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Collect, Organize, Share. iGoogle. Brainstorming and Mind Mapping Software. Make a Mind Map Online! - Mindomo. Concept Maps, Network Diagrams and Workflows - Easy...Free...3-D - Simple Mapper. Popular web tools that can be embedded into posts, pages or added to text widgets in sidebars -Edublogs Help and Support.

There’s a gazillion cool online tools nowadays and many provide code that you can use to embed what you’ve found or created into your blog posts, pages or added to text widgets in your blog sidebar.

Popular web tools that can be embedded into posts, pages or added to text widgets in sidebars -Edublogs Help and Support

Refer to the following instructions to embed: Below’s a list of tools to get you started: Audio Hosting Websites Here’s some of the popular site used by educators who want to embed their audio within embedded players rather than uploading them directly to posts as links: Brainstorming Tools AnswerGarden – is a word cloud site that collects words and phrases. VotApedia - Audience Response by Mobile Phone. Educationalwikis - home. Home.

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Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles. Free Online Word Cloud Generator. iPad App Guide #1: Evernote. What it does Evernote for iPad is a cross-platform app for recalling / remembering information.

iPad App Guide #1: Evernote

You can use this app to save website screenshots, notes, pictures, and audio comments; which are instantly synchronised between your computer, mobile device, and web Evernote account. (It is also available for Android devices). For: Teachers, Administrators, Students ( Upper Primary / Secondary) Cost: Free – Download Here Requires WiFi? Diigo - Web Highlighter and Sticky Notes, Online Bookmarking and Annotation, Personal Learning Network. Diagrams « Digital Tools for Students. Mind Maps can help you organise your thoughts, on JCU Study Skills Online you can read about mind maps and watch a video by Tony Buzan who has published many books on the subject.

Diagrams « Digital Tools for Students

The University of Hull has produced this very impressive collection of diagrams on learning. To create mind maps one of the simplest tools to use is Bubbl.us. This training video shows you how to use Bubbl.us SpicyNodes can be used by students of any age (with parent / guardian permission). This easy to use site presents just a few nodes at once so information can be clearly presented. Anther tools for creating mind maps is MindMeister (the free account allows you to save three mind maps at any one time). Text 2 Mind Map is a very simple application – key in some text and convert it to a simple mind map. Lovely Charts allows you to create a variety of diagrams. The Student Interactives on ReadWriteThink may help you organise your thoughts. There are many ready made templates to complete to help thinking. Mind Mapping. Polling tools event. Introduction In this recorded session we took a look at if, and how, we use/have used e-polling or surveys.

Polling tools event

The idea for this session was triggered when I used a poll in the overview for last week’s Serendipity and wondered about the different polling and survey tools that people use. The Session We started with a look at whether we had used polling/surveys either as a respondent or as an information gatherer. Then moved on to the platforms on which we have used them, finding that most of us had used polling/surveys on one or more of: Twitter, Facebook, blogs, mobile devices and of course “Other” including Learning Management Systems, Elluminate/BlackboardCollaborate and email!

Then came the most interesting part of the session where we started to look at tools we have used and/or that we know about. Conclusion This was so interesting – I love to know what tools others are using and to hear about the contexts and purposes. Next Webinar.