These are my Jumptags for February 18th

  • Snapter – Turn photos into PDFs.
  • Education – Tutorial: Two Uses of Technology to Improve Literacy and Critical Thinking – I’m still thinking about that UCLA research saying “technology in the classroom damages literacy and critical thinking.” I’m still thinking it’s behind the times, in its framing of technology as “…
  • Education | Diigo – Diigo is offering special premium accounts to k-12 and higher education faculty.
  • Assessment Strategies – Assessment strategies for gauging student needs, encouraging self direction and collaboration, monitoring progress, checking understanding and demonstrating understanding.
  • Lessons from the art of storyboarding – Here is a good short video reviewing the art of the storyboard as it’s used in story development and production in the motion picture industry. Storyboarding as we know it may have been pioneered by film makers and animators, but…
  • 21ideas – Tony Vincent outlines 21 technology tools and strategies teachers can use in the classroom.
  • Super Teacher Tools – Super Teacher Tools has many free classroom review games and classroom management tools, including Flash Jeopardy.
  • GeoGebra – On the one hand, GeoGebra is an interactive geometry system. You can do constructions with points, vectors, segments, lines, conic sections as well as functions and change them dynamically afterwards.
  • NASA – Do-It-Youself Podcast – NASA provides directions and permission to use their videos and images to create digital media.
  • Do-It-Yourself Podcast Blog – NASA provides some “how tos” to create podcasts and videos with their videos and images.
  • Top News – eSN Special Report: – Students in a South Texas classroom had taken on the role of employees at CleanWater Tech, a fictional U.S. company that produces water filtration technology, and were poring over the economic indicators of various unnamed countries, trying to decide…
  • Lovely Charts – Lovely Charts is an online diagramming application that allows you to create professional looking diagrams, such as flowcharts, sitemaps, organisation charts, wireframes, and many more… For free.
  • Addition & Subtraction Fact PowerPoints – A series of Powerpoint flashcards for addition and subtraction math facts.
  • Why Wikis? – Most Web 2.0 tools are discussed at length in terms of their application to the learning process. While there is much that can be learned from using these tools in instruction, there are also principles upon which that use rests that have long been …
  • 3 Challenges to Wiki Use in Instruction – There are always challenges in the actual use of technology in instruction, not only in practical terms with familiarity with the technology itself but, more importantly, in a pedagogical sense as the benefits to teaching and learning are examined mo…
  • Web 2.0 That Works: Marzano & Web 2.0 – A directory of Web 2.0 tools for teaching and learning. Denotes free and premium services.
  • Siftables – MIT grad student David Merrill demos Siftables — cookie-sized, computerized tiles you can stack and shuffle in your hands. These future-toys can do math, play music, and talk to their friends, too. Is this the next thing in hands-on learning?
  • eLearn: Predictions for 2009 – Respected authors and researchers, including Allison Rossett, Stephen Downes, Richard Mayer and Chris Dede, make predictions about the future of elearning.
  • Kitzu – Kitzu offers learning kits for specific topics. Many include photos to support the topic.

About Michael M Grant

Dr. Michael M. Grant is a passionate professor, researcher, and consultant. He works with faculty members, schools and universities, and districts to integrate technology meaningfully and improve teaching and learning. When 140 characters just won't work, then he blogs here at He has a beautiful wife and three equally beautiful daughters, who will change the world.

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