Web 2.0 Tools for teaching practice

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  • http://www.wordle.net/ – summarise long texts for students!
  • http://www.powtoon.com/ – for those creative enough to create short films for there class! Bring topics alive!
  • prezi.com – try this for powerpoint presentation! free to sign up to and very easy to use!
  • twitter  – connect with fellow educators and you may find some interesting ideas and topics!
  • #teachingpractice
  • #digtailtools
  • #edtech
  • wordpress.com – I would encourage doing a reflective blog for teaching practice. You can see what is working and how you feel about classes and what you can do to improve and reflect on.
  • facebook – have an active chat with friends who are going through a similar experience. Support each other as best as you can.
  • tes.co.uk – huge amount of resources available
  • skype – try skyping with other classes!

Resource time!

A resource that is becoming more and more popular is Wordle. http://www.wordle.net/

It’s a little website where you can upload bodies of text or URL sites and the most commonly used word will be left.

This is a great resource for all subjects. However, I feel history will be the subject that mostly benefits as you can allow students to upload their essays and see which key words are needed to complete an essay.

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