Monday, February 28, 2011
In addition to regular blog postings, this author also provides a video discussion about the blog posting for those who would rather watch video than read the post - great for those who gravitate more toward visual learning (like me!).
Enjoy another wonderful collection of tools to help infuse your teaching world with technology!
Posted by Linda Kaiser, PhD at 10:22 AM
Thursday, February 24, 2011
This is a great tool for sharing collections of information you find on the Internet. If you want to collect sites on a certain topic you are teaching then you can also embed your binder into a webpage or in your LMS course page for students to access. You can really build an entire course resource area using a live binder by making new tabs for each module or subject you teach throughout the entire course! Give Live Binders a try and see how many ways you can find to use this awesome tool!
Posted by Linda Kaiser, PhD at 2:54 PM
Friday, February 11, 2011
Starters Guide to Web 2.0 in the Classroom -
Thanks to Brian Thomas, here's a great presentation that offers links to Web 2.0 tools. Not only does it showcase the tool itself, you are also given some really good ideas for actually using the tools in your classroom! If you click on the Download button at the top of the presentation, you can also have a local copy to save for future reference!
Posted by Linda Kaiser, PhD at 12:19 PM
PLN stands for Personal (or Professional) Learning Network. In my opinion, every educator should belong to several PLNs. There are so many of these groups to be found on the Internet today that there really isn't a good reason not to take advantage of these resources. This particular PLN page is yet another resource that holds a wide variety of tools, ideas and teaching strategies for using technology in the classroom. The difference with this site is that all of the ideas are provided by hundreds of teachers who are active in teaching right now. The list is constantly being updated. There are discussion forums, video postings, tutorials, Twitter chats and so much more. There are also at the time of this post, 89 sub-groups you can become a part of.
If you want to become part of an active Professional Learning Network for teachers, this is the place to hang out.
Posted by Linda Kaiser, PhD at 11:12 AM