But finding tools that will help you teach meaningful content are tricky to find. So, here's something I ran across that may help you too. It's a literacy model for using free Web 2.0 tools in elementary. It spotlights a few tools for each grade level. It's a model you can use completely or you can pick & choose. What I like about is how it shows teachers who may be nervous or overwhelmed at the sheer number of new tools out there how to integrate one tool at a time.
Some of the tools discussed are VoiceThread, Mapskip, Bookemon, Wordle, GlogsterEDU and more. It also includes differentiation and scaffolding templates, when you sign up for a free account. We have so many district tools available at my school that I haven't begun with too many of these free tools. Now's a good time to start. With only 30 minutes classes each week, I'll have to get creative. I'll let you know how it goes. Keep reading - this website has even more goodies!
The Literacy Model intrigued me, but then I explored more on this website. It has a listing by each grade of other online sites for video, audio and more.
Plus there are puzzles, games, units and more in a practical user-friendly format. I mentioned elementary before - but there are middle & high school resources. The literacy model focused on elementary, but the remainder of the site has enough for all grades.