Many teachers avoid teaching strategies that include using online video in the classroom due to the hassle. Accessing online video content can be difficult, but video is essential for enhancing student understanding and definitely worth the effort.
With today’s technology, students have several ways to apply the “tell me a story” concept. Two effective teaching strategies to empower students to tell a story about what they’ve learned is to create an electronic postcard, or to make a movie about it.
Is "collecting" information a worthwhile endeavor during valuable classroom time? It seems the answer to that question lies in a teacher's ability to discern exactly what type of curation meets the educational objectives of the lesson. We have to look at the process of implementing technology in education as a value added activity that goes beyond collecting and classifying information under certain themes or topics.
When we look at Evernote from a "technology in education" standpoint, there are many ways this tool can be useful. One can browse the web and find an interesting website that relates to research being done for an article or paper then click on the plug-in icon in the browser that will send that webpage directly to the file folder of choice in Evernote.
Something amazing happens when a teacher introduces a timer into the classroom process. Students take notice and are often motivated at the idea of racing the clock.