lino is a free sticky & canvas service that requires nothing but a Web browser." -Alternative to Wallwisher - Cheska Lorena Offers some project management tools that Wallwisher doesn't and lets you pan around your canvas. - Dianne Rees
The first step is the play step. And I believe that play is an essential step for students learning new technologies. This step gives students free rein to explore the new tools without having "serious" work to accomplish. This stage allows for students' natural curiosity to take over and test the limits of the technology in a really low-risk setting. And I found out that when I skipped this step or moved through it too quickly, I noticed students will still want to play when I actually want them to do the serious work.
"many digital stories are personal narratives used for sharing with friends and family, others can be created to offer insight and knowledge about a cause, a topic or a memorable figure. Communicating a message through story can be a powerful way to educate, encourage thought and initiate change"
Google Certified Teacher Lucy Gray recently published the slides from her presentation Tools and Resources Supporting Effective Search. The slides offer some great tips about using many of Google's lesser-used search tools. View the presentation below
Aviary, a free image editing and sound editing service that I've featured on Free Technology for Teachers a number of times in the past, recently launched a free image editing tool that you can put into your own website. Aviary's HTML5 Photo Editor can be embedded into your own website.
There are hundreds of places to find educational games and quizzes on the Internet. That said, sometimes you still cannot find quite what you're looking for. In those cases you're better off creating your own games. Here are seven good tools you and your students can use for creating games.