Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a resource that explained, in detail, everything you needed to know about sharing ideas and work online: what tools were available, how to sign up, getting started, etc.?
Personally, I’m an avid user of many different platforms for resource sharing. Google Docs is a platform that is easily accessible and many feel comfortable with. I am also very comfortable using Evernote, YouTube, Dropbox, Scribd, and a new platform called Claco. Each of these great platforms has a specific function in my world- one is for pictures, another for lesson plans, and another for work that is yet to be completed. Each are excellent resources and have been a huge benefit to me. On occasion however, I sill find that I may need to use a function that I am a novice at, or a colleague wants to use a different sharing platform. No need to panic – I’ve got my trusty Web 2.0 quick guide, which can help me sort out the new tool in a snap.
Each chapter thoroughly explains what the tool is, advantages of using the tool, ways to incorporate it into education, detailed pictures guiding you through getting started, and references.
Once you are on the Scribd site to view this resource, I encourage you to share it with others so that we can all benefit from these tools. You can download the document or embed it onto another platform. If you have the following networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+, please be sure to click the buttons you will see to the left of the document and share this resource.