Thinglink is an easy to use tool for students and teachers. It enables the user to make an image interactive, adding links, videos, and songs. Students can use this tool to present "book reports" or to share information about a specific topic. Teachers can use this as an introduction to a unit, collecting resources all in one place, or as a tool for small groups or centers.
Are you looking for a fun tool for critical writing? Try Fodey! Students can create a newspaper clipping to summarize a lesson, chapter or use for a book review. Here is an example:
If you haven't used Twitter to develop your own personal learning network (PLN), now is the time to start! I have discovered that this is a fantastic way to connect with talented people all over the world. Through following people, I have been exposed to new technologies, resources, and teaching ideas that have helped me become more effective in the library. If you were not able to attend the staff development that I presented and are interested in getting started using Twitter, email me and I will be happy to help you!
Would you like to be able to easily access several websites with your students or be able to give your students one URL address that will give them access to the websites you want them to use that day? Look no further! Stich.it is the answer! At this website, you can copy and paste all the URL addresses for the different websites. It will then create one URL for you to give to your students or use for your access. One way I used it was to string together websites for students to evaluate for appropriateness. Students had to look at each website, decide whether it was a good website for t heir purposes, and make notes about it on a piece of paper. It is easy to go to the next website by clicking on the arrow. Students can even move around that website before going to the next one. Try it out! Let me know if I can help you with implementing this handy tool!