The EdTech Bible
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Top 3 Teaching Tool Recommendations
These are the top tech tools that I recommend to Teachers who are looking to explore using technology in their teaching and as a professional development tool. I've included resources on all three, but here's a short blurb for each on why I think these are good places to start.
- Social Bookmarking Resources. Socialbookmarking is for finding/saving/organizing bookmarks online. Here's a short video of why I think it's really useful and the power of the network. More useful than your favorites bar and can be an easy way to share your "file cabinet" of web resources with students and colleagues. Pinboard and Diigo are the examples that I mentioned.
Note, the first chapter in my book speaks about social bookmarking. Just be aware that you can no longer create an account for the specific tool "Delicious," however all of the tips and strategies still apply to alternative tools such as Diigo or Pinboard.
- Flipboard Resources. I've started recommending this as the first tool to check out and use because it's a very easy way to bring tech into the classroom and saves you time sharing current, relevant information. It's also very easy to collaborate with colleagues on curating resources. Flipboard uses infinite scroll, so it's great for current stuff but not as great for saving/searching online articles and websites. For that, I recommend social bookmarking.
Poster designed from hashtags found in this article: 100 Education Hashtags via Getting Smart
Transform Your Teaching:
Use Twitter to Develop a Personal Learning Network (PLN)
EdTechBible: There is a chapter with more details on using Twitter professionally. To the right are some of the specific hashtags that would be of interest, but I urge you to explore the resources both on the EdTech site and in my book as there are so many wonderful places on Twitter where educators are connecting and sharing ideas.