EdTech Digest Awards 2013: Learnist

The second EdTech Digest Awards winner we bring to you is:


LEARNIST


To view the last post in our Ed Tech Digest Awards Series, click here.


Features for Differentiation: Multimedia presentations


Tools for Professional Development: Education section


Content area: All


Cost: Free


Learnist describes itself as a platform for “social learning.” In essence, it is an online community of people who want to learn and/or teach, and who do it by sharing media on the Learnist platform in the form of a Learnist board. Each Learnist board may contain images, video, text, and comments from multiple collaborating partners who are members of Learnist, so the information is vetted and is constantly updated. Membership is free and you can sign up with your Facebook or Twitter account(s), or with your email address.


You can use Learnist on your computer or access it from the Android or iOS app. Learnist organizes itself into categories, one of which is education, and which covers countless topics across grade levels and school positions, and in multiple languages.


This is a great way to expand and diversify your Professional Learning Network (PLN) and participate as a Connected Educator.


Learnist covers categories ranging from science and technology, to business and entertainment, which makes it a great way to introduce blended learning into your classroom, or to differentiate and personalize instruction for your students. You could even have your students create their own Learnist boards, individually, in groups, or as a class/school!


Let us know how you decide to use this tool or if there are other educational technologies you’re using to the same end by commenting below!


Acknowledgement: Special thanks to Michael McGarrah for helping to compile this post.

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