This article and coming posts look at some of the great tools that teachers and students can use inside their classrooms.
Looking for great stuff over the Internet is like going fishing. You cast your fishing rod and you wait. Sometimes, you are lucky enough to catch some nice big fish and many other times you go home empty-handed. Now, imagine that while desperately waiting for some fish to come and bite the bait, a man passes by and you can see he is carrying a basket full of awesome fish. You look at the basket and you exclaim in amazement:”That is great! You are lucky!”. So, he smiles and kindly offer to give you the whole basket. That is exactly what happened to me: I was aimlessly googling for some good tools that teachers can use in the classroom when I chanced on an excellent document published recently by David Kapuler,Technology Integration Specialist from Greendale School District, U.S.A. The document displays a wonderful, carefully-picked collection of tools and websites for teachers and bloggers. For more details and more tools, refer to David’s blog companion and his blog: Technology Tidbits . Many thanks for David for kindly giving me the permission to show his document on my weblog along with this post.
Glogster :A great website which is ideal for student research projects:
Students would usually look for various materials to go with their presentations like text, images, video, audio tapes, etc... However, most of the currently available software fall short of combining all these in one basket. Sometimes, content is scarified for a visually appealing project and vice-versa. It is here that Glogster excels: it is the perfect solution for versatile, rich and great-looking presentations. In addition to providing the ability for users to mix video, text, audio and graphics in slick glogs, Glogster offers master-accounts for teachers integrating all student accounts in its new addition to the site: Glogster.com/edu. Creating an account, starting adding text, images, sound, video is very easy and simple. I created a glog for testing purposes in no time. Don’t forget to have a look at hundreds of creative glogs created there for inspiration. Here follows the glog I created and a sample of a glog created by a student: