Zotero

I am not sure if there is a fee involved – but this is an amazing tool for organizing research.  It keeps track of all your sources, makes them fully searchable, provides in-text citations and automatically creates the bibliography for you based on those in-text citations.  Based on the video tour it is obviously aimed at college students.  Perhaps our AP students could use it?

Zotero

The invisible internet filter…

Shades of “Big Brother”…..  If you think that the internet has given you more freedom of choice, you might want to think again.

Eli Pariser: Beware online “filter bubbles”

As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there’s a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a “filter bubble” and don’t get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove to be bad for us and bad for democracy.

Free Web Tools for Your Classroom

Free Tools Challenge

This is the 1st post in the “30 days to using the best of the web’s free tools for educators”.

Here is the list so far: (#2 – Self-grading Quizzes sounds intriguing!)

#1 – Wallwisher
#2 – Self-grading Quizzes
#3 – Bitstrips for Schools
#4 – Classtools.net
#5 – Edmodo
#6 – DoInk
#7 – Kerpoof
#8 – Glogster
#9 – ToonDoo
#10 – Wordle
#11 – Skype
#12 – Animoto
#13 – VoiceThreads
#14 – PhotoFiltre
#15 – Livebinders
#16 – WeeBehave
#17 – DropBox
#18 – Jing
#19 – Audacity
#20 – LearnBoost
#21 – Wetoku