Just a quick post…I was reading one of my new favorite blogs (te@chthought) just now and came across this awesome post full of tips for teaching with apps. Aptly named 25 Tips for Teaching With Apps, this post has some great advice for responsibly and appropriately incorporating apps and their associated lessons into the learning space.
All really sound advice, but that wasn’t the coolest part. There was this link in the post to this site called Edshelf. Edshelf is like this clearing house (they call themselves a discovery engine) for all these really potentially cool apps and websites for education. This is TOTALLY the sort of thing us new teachers-to-be need to help us sift through what is good stuff and what isn’t. I mean, check this out:
It works a little like Pinterest. You can make collections by dragging and dropping icons into little boards. You can make notes. You can comment/rate apps. You can see what other educators have had to say about apps. I’m totally geeking out here! Anyway, if you haven’t found this already – definitely check it out. It’s free to create an account. Edshelf. It’s kinda awesome.