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SkyDrive: This is a tool we were taught about when in need of backing up our files to a secure location online. It was described to us as a virtual thumb-drive. It can be accessed on any computer and all your files will be right there at your hands to access, customize, read, etc. SkyDrive is a useful tool, and I would recommend looking it up if you don’t already know about this.

Twitter: This is a social networking tool that can be both very useful, and very social. This is a website that you can write “mini” posts  of 140 characters or less. You also have the ability to “follow” others profiles which allows you access to anything they post. If you choose to follow educational figures then you can benefit from this website and stay up to date on educational issues. On the other hand, if you choose to follow someone like Snooki, then you will have access to anything BUT education. This is why, under correct use Twitter can be very useful.

Google Drive: Google Drive is much like SkyDrive which I explained earlier, except, Google Drive happens to be my preferred online storage center. I like the Google Drive best because everything else that Google has to offer. I use Google all the time so it was just easier for me to have everything all in the same place.

Prezi: Prezi is comparable to PowerPoint, only Prezi is much more in depth, and customizable. It is essentially a power point that is more fun, and less boring. Also, with a valid student email address Prezi will authorize you a higher version than what others are able to use for free. I highly recommend teachers to transform their styles and choose Prezi next time they need to make a PowerPoint.

Smart Notebook: This is an incredibly useful tool that all educators should use to incorporate student participation in their daily lessons. Smart Notebook allows the teacher to create interactive and fun lessons that the students can easily use and learn from. I myself made a lesson, and taught that lesson to a classroom of 4th graders. It went very well, and the students genuinely had fun with this lesson because they were a part of the learning.

iPad App Reviews: During this module we were given access to an iPad, and were allowed to play and explore with the different apps the iPad had to offer. I had a lot of fun using an iPad and finding all sorts of French Language apps. There were numerous useful and educational apps that I found and downloaded to my own iPhone and plan on using. 


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