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Jason Finley

E-learning tools and resources for schools and education - Mind Map - 256 views

    The person that put this together did an amazing job. "This is a collection of usefull web . and social media applications for anyone in education. I have tried them all and I have seen the potential in them. Now it is up to you and your imagination to use them in your teaching or when studying!"
Dorothy Minor

Jog the Web - 100 views

resources tools
started by Dorothy Minor on 03 Nov 11 no follow-up yet
  • Jason Finley
    Dorthy...this sounds interesting...could you bookmark the link rather than post this as a topic?
Jason Finley

Diigo in Education - 108 views

  • Jason Finley
    I love this group. The 2.0 pieces which are shared on here are great!

    But, I would also like to hear more about how others are actually using Diigo in their classrooms.

    "Let's explore the full potential of Diigo as an educational tool."
  • Jason Finley
    What I am thinking is that Diigo can replace complicated and expensive Learning Management Systems.

    For example by using the following you can create/publish your own content online and for free. You can also facilitate discussions and assessments...

    Essentially your course/unit/assignment could be built online and facilitated through Diigo.
    " is a super fast way to publish content online." It can be used to instantly publish a syllabus, an assignment, give a "clue" for a webquest, or just about anything that you want to post online.
    This site allows you to embed PDFs or documents online. Students can view the online version, download it, or print it.
    This site allows you to post slides or video. You can then add video, audio, text comments/instructions for students...and they can do the same.

    And, now thanks to Dorothy...I have been introduced to My immediate thoughts are that this site could be great for formative assessments. Students could post answers to "exit tickets" here, ask questions that they would like answered in the next class/unit/assignment, etc.

    Diigo allows you to essentially access "traditional" information via and, direct student to the exact webpages/videos/games that you choose (with your comments and highlights), find and participate in a discussion/assessment via Voicethread, ask questions/share information via wallwisher, and... You tell me what else it can be used for!
  • Jason Finley
    Marie, my primary use and focus with Diigo is the social networking aspect that you mentioned. There is definitely truth to the statement that "Chance favors the connected mind."

    I've created a group for Vermont / New England educators to share research, ideas, grant opportunities, conferences, etc. in Diigo. At the heart of the group is the idea of transformational pedagogy.

    Members include individuals from the VT DoE, school administrators, teachers, future teachers, parents, non-profits, colleges, and others involved/interested in improving the educational experience and outcomes of Vermont and New England students.

    This is an open invite to anyone interested in exploring the research and success stories behind topics such as authentic assessment, thematic instruction, integrated learning, student engagement, student voice, external learning opportunities, and more.


    Invite link:

    Really, Marie, a large part of what we are doing is grounded theory research. We are sharing data and stories so that others in the field can then begin to create their own ideas and theories about how that information might be applied to the improvement of education in their schools.

    "…we are learners together in this learning community and we are our own best resource: Our collective knowledge is an invaluable asset." from Faculty Learning Communities: Benefiting from Collective Wisdom
Jason Finley

Articles | What Makes Them Click - 79 views

    What if we applied the psychology of what makes technology attractive to our practices in the classroom? Using this idea, in addition to using more technology in the classroom, why not design the traditional human / face-to-face classroom experience to be more like what makes technology so engrossing to modern students? Do these principles sound familiar... Deliver information in bite sized chunks, Create mental models, Use short stories to help process information, Learning happens and is remembered through repetition, People are motivated by Progress and Mastery, Sustained attention lasts 10 minutes, and the use of Progressive Disclosure. Here are 100 little articles that could have big implications in the classroom.
Jason Finley

Myebook - The Vikings - 136 views

    Great tool for creating ebooks. Allows for text, images, videos, and audio clips. Could be a great syllabus or as an assessment
Jason Finley

Vittana | How it works - 2 views

    Micro-student loans for students in 3rd world countries. Outside of the United States and a handful of other countries, student loans just don't exist. No matter how well you did in school, no matter how good your grades were, no matter how hard you worked, if you don't have the cash up front or a rich uncle to co-sign for you, you just can't go to college. In many cases, Vittana loans are the first and only source of college loans for students in countries where we operate.
Jason Finley

Skitch - Annotate, edit and share your screenshots and - 215 views

shared by Jason Finley on 13 Feb 11 - Cached
    Skitch is, in a nutshell, a screen capture and image editing utility that makes it extremely easy to edit, draw on, and type over images before uploading them to the web.
Jason Finley

Free Technology for Teachers: 11 Resources for Teaching & Learning Web Safety - 108 views

    "11 Resources for Teaching & Learning Web Safety Over the last three plus years I've reviewed a lot of resources related to web safety."
Jason Finley

VoiceThread - About - Features - 69 views

    "With VoiceThread, group conversations are collected and shared in one place from anywhere in the world. All with no software to install. A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Share a VoiceThread with friends, students, and colleagues for them to record comments too. Users can doodle while commenting, use multiple identities, and pick which comments are shown through moderation. VoiceThreads can even be embedded to show and receive comments on other websites and exported to MP3 players or DVDs to play as archival movies."
Jason Finley

The Digital Disconnect: The widening gap between Internet-savvy students and their scho... - 2 views

  • The students employ five different metaphors to explain how they use the Internet for school: The Internet as virtual textbook and reference library, as virtual tutor and study shortcut, as virtual study group, as virtual guidance counselor, and the Internet as virtual locker, backpack, and notebook.
    • Jason Finley
      Are educators utilizing the internet in these 5 ways for our students? If so how? If not, why not?
  • Report: Education, Teens The Digital Disconnect: The widening gap between Internet-savvy students and their schools
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