International Project Based Learning Opportunites
A variety of resouces are available to help develop students' 21st Century Skills and to connect them to the larger world. Here are two of the great resources Mr. Burton has come to use quite frequently as a result of his TGC experiences. He believes that each is helping to engage his students.
Scoop.it is an online curation platform that allows users to create their own online "magazine" on a topic of their choice. Mr. Burton is currently using the following topics to engage his students and colleagues:
Weebly.com is an online website design platform that allows users to easily create their own website. A wide variety of templates are provided which users can customize with their own images and other content. The lesson plan Mr. Burton developed during the eight-week TGC course, and linked on this website's "Teaching Unit" page, included a student activity to create a website using Weebly.
The following links are to websites which specialize in equipping teachers with resources and/or training so as to bring the world to their students:
The following links are to websites which provide a host of useful tools for intergrating technology into lesson planning so as to impact student learning:
Web 2.0 for the Classroom Teacher is the "mother load" website which provides links to all sorts of interactive Web 2.0 tools for student learning. Here teachers can find online technology resources for student collaboration, classrooms wikis, organizational tools, blogs, podcasting, vlogs, other fun stuff and more.
101 Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers You Should Know About is another great list of links for interactive Web 2.0 resources to enhance student learning.
DigiTales enables students to create and communicate their own stories through a digital media platform.
dipity provides students with an opportunity to create visually stimulating and interactive timelines online.
KIVA allows students to make an economic impact through microloans to people in developing countries.
LiveBinders facilitates students in creating an online portfolio.
mind42 allows students to graphically organize their thoughts with text, images, sticky notes, and videos.
scoop.it allows students to curate their own online magazine for an assigned or chosen topic.
Socrative turns smart phones and tablets with internet connections into student responce "clickers"
tripline helps students integrate a sense of place into their storytelling with
maps and physical geography.
weebly provides students with a
farily user friendly platform for creating
Wordle enables students to convert
text into creative word clouds.