Looking for a list of resources to help get the school year started? Check out the updated 16-17 version of The Practical Ed Tech Handbook. You will find linked resources arranged in seven different categories (communication, web search, digital citizenship, video creation, audio production, backchannels & informal assessment, and digital portfolios) along with ideas on how to use the suggested resources.
“Learning in Hand Show #31 is about giving your learning centers or stations a makeover. The collection of activities teachers provide their students at a center can be enhanced with technology, even if there’s only one computer or tablet available.”
“A whole culture of remix and creativity has been born on the Web, and many students are taking part whether they know it or not. Creative Commons and OER enable students to take full advantage of what’s possible in a completely legal way with free and open resources and tools, not to mention that CC is a great way to kick off conversations about what sharing on the Web means — and when and how to share appropriately.”
Visit Tony Vincent’s website for a wide variety of digital formative assessment tools that can be used for free. Most of the tools work with any web browser, so they are great for laptops, computer labs, iPads, Chromebooks, tablets, and smartphones.