Recommended by Suzanne Carlisle 3240 PIDP
1. PollEverywhere.com – this is a great fun tool to use to obtain quick responses from your viewers/participants/learners using their mobile device or computer. Check-out the video on the home page. I have used this in large as well as small settings.
2. Slideshare – I like this tool as it allows access to existing slides and presentations. I use as a resource as well as a way to obtain inspiration for my own teaching. I have not posted on this site yet but am looking forward to using it.
Recommended by Sophie Loehrich 3240 PIDP
Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of answers that can be no longer than 140 characters and spaces per post. Use this tool to help your students stay up-to-date, as you could advertise a Twitter address that students could use to learn about school projects, reading assignments, and other announcements. You can also use this tool as a bookmark manager for research.
Sometimes you just want to get away from the students. LinkedIn provides a way for you to communicate with your peers instead (or not), and it’s also useful for bookmarking.
This web tool completely simplifies the creation and sharing of videos. Teachers will have no trouble creating lesson plans or presentations for students.
Socrative empowers you to engage and asses your students as learning happens. Through the use of real-time questioning, result aggregation, and visualization, you have instant insight into levels of understanding so you can use class time better collaborate and grow as a community of learners.
Wiggio is a free, online toolkit that makes it easy to work in groups.
It provides everything you need to work productively in your groups, without bogging you down with complexities and unnecessary features. Wiggio is currently used by all types of groups, including:
- Academic groups (projects, study groups, classes)
- Clubs, committees, and boards
- Non-profit and charity organizations
- Sports teams
- Fraternities and sororities
- Small businesses
- Social groups
Cramberry is a unique site that makes it easy for students to learn and study new material through online flashcards. Students or teachers can make customized sets of cards that can be printed or studied online. When students choose to study online, Cramberry tracks learning progress, builds study schedules, and shows cards in a specific order so that students can get extra practice with the cards they have trouble with and stay current with other cards.
Recommended by Craig Lien PIDP 3240
Brightspace allows for a blended learning environment where your students will have some control over the time, pace, path and place their learning occurs. From feedback I have received, this can be especially helpful for students who English is not their first language. It can allow these students to further define terms they might not understand when they can control the pace of the course.
What Basecamp 3 does is provide a secure private space for people to organize, discuss and track everything for their project in one place. It uses 6 tools to do this: Message Boards, Chat Pings, Automatic Check-ins, To-do Lists, File Storage, and a Centralized Schedule.
Quizinator’s key features will always be free! with this app you can easily drag and drop questions. You are able to create worksheets, study sheets, handouts, exams and quizzes.
The part I like the best is that students can write notes right on webpages! You can use sticky notes or highlighter. Also, that information can be shared in groups and the webpages are archived so you can have access to that information even if the host forgets to pay his bills.
Here is a simple tool web tool to be able to draw and explain concepts.
Recommended by Shawn Lang PIDP 3240
“Once you notice your colleagues are catching up on their sleep during your PowerPoint presentations, you know you need Prezi Desktop. Using this software, you can wake up your presentations using animation that doesn’t suck. Forget transitions and effects like dissolve and fly-in, Prezi Desktop focuses in on your important points within your slides, like actually visually focuses in.”
We have used this site for the last couple of years and have found that even using it as a hub to upload video links, powerpoints, lecture material and upcoming important dates it’s become a great tool for us. Here’s a link to the site which doesn’t really tell you much www.edmodo.com
Recommended by Wendy Ross PIDP 3240
Kahoot – https://getkahoot.com/
She created a fun and easy learning game with images, diagrams and multiple choice questions. You can also add video. We all used our mobile devices to easily access her game in seconds.
Recommended by Anna King PIDP 3240
Another free tool to help teachers and student’s create flash cards, games and quizzes. Easy to create and with lots of templates available.
‘Imagine Everything’ this one is available on your IOS device. Video demonstration can me made on the spot. Easy to learn and easy to navigate.
This application is user friendly. I am able to do voice over after I record my video, I can take multiple videos which can be easily edited. Final product can be emailed or transferred to YouTube for example using MP4 format.
It is another technology that can make classrooms interactive with students using their mobile devices. Make sure to upload your presentation first, after that you can choose to share it with your students. Responses from the students can be obtained immediately, therefore teacher and student can measure progress.
Recommended by Michael Ralph PIDP 3240
Turns the quiz into a competitive game.
It’s a drag and drop style video creator
Recommended by Bruce McGarvie PIDP 3240
Educreations is a free iPad app that turns your iPad into a whiteboard. You can use the app to illustrate concepts and narrate what you’re doing on the screen. You can draw images from scratch on the Educreations iPad app or you can upload images and draw on them. Your completed lesson can be shared directly to others or made public on the Educreations website.
Vibby is a service for breaking YouTube videos into segments and inserting comments into those segments. To segment a YouTube video on Vibby simply grab the URL for the video and paste into the Vibby editor. Once inserted into Vibby you can highlight a segment on the video timeline. Vibby then plays only the sections you’ve highlighted. Click on a highlighted section to add a comment to it. Videos edited through Vibby can be shared via email, social media, or embedded into a blog or website.
Gooru is a free service for locating and organizing collections of educational resources to use in math, science, social studies, and language arts lessons. Gooru makes it easy to create collections of videos, images, and interactive websites to use as part of a flipped lesson. Being able to add quiz questions for students to answer as they go through one of the units you’ve created is a great feature of Gooru.
Versal is an open publishing platform for anyone to create interactive online courses with no coding skills required. It’s the perfect app to take technology-driven strategies into the classroom. It has dozens of interactive gadgets.
Recommended by Sarah Waddacor PIDP 3240
You can make a quiz on your computer and then download it into kahoot.
The students will be able to answer by multiple choice via their cellphones and to find out how/what others did on the test right away. It as a lot of fun and extremely interactive.
Recommended by Mathew Black PIDP 3240
This video is about Mathew’s wood carving hobby. He created it using Animoto trial version and took less than ten minutes. He states that there was no editing , he picked some pictures , made a few text comments , dragged them to where he thought would make some sense and hit “produce”.
For inclusion in HTML content, animoto also supports embed codes to videos , which makes the video load and play in window instantly.
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Recommended by Jared Haddock
Need short animated videos to explain complex ideas.
They have a large library of prebuilt videos to use and are set up so you can make your own.
Great for quick surveys and poll questions.
Recommended by Trevor Lord
It allows messaging, task allocation and file management and has web-based, mobile and desktop applications.
There are other social collaboration tools, including:
- Jam from SAP (http://go.sap.com/product/content-collaboration/enterprise-social-collaboration.html)
- Jive from Microsoft (https://www.jivesoftware.com/products/extend/add-ons/jive-office/)
- Yammer (https://www.yammer.com)
Recommended by Curt Stenhan
It is an open-source learning platform.
Recommended by Donald Smith
It allows for world wide collaboration. You can invite as many people as you like to vote and get ideas from on any topic, any question. The web 2.0 tool will toll the responses and give you the best tolled answer/response.