It’s that time of year again as last week we started working on our student computer image for the 10-11 school year here at ISB. Trying to find the best software for students is always difficult as there are so many things to consider.
That’s what makes the Educational Software Wiki a great place to start when looking for what software you should consider for next school year.
I encourage you to have a look and if you know of a piece of software that isn’t on the list, help others out by adding it. Simply click the “EasyEdit” button and fill in the information.
This is what I love about wikis. You start a site, create the structure for collaboration, invite a community and then stand back and watch as the community helps you create a site that you could never have done on your own.
As a new school year begins I want to draw your attention once again to the U Tech Tips Wiki. A wiki were educators around the world share different tools they use in education. If you are looking for a free or low cost tool to do a specific function this is a great place to start. We even have different tools based on platforms. So if you are looking for a PC tool or a Mac tool, or even a Linux tool, we’ve got something there for you.
Over the summer someone added an iPhone Apps page. SWEET!
Another one of my favorite pages is the FireFox Add-on page. Where you can find some great FireFox add-ons that help you do your job or make your job easier (yes…there are even some that are just for fun).
And PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE if you use an app that you don’t see on the list and think should be there, add it! Click the EasyEdit button on the page you want to add it on and type away!
After my post about moving to a new school and having a Mac for the first time in 10+ years, I received more suggestions of software that I needed then I ever thought I would. I’m still going through the list and of course installing and uninstalling software as I try things out and find what I really need.
I was asked if I would create a wiki to keep track of all the cool software that people were mentioning….so….I did.
The wiki is set up and asks for software recommendations for educators and education in Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Now all it needs is software. It is open to the public so you can go ahead and start adding software recommendations without signing up for an account.
If everyone took the time to add just one piece of software it wouldn’t take us long to have an amazingly useful site.
So head on over and add just one…..that’s it! Through one….comes many!