This post was by Lisa Thumann on her blog Thumann Resources. I really found this post interesting because she talked about how she was able to speak at Tech Forum NY. For her presentation she had a session where she allowed the participants to give tools that they found useful in the classroom. I encourage you to check some of these out, because a lot of them are interesting, fun and can definitely be used in your future classroom!
Here is the list of tools that was generated in their afternoon gathering:
- Gmail Labs
The second post I commented on was explaining how, as teachers, sometimes things do not go as planned and having a "plan B" will always be a necessity. Lisa Thumann was planning on speaking about a web tool called drop.io, but found out the week she was going to speak that the site was no longer working. She went with another tool that is similar to drop.io called dropbox.
I commented on this post saying that although I hadn't had the situation arise where a tool was no longer available, I agreed that we, as educators, should ALWAYS have a plan B especially when we have an entire class of students relying on us to have everything together.