"I have to disagree. In the end, social networks are a TOOL. Like all tools, they can be used well or they can be abused. A kid can stab another kid with a pencil, but that doesn't mean we should take all the pencils out of school. Social…"
Have you had your students use Educreations at all? It's a free screencasting tool (it can be used at http://www.educreations.com, or via a free iPad app), and it's GREAT for ESL kids. They can explain their thinking, define new…"
"I'm so glad you guys are finding the blog post helpful -- I've also started using iPads in classrooms, and I love the Little Bird Tales app, as well as iMovie. I also REALLY like Toontastic, especially for younger students.
"I really enjoyed reading this article. Even though I am wanting to teach older kids I feel like I could still use a few of these technologies quite effectively without making my students feel babyish or boring them. I really like the potential that…"
"I loved this article!! It was very helpful for me, because I am looking to work with younger children. I always thought that using technology in the classroom would be easier for middle/older students, because they are more independent, and may have…"
"I really like the use of VoiceThread. I have had some exposure to it, and I think it is great for the kids to be able to upload their own drawings and explain them in a forum that you can understand. I would definitely use it when teaching a younger…"
"I have used Voicethread and found it very easy to use. I think it is a fun and interactive tool to incorporate into a lesson plan, and it is simple enough for younger students to use. A big plus to using tools like Voicethread or Little Bird Tales…"
"These programs show great potential in improving the integration of technology. Of the listed programs, I had only ever heard of Voicethread. My new favorite has to be Little Bird Tales. This is a great tool for children who aren't literate…"
Hope you're enjoying the winter break. I was wondering if you, your educator contacts or students would be interested in participating in a nationwide Vocab Video Contest @ MIT university. We'd really like to get more students involved from Louisiana!
You can view contest details at BrainyFlix.com Please let me know. Thanks!