Tuesday, July 24, 2012

9 Great New Web Tools for Teachers

9 Great New Web Tools for Teachers

Everyday new web 2.0 tools emerge and some others die. It is thanks to the existence of such tools that internet became interactive and users shifted from the basic role of just passive consumers of digital input to active participant in the creation of the digital knowledge. The fact that this information revolution has radically transfomed education is no novel news to teachers and educators. The use of technology in education has become pervasive and the more we continue to invest in this field the better our instrction become.

1 comment:

Steve Weber said...

Sorry to offer a negative perspective again, but the implementation of technology in school districts will require the districts to ramp up their willingness to adopt these ideas and support staff. As an example in West Allis, just last year West Allis stopped blocking YouTube videos. I had a music appreciation class I created and it used YouTube videos as examples on various music genres. Three years ago I had to fight with the director of curriculum to agree to allow the district to unblock my student's use of YouTube videos for this music class. You face a few challenges like this and you attitude toward technology gets impacted. New Teachers coming out of education schools are best prepared for technology implementations in the classroom but often bump into outdated thoughts in their administrations. My personal experience was the same. I entered teaching at age 50 and found my new ideas were not welcome by a teaching staff around me. Sad but still a reality.