Mrs. Hudson’s Diigo Links of the Month – February/March 2013
A monthly-ish rundown of what Mrs. Hudson’s been reading and learning about lately on the web. Follow the links to articles, graphics, educational tools, and other fun stuff.
- A Real Lesson in Digital Citizenship – “All of us who advocate for the learning potential of mobile technologies continue to navigate the hurdles of opening up BYOD devices in the unique context of school. But in my school we’re doing it together and that makes the hurdles easier to overcome.”
- Grading Schools Isn’t the Answer. It’s the Problem. – NYTimes.com – “Now, policy makers in both parties propose ratcheting it up further — this time, by “grading” teachers as well. It’s a mistake.”
- Possibly the One Thing Almost All Americans Agree On: Libraries (in the Digital Age) | Impatient Optimists – “Pew found that 91 percent of Americans (16 or older) say that public libraries are important to their communities, and 76 percent say libraries are important to them and their families.”
- Authors Who Skype with Classes & Book Clubs (for free!) – by Kate Messner – “This is a list of authors who offer free 15-20-minute Q and A sessions with classes and book clubs that have finished reading one of their books.”
- 3 Tech Tips Your Grandma Could Teach You – Edudemic – “In today’s fast moving, action-packed world of exciting gadgets, touch screens and wireless thingies, it’s easy to take for granted the wisdom of those who have traveled the road before us.” – tags: edtech elearning
- Chogger – “Use our comic builder to draw your own comics, caption photos, take webcam pictures and add speech balloons. Read, rate, and comment on comics made by people from all around the world.”
- Free Technology for Teachers: 17 Free Tools for Creating Screen Capture Images and Videos – “When you’re trying to teach people how to do something new on their computers having screencast videos or annotated screen capture images can be invaluable to you and the people you’re trying to help. Here are some free tools that you can use to create screen capture videos and images.”
- First Grade Google Form Choose Your Own Adventure | Barrow Media Center – “These students now have a lot of expertise that they can now share with students in their class. I’m not sure that they could fully create one of these on their own yet, but they definitely developed their skills in Google docs and forms.”
- Teachers Use Twitter As Their Preferred CPD Tool – MentorMob – Infographic on teacher collaboration via Twitter tags: Twitter edtech
- The Best Resources For World Read Aloud Day | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… – Links to a variety of resources for World Read-Aloud Day
- Reproducible: Leaving Good Blog Comments From Teaching the iGeneration (c) 2010 Solution Tree Press – Download at go.solution-tree.com/technology – “The best blogs are truly interactive, with users listening and responding to one another. They are interesting digital conversations! Highly accomplished commenters are constantly thinking while interacting with others who are leaving comments. They come to the conversation with an open mind, willing to reconsider their own positions—and willing to challenge the positions of others. The following tips will help you craft great blog comments.” tags: blogging edtech blogs ELA_writing content creation digital resources
- Free Technology for Teachers: BrainyBox – Present Slides and More in a Cubed Format – “BrainyBox provides six blank screens in which students can build slides that include text, videos (via embed codes), images, and hyperlinks. I also discovered that I could embed SoundCloud recordings and Google Maps into my screens. The finished product displays my slides as a cube that can embedded into a blog post or shared by directing people to the unique URL assigned to my project. All projects can be edited by their owners at any time.”
- 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers who use Technology – Infographic showing attitudes and behaviors that lead to effective technology integration in the classroom
Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.