As teachers we gather tools, resources and strategies for our classroom. Technology is another tool for you to use to engage students and enhance your lessons. So which tool should you use? Technology, like all strategies, is a tool for enhancing your curriculum objective. Begin with your objective and find the tools that will be the best fit. The following diagrams show the different places we, as learners, gather and contribute to information. We are not unlike our students. They can and should be using the same tools we are using.

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Created By: Dr. Alec Couros

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Created By Silvia Tolisano Reflecting on your own PLN (Personal Learning Network) and that of your students can help to generate ideas as to where knowledge and information can be gathered. The second things that can be considered when planning is Blooms Taxonomy.

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Which of the tools best fits into the level of thinking you want and the objective you have set for the students? A great website to check out is http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/
I want my students to....
We can use....
Write
blogger, kidblog,type with me
Create
glogster,wordle,image chef tagxedo,blabberize,xtranormal,voicethread, museum box Wild Self Big Huge Labs Be Funky Mix Book
Present
prezi ,powerpoint, blabberize,xtranormal google maps
Photo Presentations
photo show, photo peach , animoto, mixbook
Save and Share Resources
delicious,shelfari
Collaborate
wikispaces,google docs,voicethread,type with me today's meet
Research
diffen Tag Galaxy
Organize
spicynodes LiveBinder