Monday, June 28, 2010

Twitter: The Year in Review - Top 10 Links

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 marks the 1-year anniversary of signing up for twitter. In many ways, twitter has changed the way I think, prepare, and collaborate as an educator. The amount of great resources, links, ideas, and discussion that come across my desktop are too numerous to count. It seems that every day I read about something new and innovative that can be used in the classroom. The following post lists 10 of my favorite links that I was directed to mainly because of my experience on twitter.

Diigo - "Research, Share, and Collaborate. Diigo is a powerful research tool and a knowledge sharing community." Diigo has been a great place to store and bookmark all the great links that are shared over twitter.

Reindeer Chorus - A fun Christmas website to use on your IWB, The Reindeer Orchestra. "Squash their noses or let the computer guide you through clicking the song you want to play." - A collaborative text editing site. A good collaborative website to assist students with research, communication, and group projects.

SMART Notebook Games - Multiple templates for creating games on the SMART Board (Memory, Wheel of Fortune, Deal or No Deal, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, etc.)

Prezi - A presentation tool that is a unique alternative to PowerPoint. I feel that PowerPoint can still serve a purpose for presentations, but Prezi provides another option for presenters to use.

30 Goals Challenge - Shelly Terrell's "30 Goals" series challenged educators to accomplish a series of short term goals at the beginning of 2010. Currently this summer, continue reading the "30 Goals Challenge" as guest bloggers share how they accomplished each of the goals.

Voicethread - Voicethread is a collaborative website that allows you to "talk about and share images, documents, and videos."

Free Technology for Teachers - Free Technology for Teachers is a blog with "free resources, ideas, and lesson plans for teaching with technology." Many posts come with "Applications for Education" to help integrate the featured technology into your classroom.

Today's Meet - "TodaysMeet helps you embrace the backchannel and connect with your audience in realtime." Create your own backchannel to use with students without having to sign up for individual twitter accounts.

Glogster - "Simply put, Glog is a kind of poster - fully designed by yourself! Glog is a fancy creation from text, images, music and video."

What has been your favorite resource that has been shared with you on twitter?

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