S'Cool Tools of the Week: WattPad, Free Web Literacy Course

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S'Cool Tools of the Week: WattPad, Free Web Literacy Course

May 17, 2014

TOO COOL (PERFECT FOR SCHOOL): Ding ding! We've got our favorite edtech teacher and administrator tools for the week right here, as highlighted in our Instruct newsletter! Our fave S'Cool Tools are:

*Free! Online. Free. Professional development. Three great concepts that all apply to this next cool offering: Mozilla and Peer2Peer University have teamed up to offer all educators a summer crash-course in teaching web literacy and digital skills to kids. Made up of four online mini-courses (running from July to September), topics include teaching about open education resources and the basics of the web ecosystem.

*Free! Download the WattPad app to start reading ebooks for free with your students. The WattPad ebook reader includes more than 17,000 free ebooks, ranging from the classics to mystery and science fiction. Readers can chat with one another, add comments about ebooks, and more. Available on the App Store, Google Play, and Kindle.

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