David Spencer's Education Paragon is a free educational resource portal helping David Spencer's secondary school students, their parents and teaching colleagues with understanding, designing, applying and delivering assessment, curriculum, educational resources, evaluation and literacy skills accurately and effectively. This wiki features educational resources for Indigenous Aboriginal education, field trips for educators, Davids Music Jam, law and justice education, music education and outdoor, environmental and experiential education. Since our web site launch on September 27, 2006, online site statistics and web rankings indicate there are currently 1,878 pages and 14,150,332 page views using 7.85 Gig of bandwidth per month. Pages are written, edited, published and hosted by Brampton, Ontario, Canada based educator David Spencer. On social media, you may find David as @DavidSpencerEdu on Twitter, as DavidSpencerdotca on Linkedin.com and DavidSpencer on Prezi. Please send your accolades, feedback and resource suggestions to David Spencer. Share on social media with the hashtag #EducationParagon. Thank you for visiting.
In education, Digital Tools refer to electronic devices, computers and computer software that help in the learning and teaching process. According to Kelly Walsh, Chief Information Officer at The College of Westchester in White Plains, New York, "Properly implemented and supported instructional technologies and tools can help to make learning more engaging and more productive for students and teachers alike, improving learning outcomes and helping to prepare students for continued education and ultimately productive, successful careers. The nature of these technologies and tools and how they are being incorporate and embraced in teaching is constantly evolving, with new ideas and applications emerging every day. "
A number of educators, magazines and technology companies research and test new digital tools and provide their reviews online.
- Digital tools for the classroom
- Digital Tools for Teachers
- Digital Tools from Intel.com
- Digital Tools from Microsoft
- Emerging Ed Tech by Kelly Walsh
- The 10 Best Digital Tools for Entrepreneurs in 2012 from Forbes Magazine.
Books About Digital Tools
"Digital Tools for Teaching" by Steve Johnson, 2011, Maupin House Publishing ISBN:978-1-934338-84-1
Digital Tools for Teaching
The following are notes gleaned from Steve Johnson's book "Digital Tools for Teaching".
- Blogs: Wordpress, Blogger, Edublogs
- Collaborative Whiteboards Flockdraw.com, Scribblar.com, Dabbleboard.com<--no longer active, Dimdim.com<--no longer active
- Digital Storytelling
- Google Docs
- Google Earth
- Google Forms
- Image Editing & Enhancement
- Live Internet Video Streaming
- Message Boards
- Mind Mapping
- Ning social networks
- Screen recording (screencasting)
- Second Life
- Spore Creature Creator
- Timeline Creators
- Video Conferencing
- Website Creators
- Word Clouds
Here are some other digital resources of interest to educators.