Flipboard to Move Beyond the Textbook

While a textbook can be a good resource, it no longer has to be our only resource.  Curation tools, like Flipboard, can help you to put together resources to help your students learn.  There are many resources out there are that are more up to date than a textbook or more engaging.  We can find…

Digital Tools To Support Collaboration

Something that may be difficult for many people to do well, is to work with others in a truly collaborative way.  Too often we end up working in a group that is inefficient and detracts from our intended goal.  This is true for teachers and students alike.  There are some ways that we can improve…

Curate Resources For Students To Differentiate

I have become less and less of a fan of textbooks as technology has made it even easier to find resources that are better suited to help our students learn.  A textbook is as far away from differentiated resources as you can get as it is written in one way and written for students who…

Awesometables on a Google Site

Like me, you may have run into a dilemma where you have a lot of information you want to share on a Google Site but no easy way to organize it all.  Previously I listed all of my digital tools onto a single page and would try to categorize them and include links to any blog posts I…

Using Flipboard to Share Curated Resources

Over the summer one of my goals was to find a better way to share curated resources with others.  I enjoy finding articles and other resources that I know can be helpful to teachers that I work with and making sure they have an easy way to access them.  I have tried using various tools…

Using Pinterest as an Educator

There are many different curation tools out there being used by educators but one that many teachers are using, and do not realize they can use it for education, is Pinterest.  Pinterest works by “pinning” various things you find online into different groups onto a wall that you can share out with others.  It is…

Scoop.it Basics

Scoop.it is a digital curation/social bookmarking tool that is free and very easy to use.  Like other curation tools you have a way to save websites or other pieces of media and place them in one location to share with others.  There is a simple button you can install on you bookmark bar or you…