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The 9 Best Web Tools Teachers Will Use This Year

The 9 Best Web Tools Teachers Will Use This Year
Clear communication with students and their parents is one of the primary goals of every teacher. Start this year with just that by using a variety of tools to share your plans and expectations for the coming academic year. In past years I have used a number of these assets but I have not as clearly organized them as I have this year. For this year’s bunch I have gathered the most important items into one single web page of my classroom website, New Students 2013-2014. I’m hoping that by conveniently placing this information in one place my students and parents are more likely to use the provided references. The following is a list of free online tools that I have incorporated (or plan to) for this year’s class. I have embed a welcome board via Padlet for students to post their introductions. It’s easy to create animated shorts using Xtranormal . It takes just minutes to create a poll and embed it on your website. I’ll bet a lot of your already know about this great service. Related:  Web 2.0 Tools

9 Word Cloud Generators That Aren't Wordle The use of word clouds in the classroom is a powerful way to really get through to visual learners. The details about the following nine word cloud generators will give you a fair idea how, as an educator, you can get the best out of them. A quick note: Wordle is quite easily the most popular word cloud generator out there. It’s free and easy to use. It does require Java though so Chrome users might have some trouble. In any case, this article focuses on non-Wordle options you should know about. Tagul Several features that do not figure in Wordle are incorporated in Tagul .For example, you have the option of choosing personalized shapes and multiple fonts to be used in your cloud. ABC Ya This application is very much like Wordle and operates the way Wordle operates. Tag Crowd This application gives you access to see frequency of words. Word It Out Word It Out helps create word clouds from any text, similar to the way Wordle does. Make Word Mosaic Wordsift TagCloudGenerator You Are Your Words

St Agnes iPad use evaluation survey of students St Agnes Catholic High School at Rooty Hill has surveyed their 2013 Year 8 students to gather their perceptions about the use of iPads in their learning. St Agnes ran a similar survey of their Year 8 students in 2012. In terms of use of the iPad in 2013 compared with 2012, there was an increase in using the ipad for active, reflective learning by creating mindmaps, ebooks and multimedia presentations. Conversely, reduced time was spent passively drawing in information by using it to search the internet. This was highlighted by students indicating that Apps used the least seemed to be more content specific app while apps used the most were content creation apps like Creative Book Builder, Pages, Explain Everything, iMovie, Keynote etc which could be used across curriculum. The results of the iPad survey for 2013 Year 8's at St Agnes reflect the embedding of iPad in learning since its inception last year.

Boxee - Watch Movies, TV Shows and clips from the Internet on your TV. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The Top 27 Free Tools to collaborate, hold discussions, and Backchannel with Students 1- ChannelME ChannelME is a great web tool. It allows its users to browse a particular website simultaneously. They are able to look at the same content of a web page with friends in real time and even chat with each other . 2- Search Team It allows its users to search in small teams and collaborate to find the best search results. 3- Mind42 Mind42 is a great collaborative mind mapping tool . 4-Entri Entri is a free collaborative tool for writing and sharing documents . 5- Bounce It is “ a little application that lets people quickly add feedback to any webpage and toss that back and forth with other people” . 6-Wiggio Wiggio makes group work much more easier as its easy and straightforward design provides everything you need to work productively in your groups. 7-My Simple Surface My Simple Surface is a very simple online whiteboard. 8- Hackpad This is a tool to develop collaborative note-taking and writing outlines. 9- Synchtube Synchtube is a great free service for watching videos. 16- Dweeber

12 Powerful PDF Tools For Teachers And Administrators PDF documents are now being used almost everywhere. Long ago, when they have just been introduced, it was difficult for us to use these documents as there were no options for any kind of change. All we could do was just read or view the documents. There were no PDF tools for teachers, admins, and students. However, with the introduction of other tools, we were able to do different things with PDFs which made it easy for us to use them for various purposes. Now, they have become too convenient to avoid that we find them being used everywhere. PageFlipFlap This amazing tool helps you change the boring old look of your PDF document. Web2PDF Besides being able to convert webpages into PDF, you can easily view the content anywhere . PDF Reader Though this is a common tool , this is a must-have tool for any professional. BlogBooker If you maintain a blog, you will simply love this tool. Debenu DigiSigner Digisigner helps you sign your PDF documents digitally. PDFescape PDF to Flash Page Flip Cute PDF

Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2013 Science 360 by the National Science Foundation Level: ALL (grades K-12)Platform: iOS Website Science 360 is a science and engineering news app designed to engage the user in visual explorations through photos, videos, and text. There is new content added weekly by scientists, engineers, and the National Science Foundation. Teachers can email image and videos to integrate into lesson planning. Tip: Have students explore Science 360 for possible science project ideas and explore current science in the news. 46 Education App Review Sites For Teachers And Students We try our best to keep our thumb on the pulse of the best education apps and web tools. In fact, we have probably spent way too much time attempting to offer up as many useful product reviews and helpful lists over the past several years. But we’re just two people. Whether you’re looking to find the best interactive whiteboard app, a new way to deliver exit slips, or simply a fun educational game that can be used in your classroom tomorrow, these app review sites are definitely your go-to source.

Documentary Dish 50 Education Technology Tools You Can Start Using Today 6 Time-Saving Writing Apps For Students 8.22K Views 0 Likes For anyone who has ever had to write a paper, you know that getting the ideas down when they come to you is important. These mobile apps will get you started and keep you going. 5 Useful iPhone Apps For Student Bloggers

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