So every Monday I meet with my elementary teachers and I share 5-10 resources with them that I have found or we talk about possible ideas they want to implement. I figured I would do a quick blog post recording these so they can go back and see what we went over in case they miss it.
Diigo is a tool that allows you to create bookmarks online and tag them so you can easily retrieve them from any computer or device. You can also use Diigo in the classroom for highlighting articles, notating research information or creating a class group to share resources.
For more information check out this Diigo in the classroom Live Binder
LiveBinders is a way to gather all your knowledge, whether it is website links or files, all into one place for easy, elegant sharing.
Here is a brief overview of Live Binders
Here are some examples of Educational Live Binders
Here is the Ipads in Schools Livebinder
Welcome to TeacherCast.net, a place where Teachers help other Teachers. TeacherCast is designed for both the seasoned teacher who is searching for some great resources as well as the teacher who is a unsure how to start incorporating newly developed 21st-Century skills.
Free Tech For Teachers: www.freetech4teachers.com
Richard Byrne has created a great blog with free resources for teachers to use in the classroom. The blog is updated daily with new information and great tools to use in the classroom.
Miller Center Presidental Classroom: millercenter.org/presidentialclassroom
Welcome to Presidential Classroom, a resource for students and teachers providing insight into historic and current events through teachable exhibits and lesson plans. It creates a unique interactive web experience that will teach students about the U.S. presidency and government. Presidential Classroom aims to bring history alive for all users. (From: millercenter.org/presidentialclassroom)
Digital Differentiation: http://d97cooltools.blogspot.com/2012/02/digital-differentiation-get-wired.html
This article talks about the tools used to effectively use technology as a tool for digital differentiation. Great read!
We also finished up our discussion with talking about Twitter. I showed the teachers several “Chats” such as #edchat, #ntchat , as well as grade level chats like #4thchat #5thchat and #scichat.
To get a Twitter account signup here: https://twitter.com/signup
For information about using Twitter as an educator check out this resource from Edudemic: http://edudemic.com/2011/09/twitter-in-education/
If you have any suggestions for Cyber Monday or tools you share with your staff please let me know!