EdTech Enhancing Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century
Monday, December 21, 2015
What is your favorite #EdTech Resource?
A recent post by Simon Helton in the ISTE Commons proposed an "Ed tech virtual gift exchange: share your favorite tool or resource." After a bit of reflection, I realized that I don't know that I have a single favorite resource. I use a variety of resources and I love trying something different with my students whenever I get a chance to experiment.
I decided to share my current favorites in 6 categories we use to do most of our coaching. If you ask me the same question next week, I might have a completely different set of choices . . . Stay tuned. (Many of these tools can be applied across multiple categories, so take the labels with a bit of skepticism.)
Collaboration: Google Drive (Suite of resources to collaboratively create Documents, Presentations, Drawings, and much more.)
Communication: Remind (Remind (formerly Remind101) is a safe, free way for teachers to text message students and keep in touch with parents.)
Creativity: Thinglink (Annotate image and video content with notes and rich media links.)
Critical Thinking: TEDEd (Build a lesson around any TED-Ed Original, TED Talk or YouTube video.)