There are so many technology tools emerging for students that tools for teachers sometimes get lost in the mix. That’s not the case for eduClipper, a brand new Pinterest-like website that’s designed for K-12 teachers by a former teacher.
Teachers and parents can use the eduClipper bookmarklet to grab content from anywhere on the web, placing it on any of their own (or their shared) eduClipboards. The source link of each piece of content is also grabbed, ensuring that original creators are credited.
eduClipper also offers a “Follow Me” tool, complete with easy-to-use embed code, for educational bloggers and teachers who have their own websites. And for teachers who want to collaborate, it’s easy to share Collective Clipboards with peers or colleagues.
Some ways eduClipper is different from Pinterest:
· eduClipper is designed for educators, by an educator
· eduClipper allows teachers to create classes or groups of students
· eduClipper helps teachers align content they’re clipping and sharing to Common Core State Standards and ISTE NETS
· eduClipper offers auto-citations of web content
· eduClipper is safe and secure, allowing teachers to oversee and help set student permissions and settings.
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One school librarian says, "The motto of eduClipper is "Clip Anything. Share Everything." and although it may sound simple, it has brought a whole new dimension to social networking in education." – Kris Fulmer (source)
eduClipper was just launched in the summer of 2013, and it’s already gotten great reviews:
Richard Byrne, blogger for Free Tech for Teachers, said, “"Well after a big investment from some venture capital firms and ten months of testing and revising features eduClipper is better than ever. In fact, I think it's what teachers wish Pinterest could be." (source)
Ed Tech Roundup says that eduClipper has “serious classroom potential”. It goes on to say, “You could easily integrate EduClipper into any subject at the elementary or secondary level and it's the perfect tool for organizing, sharing, and discussing digital content.” (source)
Are you an educator? Have you used eduClipper yet? Leave a comment and let us know how you like it and whether you’d recommend it to other teachers in Missouri.
Posted on Wed, January 22, 2014
by MOParent filed under