All Blog Posts Tagged 'tools' (58)

NSBA Research and Guidelines on Online Social and Educational Networking

Based on my reading of the NSBA report, research by Grunwald and Associates LLC shows that social networking rivals television based on time spent on both activities and 96% of students surveyed have used online services such as chatting, social networking, blogging, messaging, etc. Social networking tools are used weekly by 71% of students. Education is a major source of discussion in this medium, with 60% of students using the tools to discuss education, and 50% using it specifically for… Continue

Added by Scott on January 8, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Top 100 E-Learning Tools (And The Top 25 Free Ones)

Jane Hart over at the Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies has compiled some great lists for e-learning tools. The lists are geared more toward educators, but I think a decent majority of the items are relevant for students as well, especially grad students who spend their days walking that line between penniless student and underpaid educator.

There’s the… Continue

Added by Sabrina Fu on December 31, 2008 at 2:30am — No Comments

Simple Pizazz

I must confess that I love simple solutions that add lots of pizazz. That's what these two newest additions to the FREE Teacher Toolbar are all about.

Animations - creatures 025

Professional Animations is full of FREE and fun moving graphics that bring life to websites, blog postings and online classrooms.…


Added by Ellen on December 28, 2008 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Turbocharge your Google Searches with Lumifi

I was reading about the Washington DC social media and technology scene and ran across this cool search application called Lumifi. It allows you to search and break down your subject, so you aren't restricted as much to the first 10. (check out the Global Warming demo) It allows you to "drill down" to more results in a very easy fashion. Also other academic research applications for teachers and students, although these are aimed more at the… Continue

Added by Nathan Ketsdever on December 23, 2008 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Are you LinkedIN?

Classroom 2.0 is one of my single best resources for networking with tech-savvy educators. So, I started thinking about those other tools where I interact with and learn from folks.

Connected through LinkedIN?

I must confess LinkedIN was my first venture into online networking. While the community is made up of far more business minded folk than teachers, the education sector is ever-growing.

Consider… Continue

Added by Ellen on December 20, 2008 at 8:02pm — No Comments

Preferred Student Communication Tools

I've discovered this information first hand when I first turned on text messaging on my kid's cell phones. My son, a freshman in high school, managed to rack up 3,500 text messages in one month, and that's having been grounded from his phone for two weeks that month. My daughter is much better, she still calls us, old timers, but chooses to text her friends in college.

Only 12% of students currently check email on their mobile, but eROI…

Added by John Costilla on December 15, 2008 at 7:08am — No Comments

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Online portfolio, resume or CV? Create it here for FREE.

Podcasting in Education

Creating and using Webquests in Education

And, yes, these have all been added to the Teacher Toolbar. What?! You don't have the Teacher Toolbar?… Continue

Added by Ellen on October 29, 2008 at 12:47pm — No Comments

One-Hour Workshop on Web 2.0 for the Classroom and Virtual School

I need to have my head examined. I got so excited over the Web 2.0 tools we discussed in class and the few more that I stumbled on that I volunteered to conduct a one-hour workshop at my school in two weeks. We just had a week-long virtual school after the terrorist attack on Marriott hotel, and the teachers were wondering if there were other ways to make virtual school more interactive and interesting, especially for elementary students.

So I prepared a list, went through it with… Continue

Added by Antoinette Go on October 23, 2008 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

Web 2.0, The Faculty Meeting- Let the Games Begin!

My personal goal for the year is to expose as many teachers to as many web 2.0 tools that I can. I will use this blog to chronicle my efforts and, hopefully, share more successes than failures. My ultimate motivation is to have the teachers use the technology, reflect on it, and find ways to implement them into their classrooms.

We started our journey in the opening faculty meeting of the year. We began with (actually we began with pretty dry administrivial housekeeping, after that)… Continue

Added by Brian Carter on September 5, 2008 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

100 Free Web Tools for Elementary Teachers

Tools of the Trade.

Oh the joy of the first week of school. Nothing like going with mom to the store and buying your new clothes, school supplies and Snoopy lunch box. Today, students are probably no different. I can see it now... go with mom and dad to get a new laptop, iPod, digital camera and upgrade to unlimited text messaging on the cell phone along with the… Continue

Added by John Costilla on August 25, 2008 at 8:26am — 8 Comments

Best tool for publishing student work....

Blogging, blogging, blogging..

So, was my reply to a query on classroom2.0 recently about the best tool for online student publishing. The lively discussion has centred primarily around blogs, wikis and nings but I would like to justify in this post, the use of blogging as the number 1 tool.

A student blog is a far more personal interactive website than any of the others. It may be used for journal entries and for publishing school work across many subject areas. It… Continue

Added by Anne Mirtschin on August 24, 2008 at 2:29am — 5 Comments

UNESCO's Virtual Laboratory Toolkit

The Virtual Laboratory Toolkit provides an extensive set of free person-to-person (P2P) communication tools (audio and video conference, scientific text chat, whiteboard, collaborative authorship, portal and mailing list management, etc.), and also basic advice on person-to-equipment (P2E) tools.

The toolkit is available for download at:

Added by Kevin Chilton on July 24, 2008 at 10:24am — No Comments

Cool Tool

I love this picture to "text" convertor! Textorizer is a tool that transforms a picture into another picture made up of chosen words.

Check it out at

And Textorizer 2 can be found at… Continue

Added by Ellen on June 25, 2008 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Coming Soon to the Teacher Toolbar

The newest additions to the Teacher Toolbar include:

Number Nut

Microsoft PopFly game creator

Zoeybot a kid safe search engine

Worldwide Telescope

Added by Ellen on May 11, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Free Professional Development Courses

How can web 2.0 tools be used in education? Join free online professional development courses and find out how you can integrate web 2.0 into your classes. Live online presentations will be scheduled and added to Exploring New Domains. The sessions will focus on how web 2.0 tools can be used for instruction and learning.

Added by Dr. Nellie Deutsch on April 25, 2008 at 2:19pm — No Comments


Noodletools assists students in research with a variety of functions including search tools, note taking tools, and in making MLA or APA style bibliographies. With both subscription and free versions (the free version does not include the note taking cards including in the subscription service), the tools step students through the research process in a way that a typical search engine cannot, including guiding students in how to select a research topic,… Continue

Added by Beth Poss on March 26, 2008 at 12:32pm — No Comments

The Savvy Teacher’s Digital Toolbox: iGoogle Homepage

By Alix E. Peshette

Cross-posted from EdTech Gold Rush

Many teachers search the web for online resources, images, dictionaries, translation help, news of the day, interactive activities and blogs of interest. Those sites are often bookmarked and usually forgotten in the hodge-podge of the web browser Favorites list.

A lot of teachers spend the day with the web browser homepage showing on the computer monitor. Some… Continue

Added by Alix E. Peshette on March 17, 2008 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

Early Childhood Project Announcement

I received this announcement from Bonnie Blagojevic, Research Associate for the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (UCEDD). She asked that I pass it on. Join us!


There are many free web tools available that can help early educators collaborate with others, share and manage information. The NAEYC Technology & Young Children Interest Forum ( will be sponsoring a "Web Wonders" discussion this… Continue

Added by Tonya Witherspoon on March 4, 2008 at 3:14pm — No Comments

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