Hi Everyone. For today's Tech Tuesday, I have three great sites to present that are useful for sharing links or websites with students (and colleagues too). Bundlenut lets you add a list of links under one title and link them under one URL. It has a nice note feature so you can write up a short explanation of each link. After adding your list of URL's Bundlenut will bundle them up for you into one simple link. LinkBunch is another link bundling site that lets you quickly put together a bunch of links and send them out via twitter, email or your smartphone. Bitly has been around a long time. It's mainly been used to shorten long links into tiny manageable links. It also has some other good features. It lets you check your stats to see how many students actually clicked on the link you sent. It lets you keep your favorite links bundled up publicly or privately on their site and you can give permission to more than one person to update and add links to your bundle. Bitly's coolest feature is that you can email a link from your smartphone or tablet to firstname.lastname@example.org and it will save the link in your Bitly account. You can also share links via Facebook and Twitter. These sites can be useful for sharing links with students or students can even share links with you! Students working on any type of research project could keep track of online resources they used, bundle, bunch or bitly them and send them to you as proof of where they got their information. A number of lessons could be taught about website validation, paraphrasing and citing sources. In summary, there is lots and lots of potential with these three resources. See you next Tuesday!
Hi Everyone. I hope you had a nice and pleasant three-day weekend. I came across two really cool websites this weekend that I wanted to share with you in my tech Tuesday blog. The first site is called Graphic Stories and was created by a teacher well known in the cyberworld, his name is Dan Meyer. Graphing Stories is designed with math teachers in mind and for easy application in the classroom. The site features 24 short videos that students can graph in order to retell the story in the video. He explains it in better detail in this blog post. The other site I wanted to share is Hank Green's SciShow. It's actually a Youtube channel. SciShow has short videos explaining science topics in an entertaining and engaging way. Check out "The Three Chemistry Experimens that Changed the World," to get an idea of the kind of clips the site offers.
Welcome back! A happy new year to you all. I hope you had a restful and pleasant fall break. Here is the first tech Tuesday installment of the year. For today's Tech Tuesday, I want to share a great timeline creation tool called Meograph. Meograph is not your average timeline creation tool. It's awesome (it really is). Meograph could be used to summarize all sorts of content from Science to Language Arts. Meograph is easy to share. It can be shared as a link or embedded into blogs and websites. Shake up the way kids synthesize and present information. Make sure to play the demo. As a side note, you may need to optimize google chrome. See you next Tuesday.