Friday, September 23, 2011
Teachers we have another amazingly simple, versatile, efficient and colorful way for our students (or for ourselves) to present information. Below is a link of an example of a Popplet definitely worth looking at and getting some ideas for the classroom. Napoleon: History http://popplet.com/app/#/489.
Here is the link to the main Popplet information page where you can sign up, watch a video on how it works and get other information such as how you can get the iPad App too! This web 2.0 tool is in Beta now and I definitely recommend checking it out and introducing it to your students.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Teachers and students can use Flipboard as a way of creating their own personal learning networks by subscribing to the sources of information that fire their imagination. In the classroom, it can be used as a research tool for news, and articles as well as real-time information. Just imagine searching for information about a current event using Facebook and Twitter to find posts from the people who are living through the event! Students doing any kind of research can use the search feature to find topical information. The information and pictures can be emailed, or printed out. This app is really amazing! I highly recommend it for personal and school use. Here are some links to get more information!
A YouTube demonstration of the app:
How one teacher uses it: http://appsineducation.blogspot.com/2011/02/flipboard.html
More information: http://flipboard.com/