Thursday, March 8, 2012

10 Coolest Tools for Schools

What does it take to have an awesome blog? Well take a quick peak at the blogs below that present the coolest tools in schools and I think you will know why I chose these fine people!


There you have it folks the top ten coolest tools we should try to use in our schools! :) These blogs all incorporated some new tool that I can not wait to use in my classroom. Make sure you check them out, leave them some feedback, and oh wait I forgot to mention I did the assignment as well! So check out my coolest tool for school down below!Thanks!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Cool Tool for School

Admit it, we have all fallen asleep in class more than a few times over the duration of our education. We have all had those lousy 7am classes where you stay up the entire night before to get a project done and when you finally get to rest its in your homeroom period. For myself, having Spanish at 7am everyday made for the perfect dream of going on a Mexican getaway. Or lets say you are a morning person, but you seem to be a germ magnet and get sick all the time and have to stay home from school to get some needed R&R. You and I both know how stressful it can be to make up a day of school work when it feels like every subject got 50 times harder on the day you were absent. We would live in a fantasy world if we believed that every student,every day, listens to what the teacher is saying or understands the lesson. So what can we do about that to make sure every student gets the information and can ask questions outside of the classroom if they need help? I will now introduce you to educreations! This simple website can take everything that was taught in the classroom home with the click of a link. I know some of you may be thinking "Awesome tool but there is no way you are going to get me to retype my lesson for a few kids." Fear not! This virtual whiteboard

will actually record your sessions for you and post them as you go. I found this website from
 this website is an awesome tool for finding appropriate, free, educational resources to use in the class. I picked this tool because students can post their own whiteboard where they got stuck on an assignment and classmates and the teacher can interact with the student to help. This tool is available on the web or even in app store for IPads, IPods and IPhones.

This tool is going to make learning outside of the classroom much easier and is an effective tool for students to meet their peers. Although this may be an educational tool for the classroom the resource doesn't just end there. This tool can be used for a learner as well. There are thousands of publicly posted lessons online that students can sift through to find help on lessons they may be stuck on. This is the new innovative way of finding that friend that lives close enough to you that can bring your assignments home. I will use this tool in my Secondary Education-English classrooms for students to openly discuss plots, themes, and questions they have while reading a story or doing an assignment.

              This short video will take you through the fascinating and innovative tool of educreations!