The skeptical teacher often looks at Internet integration in his or her classroom as just another way for students to find information. The teacher wonders what is the purpose of another research tool that provides students with content that is often misunderstood or misrepresented in the student’s work. In fact, I have felt that way myself at times when I’ve had students complete research projects. But one of the greatest innovations in technology-infused education has…Continue
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Use Voki to create an Avatar for you or your class and embed theVoki into your website or blog.
Added by Brian Weir on December 26, 2013 at 4:52pm — No Comments
Knovio allows teachers and business leaders toadd video and voice to common PowerPoint presentationsand then be shared through email, your blog and website through embedding the presentation.
Added by Brian Weir on December 26, 2013 at 4:45pm — No Comments
Wired.com recently published a report that glorified the work of Sugata Mitra, a computer scientist who discovered a supposedly-powerful new way of learning. The article is worth reading, but here's the gist of his teaching method:
"He selected a small group of 10- to 14-year-olds and told them there was some interesting stuff on the computer, and might they take a look? Then he applied his new…Continue
I open this post in order we can share awesome tools 2.0 to implement with our students. This post it can be useful to share and explain different tools that we use in our class. One of the best tools I found to assess the students is www.quizstar.4teachers.org and www.rubristar.4teachers.org. At the beginning you need to invest time in create test but once…Continue
For educators who teach statistics or anything that deals with geography check out TargetMaps. This is a great web 2.0 tool that will allow you and your students tocreate visually appealing presentations about data that they have researched.
Added by Brian Weir on June 27, 2013 at 12:04am — No Comments
Popplet is a unique method of creating dynamic concept maps/organization charts as a classroom tool to discuss ideas. Very easy to use. You can add images, video, and share your finished product on your blog or website by embedding the code.
Added by Brian Weir on June 25, 2013 at 9:04am — No Comments
Desmos is aweb 2.0 graphing calculator that allows easy demonstrations for students in math classrooms on how to graph mathematical formulas. Extremely easy to use. Print, save, or share your graph in multiple formats.
Added by Brian Weir on June 22, 2013 at 1:04pm — No Comments
My Carnigie's story maker is an excellent tool that can be used for teaching creative writing to your students. With this tool, students will be able to create a story in minutes, with animation if desired, and then share their story with somebody else or even create a print…Continue
Added by Brian Weir on June 21, 2013 at 9:39am — No Comments
Demonstrates how to disable the peskySmart Ink toolbarso that it doesn't show up on your Windows.
Added by Brian Weir on May 27, 2013 at 2:25pm — No Comments
I want to be the “Greater Fool.” “The Greater Fool is actually an economic term; it’s a patsy. For the rest of us to profit we need a Greater Fool, someone who will buy long and sell short. Most people spend their lives trying not to be the Greater Fool. We toss him the hot potato; we dive for his seat when the music stops. The Greater Fool is someone with the perfect blend of self-delusion and ego to think that he can succeed where others have failed. This whole country was…
Added by Doug Lawslo on January 15, 2013 at 6:50am — No Comments
fur.ly is a great place/idea for educators who are struggling with students finding the right websites or who are having their students copy long URLs off of the board. This tool will let you have one URL that will open multiple websites at one time.
Added by Brian Weir on November 19, 2012 at 5:31pm — No Comments
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Open http://www.classroom20.com, you will see the beautiful interface.
Click on "sign up" and finish the routine procedure.
In a new window, enter your full name and answer why you are joining this network and…Continue
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Being new to Classroom 2.0, I'm not convinced of the practicality or ease of use of this tool. It's got too much going in it. All the links on the top, the header I can't control. The links on the sides, I can't tell what is mine and what is Classroom 2.0's. I see I can invite colleagues, but I don't see an immediate easy way to add people who are already on classroom 2.0. These are a lot of the same reasons I don't care for facebook much, though it seems like facebook is a slightly less…Continue
Added by Judson Richard Harry Birkel on October 26, 2012 at 10:19pm — No Comments
Spaaze is a website that allows for thesimple creation of a virtual cork board. It is extremely dynamic and easy to use. You can add video, images, files, titles, and notes all in one spot so your students can have easy access to unit material. The canvass size of Spaaze is huge so you can add quite a few units to one canvass.
Added by Brian Weir on July 8, 2012 at 12:52pm — No Comments
This educational web 2.0 tutorial demonstrates a great online method of taking collected data with your classroom and inputing the information into a chart in just a couple of easy steps. Create cutomized data charts simply.
Added by Brian Weir on July 4, 2012 at 10:45am — No Comments
Hohli charts is a simple method of creating dynamic data sets that then display as charts and graphs. This web 2.0 tool would be great and simple for students to use in a k-12 educational setting.
Added by Brian Weir on March 27, 2012 at 9:50am — No Comments
Create interactive and informative educational timelinesin an extremely easy manner. Students will love being given the option of creating a timeline. Use Timerime for history, art, science, social studies or just about any subject in which they are required to understand the time frame at which events occurred.
Added by Brian Weir on February 27, 2012 at 5:04pm — No Comments
Socrative is an awesome tool used in Education to gain a better understanding of what our students have learned or are learning during a lesson by getting. In this post about socrative we see how it can be used assess writing in the classroom.
Added by Brian Weir on February 27, 2012 at 4:48pm — No Comments
My favorite URL shorteners. These are used to take those long annoying URLs and shrink them down to a managable size. This tutorial will demonstrate the difference between Google URL shortener, CiteBite, and TinyURl. These all have their unique uses for the educator. Click the link to learn more.
Added by Brian Weir on February 7, 2012 at 7:16pm — No Comments