Wow! Where has 2012 gone? Over the year we provided 16 different Tech Tools for Teachers, including a special for the 2012 Olympic Games held in London. This week we revisit the Tech Tools, giving you a catch up list, if you have a chance to have a play in your holiday break. Click on the headings to see the posts directly.
Don’t forget that TECHNIFY YOUR TEACHING is coming on Jan 24th 2013! The blogging session run by our award winning team is filling up fast! There is still a great chance to secure yourself a place in the Google and Web 2.0 sessions. Both are sessions that will Technify your Teaching in the next coming year.
#51 – Prezi - prezi.com
A great alternative to PowerPoint – Prezi is a cloud-based presentation software with a zoomable canvas that leads your audience down a path of discovery.
#52 – SpiderScribe - www.spiderscribe.net
SpiderScribe is an online mind mapping tool with the ability to include images, links, files, text and calendar events.
#53 – Apps for Education -
1. Dictionary.com (Free with Ads)
2. Diigo (Free)
3. Dropbox (Free 2GB account)
4. Evernote (Free Account)
5. Splashtop HD
Top 5 tablet apps for teachers in the classroom. These apps are available on all devices, they are web based apps.
#54 – Flubaroo - www.flubaroo.com/
Flubaroo is a free tool that helps you quickly grade multiple choice and fill in the blank online quizzes. This tool is a script that is used in used in conjunction with Google docs forms.
#55 – Free Guide – Google Documents for Teachers
Google Documents for Teachers is a free guide created by Richard Byrne to help assist teachers with the functions of Google Docs.
#56 – Visuwords – Online Graphical Dictionary - www.visuwords.com
Visuwords.com is a free tool that helps you creatively build vocabulary for all your visual thinkers.
#57 – Screenr - www.screenr.com/
Screenr is a tool to make free, web-based screencasts. A screencast is a video of something that is happening on a computer screen, often containing an audio narration. Screencasts are commonly used for tutorials but can have other uses.
#58 – Smore - www.smore.com/
Smore is a free tool that helps you create online flyers and event pages quickly and easily. The impressive pages are then published online instantly for you to share and promote.
#59 – London Olympics 2012
#60 – Scribd - www.scribd.com
Scribd is a document sharing website where you can post documents of various formats and embed them into blogs and websites. It is a place where you can read, publish, and share documents and written works.
TED-Ed is an innovative educational project created by TED, which is a non for profit organisation devoted to ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’.
#62 – Easel.ly - easel.ly
Infographics represent data in a clear and creative way. Infographics can be stills or moving pictures with voiceovers.
#63 – Make Beliefs Comix http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/
Make Beliefs Comix, which is created by Bill Zimmerman, is a simple tool to create your own comic strips.
#64 – Gooru - www.goorulearning.org
Gooru is a great tool to assist you when searching for educational resources online.
Explain Everything helps you to do just that. It is a paid app, currently available on the iPad only. There are other free options such as Show Me, Skitch.
#66 – Tackk - http://tackk.com/
Tackk is a free tool that helps you create online webpages quickly and easily. The impressive pages are then published online instantly for you to share and promote.
Thanks for joining us in exploring the relationship between technology and education. Don’t forget for hands on and in depth PD, join the crew attending the Technify your Teaching day in January.
Tech Tools for Teachers will be back in February 2013.