By this time, you have settled back into your classroom.
As you go through the seven layers of the candy cane forest
Why are some really cool, Web 2.0 tools, blocked in my school?
Why is antipasto so expensive?
While I can't help you with the antipasto...here is an alternative option for some of your Web 2.0 discomfort!
Creating a Painless or (Less Painful)Web 2.0 Classroom by Josh Flores
This LiveBinder is the answer to your dreams...
Here is the
Table of Contents, as listed under Tab 1:
Tab 1: Because Classroom Management Isn't Enough
Start-up advice and help for transitioning into a Web 2.0 classroom. Wiggio, Moodle, EDU Blogs, Google DOCS, Poll Everywhere and Online-Stopwatch will help keep things organized.
Tab 2: Because YouTube is blocked
Free programs to help get some great educational material to your classroom. YouTube, Any Video Converter and Zamzar.
Tab 3: Because PowerPoints are Boring
Are you as bored of PowerPoint slides and endless bullet points as I am? Try something new for presenting directions or concepts in the classroom or let your students unleash their creativity. Prezi, Voice Thread, Glogster, GoAnimate!, EDU blogs and Photo Story.
Tab 4: Because Students Need Study Skills
Here are my favorite sites I promote to get students studying outside the class. Quizlet, Twitter, Lino Pad, Easy Bib, Google Reader and Diigo.
Tab 5: Because we all do Research
The research essay is something all subject areas look forward to each year. Here's some tools to help make it even more engaging. Google Alerts, Fact Check.org and EasyBib.
Tab 6: Because Computers Break!
Technology is great... when it works. When it doesn't work, use CCleaner and ensure your hard work isn't lost with Drop Box.
Please check it out!!!
Until Next Time,
Lit Maven Out!