July 14, 2011

Awesome Highlighter

Awesome Highlighter is a convenient tool for educators to use to point students in the right direction. With Awesome Highlighter , you can instantly share important parts of any webpage with your colleagues or students. It allows you to highlight text on a web page and then gives you a short link to the highlighted page .

Another great feature is that you can attach a virtual post-it note to the selection you highlighted. We could send our students to an article and attach a discussion question directly to the post.

Sample:


http://awurl.com/yuizvPbLR#first_awesome_highlight

I can think of a few ways to use Awesome Highlighter in class:
  • Students could use the sticky-note feature to summarize the article.
  • Teachers can use it to show important parts of their online lessons
  • Teachers can demonstrate how to scan a web page for important information with a visual cue for students.
Can you add any ideas to this list?

5 comments:

  1. I think it would be really good for students who need accommodations as well. You could provide some custom websites for them to use for research!

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  2. What a GREAT idea! This would help them focus and tune out all of the business of a wen site! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Similar to the first comment this has differentiation written all over it. Instead of writing a summary or report, students could highlight what is important. You could even challenge them to limit their highlights to 5-10 so that they only pick the most important information.

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