Sunday, November 1, 2015

Communication Resources for the Modern Leaner

When I review a new EdTech tool or resource I want to know how it can support and build essentials skills before I think about content. I always start with how a tool can support one or more of the 4Cs of collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity. 
There are many incredible tools to support communication. ISTE has a set of standards to connected to essential communication skills for students. 
Communication - Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Students will:
  • Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
  • Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.
  • Develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures.
  • Contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.



With the help of my incredible PLN, I've compiled a list of tools that can support communication for students and teachers in classrooms. 


What other tools can you recommend to build communication skills with students and staff?

How can we build bridges to better support learning?