August , 2017
The web is a treasure trove of interesting resources to use for a variety of educational purposes. To leverage the educational potential of the web and be able to make the best of it in your instruction, you need to be equipped with tools that will enable you to curate, save and share the content you come across online. To this end, we are introducing you to 7 of our favourite web tools that will allow you to not only bookmark and save digital content but also organize it in beautiful visual boards and collections that can be easily shared with students.
Padlet is a great web tool that allows you to curate, bookmark, organize and share digital content online. You can collaborate with colleagues and invite others to contribute to your Padlet. Padlet supports different forms oc content including text, notes, images, videos and drawings. You can also upload files and documents.
Educlipper is a website where teachers get to curate and organize digital content. ‘Educlipper has been designed specifically for educators and by an educator (Adam Bellow: founder). The process of setting up your Educlipper account is pretty easy and can be done in a few clicks and once logged in you can instantly start adding content . There is also a handy Educlipit button that you can install on your browser to bookmark digital content you come across while browsing the web.. Another good feature that Educlipper offers to its users is that users can work collaboratively on the content they curate from the web, they can also organize it into educlipboards and share it with others’
LiveBinders lets you organize your digital content into binders. You can upload your documents and combine them with online links and resources. ‘You can collaborate with others on your binders, whether they are in your school or across the globe. So many educators have created great LiveBinders that it is now an on-line destination library for anyone looking for teaching materials on any subject.’
For those of you using Evernote, this is a must have tool. It allows you to easily clip web content and save it to your Evernote account accesible across different devices. You can clip any article or web page, use text and visual callouts to draw attention and share clios email or via a unique URL.
SymbalooEDU is another excellent web tool you can use to visually organie digital content. It helps you ‘Manage your favorite bookmarks and web resources, then share them with your colleagues or students!’.
You can use Pinterest to discover, search for and save interesting content from the web. Pinterest Boards is a great way to organize your saved content. You can create boards for specific topics and each time you come across a piece of content relevant to any of your boards, click on Pinterest button to pin and save it there.
‘Feedly has recently added some new interesting features to improve the way you save, read and share web content. With these new features, users will be able to create boards, highlight salient part of stories, and add notes.’