Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Tech Tools for Teachers and Students

Most of us are familiar with Prezi, Wordle, TED-Ed, SlideShare, and other technology tools useful for students and teachers, but have you heard of:
  • Diigo  -  Lets you treat the web like paper-based reading material, making it simple to highlight, bookmark, take notes, or even add sticky notes.
  • AudioBoo  -  Through this tool, you can record and share audio for your students or anyone else.
  • OurStory  -  Students can create a personal timeline, invite others to collaborate, share & embed the final product. Intended for individual timeline, but students could create one for a historical figure.
  • RefSeek  -  Academic search engine that makes academic information easier to access than typical search engines.  Refseek cuts down on the overload of non-academic search results by eliminating sponsored links and commercial search results.
  • Chogger  -  Create comics online by creating original art or uploading pictures to your comic strip. Add speech or thought bubbles and quickly publish a finished product.

Here are two sites that group many teaching and learning tools by category for you:

Technology Tools for Teaching & Learning
From edtechteacher
Used wisely, technology empowers students to take responsibility for their own learning. In Leonardo’s Laptop, Ben Shneiderman provides teachers with a powerful framework, Collect-Relate-Create-Donate (CRCD), for designing student-centered learning opportunities using computers.   Read more

50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About
From edudemic
Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved.   Read more