By: Taylor Coughlin
This resource reminds me of GoogleDocs because you can edit other's work online. I could see using this site, because as far as I know GoogleDocs doesn't allow you to share YouTube videos and showdocument.com does.
JoinMe would be nice to use in the classroom for general instruction when the students are doing something new with technology. I could see myself temporarily taking control over my students iPads or computers to give instruction on how to navigate a new Microsoft Word tool.
Braingle is a site full of ideas that I could see myself using to either focus the class back in for learning or as time fillers. I like that they don't all rely on technology so that I could print out activities that the students could go get themselves between lessons.
Your Fonts is a tool that I think I could use for when I can't find the right font that I want. As teachers, we are always looking for a fun font that we could use to mix things up and now we can make our own!
Student Publishing is a site where students can feel like real authors. They (and the teacher) can compose their very own piece of art. I can see myself using this as a form of reward for students once they get their book written.
Quibblo is a great place to make your own online quizzes and polls. I think that I could use this in the classroom because not only would it engage students, using technology when testing with young students will help prevent cheating.
Teachers Pay Teachers is a cool site I could use if I was at a loss for ideas for a particular idea. It is a collective group of teachers that share their ideas for a small price.
This is a neat site with a particular page about various FREE resources for teachers. I could see myself using this a lot if I am not given a very large budget for my classroom because bulletin board stuff can get expensive!
School Psychologist Files is a great bank of information about various disabilities and good ways to detect them in class. I like this because it is very user friendly and I could see myself using it for kids in my class. Not just because I want to "diagnose" students, but it will help with classroom management with students who have similar problems.
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