All Blog Posts Tagged 'Tools' (9)

An Open Introduction to Technology Integration in Education

Please allow me to first introduce myself. My name is Greg Limperis and I am a Technology Facilitator in the city of Lawrence, MA working with very inner city middle school students. As most of you teachers feel, the work day is busy and hard and resources are tight. Because of this, I have often felt that I do not get the appropriate or enough professional development to help me do my job well. With this in mind, a few years ago, I decided to turn to the best resource I had, my… Continue

Added by Greg Limperis on October 27, 2010 at 2:51am — No Comments

Why Choose Wikis over Google

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For the last number of years educator's have been turning to wiki platforms to create collaborative spaces. The ease of use, access, and availability of wikis have made them a favourite option for teacher's hoping to create an online space to share with their students. But Google has quickly become an increasingly popular choice for use among educators, especially for district-wide implementation - a corporate,… Continue

Added by Meg H on March 21, 2010 at 8:19am — 1 Comment

Fotobabble - You can now do something "instructive" with class trip photos...and much more

Reposted from Meg's Notebook



Fotobabble is a new web application which allows users to add audio to photos quickly and painlessly. Sign-up is free and all you need is a microphone on your computer, the rest is basic - you simply upload a photo, record a narrative, and Fotobabble attaches an audio caption.



Fotobabble does not appear to allow… Continue

Added by Meg H on March 7, 2010 at 6:37am — No Comments

Favorite Web 2.0Tool/Site for the Classroom

I will be presenting a workshop on Favorite Web 2.0 Tool for the classroom. If you had to choose your favorite Web 2,0 site to use in the classroom, what would it be? It could be for both students and/or educator (K-12).. I appreciate your assistance.

Added by K. L. Evans on January 16, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

FastPencil - Collaborate, Write, and e-Publish

Reposted from Meg's Notebook



About two weeks ago I posted an article on Sony's eBook Platform for Self-Publishing and wondered aloud as to how we can tie this type of tool into creative writing activities. Well, along comes FastPencil, an application which combines workflow, writing, and… Continue

Added by Meg H on October 19, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

"Pimp that Project" Presentation Resources for Students (and Teachers)

Reposted from Meg's Notebook



There are now a slew of web applications which students and teachers can take advantage of to create online slideshows, videos, and webinars, and to share them publicly or privately. These tools can provide a platform for delivering the perfect compliment to projects and presentations, and for creating a sharing, online community of similar interests and content. We've listed a few of the web-based video /… Continue

Added by Meg H on September 13, 2009 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Free Collaborative Platforms for Teachers Part 5 - Glide Engage and OS Microblogging and Online Collaboration

Reposted from Meg's Notebook | Exploring the Digital Classroom



Glide Engage is an ambitious service which attempts to capture and serve two of today's most popular online 'application' activities: microblogging and online… Continue

Added by Meg H on August 8, 2009 at 3:00am — No Comments

Free Collaborative Platforms for Teachers: Part 2 - Office Live Workspace

Reposted from Meg's Notebook



I've tried out Microsoft's Office Live Workspace, a component of the Office Live platform which includes the ability to create a professional web presence, have an online storage and sharing space, and real-time online collaboration. Office Live Workspace is Microsoft's response to… Continue

Added by Meg H on July 4, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Free Collaborative Platforms for Teachers: Part 1 - Google Apps

Reposted from Meg's Notebook.



Google Apps Education Edition is a free suite of hosted communication & collaboration applications specifically geared at schools (universities and K-12).



If a school board does not want to, or is unwilling to, invest in Google apps for education, a teacher can… Continue

Added by Meg H on July 2, 2009 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

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