Wednesday, December 22, 2010

5 for Winter Break 12/22/10

Okay, first of all there are two links:  Link 1 and Link 2. The links are to a company put together a list of FREE web 2.0 tools. For those of you that were in my session on our half day you probably remember that web 2.0 tools are all tools where students (anyone) both create and share their work. Check it out, there are great resources, most of which I have used so I can answer any questions you may have.

As the winter break approaches this is a great opportunity for me to say THANK YOU to all who subscribe. It means a lot to me to know that I'm helping someone out there and even if you check out one link I provide I'll know that my efforts are worth it. If you see someone who might benefit from this e-mail/blog post forward it on I'd love to grow the distribution.

Your 5 resources:

17 free e-books for teachers and parents - I downloaded them all, great reads over break.

Figment is a community where you can share your writing, connect with other readers, and discover new stories and authors. Whatever you're into, from sonnets to mysteries, from sci-fi stories to cell phone novels, you can find it all here. What's great is kids can read other kids work and comment on it, very cool.

GREAT! Discussion on using technology to complete assessments, what would you do?

Harvard’s must have guide to social media. It's from Harvard, it must be good.

Guess the google – best game on the internet, the kids love it!

Winter Break BONUS LINK!!!!!!:

Top 100 tools for learning 2010 - What I love about this is it shows the list for 2010, 2009, 2008, you can really see how tools have trended over the years. I don't use all of these but a lot of them.

Your Video of the week:

The next generation of Activboards from Promethean, I want one! (fingers crossed the new science building has these)

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