I have been on twitter for several years now and have found it a great way to build my own Personal Learning Network (commonly refered to as a PLN). I have found several people to follow that are also interested in educational technology. Those connections lead me to new resources to share with you. Each Tuesday this year I want to share some of those resources with you along with the original tweet and who sent the tweet. I have tried to group these resources into categories so that you can quickly go through and find ones that may be helpful to you.
Here are a collections of resources that caught my attention this past week on Twitter:
ConceptBoard - @addthis Conceptboard – Realtime Teamwork & Collaboration Software http://t.co/YZ6KCl4
- Create interactive whiteboards that can be shared
Moodle – @moodlenews: 47 Interesting Ways to Use #Moodle in the Classroom (started by @TomBarrett) http://www.moodlenews.com/2011/42-interesting-ways-to-use-moodle-in-the-classroom-started-by-tombarrett/
- A google presentation that lists different ways you can use moodle in the classroom.
The LightingBug - @TCEA: Lightning Bug is a writing resource website with interactive elements for tween and teen writers. http://www.lightningbug.com.au/index.htm
SumDog - @briandvorak: Classrooms can enter the Sumdog contest: Sumdog – Free math games #edtech #math sumdog.com
- Math Games – can hold class competitions and play against players in other areas.
- Teachers can register for accounts and upload students. Basic skills are covered, but might be appropriate for intervention classes
This website has free online games for students to learn how to:
- run a county government
- control the budget of the federal government
- be president for four years
- run a law firm that specialized in constitutional law firm
- Be part of a supreme court decision
An account does need an email, but I was able to use the +1 trick with gmail.