I just discovered edshelf and in many ways it was by accident. I was looking for something completely different in goggle and the first hit I got was two different links to different edshelf collections. Now I may be completely behind the times in just learning about edshelf, but after a bit of agonizing I decided that even if just one person reads this and learns about edshelf, then it was worth blogging about.
So for those of you who have not heard of this website, it allows educators to create collections (based on whatever organizational means you consider fit!) of apps that they can or do use in the classroom.
In my opinion – sheer genius!!! I wish I knew about this site sooner. I am constantly coming across apps that I think are great, and while I don’t necessarily have the opportunity to use them right away, it is hard to keep track of them. Thanks to edshelf, NOW I DO!!! It also gives me (and hopefully you) the opportunity to browse education apps in one place and decide whether you want to take the time to download it before you go through the trouble of setting up an account. Perfect!!! Thank you edshelf
I have just started to play with my edshelf account, but have already create three collections and an example of one is below.
What is also a real plus is you can print your collection page, with or without QR codes and give the handouts to your students, staff, parents, etc. as a reference tool.
If you use technology in the classroom, then I would urge you to check the site out. Even if you are not interested in setting up an account, you can definitely glean much information from the collections that have already been created by other educators. For me, it was clearly my teachable moment of the day!