Thank you to the vast array of educators across the world who have taken part in this survey over the past 2 weeks.
The point of this survey was to get the best of the best all in one place on my blog for you to utilise as a resource to help educate other educators in your community.
The results have come from educators in the following countries (ordered from most to least):
- New Zealand
- South Africa
It is interesting to note that the majority of respondents have come from K-6 classrooms. 25% of the respondents are in secondary education from Grades 7-12. Respondents who put down “other” were generally involved in technology coaching roles across all grade levels.
The most used web 2.0 tools regularly used in our classrooms are:
- Wordle (or similar word cloud site)
If you have not heard of some of these tools I highly recommend you do some searchnig over the holiday break and think about how you could integrate these in your classrooms.
It was interesting to read your comments on what else you wanted to share:
• Give staff confidence to get involved with technology.
• Choose one and try it!
• Start simple and it will change the way you teach.
• Check out Diigogroups for educators.
• These are just tools and not an end in themselves. They need to be used judiciously
and in conjunction with other traditional tools that work.
• It is crucial to collaborate with other teachers not only about the tools but how you
use them to engage students in thinking that enriches their learning.
• Let students explore the tools and have fun with it.
• Technology failure is always a frustration – don’t worry it happens everywhere!
• “If I had better access to technology I would use more tools” – this is such a common statement in schools I have visited!
• Pinterest is a great emerging tool for educators to utilise.
• ‘New tools’ doesn’t always equal better – put them in the hands of the students and
let them explore!
• They should be the best tool for the job, not making the job suit the tool.
Thank you to all of my amazing Twitter followers and colleagues around the world for taking part in this survey. I had such a fantastic response from nearly 100 of you!
If you would like more details from the survey results please do not hesitate to contact me and I can send you some information.
I plan on blogging about some of the interesting tools shared that I had not heard of before very soon so stay tuned.
Pass this on to every educator you know and I look forward to collaborating with you soon.