Often, people rely on the words of others to find new resources. Or, you might be watching someone do or demonstrate something and you get curious. “What is that?”
As long as there has been Web 2.0 or Read/Write Web applications, there have been people creating lists, categorizing content, recommending resources, and more.
Edshelf is a resource that attempts to pull the best resources together.
In its simplest, explore the top free and paid applications from the front page.
But, take some time and dig deeper into the resource. By digging into the entire database, explore applications by subject area or platform or grade or category.
In an attractive and easily navigated design, you can easily discover new applications or applications that you once knew but forgot a while back! This type of database is available in many locations on the web in the form of lists or “best of” wikis. This resource is one of the best that I’ve run across. It’s certainly worth taking the time to visit and explore.
If you like what you see, register for an account. At that point, you are reaching a new level. Discover other educators and determine what they’re using and how they’re using it.
This is an approach to sharing resources that is really unique and has the potential to take off.
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Is the PD day broken? Professional development days may do little to improve teaching | News | National Post
This month, Bill Whelan told the P.E.I. Ministry of Education it was time to take a long, hard look at PD, or “professional development,” days. A medical physicist at the University of P.E.I., Prof. Whelan was co-chair of a one-year commission tasked with modernizing the province’s school system.
Quick Tip Friday: Emailing Into Your Evernote Account | Evernote Blogcast
Did you know that you can send emails from your inbox directly into your Evernote account and automatically assign them to destination notebooks? If you haven’t discovered this feature yet, you’ll find that it’s a great way to save messages like electronic receipts, travel information, and anything else you might want to find later in a place that you can search and access from any computer or mobile device (your Evernote account!).
Apps in Education: Science Probes for the iPad
Science is one of those subjects that really excite students because they get to see cause and effect, they get to create, record and then document results and they get to manipulate the variables that produce the data. Students then get to make connections between what they do and the real world.
9 browser shortcuts everyone should know – Computer Chips & Hardware Technology | Geek.com
The mark of a truly advanced computer user is knowing how to use keyboard shortcuts, the quick combos that seem like magic to mouse-dependent, casual typists. But although most techies operate with a full suite of operating system shortcuts in mind, they often neglect the ones built into web browsers. Considering how important the browser is to daily computing life, it’s a shame that most people don’t bother to master it. So here are the nine essential shortcuts for Chrome, IE9, or Firefox that everyone should know.
Introducing School-Wide Digital Citizenship Practices with iPads « EdApps.ca
INTRODUCING SCHOOL-WIDE DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP PRACTICES WITH IPADS
Can You Answer This Question from an Eighth-Grade Reading Exam?
A question about a pineapple and a hare on the New York State eighth-grade reading exam has “stumped even educators” and left students “scratching their heads.
Apps in Education: Monster List of iBook Tutorials
There are numerous sites that are now offering Tutorials and how-to guides for creating ebooks in iBook Author. As teachers are now comfortable with the idea of creating their own e-textbooks more and more people are looking for resources to learn how to build touch enabled books that take full advantage of the iPad capabilities. Inserting video and high resolution photographs is one thing but how about inserting 3D manipulatives and models that are touch sensitive. Here is a list of some of the resources online. If you know of other good ones please add them in the comments section and we will update the list.
After School: 5 Apps Your Students Are Using When You’re Not Looking | Getting Smart
Students these days are discovering their own applications and tools to enhance their learning online. I’ve learned about some of these tools from my students themselves, as well as through the teenager grapevine. Not only do these applications reveal to us that students are discovering ways to use social media and web tools for more than entertainment, but they tell us something about our kids’ needs in an online environment.
Go Back In Time: How 10 Big Websites Looked 15 Years Ago
The year was 1997. Apple was a struggling computer company, AOL was a booming Internet service provider, Microsoft was on the verge of releasing Windows 98, and the Web was a very different place. Through the magic of the Wayback Machine, we can travel back in time and revisit the past.
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