Neat Stuff: 8-28-11

August 28, 2011

in EdTech, Neat Stuff

Neat StuffUsing Google Docs to Support Your PLChttp://www.edtechteam.com/workshops/2011-01-14

PLC Tip: Working Together with Wikis and Google Docshttp://teacherleaders.typepad.com/the_tempered_radical/2011/08/plc-tip-working-together-with-wikis-and-google-docs.html

What are Google Forms?http://portical.org/Presentations/quick_takes/googform/index.htm – Learn what they are, how to create them, share them, and use the data.

Remind101http://remind101.com – A safe way for teachers to text message students and stay in touch with parents. Free.

52 Interesting Ways to Use Wordle in the Classroomhttps://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dhn2vcv5_157dpbsg9c5 – I will add one of my own. Make a word cloud of one or more of the state standards you are covering, maybe over the course of a week, chapter, or unit. Post that in the classroom and use as a review starter. I have attached an image of a word cloud I created of the top 50 words in the TN State Biology Standards. No typing was involved. I copied the text from the shared Google Spreadsheet Lesson Plan Books documents.

Litfyhttp://litfy.com – Thousands of free e-books. Bookmark stopping points easily. Share and discuss using Facebook or Twitter. Use the Lifty highlighter and Notetaker to mark up the e-book.

English Clubhttp://www.englishclub.com – Good for English and ELL students. Grammar, vocabulary, punctuation, reference (idioms, sayings, slang, more).

How to Design Student Projects Like a Prohttp://www.edutopia.org/project-learning-how-to-IDEO

How to Write Effective Driving Questions for Project-Based Learning – http://www.edutopia.org/blog/pbl-how-to-write-driving-questions-andrew-miller

How Shakespeare and Social Media Are Fighting Cyber Bullyinghttp://mashable.com/2011/04/25/shakespeare-facebook-cyber-bullying – Interesting article that can spark your imagination for ways to make topics more engaging for students. Even though we cannot use social media on campus, there are ways it can be simulated.

The Best Online Sources For Imageshttp://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2008/10/11/the-best-online-sources-for-images – A list compiled by Larry Ferlazzo. I know that many of these are blocked on campus but quite a few are not.

Open Clip Art Libraryhttp://openclipart.org -  Free Creative Commons clip art.

Time Management Ninjahttp://timemanagementninja.com – I came across this site when I found this article on 10 Time Saving Ways to Use Evernote – http://timemanagementninja.com/2011/06/10-ways-to-save-time-with-evernote. Also check out 10 Things to Stop Doing Now… to Get More Done! – http://timemanagementninja.com/2010/09/10-things-to-stop-doing-now-to-get-more-done

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