I just came back from a meeting of our Tech Committee, and I was struck by how many of us have developed our own idiosyncratic work flows, but sometimes miss tools that might really simplify things.
For example, by having a classroom bookmark site on a social bookmarking tool like Delicious, Diggio, or Pearltrees, parents and students could access online resources from home, and the tool could be continuously refreshed and shared as needed- much more efficient than bookmarks in a browser, and accessible regardless of what browser or device someone is using. Yet some teachers have never really done this or thought about it as a tool for their classroom, using a wiki, website or other tool instead.
What tools do you use that save you time, or act as shortcuts? What tools would you recommend a teacher try in order to save work or allow greater access to materials? Maybe by sharing these favorite resources, we can save everyone a little time!
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