News and Trends
Top 10 Web stories, June 2011
1 Bring Your iPhone to Your Student-
Bob Sprankle suggests that teachers bring their smart
devices to their next conference, the better to show
parents what their students are doing in class.
2 Product Review: Webspiration
T&L test drives the latest tech tools and includes its
reviews in reports like this one.
3 Banned Sites Week
Guest blogger Michelle Luhtala believes that we are at
a critical juncture in the struggle against overzealous
filtering in schools.
4 Top 10 Sites for Note Taking
David Kapuler picks sites that use some form of the Post-It,
or “sticky,” but also integrate Web 2.0 technologies.
5 The Ultimate Web 2.0 Smackdown, at
Tech Forum Boston
Lisa Thumann reports on the smackdown tools from
6 Keep Gen Y Teachers Teaching
A report recently released by the American Federation
of Teachers and the American Institutes for Research
shows more than half again as many younger teachers
leaving the profession as their older colleagues. How
can you keep young teachers from leaving?
7 iPad Apps for Improving Your Executive
Guest blogger Vicki Windman presents apps that offer
an array of tools for staying on task and remembering
what you have to do.
8 Design Apps to Die For
These tools are ideal for designing presentations, digital
stories, wikis, Web sites, and whatever else we publish
9 Top 10 Self-Help Sites for Technology
David Kapuler picks tools that can help teachers and
students become their own tech support.
10 Site of the Day: British Library: The
Every day, T&L posts a new site, courtesy of netTrekker,
that can supplement a variety of curricula.