For this modules assignment we were to join 4 new communities and interact, not just lurk. For this assignment I chose:
LinkedIn is similar to Facebook, but is for professionals and drama free. This is a great way to network, so remember to keep your profile upto date and professional. You never know who is looking at it!
Mastery connect is spectacular! It is similar to Pinterest, but is solely for academics. Set some time aside and explore all there is to offer in this site. I was amazed at the amount of time that flew by as I explored.
Share My Lesson has a plethora of lesson plans for a wide range of grades and contents. This is a great resource, even if it is just for an idea. There are also teaching tips and resources. Look up Teacher Technique Tool-Kit – All you need!!! This PowerPoint, created by ELA Team, is full of assessment and engagement strategies that all teachers can benefit from.
Symbaloo EDU, just like the non academic version, is bookmarking using icons or tiles. It is easy to use and share. They have a large library of educational webmixes that you can use and edit and tiles that you can add to your own mixes. I like that you can build a mix that is specific to your class and share it with students.By having the tiles, students have a visual clue as to what the link is for. This is very helpful for students with cognitive processing difficulties.