Digital Tools for the Classroom

Digital Tools for the Classroom

I’ve compiled a few resources with numerous tools and information for your future reference. Many are free and they seem to have many possibilities for use inside and outside of the classroom.

My own personal favorite website for mindfulness activity use in the classroom.

 1) The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society

 http://www.contemplativemind.org/about

In discussions about contemplative pedagogy a great deal of attention has been devoted to practical applications of mindfulness in the classroom (what we might call “mindfulness-based pedagogy”). The tendency in this approach is to view mindfulness as a type of technology that can be used to enhance the quality and effectiveness of the teaching and learning experience.       ________________________________________________________________________

Jamie Jones, a Ph.D. student in Rhetoric, shared some of her favorite sites with me…

2) 25 Teaching Tools for the Digital Classroom

http://www.teachthought.com/technology/25-teaching-tools-to-organize-innovate-manage-your-classroom/

3) The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen by You – Edudemi

http://www.edudemic.com/best-web-tools/

4) 321 Free Tools for Teachers – Free Educational Technology – eLearning

http://elearningindustry.com/321-free-tools-for-teachers-free-educational-technology

5) Present.me is the fastest and easiest way to add video or audio to your document or presentation, so that who ever is viewing gets the whole story – as if you were in the room with them!

http://present.me/content/

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Aubree Evans, Instructional Designer II, College of Arts and Sciences in the office of Teaching and Learning with Technology shared her favorite digital tools with me…

6) A Ted Talk on the power of online learning and digital tools.

http://www.ted.com/talks/sugata_mitra_build_a_school_in_the_cloud?language=en

7) RealTimeBoard allows for creativity, collaboration, and can even be used for presentations. 

https://realtimeboard.com

I realize this might have been more interesting in a face-to-face presentation as we could have walked through the websites and briefly reviewed the tools. I hope you find the time to explore these sites on your own.

 

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