Welcome back! We've got a pretty short Round Up for today and we'll start at Free Tech for Teachers with a review of "Scrible - Bookmark, Annotate, and Create Bibliographies." Scrible is a free browser-based app that helps students with highlighting, annotating, citing, and creating bibliographies. I'd also recommend checking out Diigo, if you're looking for another app that helps students organize information and create annotations.
Edutech for Teachers has a new review on Thinglink, entitled, "Add Some Swag to you iOS devices with the new Thinglink App!" If you've never used Thinglink, it's a program that can be used to create interactive images by embedding links, videos, even other images, inside your pictures. If you're looking for more integration ideas, EduTech has a full write-up on the classroom possibilities.
Educational Technology opens with a post outlining "The 12 Commandments of Digital Citizens." Essentially, the post is a summary of the graphic below. Educational Technology also has a new post with "5 Awesome iPad Posters for Teachers." If you have iPads in your classrooms, these are worth checking out!
Tech & Learning has a new review up of "Boomwriter" a "free and engaging group-writing tool that lets students go online to create stories." After students complete a story, they have the option of publishing it as a book for $9.99. The app works by allowing teachers to select how each story starts and then letting the students continue the tale from there. [ Boomwriter link ]
Finally, LearnDash covers "5 MOOC Building Platforms." If you're looking to create your own online classes, they recommend:
And there you have it, pretty short news day! We'll end with a presentation on visual notetaking,on the iPad by Rachel Smith, courtesy of today's post on Teach Thought.
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