Thursday, February 9, 2012

Useful Online Tools for Ontario Teachers

In our Technology class we've discussed the different tools that can be used effectively to teach the Ontario Curriculum in our classrooms. I didn't know there were so many different types of interactive activities that Ontario Teachers had access to; for some we even have accounts that we're not aware of! It was an eye opening lecture as we learned how to effectively use these tools, and to be honest, because there were so many, I did feel a bit overwhelmed.

Every Teacher in Ontario has access to, and an account with, Bit Strips - a tool where you can create your own comics based on your learning goals and lessons, and where students can join the online community/class to create their own for consolidating their learning as well.

Notwithstanding how I felt when faced with so many new tools, these sites are extremely easy to navigate and use; even for us technologically-handicap teachers. Click here to view the different online tools and feel free to become familiar with them today! The slide for Bit Strips contains instructions on how to access and activate your free account to create a virtual classroom for your real-life classroom! You have absolutely nothing to lose, and so much to gain! If not for yourself, do it for yor students!

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