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I am a faculty member at a small college in Texas, teaching education courses for future teachers and also english classes. I am working on a presentation for college faculty members, which will focus on using web tools in classes. Many of the faculty members use only lectures for delivery. I would like to know which web tools you think are the best?? I don't want to overwhelm them.
Thanks in advance for your ideas,
Does your institution use a LMS (learning management system)? If so, start there. You need a place to use the web tools, either in an online component to the class, in a lab, or as an out of class assignment. Do students bring their computers to class, and is wireless Internet available?
If you Google "top 100 Web 2.0 tools for teaching" you will find many suggestions. In my classroom some favorites are Wordle, Prezi, PhotoStory3, Picasa, and VoiceThread.
Does your institution provide document cameras in the classrooms? If so, do they record the actions and voice of the teacher? If so, this can be put online as well.
Ever thought of using iTunes University for content? You might want to think about that one, just add you own piece to it in a separate document.
I hope this helps.
Rose Ann Morris
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