Week 3: Assembling Resources for Review
Submitted by Edward Latham on April 17, 2017 - 10:51am
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I wish to thank the one person that has requested to join the Diigo group this last week and I am hopeful that others will join soon, or perhaps you are already a member in our Diigo group, Adult Education Resources.
My hope for us this week is to review what resources are already discovered and tagged in Diigo and what new resources exist. For those of you that are adverse to using Diigo for some reason, you are welcome to throw in ideas here as well, but I would encourage you to some day get into Diigo as it is a powerful tool with many applications (and it's free).
Let us first quickly review the categories we are looking for: You can find all of these, and their contents on our website:
- Computer based online testing
- Communication - tools that allow composition and sharing with instructor, may include communication tools that are part of a managed learning environment such as found on Moodle, Blackboard, and Scoology.
- Learning Resources - resources that can be used in the learning process
- Presentations and Expressions of Learning, both teacher and learner presentations
- Reading and Writing Learning
- Numeracy Learning
- Administration for programs and instructors
Categories 1 and 7 have no resources found which may indicate that our group members last year were more focused on classroom learning. Perhaps there are just very few resources available for either category. In our other categories, we have a good number of resources that were not evaluated last year and might be good targets for people to try out this year.
You have two goals this week:
1. Many people have been searching for hidden Easter Eggs this last weekend, now it's our turn to find digital Easter Eggs out there hiding. After reviewing the categories and what is there, please offer (either in Diigo group or in this forum) new resources that are not on the lists and may be worth teachers exploring this year. If you have a favorite tool or resource that you don't see on any of the lists, please share that as well and offer what category or categories it may best fit in. If you do use Diigo, please only use the titles in purple in the above list as your tags. For example, if I found a resource that would be great for learners to present what they have learned, my tag would be "Presentations and Expressions of Learning" (include the quotes in your tag or each word becomes a tag which really clutters things up quick).
2. By the end of the week, it is hoped that you have found at least one or two resources that you might want to explore more, hopefully with students. Please note that you are not expected to dive right into using any of the resources right away, but you are free to explore as you like. It may be nice for everyone to read about what others find interesting. If you could reply to this post with the one or two resources that you feel you would most like to try and why, we may have some good discussion over each other's choices.
It is fine if you choose a resource others have picked in the group, but it would be most beneficial if you picked resources that were not already evaluated (see the website linked above. Anything with a hyperlink has been evaluated).
As always, if you have questions please share them here or email me if you wish ( firstname.lastname@example.org). Happy resource hunting everyone!