Showing posts with label 12 Awesome EdTech Tools. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 12 Awesome EdTech Tools. Show all posts

Friday, September 7, 2012

Why Don't You Rank Your Lists?

Credit: Quite Adept
A question that I am often asked is, "why don't you rank the resources you share?" The answer is simple, in most cases there are too many variables in every teacher's and school's situation for me to make a blanket statement that something is the best. That said, when I go to work with teachers in-person I can get all of the variable information about their situations and recommend things that are probably the best for them. But writing a blog post that is potentially read by thousands of teachers declaring something as "the best" is not something I'm comfortable doing. Therefore, when I do write lists with a hint of ranking, the ranking is based purely on popularity with readers as determined by the number of visits to a post.

Don't take my lack of ranked lists as me not having an opinion about apps, devices, and web tools. I have plenty of opinions and occasionally they pop-up on this blog. I generally stay away from writing opinion pieces because for the most part I write this blog to share news and provide teachers with options when looking for technology to use in their practices.

The possible exception to my ranking policy is my recent published PDF 12 Awesome EdTech Tools for 2012-2013. Even that list took me three days of deliberations to choose because there are so many excellent tools available to teachers today.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

12 Awesome EdTech Tools for 2012-2013

A few years ago I published a short PDF titled Twelve Essentials for Technology Integration. That document turned out to be very popular and I still occasionally hear from people who printed it out and gave to their faculty to get them started on the road to using technology in their classrooms. Today, I present an updated version of that document.

12 Awesome EdTech Tools for 2012-2013 is designed to share what I think is a selection of free tools that can be used in almost every K-12 setting. I intentionally kept this document short because the intended audience is teachers who are new(ish) to using technology in their classrooms and I didn't want to create something that would be overwhelming. You'll also notice that I left out iOS and Android apps. Those will be featured in future documents.

Please feel free to download, print, and distribute this in your school.

12 Awesome EdTech Tools for 2012-2013