Five years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post where I share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech, including some Web 2.0 apps.
You might also want to explore The 56 Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2018.
Here are this week’s choices:
I wrote about the new tool Elementari last year (see “Elementari” Might Have Potential As A Story-Creating Tool For Students). They just let me know about this update:
We’ve just released a new version of the website! New features include Elementari Classrooms. Any user can create a classroom with up to 30 students for free. Students can be created without emails or can signup and join with a class code. Teachers are in control and are required to approve of any students stories published to the public.
We’ve also added more illustrations with over 8000+ illustrations. We’re still working on some features of classrooms including a classroom library where teachers can showcase their students’ work all in one place.
With this update, I’m adding Elementari to The Best Sites Where Students Can Work Independently & Let Teachers Check On Progress.
To Meme or Not to Meme? Using Memes to Teach Media Literacy Skills is from KQED. I’m adding it to The Best Tools For Making Internet ” Memes.”
I’ve previously shared resources relate to the TikTok app. Here are two new useful articles about it:
Parents’ Ultimate Guide to TikTok is from Common Sense.
How TikTok Is Rewriting the World is from The NY Times.
Caribu is a new app that lets traveling parents (or distant grandparents) read a story to a child (“The app combines face-to-face video calling with digital picture books, so you and your kid can both see each other and the book. Interactive workbooks even let you draw together. Military families get access for free.”
Here’s a new video from Google featuring their “Roving Study Halls” program that provides online access in school buses (you might also be interested in The Best Resources For Learning About Schools Providing Home Computers & Internet Access To Students):
"The current Twitter hysteria may be a false alarm, but it’s rooted in very real and very valid concerns." https://t.co/t5G5oMkORQ
— Vox (@voxdotcom) March 14, 2019
The youths are genuises https://t.co/jXupsAN8xE
— Nora Kelly Lee (@nora_kelly) March 14, 2019
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) March 13, 2019