Lessons from FETC: “The Web 2.0 You Might Not Know About”
Five handy Web 2.0 tools that might be new to you
I just got back from this year’s Florida Education Technology Conference (FETC), and I have to say, what a fantastic experience! This year’s conference was full of interesting sessions, such as “Super Secret Twitter Tips, Tricks, and Resources,” and there were tons of exciting exhibits on new technology (check out NAO, a robot who can dance to Thriller!). I also got a chance to meet #edchat creators Tom Whitby and Steven Anderson, along with a bunch of other great educators.
For me, one of the conference highlights was the “The Web 2.0 You Don’t Know About” session presented by Leslie Fisher, a seasoned education conference veteran. In her session, Leslie pointed out a lot of great educational resources that teachers may not know about, but should. Here are five of my favorite resources that I think you should add to your tech tool arsenal:
WorkFlowy: An organizational tool that lets you add information to an outline that mimics the way you think. Use hashtags to tag, or group, certain information.
Weebly: A free website-creation tool that lets you easily create a classroom website and blog. Features include templates, drag-and-drop web builders, blogs, multimedia compatibility, and more.
Class Dojo: A behavior management system that helps you improve student behaviors and engagement by awarding and recording real-time feedback.
Tubechop: A free tool that lets you chop a funny or interesting section of a YouTube video to share with your classroom.
A Google a Day: A daily puzzle game that can be solved using creative and clever Google search techniques. Check out the demo below:
Click here to view Leslie’s full presentation from FETC.
What are some of your favorite Web 2.0 tools for the classroom? Share with us in the comments section.