Web 2.0 in the Classroom – Part 3

Benefits of Web 2.0

Why would you want to integrate web 2.0 in lessons? The benefits to education are so huge you will wonder how anyone does not use web 2.0. Let’s take a look at some of the main advantages of web 2.0 in the classroom.

8 Fantastic Social Media Tools for Teachers

Social Media in the Classroom

Teachers use social media to engage students in creative ways that encourage collaboration and inspire discussions, especially among soft-spoken students. The number of social media tools for teachers in this respect are numerous and include the following.

Web 2.0 in the Classroom – Part 2

Social Media - Teach Amazing

In the first article in this series Web 2.0 in the Classroom, you explored the basics of web 2.0 and how the genre got its name. Now let’s take a look at the two big categories of web 2.0.

Audioboo and iTunes – Write for a Wide Audience

Audioboo - Teach Amazing

Sharing Students’ Writing: Have you ever looked for an innovative, and engaging way to share your students’ writing?  If so, look into using the Audioboo app or website combined with iTunes.  Using an Internet connected device, students are able to use the Audioboo app or web recorder to record their writing for publishing on the […]

7 Characteristics of an Innovative Educator

Innovative Educators - Teach Amazing!

What are the characteristics of an innovative educator? Reflective – As an educator, it is important to reflect on what is working and what is not.  Even though it can be a little uncomfortable, we have to admit when a great lesson was really a flop.  We must constantly examine our processes and our concepts to […]

Web 2.0 in the Classroom – Part 1

Web 2.0 - Educator’s Guide to Web 2.0 – Part 1

With the abundance of web 2.0 sites available, it is easier than ever to integrate web 2.0 in the classroom. Let’s go step-by-step and discover what the term web 2.0 means in the educational setting and the benefits for classroom use.

TIMSS Learning Curve

There was a recent comment in the New Yorker by Louis Menand that got me doing some research. My kids attend a French primary school and so the news that  the french president, Francois Hollande, was intending to outlaw homework definitely caught my attention. Fighting with my son and daughter to learn the word pour la dicteé […]

SnackTools – Free Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers

snacktools - Teach Amazing!

You probably know I love FlipSnack…it’s a web 2.0 tool to create virtual flipping books. Upload a PDF and voila! You have a super cool virtual book that works awesome on an interactive whiteboard. But, did you know FlipSnack is only one of many cool tools provided by SnackTools? Let’s take a look. Have you […]

8 Must Have Open Source Apps for Teachers

Open Source in the Classroom

Even with tight school budgets, you can still find amazing software for your PC at no cost. That’s right…completely free! Let’s check out the must have open source software for your classroom. Audacity Audacity is an indispensable classroom tool for recording and editing audio. Import, export, record and edit just about any type of audio […]

Build a School in the Cloud

This is so inspiring and rocks the world of education. Please watch this video and post your comments…is this amount of change possible?