School’s Out for Summer!

School’s out for summer and it’s time to prepare for next year! Check out some of these web 2.0 planning and collaboration tools and make next year’s lesson planning and administrative tasks a breeze!

Zoho: Check out the great, FREE, collaboration tools at http://www.zoho.com. Zoho has a host of free tools to make collaborating with co-workers a cinch. These web 2.0 tools can also be used by students to collaborate on projects in the classroom and from home. Check out Zoho mail, chat, docs, meeting, wiki, notebook, calendar, and more.

Create lesson plans aligned to the Georgia Performance Standards and Common Core standards quickly and effortlessly with Standards Toolbox. This free web based application can be accessed from any computer with an internet connection, and features a drop down menu of standards that can be selected and inserted into your lessons with ease. The lesson plan template can be modified to meet any district or school format. In addition, this web 2.0 lesson planner  features email sharing of plans, a free class website, an online grade book linked to the lesson activities in each plan, the ability to create multiple classes, and a worksheet bank. Materials can be uploaded into the plan for easy download at a later date. Collaboration with co-workers, and parent communication are seamlessly integrated into the great FREE lesson planner.

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