. I can't stop cringing at this new commercial from McDonalds. Maybe I'm a little old-fashioned. Maybe I like my Hamburglar not complaining about his wife. Why was she calling him? iSpraak iSpraak for Google Chrome is an online activity generator designed for foreign language educators. This web-based application automates speech evaluation for second language learners. The instructor sets up the activity by selecting the language of instruction and including a short text for students to read. 6 Excellent Free Sites to Practise Reading Comprehension It’s been too long since I’ve written about improving reading skills. Last time I posted about sites to help you practise reading comprehension was in May last year. Way too long. The truth is that doing reading comprehension activities in class takes time, especially if we are talking about long texts with an amount of difficulty, and very often this is one of the tasks we give students as homework. On the other hand, I am one of those teachers who think reading aloud in class is a good exercise. In my opinion,

The Teacher's Guide to Tech 2018 (12.50$ to download) Now Fully Updated for 2018 Stop feeling overwhelmed by technology! This handbook makes learning technology simple and FAST by grouping over 200 tech tools into 42 categories, explaining them in clear, simple language, and giving you practical, inspiring ideas for using each tool in and out of the classroom. This guide is an interactive PDF built with tons of navigation links and a clickable table of contents and index that make it super easy to jump back and forth between sections, so you can find what you need fast. For a closer look, watch this Video Introduction. Key Features:

Classroom Activities Here are some of the classroom activities I’ve tried out and posted about over the months/years. I have attempted to categorise them, so that you can look more easily for categories that are of interest to you. I will keep adding to it as I publish more posts. (More activities can also be found by looking on my Materials page .) Lizzie’s Classroom Activities! image taken from – via google search licensed for commercial use with modification How'd You Do That? Creating & Sharing Digital Flyers, Posters & Infographics. It's been almost 8 years since I created my first digital flyer for this site. Ever since, every time I post one, I get questions about how it was created. Over the years, the tools I've used to translate the thoughts swirling around in my head into a visual have changed, but some things haven't. Since I'm not a graphic designer, and have no training in this area, I've always landed on tools that were easy to use and free (or very cheap).

25 ideas for using WhatsApp with English language students Philip Haines is the Senior Consultant for Oxford University Press, Mexico. As well as being a teacher and teacher trainer, he is also the co-author of several series, many of which are published by OUP. Today he joins us to provide 25 engaging and useful classroom activities for language learners using WhatsApp. There are three main obstacles to the use of technology in ELT. First is the availability of technology and internet connection in the classroom. Second is teacher techno-phobia.

EmTech Google Support Site - Classroom Resources Search this site Here you will find templates that you can use in your classroom! Each tool has a variety of templates available for multiple grade levels. Use your imagination, take a template and adapt it for your needs. We even have a form for you to share a template you have made...ECSD can share the Google love!

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