Sindya Bhanoo has posted a nice top 10 list of read/write web tools students can use for educational purposes. Although the post is ostensibly for college students, most of these tools can be used powerfully in the K-12 space as well. Tools on the list I had not heard of before include:
- Soundslides – Storytelling management made easy. Allows you to easily merge sound and audio to create and audio slideshow presentations. Requires a small registration fee.
- Blue.Us – A great social bookmarking/networking service. With the click of a button, you can â€œDotâ€ a Web site / page that you find interesting and instantly share it with all of your friends. Perfect for groups of students who have similar interests – itâ€™s an easy way to share information.
- mynoteIT – mynoteIT is a free service built for students to help keep school information organized and have it easily accessible whenever, wherever.
We are still living in a day when many, if not most professors in classrooms where students are using laptops are VERY concerned that the students will use them to be off-task, doing things like instant messaging. Marc Prensky stated the digital native response to this sort of worry very succinctly several years ago: “Engage Me or Enrage Me!” (PDF) Rather than banning laptops or tools like Skype, teachers as well as professors (but especially professors) need to get over “The Synchronous Non-interactive Fallacy” and engage students with these digital tools! More educators need to teach digital! 🙂
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On this day..
- An Invitation for You: Fall 2016 School Digital Citizenship Survey - 2016
- Seeking Funding for an Oklahoma School NCLB Left Behind - 2013
- Adding Audio to a WordPress Sound Blog - 2011
- Using Social Networking Tools to Increase Discussion in the Classroom by Karin Perry - 2010
- Did You Know 4.0 - The Mobile Revolution is Here - 2009
- Chinese Parental Expectations, Creativity, and Chinese Film Recommendations - 2009
- Podcast284: Media Literacy as Literacy for the Information Age by Dr. Renee Hobbs - 2008
- Podcast283: Dr. Cathy M. Roller's keynote at the 2008 OTEP Reading Conference - 2008
- EverNote iPhone Voice Memos - 2008
- Proof a T-1 line is insufficient - 2008