In the last few weeks I do find myself learning more of technology than physics to share with my students. The attractive force for the use of technology in education is somewhat overpowering my passion for upgrading myself in the happennings of sciences. But what I can see is the culmination of the two would come out with a good product.
Till now I did use google docs a lot for many collaborative work amongst colleagues as well as students. Especially a spreadsheet helped me in organizing all my important weblinks for further use and sharing. But recently came across two new tools for active sharing of your bookmarked links and also collaborative work. One is diigolet and the other is scoopit. I have just fallen in love with them. These addons don't have to be downloaded even. Just drag and drop in the bookmark bar.(Chrome). Scoop.it is an amazing method of bookmarking webpages in an attractive way and sharing with others.
Recently converted my TOK bookmark links using scoop.it...http://www.scoop.it/t/tok-for-ib. This is known as curating.Its really easy.
It gives you embed code also for further sharing via websites, blogs and mails. Diigolet is a tool which again gives you the power to highlight and add sticky notes to web pages, share them like that and go for even collaborative work.
Just google and add these two ....it works wonders.....
I also used twiddla in one of my classes where groups of DP students were given 20 minutes of collaborative planning before presenting in the class. They really loved the method of all members in a group working on the same screen , but different laptops. I guess I need to explore more with it.
Few days back came across the web blog of and IB teacher http://neslihandurmusoglu.edublogs.org/...who has made an amazing collection of several Web 2.0 tools on her site and lots more. I learnt to glog from there using www.glogster.com.
So there is no end. Currently working on how to make your e-textbook from all your bookmarks.