25 Tools: A Toolbox for Learning Professionals 2009

Here is a great SlideShare presentation of Web 2.0 tools for teachers by Jane Hart, founder of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, “one of the world’s most-visited and most popular learning sites on the Web, with over 8,000 unique visitors a day.”

If you visit this site, you can go to the Directory of Learning Tools where you can access over 3,000 tools for learning – and the good thing is that over 2,300 of them are free!

Jane is currently compiling a 2009 list of the Top 100 Tools for Learning, so if you would like to share your Top 1o Favourtie Tools, click on this link

 

My Top 10 Favourite Tools so far:

Animoto, Cooliris, Diigo, Jing, Ning, Prezi, SlideShare, Twitter, Vodpod, VoiceThread
 (This was a difficult list to choose!)

                    

View more presentations from Jane Hart.

Learner-Centered e-Teaching and Motivation

I saw this video on Judy O’Connell’s blog HeyJude, and really appreciated it. 

When used in the classroom, the power of technology means that learning will become more vibrant, exciting, engaging and personally relevant to students. Teachers will be perceived as ‘credible, interested and current’ – in lives where currency is everything, where students have newsfeeds on their laptops and sports scores on their mobile phones. “Students these days don’t see most teachers as current, even though they may respect their knowledge.”

Students feel so comfortable in an internet world – they have ownership of it; its what they do on a daily basis, and “we have to be a part of the world students are living in” if switched-on students are what we want.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6HQl9F2UMc

This video was created by the Memorial university of newfoundland and Labrador, and they have also created two others that link to this one: 

Learner Centered e-Teaching: Part 1  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6b0Yp9mQ6bE

Learner Centered e-Teaching: Part 2   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wpat_JkqgPA