What tools are the most talked about in the technology/education journals? There are too many - and most need some time to learn? The key is to sift through all the possibilities and be able to have a a few ready-to-go with ways that they can be used in the classroom. So, what do I like?
1)Wikis - Specifically, we are using our own domain of Wikispaces. It provides groups of teachers a way to easily work on a project/committee or for classes to engage in projects in a collaborative, engaging way. Take a look by going to:
2) Blogs - Still working what the recommendation will be for teachers. As illustrated by this blog, I am trying out the features of our Web Content Management System which includes a blog.
3) Google Docs - This includes word processing, spreadsheets, presentation - and forms.
4) Inspiration Online - It is actually called "Webinspiration" and it's free - for a simple sign-up. Check it out at:
5) Wordle - Create a beautiful cloud of words based on poems, writing, etc.
As I continue working through my RSS Feeds of Technology Journals I will post further ideas. Let me know if you have a favorite.
by F. Kompar
on Sunday January 7, 2007 at 11:42AM