Digital Tools for Teaching and Learning
Answering the question, "What is it and what can I do with it?"
Center for Digital Storytelling is an international non-profit training, project development and research organization dedicated to assisting people in using digital media to tell meaningful stories from their lives.
Collaborative Note Taking - students taking and working on notes in a collaborative effort in class and online using wikis. >> more
Digg is a place for people to discover and share content from anywhere on the web. Everything on Digg — from news to videos to images to Podcasts — is submitted by the Digg community. Once something is submitted, other people see it and Digg what they like best.
del.icio.us is a social bookmarking website -- the primary use of del.icio.us is to store your bookmarks online, which allows you to access the same bookmarks from any computer and add bookmarks from anywhere, too. On del.icio.us, you can use tags to organize and remember your bookmarks, which is a much more flexible system than folders.
Diigo - a free research and knowledge-sharing tool. As you research the web, you can annotate and highlight web sites, then connect with partners to share your information.
dimdim - for face-to-face meetings, giving presentations overthe web, provides whiteboards, voice and video.
Edmodo - "a private social platform built for education." Think Facebook interface as online course with student privacy.
Information Literacy Guides Create effective scientific posters. Find and communicate using data resources. - from Academic Media Studio, Wesleyan University.
Linkedin is an online repository of personal business information - an interactive business card
Lulu - a web-based self-publishing service, providing online access to the tools an individual needs to design, publish, and print original material, including books, brochures, reports, calendars, and posters. Self-publishing offers an alternative to traditional publishing by allowing authors and creators of content to decide what gets published and in what form, allowing anyone to publish a book inexpensively and much more quickly than with traditional publishing. Faculty can use the service to publish more timely textbooks and other material for courses, and by having access to the tools of production, students can see and understand the processes involved.
Meebo combines and organizes all instant messaging in one place
MERLOT - Find peer reviewed online teaching and learning materials. Share advice and expertise about education with expert colleagues. Be recognized for your contributions to quality education. >> more
MindMeister - free collaborative online mind mapping software. Plan, brainstorm, visualize projects and share them as you work.
NITLE (pronounced"nite-ly") National Institute for technology in Liberal Education.
Poll Everywhere - free audience response system for up to 30 people (low cost thereafter) using cell phones.
Second Life - Consider a media-rich environment available to you, your colleagues and students all over the world. Consider meeting, conducting research and working collaboratively in Second Life.
SlideShare Upload your PowerPoint presentations, Word Docs, and pdfson SlideShare to share themwith your colleagues, students, anyone - or privately. You can embed slideshows into your blog or website; synch audio to your slides; join groups to connect with others who share your interests.
SnapShots uses your links to bring information about the sites you're pointing to the viewer. They are in use on this page as I am taking a look at them.
Twitter - an online application that is part blog, part social networking site, and part cell phone/IM tool. It is designed to let users describe what they are doing or thinking at a given moment in 140 characters or less. As a tool for students and faculty, Twitter could be used academically to foster interaction and support metacognition. >> more
Zotero is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. At the most basic level, Zotero is a citation manager. It is designed to store, manage, and cite bibliographic references, such as books and articles.