"One of the best services Google+ provides to its users is called " communities ". Any Google Plus user can easily create and host his/her community on the cloud and in a matter of few clicks.For us in education we can use this service to create a community for our class. In this virtual space, you will get to share with your students resources, links, and also get them to participate and contribute in it. You can also create class events with dates, location, and more details and share them with your students and their parents as well. Needless to say that you can use Google Hangout right from your community to hold video conferences with your students."
Socrative is a free classroom response system that runs on the web, iPhone and iPad, allowing teachers to do realtime polling and quizzing of students. I love the way Thinking Routines 9harvard) can be integrated with it.
David Truss is a colleague and innovative leader now based in Vancouver and Principal of the Inquiry Hub. . I love hearing about how he is implementing inquiry learning across the curriculum! Would love to visit this school one day!
"One More Story is an online library of the best of classic and contemporary children's literature. Our site makes books accessible to pre-readers and early readers so that they can engage in and enjoy literature."