This post is one in a series for a MOOC. You can find similar posts searching under the Category MOOC or searching for hashtag #eteacherTOOL for more about this particular MOOC.
Completing the “Web-based Walkabout:”
Minilesson/Starter Content: Learnzillion, MERLOT, Gooru, Curriki , CK12 Flexbooks
Delicious Tag(s) – minilesson, online content, highered, online textbooks
Web Tools: Audacity, Jing, Voki, Vocaroo, Telligami, Animoto, Voicethread, Lunapic, https://pinterest.com/istepinterest/ed-tech-resources/
Delicious Tag(s) – Tools, web20, student tools, screenshare
Professional Learning: University of Central Florida Archive for the Faculty Seminars, American Speech Language Hearing Association Teaching with Technology, Use Online Video in Your Classroom/How to Use YouTube in the Classroom by Edutopia, WISC-online
Delicious Tag(s) – ProfessionalLearning, OnlineTeaching, ProfessionalDevelopment, Videos, LearningObjects
Delicious Tags – freewikitool, tools
In completing this quest I was able to examine the new ways this year I am collecting teaching ideas. One in particular I am excited about is collecting teaching ideas via Pinterest. I established a board for educational resources and invite about 10 other teachers to also post to the board (Strictly School).
Pinterest is one of those sites which also contains many non-educational items for me. Because it is “mixed content” I do not feel comfortable pointing someone to Pinterest or that board unless I am sure they are comfortable with the other items they may find on my other boards. That has the potential to limit the usefulness of what my friends and I find on Pinterest. However, I was able to create a RSS feed from the single educational board to not only cross post to my blog, but also save to my Delicious account. Within my Delicious account a search for “Pinterest” will reveal a great many more links than I was contributing when I had to manually add items to Delicious. As a point of comparison, items tagged #Pinterest accounted for 90/191 of my links on Delicious this year, and the IFTTT recipe used to do this was only created August 23rd! (see: to learn more about IF This Than That recipes)