I know it has been a while since I posted anything on this blog (over two months) but I came across this resource today and thought it is well worth sharing. Surfly is an tool that allows users to share a link to a webpage that they would like users to surf with them. In the age of One to One the teachers ability to showcase a webpage to students at the same time they are using it would be very beneficial. Registering for the site is as simple as providing an email address and a password and then agreeing to the terms and service.
With Surfly, all you do is provide a link and then when users visit the site their arrow is highlighted and users can show them certain areas of the website they are surfing that they want them to focus on. Surfly would be a great tool to teach students about authentic resources and information on websites, how to use Wikipedia for research, the steps to create usernames and passwords, or use the various web 2.0 tools that are available. Surfly works on any device as well, so if you are using iPads or Tablets, you can use the service as well. For more information, see the video below.