21st C tools

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There are lots of tools that are now available in a “21st century classroom”, for collaboration, reflection, analysis and student’s articulation of what they are learning.

At the bottom of the page you will find my original list of tools that might be helpful in your classroom, with links to them. However, a few years ago I found appitic which was a site run by able developers that gave fantastic lists of apps that they had tried and tested. Unfortunately this site is no longer being maintained, but in looking for a link to the appitic lists I came across The Pedagogy Wheel developed by Allan Carrington, Designing Outcomes. SUPERB !! So superb, that there is no need for me to try and reinvent the wheel… Allan has done a great job.

This wheel has it’s roots in Bloom’s taxonomy but incorporates so much more. Take a look:

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Also see:

Home: In Support of Excellence



Here is my own original list of some tools that might be useful in your classroom:

Wikis: PBwikiWikispaces

Social Bookmarking: DeliciousFurl,  diigo

Aggregators: Google ReaderNetvibesPageflakes

Microblogging: TwitterPlurk

Answer/opinion sharing: WallwisherAnswerGarden, Thinglink

Peer collaboration: Voice ThreadGoogle docs, Padlet 

Books and Media Sharing: Shelfari, Library Thing, Listal

Concept mapping: MyWebspirationBubbl.usGliffyMindmeister

Concept mapping Computer Based: Inspiration, Kidspiration, Popplet Lite

Blogs/Blogging: EdublogsBloggerBlogMeister

Surveys/Polls/Questions:  Survey MonkeyQuizletQuestionFormGoogle Forms

Maps and Mapping: GoogleMapsGeoCommonsGoogle Earth/Ocean

Digital Storytelling Computer Based: Photostory

Digital Storytelling: Voice ThreadStorybird, Book creator for iPads

Positive behaviour reinforcement: Class Dojo

Podcasting : Voice Thread,VodcasterGcastWavosaur

Podcasting – Computer based –free download: Audacity 

Media Sharing: FlickrVoiceThread, YouTubeTeacherTube

Video production: Animoto

Presentations: Prezi280SlidesSlideshareScreenToasterVoiceThread

Google applications: docs, presentations, speadsheets, forms

Posters/WordClouds/Comics: WordleBitstripsGlogster

Webquests: Webquests.Org

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