Friday, 8 July 2016

Tools for the teacher

We as teachers research and spend a lot of time on google or other search engines. We find some interesting sites, pictures, videos or information that we want to use in our lessons. Come the day of the lesson and OOOPS......we cant find that video we had liked or that article we wanted the students to read!!!!!!!!! All this can be avoided by simple steps.

Bookmarking tools

Now we dont need to loose the video we liked or the site we loved nor do we need to memorize the site URL......all we need to do is bookmark it. Yes, I am sure we all do that on our computers. But what happens if our laptop breaks down and we don't have a backup. All those hours of tireless research gone down the drain. Well all this stress can be avoided by bookmarking on online websites like Diigo, Pocket, Delicious, Pinterest etc. 

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All one needs to do is to sign in and create an account for themselves. The Icon will then show on your top right hand side of the screen .  Every time you find something you want to save for later use just click on the icon and save in in your online library. You can even sort your findings as per subject or units or themes ....all as per your wish.

You Tube

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You Tube is the lifeline of may teachers, It surely is a very important part of my teaching practice. You tube has many inbuilt features like the playlist, the you tube channel etc that can be used easily and very effectively in the classroom. 

To learn more click on this  - you tube

One Tab

Image result for one tab iconMany a times while we are on the net we go from one link to another and then another and we end up with so many tabs open. We dont want to close any either as we need something from each open tab. So what do we do now?
Use One Tab. Whenever you find yourself with too many tabs, click the one tab icon to convert all of your tabs into a list. When you need to access the tabs agin , you can either restore them individually or all at once. This also helps you save 95% of memory because yoy will have reduced the number of tabs open in Chrome.

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