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You teach, which means you need to know what students do and don’t understand. Which means you need to assess. You teach in the 21st century, which means you use the internet and digital tools to plan, share, and curate learning. Which means online assessments could be a boon to your teaching, whether for blended learning, a flipped classroom, eLearning, to better communicate learning progress to parents, or for students to track their own mastery. So then one or two of the 26 teacher tools to create online assessments by Classroomaid Chuang may prove useful to you, yes? <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
There's much concern running around at the moment relating to the inability of Google Alerts to 'do their thing' properly, and people are worrying that they might be on the kill list. It's a reasonable fear, and something that Google is going to have to get used to - with the speed they kill things, plus the fact that it doesn't matter how many people like or rely on something, we've got to get used to alternatives. Ideally, move to them as well I think. Anyway, if you're looking for an alternative to Google Alerts, you could do worse than try Mention .
ComicBook! photo effects and captioning app is your FULL featured comic book creation tool! Turn yourself and your friends into comic heroes or villains.
There are a lot of tools available for you to use for free. Many are Open Source - that is, they have a licence that allows anyone to use and change the software if they wish to. Some of them are portable, and can be used from a memory stick without being installed on the computer.
People love to learn by examining visual representations of data. That’s been proven time and time again by the popularity of both infographics and Pinterest. So what if you could make your own infographics ? What would you make it of? It’s actually easier than you think… even if you have zero design skills whatsoever. Below are my two favorite infographic-making web 2.0 tools that I highly recommend.
The Spoon.net Browser Sandbox makes cross-browser testing and backwards compatibility easy.
About HTML-Kit 292 HTML-Kit is a free text editor with a lot of features. It’s one of the more popular text editors available for Windows. It has tag completion and HTML and CSS validation and a lot of features you wouldn’t expect in free software.
Do you know how many applications you have allowed to have access to your Facebook, Twitter, Google account, Yahoo, LinkedIn, DropBox, Flickr or Instagram accounts? Keep meaning to go through and clear them out and get them into good order, but you can't ever quite find the time to locate the right place? There's a great little resource that takes all the hassle away. Simply go to MyPermissions and click on the appropriate icon(s) and it redirects you directly to your own account without any further interaction, so it doesn't know your login details, passwords and so on - so it's perfectly safe.
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Whether you've just reinstalled Windows or you need to fill some holes on your software collection, we've got everything you need in our annual Lifehacker Pack. Here, you can grab our all-time favorite downloads in one, simple installer. Once again, we've gotten the folks at Ninite to help us out by creating a one-click installer for the Lifehacker Pack . Install all the apps below or just the ones you want, all one easy installer package. And, just like in the past, we have two different packs: an "essentials" pack, with our must-have apps that almost everyone will use, and the "extended" pack, which is for those looking to go a little deeper or replace certain apps in the extended pack that they don't like.
This is a clever tool, and one that would work well on training courses for example. You provide a URL of the page that you want and then InFocus pulls a copy of it for you to play with. You then highlight the bit that you're interested in and the rest of the page is greyed out. You then have a URL that you can share with other people.
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I’ve been experimenting with historical timeline software recently to see if we could promote our library service resources online to our users (mostly books and online subscriptions around a particular topic area) in a different way. Historical timeline software allows the user to build a dated list of related events that can be browsed by other users. Normally our resources would be promoted by refering to them and linking back to them from our website and via our Twitter and Facebook accounts. Our aim was to include the timeline as a small project focused on the Queen’s Jubilee and her links to Surrey – giving us a narrow topic area to deal with.