One part of Common Core is student collaboration. Students are required to work together in groups and discuss what they are learning and how they are discovering their answers. My quest is integrating technology in an innovative way to take the common out of common core helps me find great digital learning tools. Listed below are a list of tools that I have tried and used in my class. Some not yet, but I think they would work out (if they work at school).
1. Write.fm ~ this tool requires no registration or sign-up. Give students URL and begin collaborating.
2. Wallwisher ~ is a fun bulletin board site where students collaborate, discuss, and more. Students can add a URL, take a photo with a webcam, or upload a file. Great examples on site.
3. Sync.in ~ is a collaboration tool that allows your text to be synchronized as you type, so that everyone viewing this page sees the same text. Students can be invited using the "Share this Note". Everything that anyone types is continuously being saved and everyone has different coloring for whatever they type. You can even come back later and use the Time Slider view to see how it progressed.
4. KidBlog ~ is a blog tool where students can publish posts and participate in discussions in a secure class blogging community. The teacher has total control over the student’s post and comments.
5. Twiducate ~ is an educational social network…simply put, Twitter for your classroom!
6. Today’s Meet ~ allows you to create your own chat room, another tool similar to Twitter. Create a URL to share for students to use to join the room.
7. Gaggle ~ is a safe teacher-controlled email account site for students.
8. Twiddla ~ allow users to draw, write, and upload documents. Participants can participate via text or audio.