It is practically impossible to keep up with the ever-changing tools and resources available to educators. Not to mention all of the new vocabulary and jargon that comes along with it.
The following posts from our own Sue Waters on TheEdublogger.com might be a great place to start:
- A Glossary to DEMYSTIFY the jargon of the online world is the resource for all that crazy vocab speak. Get definitions and explanations of Avatars to Wikis and everything in between.
- What you wanted to KNOW about student blogging is a great overview of what it takes to get going with student blogging – including thoughts about rubrics, homework, and how to increase readership.
- A Twitteraholic’s Guide to tweets, hashtags, and all things Twitter is a must read post for anyone interested in or just getting started with twitter. There is a learning curve to really using twitter effectively, but with this post as your guide, you’ll be tweeting with the best of ‘em in no time.
- A Googleaholic’s Guide to all things gmail provides a detailed explanation of the different tools and features available on gmail, and how it can make your life simpler. In addition, these same tips are also good for Google Apps accounts which many schools and universities are using for their email accounts.
Know of other great posts to help beginners out with ed tech or online tools? Share below so we can add them to the list!