Evernote is an outstanding application for capturing just about anything you want from wherever you want and finding it again! The Evernote search facility is awesome (here’s why), even when I don’t tag resources all that well, Evernote finds them again! I would recommend it for both teachers and students and have included it on the organisation page of the student version of this site.
Create a note using a phone or any web browser or use a desktop application.
Windows Desktop https://evernote.com/evernote/guide/windows/
As a teacher I use Evernote all the time and have a notebook for each class I teach as well as numerous other notebooks. I also use Evernote shared notebooks as a way of sharing information, for example see Mathematics videos
, QR codes
and very appropriately some Evernote links!
Having used a shared notebook to share some useful resources with students at school, some students then created their own accounts.
The free version of Evernote is excellent and more than adequate for millions of users!
The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announced the 2011 Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning. The websites are presented in various categories each with the associated standards for the 21st century learner. The sites are are free and have been judged by the association as sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.
A new tutorials page has links to some excellent resources for learning how to use many of the Web 2.0 tools described here.
Added to the Google and Bloom’s pages:
Kathy Schrock has created ‘Bloomin’ Google‘ where she has categorised Google tools according to Bloom’s revised taxonomy.
Her blog post explains its origins.
One of the most popular posts on my Mathematics, Learning and Web 2.0 blog is the one on online whiteboards.
This seems worthy of a mention here. I embedded a screenr recording via YouTube on a class wikipage as part of some homework feedback.
Some of the other tools mentioned in that post may well be of interest. Scribblar for example offers a chat function as well as the whiteboard so is very good for online collaboration.
Note that there have been several updates to the student version of Digital Tools recently.
This site is a collection of resources that students may find useful in their studies or perhaps just have a little fun with!
A recent addition, Isle of Tune where you can build a layout, add sounds and drive cars around to play your masterpiece is proving popular!
Use this link to create a wiki which is free for educators.
The Wikis page has examples of educational use and shows how to complete the details for creating a free educational wiki on Wikisapces.
There are also links to tutorials. See this wiki for some basic wiki training.
See the Google page for many useful links for teachers.
Wallwisher – online collaborative notice board
See the Wallwisher page for a link to Wallwisher and examples of educational use.
Link to read the story!
The Writing Page includes many useful links including examples from teachers.
There are also links to tutorials.
See the Word Clouds page for further information including many ideas for classroom use.
Bubbl.us – mind mapping tool
See the diagrams page.
As an alternative – try SpicyNodes.
Think your ideas through online with Edistorm.
Qualified Academic users can have one private storm in addition to an unlimited number of solo and public storms.
Note there is a link to Edistorm on the Creativity Page of the Student Digital Tools site.
Try Wolfram Alpha for a new way to investigate Mathematics, Science, Humanities…….
To help always remember the learning first the links on the Bloom’s Taxonomy page provide much food for thought.
The Useful Reading page has links to many useful articles.
For directories of Web 2.0 tools see the Web 2.0 Tools page.
Use other tabs at the top of the page, ‘Research’ for example to explore other information and resources.
Power League from Futurelab which allows students to sample opinions has been added to the Surveys page. They can take part in published leagues such as this on the important factors to consider when designing a new school or create their own.
Recently a couple of students received messages from other Wikispaces users who are not members of our wikis. To prevent this from happening an account setting can be changed. Each student should make this change for their account.
Once logged on to Wikispaces choose ‘My Account’ from the top of the screen.
Now look for the Settings section, for ‘Allow Messages From’ use the dropdown menu to select the option ‘Other members of wikis I belong to’.
Finally select ‘Save’ to save the changes.