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I've been an educator since 1995 where I've served as both a teacher and administrator. I believe that serving others is the key to success and make it my goal to be a servant leader for students, teachers, parents, and the community. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Web 2.0 Tools

Over the past several works I have been exploring Web 2.0 tools for a graduate course in Educational Leadership.  While I have used some of these tools before, I am just now realizing their potential in education and life in general, for that matter.  For instance, last week I spent over an hour remotely working on my father-in-law's computer using https://join.me/.  He is over 3 hours away, but with this tool I was able to not only view, but also take control of his computer screen allowing me to solve several problems he was having.  I was also able to create a 5 minute training session using http://www.screenr.com/.  For more examples of these tools, visit my Google site (also created during this course) at https://sites.google.com/site/breckquarles/. Or, for a more comprehensive list, visit the Livebinder (another web 2.0 tool) page Web Tools for Teachers by Type. 

These tools are being used by teachers more and more.  Just this morning, I walked into a summer school class and the teacher was using Edmodo to present lessons and track progress.  The tools named above are just a few of the myriad of free or low-cost web 2.0 applications available for educators.  Now, I would like to find out how others are using these tools to impact learning.