More than 90% of teachers believe digital content can engage students more fully in learning, according to recent research published this week in The Atlantic.com. Read more about the impact of the Internet on learning at the magazine's online site HERE.
2. Screencasting Apps for the iPad...
I always enjoy Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano's detailed posts on integrating ICT into the classroom. Read her latest post HERE.
3. 35 Best Web 2.0 Tool for the Classroom ...
Brainstorming, presentations, social media, audio and video tools .... just some of the possibilities in this list of web-available apps. Check out the full list HERE. The list includes some of my personal favourites including:
- Weebly (the web creation and hosting site I use to publish ReadWrite LearnWell).
- Slideshare - great for posting your slide presentations online. You'll find my Slideshare page HERE.
- Google Docs - Ditch the USB drive and upload your necessary files to Google Docs. I now rely on this 'cloud-based' service everyday.
- Diigo - my favourite social bookmarking site. Again, useful for teachers who want to access bookmarked sites they've found at home, but want to access at school.
- Wordle - I use this when teaching poetry, but there are lots of other creative possibilities. Check out an example of a Wordle image I created HERE.
- ReadWriteThink - This is an AWESOME site for English/Language Arts teachers, if you have not already discovered it. Parents and home schoolers will also find ReadWriteThink useful.
- Crocodoc - Upload documents and PDFs, annotate them and share them.