Digital Learning Day Tip of the Day: Instructional Tools & Ideas That Educators Use and Recommend
January 06, 2012 05:48 pm
Many teachers share websites, tools, and resources that they use on a regular basis as part of their instructional strategies to meet the needs of students. You can view several recommendations that can be used immediately at http://www.digitallearningday.org/toolkits/lessons/.
A few of the tools and resources highlighted include:
- Animoto : This site allows students to create videos. The students upload photos and music, or they can choose some from the site. It also has the option to add your own video clips. http://animoto.com/
- Glogster : Glogster is an online animated poster. Students can be creative by upload music, pictures, and videos along with adding graphics and text. http://edu.glogster.com/
- Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators : Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators contains links to websites and best practice in using digital sources. http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/
- Landmark Websites for Teaching and Learning (AASL): http://www.ala.org/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/bestlist/bestwebsiteslandmark
- Readwritethink.org (IRA, NCTE): Along with lesson plans and information for teachers, this site has many interactive graphic organizers and tools for students to use. http://www.readwritethink.org
- Voicethread : Voicethread allows students to post pictures or video clips while commenting and/or annotating on each slide. http://voicethread.com/
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