Sharing Links with Students


It has been awhile since I posted (about a year!) and in that time I’ve changed districts and become a dad (first a foster dad and now a pre-adoptive dad!) no wonder I’m so tired!

I teach 9th grade English now instead of 8th (now the title of this blog isn’t accurate!). High school is very different than middle school in a lot of ways. One big difference is that my students have iPads instead of laptops.

Sharing links with students efficiently has become even more important now that students have to type them onto an iPad. Below are 3 ways I share with students.

1.  www.thinglink.com/ It’s a cool visual way to submit a bunch of links to docs, videos, websites, or other resources. It requires a free account.

Here is one I made:
https://www.thinglink.com/scene/614119020714524674
And here it is embedded in my site:
https://sites.google.com/site/9thela/home/cp/the-final


2.  bit.ly is my favorite URL shortening tool by far (I love that you can customize links, track link traffic, etc), but it can also be used to create bundles of links. It does require a free account.

Here is a bundle of speeches I put together to use when I taught
propaganda:
http://bit.ly/speeches4class


3. diigo is a great social bookmarking site but it is also great for annotating websites, then use bit.ly to shorten the link, and add to a bundle of links. This also requires a free account.

I annotated one of the speeches shared in the bundle above:
http://bit.ly/hn4s5p

If you share in other ways let me know, sharing is caring!

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