As a teacher, do you feel lagged behind when you see your students handling sophisticated technology from a young age? It's obvious that they expect you to be on par with them, too. But more than that, don't you sometimes wish to make your work-life easier with the help of technology? If all this concern you, it's about time you take the responsibility of your self-development and challenge yourself to upgrade the skills. By doing so, you'll also be able to encourage your peer group(s) become modern educators who never cease to learn and accept new education methodology.
To effectively use technology for Collaborative Learning and self-development, ScooNews brings to you a list of some popular apps and other platforms that can help you exchange valuable insights with your colleagues and mentors in the field.
DIIGO is an online bookmarking tool that allows you to save the links of important websites that you wish to visit later. It is highly recommendable for tech-savvy educators who like to surf the internet for information. It not only allows you to save important bookmarks, but also important PDFs and web articles that you can share with your peers. It even has an inbuilt library for you to access and collaborate in research. DIIGO also has an Educator account that can enable you to highlight important images, text and initiate online discussions. It is a highly secure platform that only allows people who have security access to group conversations to participate.
To download DIIGO click here https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.diigo.android&hl=en_IN
TEACH LEARN LEAD
Teach Learn Lead is a social media platform for teachers. Like any other social media platform, teachers can share a variety of things here that is accessible to other teachers. Initiatives of such kind are rare when it comes to serving educators. The platform has a wall where educators can share and read posts by others. They can connect with each other in order to collaborate on different projects or decode new teaching methods shared by other educators. The platform is really useful for those who are new to the profession and want to learn new things from peers or senior educators.
To Make your account click here https://teachlearnlead.mn.co/feed
Google Drive is a free file sharing platform where one can share and edit documents online in collaboration. The educators can highly use the full platform to share files, collaborate on projects, produce syllabus as an when they need critical evaluation on a subject by a peer, etc. The best thing about Google drive is that it allows both the collaborators to view the editing process and to have a broad idea about each other's methods.
You can create your google drive account through your Gmail account
Firki is an online training portal that is used by educators to upgrade themselves. It is dedicated to serving educators and make further learning an undemanding task. In one's active professional life, it is not always possible to engage in one to one learning and having a dedicated platform in hand is definitely advantageous.
Click here to check out Firki https://www.firki.co/
MICROSOFT ONE NOTE
Microsoft kept up with its legacy of providing an efficient work management system when it launched One Note. Educators can now collaborate using One Note to share valuable notes and teaching methodologies apart from valuable insights.
Click here to download One Note https://www.onenote.com/download
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