10 Sites To Bring New Media Into Your Classroom Quickly
Is your class interested in a particular topic? Type some of their comments into Wordle, and see a visual interpretation of all the words they used.
Are your PowerPoint presentations putting kids to sleep? Prezi has fun and interesting slide transitions to keep your kids guessing about what will happen next.
3. Teacher Tube
Is YouTube blocked at your school? Or worse—did you use it, only to have a less-than-appropriate video pop up as “suggested?” Teacher Tube has classroom-approved videos.
If you have a question, Quora has an answer. Users can post questions and other members suggest and debate answers.
5. Poll Daddy
Quickly and easily set up a survey or poll for your students. You can see the answers instantly—no tallying required!
6. Thing Link
Turn a picture into a visually appealing cluster of links. Tag people in a photo and link to articles about them, or cover an infographic in links for further information. Then post the image to your class’s web page!
Skitch is a quick and easy photo-editing app. Language teachers might find it particularly useful. Load up a photo and have the student label everything in it with correct the vocabulary.
Create visually appealing and interactive timelines. Each event can have an image, and a link to more information. Users can scroll through the timeline and click on the events that interest them.
Do you find your district’s web host hard to use? Make your own page using Wordpress. If your students subscribe, they’ll receive an email every time you post something new. www.wordpress.org
Teachers post free print outs, pictures of beautiful classrooms, and links to resources.
* NEA - http://www.nea.org/tools/53459.htm