Interesting Ways

The Interesting Ways series continues to be a great example of crowdsourcing good quality classroom ideas and it has been a privilege connecting with all of the people who have taken time to add an idea.
It is remarkable what can be achieved and created together if you give people the right way to do it. Thanks for all the help so far.

Interesting Ways to…


Use Google Tools

Use Google Forms in the Classroom

Use Google Docs in the Classroom

Use Google Earth in the Classroom

Use Google Search in the Classroom

Use Google Maps in the Classroom


Use Devices

Use the iPad in the Classroom

Use Your Interactive Whiteboard in the Classroom

Use an iPod Touch in the Classroom

Ideas for Class Blog Posts

Use Mobile Phones in the Classroom


Use Audio / Visual

Use Audio in Your Classroom

Use Your Pocket Video Camera in the Classroom

Use a Visualizer in the Classroom

Use Web Conferencing in the Classroom

Use QR Codes in the Classroom


Support subjects and other class work

Support Reading in the Classroom

Find and Learn about Creative Commons Resources

Make Your Lessons ESL/EAL Friendly

Support Writing in the Classroom

Get to Know Your New Class

Support Spelling in the Classroom

Teach Reading Comprehension in the Classroom

Make Your Classroom a Sparkly Place to Learn

Support Writing in the Classroom

Teach Internet Safety

Images in the Classroom

Support Maths in the Classroom


Gaming

Use a Nintendo DS in the Classroom

Nintendo Wii in the Classroom


Online Tools

Class Blog Posts

Use Moodle to Support Learning

Use Search Engines in the Classroom

Prezi in the Classroom

Use Voicethread in the Classroom

Use Twitter in the Classroom

Use Wordle in the Classroom

Use a Wiki in the Classroom

Use a Learning Platform in the Classroom

Use Wallwisher in the Classroom


  • Gene K

    I like this. Can you sign up for emails or through Feedly?

  • Roopshree Chauhan Marwah

    This is a wonderful resource. Thanks for sharing. I am so looking forward to using some of these with my students.

  • No Stress Tech

    been a long time for this site but does anyone have copies of the use google forms and use google docs in the classroom links? they are no longer there

  • Shalva Seri

    I don’t know if you still follow this as most of the comments are quite old.
    I’ve seen and enjoyed some of your Interesting ways in the past but now they seem locked and acess is denied.

  • Marie

    I have a suggestion! How about Interesting Ways to Use Slideshows in your Classroom (or more specifically Animoto)!

  • Ira Bickoff

    Thank you for the resources. I am a high school science teacher and use Google Earth chapter tours and activities to engage students in reading nonfiction, maritime literature. Feel free to use the material at: http://Sailthebook.net
    Sincerely,
    Ira

  • @stufire_smoky

    Wonderful links, a ready made favourites for teachers. Thank you!

  • SRS

    I just came across one of your intersting ways… that I had saved and wanted to check out some of your other ideas. I don’t know if you still update but there seems to be a problem using the link to using Google Docs apparently caused by its changing to drive.

    Thank you for your great ideas

  • Huynh Bao Thien

    Great sharing Mr Tom Barrett,
    I have used some of them before but when I see your share, I have a clear and system tools.
    I’m a teacher in Lawrence S.Ting (Dinh Thien Ly) in Vietnam

  • Stephen Pengilley

    Hi Tom, I am having trouble accessing the link to the Google Docs interesting ways. HAs this been removed?

  • cheryl phillips

    you rock….that’s it…you just do.

  • http://twitter.com/ShakeUpLearning Kasey Bell

    Love these resources, and I used them in training a lot. But some are no longer available. https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dhn2vcv5_8323t58h3ft

    Will they be available again soon?

  • http://twitter.com/Raephraser Raephrasing.Com

    Thanks for this info! I found you on edudemic. I would LOVE to pin this article so I can direct others to it, but you need an image for it. Is it possible for you to add one? Also if you need help adding a Pin it Button to your site, there are some really GREAT tutorials that can help you add it. I’m wildly impressed.

  • http://twitter.com/bertramrichter Bertram Richter

    Inspiring – I’ve put my ideas for Twitter in the MFL classroom here: http://thwlanguages.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/twitter-in-mfl-classroom-ililc-2013.html feel free to add – my favourite activity is setting Twitter chats as homework to meet with my class and discuss the day’s learning

  • Siti Khadijah Arrif

    teach me…why can’t I open any of the link/files suggested?

  • http://edte.ch/blog Tom Barrett

    Hi Craig – thanks for letting me know, I will take a look.

  • http://twitter.com/cnansen Craig Nansen

    What has happened to your Wordle in the Classroom Presentation. There are only 16 slides there, looks like the first 50+ slides are gone :-(

  • Glen Irvin

    wow what a collection!!

  • Janeth López

    Really wonderful! Thanks for sharing
    ‘the ways we can help our students learn through pictures’. Since I don’t know too
    much about technology. Specially about creating things because I think you need
    to study something like computer engineering or something related to that but I
    am pretty sure that I am going to share It with other teacher at least to use it
    in the classroom with our students. Great work!

    Janeth López

  • http://edte.ch/blog Tom Barrett

    Hi Matthew

    Thanks for your comment and I am really pleased you like the resource I hope you get to apply some of the collective wisdom gathered there.

    If you have some ideas to kickstart an iBooks resource let me know and I will get something setup – had a great time in Boston with more crowdsourcing action in my session there too! http://bit.ly/blc12100

    Thanks again for the comment!

  • https://plus.google.com/u/0/107874746796337550168/about John Hauxwell

    Really popular post. Can’t believe I’m still getting notifications of replies. Nice one :)

  • http://twitter.com/matthewmangino Matthew Mangino

    Hi Tom, This is an amazing resource.  I am so glad that you had the idea to croudsource all of this learning.  I am extremely grateful!  I was thinking about an “Interesting ways to use iBooks/iBooksAuthor”  Also, I hope you enjoyed your trip to Boston.  Had I known you were in my neck of the woods, I would have offered you a beer–er, pint!  

  • Guest

    love the blog!  however i noticed that a number of slides are missing or repeated in your Using QR Codes in the Classroom Google Doc.  looking forward to incorporating a number of these ideas in my classroom.

  • Reinartzjl

    Thank you for the post! I found the ‘Use Google Docs in the Classroom’ particularly helpful. I think the assignment tracker idea was particularly unique. I think I can find some way to organize assignments, share with my class, and cut down on late assignments. I also like the collaborative homework idea – has anyone had success with this? If so, how did you use it? I use a lot of experimental data in my math class and have had success using Google Docs to share with my students so they have access to the data at home. Thank you for all your ideas – keep them coming!

  • Helena Powell

    Thanks for such great information. I really foynd the wiki in the classroom section fantastic for my assignment at the moment.  Thank you

  • Hugo Miguel Filipe

    I too share some comments and feelings written: thanks Tom and Google+!

  • http://edte.ch/blog Tom Barrett

    The Google Earth tours are KMZ files so there is no export options for other types of media – the best way would be to do a screencast / capture of your narrated tour with a good mic/headset and drop that video file into iMovie.

    Hope that helps.

  • Ronerikson

    Anyone know how to save the video of a GE tour so it can be edited in say iMovie?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Visnew-Le/100002101775247 Visnew Le
  • Lyrad Cruz

    Excellent advice and very timely for me as I was going to start researching how to take better landscape shots. Thank you so much.

    Tattoo Design

  • Jill Koppel

    Love your crowd sourced Interesting ways to use Google docs in the classroom – plenty of ideas there to adapt for our teachers to explore Google docs (even if their students aren’t quite ready for it yet – adult community ESL students). I’ll embed it in our Staffroom wiki with my notes highlighting which slides are immediately useful to them.

  • http://edte.ch/blog Tom Barrett

    Go for it – and make sure you let me know how you get on – good luck!!

  • Grimstadl

    Wow, Thanks for sharing.  I would like to site your “75 Interesting ways..” in my application
    for a Technology grant.  I teach kindergarten and am part of a Technology Integration Cadre.
    This presentation is perfect for illustrating the many ipad uses for enhancing our curriculum goals.

  • http://edte.ch/blog Tom Barrett

    No worries Erika – I am pleased you like it and find the resource useful – thanks for the comment.

  • Erika Jordan

    I love the find and learn creative commons presentation.  This is perfect for promoting awareness and seeing just how easy searching CC can be.  Thank you

  • http://twitter.com/kbfore kbfore

    Twitter and things like that are usually blocked for students. 

  • http://www.besthomevegetablegarden.com/raised-bed-vegetable-garden/ Bradley Adams

    Hi Tom I just love your blog there’s so much interesting topic here.. Your articles are unique and they are worth to read.

  • http://www.gettingbackforgood.com/get-ex-girlfriend-back/ Pamela Dickerson

    I saw a link for your site on my google + account so I click because it’s an interestting topic and I’m glad the content of your sites are worth ready and my time at the same time.

  • Carol

    I’m interested in adding some tips about how to use the Nintendo DS but I need an email adress to send it to since I don’t have a twitter account.

  • Pao

    Hola, son excelentes ideas para aplicarlas…..gracias!

  • Mswift

    Hi Tom,
    I love all of your “Interesting Ways” Docs.  Have you considered starting one about using a document camera?

  • http://edte.ch/blog Tom Barrett

    Only just seen this – sorry I missed it – I will check to see if you have added it to the QR resource. thanks for sharing

  • http://edte.ch/blog Tom Barrett

    Cheers Joe

  • Joe

    I must echo everybody else’s sentiments here, and say what a fantastic resource this is.  It’s websites/communities like this that inspire people like me to create our maths revision apps.  We’ve just started a blog, and have posted a short one about using mobile phones in the classroom: http://pocketrevision.co.uk/blog/?p=14  I’m hoping to implement some of the creative ideas I see here, and keep people updated with progress via our blog.   Thanks again…..

  • http://caseyzvanut.blogspot.com/ Casey Zvanut

    I stumbled upon you just now while doing research on video cameras in the class room. You have some wonderful ideas here, and I’m glad I found your site! 

  • Psantulli

    Thank you for sharing all that you do.

  • http://edte.ch/blog Tom Barrett

    Thanks for sharing your ideas Wendy – I will add it to the presentation.

  • Wendy Randall

    Support spelling in the classroom suggestion: I use a game called EVAPORATION. Children sit in equal groups eg 5 or 6 with a pencil each and 1 piece of paper for the group. Teacher writes the word on the board in very large letters. When you say go the children pass the paper around the group and write one letter each to spell the word they continue to do this to write the complete word as many times as possible. As they do this the teacher slowly rubs out the word so that it “evaporates”. Once the word is evaporated the teacher calls out stop. The groups count up how many times they have spelt the word correctly and completely. Great for teamwork and practicing the word.

  • http://edte.ch/blog Tom Barrett

    No problem Mark – I hope they are useful – good luck as you begin the new term.

  • mark

    Thanks for the first day activities for teachers. I’ve seen several before, but you’ve gathered them all in a quick, easy to use way.

  • berylaube

    hello
    there is no access to Wallwisher

  • http://www.google.com/profiles/jhauxwell1 John Hauxwell

    I’m pleased G+ brought you here – got to be the best social site since…………….?

  • Anonymous

    That is good news – welcome to my blog :-) hope you find something useful,
    have a good dig around. Let me know if there is anything I can help with.

  • Realmom1

    If it were not for Google+ I would have never found Tom Barrett and I would have missed edte.ch. Thank you Google+. One small circle can change your life.

  • http://2epub.wikispaces.com Helen Lazzaro

    Tom:

    How about creating a section for using ePub in the classroom? 
    New free, no advertising education site that provides a totally private place for teacher to form groups so teacher and student created ePub work can be shared.
    ePub can now be used in the classroom even when eDevice are not available in the classroom.  Plus the epub can be downloaded for eDevice such as iPad, iPod, Nook:
    http://edu.epubbud.com

    1. create epubs online easily with text, images, video(mp4), audio(mp3)
    2. download to eReader (iPad, iPod, Nook and others)
    3. supports video and audio when using Chrome browser
    4. share your epubs with group members
        -teachers created curriculum based epub
        -students share their work with group for peer review/comments
    5. parents can join group to veiw group work

  • http://twitter.com/glynnmark Mark Glynn

    Tom, I love the layout and template for this blog. Not to mention the amazing content. What platform do you use?

    Hurry back to Ireland , you made a great impression at the last CESI event

    @glynnmark:twitter

  • Anonymous

    Great to hear you find them all so useful

  • Vwissell

    Couldn’t wait to link this site to our school’s desktop! I am on a mission in term three to make I.T. compulsory everyday in every classroom excluding word processing and power point!! Time to move ahead before the kids leave us behind! Thansk for sharing.

  • Andy Harris

    What an amazing set of resources!  Been busy emailing links to staff in our school who will be interested.  Looking forward to your workshop tomorrow, Tom, in Sunderland.

  • Juliette Pantaleo

    Wow, what a fantastic array of resources.  I have loved what I have seen so far and added some new ideas to my existing practices.  I will be visiting this regularly to make sure I view them all.  I will be telling my network about this site and hope to contribute to your ideas when I get a chance.

  • http://www.logoian.com/ Corporate Logo Design

     This
    is totally tremendous article.Thanks
    for taking the time to share your view with us.

  • http://ashirwaadholidayaptsgoa.blogspot.com/ Savio @ accommodation in Goa

    Thank you so much for your valuable ideas

  • Anonymous

    I am pleased that you find them useful – thanks for letting me know.

  • eleanor.stahl

    Fabulous collection of ideas on how to effectively use technology. Can’t wait to put them into practice.

  • http://helenotway.edublogs.org/ Helenotway

    This is a great list Tom. Thank you for collating them all into one place.

  • http://twitter.com/dompates Dom Pates

    Really inspiring collection of resources here Tom – what a great canon!

    I’d be interested to see a ‘Use Creative Commons Resources’ entry into the series…

  • Anonymous

    Thanks John – I am pleased you find the resources useful

    Tom Barrett

    teacher | blogger

    edte.ch
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  • http://www.google.com/profiles/jhauxwell1 John Hauxwell

    Useful and interesting site. I’m not involved in education these days, though I still hold an interest. Definitely a place to recommend to friends.

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like a good idea – I will get one started this weekend, look out for it and please help to get it started.

  • clareire

    Hi Tom
    I met you at the CESI conference in Portloaise and would love to contribute to and promote an interesting ways series on Moodle – I think it would either need one for primary and another for secondary or 2 sections in one presentation…………….I know i could do it myself but it seems so much better to add to an already dynamic series………

  • D Hunt

    A QR code use suggestion: I took pictures of our staff looking at a flier of our upcoming book fair; and audio taped them reading a book talk. I used the picture to create a poster; and on the page I put a qr code that linked to the audio file. The idea is that students will see the posters, and then use the qr reader on their phone to access the audio file of the book talk. They visit the book fair; and enter the name of a book promoted on one of the fliers to win.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=551791571 Emma Bennett

    I loved the idea of using a Wii in the classroom!! I’m excited about trying it out myself when on a prac as a student teacher..it’d bring in my own if needed!! Image how well behaved the students would be if they knew they’d get some Wii time! I agree with AlexJJ below, this site is full of amazing, practical ideas for teacher to use in their classroom. I will absolutely use a Wii with my next prac class. Students will become incredibly focused on the task at hand ‘e.g. Wii Golf subtraction’. Genius.

  • EricaS171819

    I really loved those 17 ways to use wiki in the classroom. I loved how it involves the teachers, students and parents. It shows how students can become extremely productive online and allows them to get their parents involved as well. The digital class book is a wonderful idea, it’s exciting for students to build a page, it allows each student to be creative and it is a good way to let students communicate to each other and voice there opinion. I think using wiki would be such an asset in the class room and I look forward to using some of these great ideas. Thank you

  • Marelis Rivera

    Love the lists! I had never heard of wallwisher before and will be using it in my chemistry classes tomorrow.

  • Tamara_cox1

    Love your work! How about a list for using ereaders like Kindle or Nook? Thanks.

  • Anonymous

    Good to hear you find them useful Greg – thanks for the comment.

  • Greggreenpersonal

    This page is fantastic! I will be directing my entire staff to look at it. Great work:)

  • http://twitter.com/missnoor28 Miss Noor

    Thanks for sharing, great stuff!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for all of your contributions Cristina – they are much appreciated!

  • http://twitter.com/surreallyno Cristina Milos

    I am really grateful for these lists – they are the easiest way to get great ideas you can immediately use in the classroom. Thank you, Tom, for the hard work and dedication :)

  • http://twitter.com/MrAColley Mr A Colley

    Superb Tom! Every time I think about something that would be useful on my blog, turns out someone’s already done it!

  • PaulAtWork

    I’ve only just stumbled on this fantastic resource bank. Some brilliant ideas I shall be utilising. Thanks.

  • http://twitter.com/nlakusta Nicole Lakusta

    Tom – would you be able to start an interesting ways to Use Voki in the Classroom? Just read this blog with some gr8 ideas – http://21centuryedtech.wordpress.com/2011/02/06/voki-creates-ad-free-site-for-education-plus-20-ways-to-use-talking-avatars/ – and thought they could be shared thru this format as well!

  • http://www.RapiDefs.com Vic

    Hi Tom,

    Perhaps, you’ll find our recently launched (still in public beta) Web 2.0 style English-English dictionary to be a suitable candidate for the list above.

    During the limited trials we’ve conducted so far, we’ve found school students (and English language teachers) to be *very* enthusiastic about it:

    http://www.RapiDefs.com

  • http://twitter.com/diglearnworld Clive Roberts

    Thanks for the great collection of ideas and resources Tom.
    I hope you don’t mind nme adding a link from my site.
    Clive R.

  • http://groovylibrarian.edublogs.org Glendadaley

    Thank you for this excellent set of resources.

  • Anonymous

    Hi David

    thanks for sharing your thoughts on web conferencing – please feel free to
    add them to the presentation would be good to have your experience shared
    with others.

    thanks again

  • http://twitter.com/ddeubel David Deubelbeiss

    Tom,

    Always grateful and always bookmarking these for teachers (I am in TESOL/TEFL training).

    One addition to web conferencing is providing feedback to students and assessing. Much more effective than dry comment. Post up the doc and comment to students etc…. I’ll also add that I’m presently testing video conference rooms I created for schools using open source. Will be cheap after they are done and teachers can make rooms on the fly/go. http://www.teflist.com/video/demo An example of what a classroom teacher can do for others with tech skills and an open source environment.

    Again, thanks for all your service and ideas…

    David

  • http://brittgow.globalteacher.org.au Britt Gow

    Can we start an “Interesting Ways to Create Avatars” slideshow? For example, self-portrait in “Paint”; Draw, paint or sketch a picture of yourself and and take a photo, as well as the different programs available.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the link – nothing for Flickr at the moment.

  • Nlakusta

    I just read this blog http://blog.simplek12.com/social-media/how-to-use-flickr-in-your-classroom and it reminded me of the Interesting Ways series. Are you collecting anything about Flickr?

  • http://twitter.com/sharland Brian Sharland

    youtube? :-)

  • Anonymous

    Great news thankyou

  • AlexJJ

    This is wonderful collection of ideas!! I’d not heard of many of the sites that you mentioned and see them as impacting my classroom immediately. Thank you!

  • Stahlk

    Is it just my server or are there other people who do not get to see the images and clips on these files? I find them extremely useful (albeit the lost info.)

    What might the matter be?

  • Mervijansson

    Thanks Tom! Does anyone know of similar resources regarding using iPod touch in the classroom? I am hoping to start a project combining iPods and QR-codes in vocational education.

  • Jane Hewitt

    Thank you so much for sharing these resources. I follow you on twitter and know there is an issue with people using them incorrectly but just wanted to say I have just (literally 10 mins ago) received our ipads for school and these tips are invaluable, will add to them when we have started working on them properly but THANK YOU!

  • Carnett

    I loooove this site! I am trying to get an innovative PLC going and this will be an excellent starting point for discussion and ideas. Thanks for sharing!

  • Abrhymer

    Another way to Use Mobile Phones…you can upload vocabulary or terms to studystack.com and students can push the words out to their cell phones and see them as flash cards.

    Thanks for all your lists!

  • http://dogtrax.edublogs.org/ Kevin Hodgson

    I love what you are doing, Tom.
    Thanks so much
    Kevin

  • http://twitter.com/kimorganix Kim O’Brien

    I come back to your Interesting Ways time and time again and always get something new out of it. How about adding an Interesting Ways to use Teacher Tube? I’m a primary school teacher in London and would love to hear how others are using it, as I can’t seem to quite get started with it. Thanks so much for sharing these great ideas!

  • http://twitter.com/woodsar Sarah Wood

    It would be great if you could create one for Animoto (or video in general). I always reference these and refer people to them because the content is always updating. Thank you for all your work!

  • Vragh54

    Tom,

    I would also like to pose this question. In a computer lab students get distracted and get on to facebook and chat sessions during class. Rather than treat it as a ‘no no’ – how can trainers use facebook and chat sessions as a learning tool ?

    Vidhya
    ACK, Q8

  • Vragh54

    Tim,

    This is a really good website. Thank you very much for sharing such great ideas. I wonder if you have any suggestion for a ‘classroom challenge’ I have i.e. students using mobiles in the classroom.

    Personally I believe that the solution to the problem usually lies hidden within the problem itself. And, I am trying to engage the mobile as a learning tool in the class room. What are some ways/games that trainers can come up with to engage mobile phone features in learning i.e. SMS, calling each other, using mobile ringtones, grouping different handsets.

    I just thought I’d put the question out there and see what happens. Thank you.

    Vidhya
    ACK, Q8

  • http://twitter.com/scratchie Geoff Allemand

    Hi Tom.
    A couple of activities for “Get to know your class.”

    DURING MY LIFE…
    Students and teacher all sit on chairs in a circle. Ask students to stand and teacher takes away one chair. That person goes to the middle of the circle and makes a statement about something they have done in their life.
    Eg. Today I rode to school or In my life I have had a broken bone or This week I went to the movies etc etc.
    After the statement is made all students (and teacher) have to find a seat opposite them (not next to them) IF THEY HAVE ALSO DONE THAT ACTIVITY and one person will be left standing.
    If you have not done that activity you don’t have to move.
    That person without a chair then makes the next statement.
    Continue activity for as long as interest is maintained.

    WALK and TALK
    Another good one is to have students choose a partner they do not know, or know very well.
    Students leave the classroom and go for a walk with their new buddy for about 10 minutes.
    For the first 5 minutes one person shares about their life to the other person (personal, school likes, school dislikes etc).
    The other person is not to talk at all. They just listen. (It is not often that people get the opportunity to just talk and lead the chat where they want to go).
    After 5 minutes, or until the other person has exhausted their story, they then change over.
    When all students return after the 10 minutes, each person relates to the group what their partner shared.
    Ask the group what it was like just listening without saying anything.
    Where they able to keep quiet? Why, why not?

  • Stephaniebushman

    To add to your voice thread:
    I use Voki avatars and have suggestions for lesson plans here:
    http://caffinatedcarbivore.blogspot.com/2010/08/history-live.html
    also check out Voki.com for avatar lesson plans

  • Stephaniebushman

    First, thanks for presenting the “getting to know you” in slides-made it easy to follow different ideas!
    I teach pubic speaking so to break the ice (of new students and a scary subject) we play “two truths and a lie”
    each student brings in three items that say something about them-baseball hat, deck of cards, etc
    Two are true and one is either not theirs or a false story. The class gets to guess!

  • Bhart

    Great site. Thank you. I’m attempting to use several ideas in my classroom (document camera, flip videos and getting to know your class sites were extremely helpful.
    Thanks again.

  • Tia

    Thank you soooo much for sharing. This is a great resource!

  • Mrs Lockyer

    Wow thank you for such a great blog. Great ideas :)

  • Lhogue

    Wow! What an essential favorite for every classroom teacher. I can’t wait to continue to collect and share ideas from here.

  • Cacslp

    Thanks so much for your ideas that help spark more ideas. Great way to start the year. I am a writing teacher trying to use tech to motivate their writing thanks for that

  • Jeremy Mularella

    I have spent the last two hours reading through your blog posts and watching the “Interesting Ways” presentations. Lots of great information here! These will be a huge resource for teachers as my school as we look to incorporate more technology and Web 2.0 tools. Thank you! Another great use of iPod Touches (or any cell phone for that matter) is the stopwatch function. I know it’s not technically an app, but it is much more reliable than any of the stopwatches my school has purchased for us to use.

  • http://twitter.com/nagora nagora

    I have dropped by and feel amazing of all the resources which are absolutely invaluable for teachers, especially for NNSs. Thanks a ton for sharing. I have been bookmarked this and joined to follow you on Twitter. Sharing is caring. Let everyone share their ideas with you too.

  • tbarrett

    Will do, thanks for the reminder Scott.

  • http://twitter.com/smeech Scott Meech

    Need to get rid of Google Wave it looks like.

  • tomgbarrett

    Thanks that's great to hear I hope they continue to be useful :-)

  • Kmartin1

    These ideas are terrific!! It's a beautiful day to be down by the lake and I can't tear myself away from “Interesting ways to….” Gets me fired up about the new school year. Thanks a million!

  • tomgbarrett

    No problem Elena I am pleased you liked some of the ideas – thanks for
    dropping me a note, good to hear they are useful

    best wishes

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  • Elena Delgado

    Great blog! We are about to start classes next week here in Mexico city. These ideas come in handy.
    I was reading the Get to know your students collection and felt that some could work perfectly with my highschool students.
    I will report on results.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Ma. Elena Delgado
    edelgado1313@yahoo.com.mx

  • MrLeeBurns

    Hi Tom what an amazing site – been looking for something like this for ages! Can't wait to start contributing, keep up the excellent work!!

  • http://misscelestine.wordpress.com Misscelestine

    Looking forward to using these ideas in my classroom. Thanks for sharing.

  • tomgbarrett

    Thankyou I have added your two ideas to the presentation :-)

  • tomgbarrett

    No problem – I will keep collecting ideas as long as people are willing to share them.

  • Bonjour606

    Here are 2 more ways to get to know your:
    1) Hand out a couple rolls of toilet paper and ask the students to take a few sheets … whatever they think they are going to need. Of course you tell them you can't tell them why. When everyone has some, make them share one fact about themselves for each sheet of t.p. they took. You can do the same thing with M&M's or other candy.
    2) Give everyone 5 post it notes and tell them to write one fact on each post it note and stick it to their bodies and walk around and meet each other.

  • Sotovirg

    Great for understanding how a Wiki works! Thanks for sharing ideas. Will link to it during a teacher training workshop.

  • http://evertonpom.blogspot.com/ Simon Crook

    Thanks Tom! After gaining so much from selfless people like your good self on Twitter you have inspired me to share my work too.

  • http://civitaquana.blogspot.com Janet Bianchini

    Thank you so much for sharing all these fabulous resources together. I'll be bookmarking this page and sharing it with many other teachers in the future.

  • http://twitter.com/ptoosh Trish Dower

    These are awesome…thank you so much for sharing. I am inspired and hope to 'share the love' with my colleagues. Cheers

  • http://missnichols.edublogs.org Susan Nichols

    These are awesome. I look forward to practicing more technology uses as suggested here. Great resource!

  • lunarchuck

    Thanks for creating such accessible and useful ideas for the classroom. One suggestion…if you could link to the slides instead of embedding them it would be easier to share with others–this page made my Internet Explorer freeze up. I was able to load it in Google Chrome but even that took a while…

  • http://dee.tumblr.com donaldtownsend

    Usefull collection. Thanks for sharing.

  • Hayley

    Oh my god – my weekends are about to get a whole lot busier trying to fit all of these fantasitc ideas into my lessons and my lesson planning!
    Thanks a lot

  • http://www.shambles.net Shamblesguru

    Been following this series for a while … and like it.

    One request regarding the embedding code … could the width be kept to 425 or less … this is the maximum width in many Blogger templates.

    Many thanks … and thanks for initiating this …

    Shamblesguru

  • http://www.shambles.net Shamblesguru

    Been following this series for a while … and like it.

    One request regarding the embedding code … could the width be kept to 425 or less … this is the maximum width in many Blogger templates.

    Many thanks … and thanks for initiating this …

    Shamblesguru

  • tomgbarrett

    Thanks Shirley – please see the page I have added them all to at the top of
    the blog.

  • Shirley Miller

    Wow! These are great! Did you know that the “Interesting Ways” listed on the right index only shows about 5 of these?

    I wish there was some way you could have the label “interesting Ways” and then under that have a clickable link to each different slide.

  • http://twitter.com/Baggiepr Phil Bagge

    Thanks for putting these all in one place. I will certainly be sharing them with my school and other Hampshire schools. Collaboration is king.

  • http://twitter.com/yzfreeman Yitzchak Freeman

    This is such a great series! How about… “Interesting ways to use mobile phones in the classroom”? To kick off: Most phones have bluetooth – so you can bluetooth homework assignments or spelling lists etc. to the kids (probably more applicable to secondary than to primary schools).

  • http://learninginaflatworld.blogspot.com/ Anirudh Phadke

    Great Work…may I also suggest a brief writeup on the technology that you are referring to- like VoiceThread and Prezi? I know one can google for it, but since you are doing this fantistic work, it will only make it “more complete”.

  • Victoria Bolton

    Thanks so much for this resource. It was a great idea to put these in one place.

  • Tim Curtis

    Great stuff – thanks for putting them all together.

    Any chance of starting an “interesting ways to use an Ipod Touch in the classroom” presentation?

  • http://dmcordell.blogspot.com diane

    Amazing collection of resources: great ideas for tech integration and authentic learning activities. Thank you!

  • http://tablettalk.info Jeremy

    Thank you for posting these again. I have seen (and used!) your Wordle presentation and can’t wait to check out the others. Keep up the good work!

  • http://zecool.blogspot.com Jacques

    Definitely adding a Delicious bookmark here! Merci!!

  • Tim Curtis

    Great stuff – thanks for putting them all together.

    Any chance of starting an “interesting ways to use an Ipod Touch in the classroom” presentation?

  • http://thumannresources.com Lisa Thumann

    Thank you for embedding these all in one place. This was a fabulous idea that you had and I only hope you continue to foster these collaborations.

  • Dodie

    Thanks for sharing these, and I agree having them in one area is great. I’ll be sharing these at my next web 2.0 PD workshop.