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Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2014

American Association of School LIbrarians (AASL) just announced the 2014 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning. They foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover. Media Sharing Digital Storytelling Manage & Organize Social Networking… Read More ›

20 Ideas to Use Twitter in The Classroom

by  Terry Heick, TeachThought.com : 20 Interesting Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom Using social media in a modern learning environment seems easy, but that simplicity is often the result of how we think about it: new ways to accomplish old tasks. Below is a visual spectrum that offers 20 ideas for using twitter in… Read More ›

101 of The Best Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers

101 of the best web 2.0 tools for teachers by GoEd Online. Some tools come and go, so it might be a good idea to check out if anything new and useful to you! Several months ago, Jane Hart also compiled a list of “Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012” which were voted for by 500+ learning… Read More ›

MapStory – Wikipedia Way of Telling Stories on Maps and Timelines

We learn MapStory from Saylor Journals OER Newsletter – “A creative platform that allows you to start your own story or build on another one, with use of maps and time lines as a foundation. Through Creative Commons, this platform is completely free, and it allows you to “share what you know about the world… Read More ›

Registry of Digital Research Tools

Bamboo DiRT is a tool, service, and collection registry of digital research tools for scholarly use. Developed by Project Bamboo, Bamboo DiRT makes it easy for digital humanists and others conducting digital research to find and compare resources ranging from content management systems to music OCR, statistical analysis packages to mindmapping software. Bamboo DiRT by Project Bamboo is licensed… Read More ›

Open Source Options For Education from OSS-Watch

by Mark Johnson, OSS-Watch , first published here :  Open Source Options For Education This document presents options for open source software for use in the education sector. Some of these may have uses outside of education, but they are presented here in the context of their specific benefits to educational establishments, or their use in the… Read More ›

Building a More Web Literate Planet

“Mozillians are people who make things. Moving people from consumption to creation is Mozilla’s goal.” — Mitchell Baker, Mozilla Chair We think Mozilla’s offerings and projects will help a lot on learning based on constructionism and learner-centered methodology. Here are some resources. WebMaker The goal: help millions of people move from using the web to making the web. As part of… Read More ›

Manage Your Own Online Learning ePortfolio for Free

In the age of lifelong learning, we think this tool is really cool for our learning journey! We copy the most important things you need to know about it from foliofor.me . Built on award-winning Mahara software, foliofor.me gives you access to your own, free e-portfolio. You have the freedom to create your own portfolio away from… Read More ›

Self-Directed Learning for Teachers and Kids

How to create your own self-directed learning environment with free online services. Do you have personal learning network(PLN)? Or, maybe it’s only personal information network. The web has small pieces of loosely joined. How to structure your learning effectively? This is a presentation for all life-long learners. Related reading: The future belongs to those who… Read More ›

Connecting Educators and Programmers

Recently, MindShift gave a write-up about “The Rise of Educator-Entrepreneurs: Bringing Classroom Experience to Ed-Tech“. While we see this trend grows, the reason behind it is simple: “Teachers are usually the last people to be consulted on many of these education technology companies.” Even we can see new EdTech sites emerging everyday, not every newly minted site… Read More ›

Top 100 Tools for Learning from C4LPT (2012)

The Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies (C4LPT), hosted by Jane Hart, is a free resource site on the use of new technologies for learning and performance. Since 2007, she has been summarizing on the best 100 learning tools by collecting opinions from professional experts each year. The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 were… Read More ›

13 Suggestions on Student Blogging

by John T. Spencer, EducationRethink.com This is my seventh year of having students create their own blogs. Initially, the student blogs were nothing more than a class journal posted online. However, over time, they became a place for student voice. They evolved as my thinking about blogging evolved. So, here is what I’ve learned along the… Read More ›

20 U.S. Schools Innovating with Technologies

Co-written by Tom Vander Ark and Sarah Cargill , GettingSmart.com (20 Schools Innovating With Digital Tools) Hans Renman in Stockholm (@tankom_hans) asked on Twitter, “Do you know any US schools that are REALLY using digital tools in an INTERESTING way for communication, marketing, or learning?” That tweet kicked off a few days of snooping around. Here… Read More ›

3 Video Game Building Tools for Kids

Imagine a world where all knowledge is playable. People dream about changing the world but they lack the skills to get their dream jobs. Getting an education is hard and procrastinating by playing games is much more fun. What if gaming became learning? Primer makes games that teach real skills and lead to real career opportunities. –… Read More ›

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10 Powerful Tools for Your Toolbox of 21st-Century Learning

by Susan Lucille Davis, from GettingSmart.com : How to Build A Basic Toolbox for 21st-Century Learning I remember exactly how I felt when I put together my first real toolbox. The gray no-nonsense plastic container, made by Rubbermaid, would house the essential tools I needed now that I was twenty-something and on my own. I bought a hammer,… Read More ›