After working on this course for the past year, I felt it was crucial to take a look at what programs and web 2.0 tools are an important part of my teaching and learning. Over the past year I have read many blogs, followed lots of tweets and thought about how technology impacts my teaching. I have broken down my ideas into daily, weekly, and monthly.
On a daily basis I am using:
Diigio to keep track of the cool websites and articles I come across. I also receive weekly updates from different diigo groups I follow. (Classroom 2.0, Project Based Learning, Global Education Conference, Coetail, Online Tools, Interactive WhiteBoards in the Classroom. and many more) My students also used diigo to keep track of their bookmarks, and in an upcoming unit we are explicating using this for the kids to look at a unit through the lens of different stakeholders (a detailed post on this to come)
Dropbox- Always using it to save files, and share folders with my co workers
Aslo each student has a personal blog, which I follow using netvibes.
Utube: Always searching for cool videos, and uploading my students work to our school account. Teacher Tube is also a great addition.
Vimeo- Another great source for video footage
Onenote program to share and plan notes with my students
Veracross- to communicate homework and assessments to students online.
Weekly I am using:
Reading my RSS feed from Blogs like Langwitches,Teaching Sagitarian , 21 Century Presentation.These blogs are really the main ones that I read on a weekly basis, but do scan others from our suggested RSS feeds.
Portal Page- Our school keeps curriculum and units accessible to students on a portal page. Each course has its own portal page. Weekly I updating these pages
Dyknow- To send my students work and receive work, also at time to screen share.
Weekly updates from my Diigo Groups, TedTalks, TedED
Podcasts from Live Web 2.0, passed Coetail course discussions.
Occasion Tweets @jhortop
GoogleDocs, video editing, In Plain English, glogster, voice thread, flickr, compfight, powerpoints, many website links, prezi, google maps, google earth, screenr, sound cloud, Radio Lab, creative commons search tools, brain pop videos, linkendin, flocabulary.
For me this is not an overload of resources, and I find it quite manageable. I also am always on the look out for new ideas and new tools that will enhance student learning!