Category: 2) Useful n Interesting

Geography IQ

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments 

GeographyIQWhich country has the smallest land mass? Which has the youngest population? The GeographyIQ rankings pages rank countries and territories by more than 50 geographic, demographic, & economic criteria.

What is the capital of Belarus? What languages are spoken in Afghanistan? What time is it in Buenos Aires? How’s the weather in Taipei in May? Find the answers to these questions and many more. The world map helps you quickly navigate through the world atlas so that you can explore our world. To get started, click on a continent and then a country. You’ll find tons of useful information including:

  • Facts and figures about each country’s geography, demographics, economy, government and political system
  • Fascinating historical, cultural and political background information
  • Country maps and flags
  • Climate and weather information for major cities
  • Up-to-date foreign currency exchange rates
  • Current time and time zone information for major cities

Comment Bubble ~ notes on videos

| November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments 

Comment bubble logoWith Comment Bubble, you can experiment with adding, and gathering, thoughts on videos. Useful in a flipped classroom maybe, or when studying a film in detail.

White Noise

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments 

White NoiseWhite Noise, in its various formats, Mac, Windows, iPhone, Android & more) is a fascinating voyage in to the world of soundscapes, and the manipulation of ambient noises.

It is possible to mix your choice of background sounds, changing their volume and position.

Pick your favorite sound to relax and calm your mind (or class), or act as a stimulus for descriptive narrative.  Listen to pouring rain, crashing waves on a beach, or create your own perfect sound texture for writing, acting or relaxing, and much, much more. Sound!

The Children’s University of Manchester

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments 

logo-leftThe Children’s University of Manchester is full of useful, and fun, learning opportunities.

Their Adjective Detective game, is a fun way to explore the craft of description. Explore life in Ancient Greece, or Ancient Egypt. Polish up your French… & much, much more.

The Adjective Detective offers a collection of animated lessons on adjectives, followed by a simple quiz and detective game. The lessons include learning what adjectives are, learning about comparative and superlative adjectives and learning the rules for forming comparatives and superlatives. The game reinforces the lessons and has several levels – See more at: http://www.techlearning.com/site-of-the-day/0050/word-literacy-adjective-detective/55331#sthash.u5EizgsT.dpuf
The Adjective Detective offers a collection of animated lessons on adjectives, followed by a simple quiz and detective game. The lessons include learning what adjectives are, learning about comparative and superlative adjectives and learning the rules for forming comparatives and superlatives. The game reinforces the lessons and has several levels – See more at: http://www.techlearning.com/site-of-the-day/0050/word-literacy-adjective-detective/55331#sthash.u5EizgsT.dpuf

Word Literacy: Adjective Detective

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The Adjective Detective offers a collection of animated lessons on adjectives, followed by a simple quiz and detective game. The lessons include learning what adjectives are, learning about comparative and superlative adjectives and learning the rules for forming comparatives and superlatives. The game reinforces the lessons and has several levels.

- See more at: http://www.techlearning.com/site-of-the-day/0050/word-literacy-adjective-detective/55331#sthash.u5EizgsT.dpuf

Word Literacy: Adjective Detective

8/29/2014 By:

The Adjective Detective offers a collection of animated lessons on adjectives, followed by a simple quiz and detective game. The lessons include learning what adjectives are, learning about comparative and superlative adjectives and learning the rules for forming comparatives and superlatives. The game reinforces the lessons and has several levels.

- See more at: http://www.techlearning.com/site-of-the-day/0050/word-literacy-adjective-detective/55331#sthash.u5EizgsT.dpuf

Word Literacy: Adjective Detective

8/29/2014 By:

The Adjective Detective offers a collection of animated lessons on adjectives, followed by a simple quiz and detective game. The lessons include learning what adjectives are, learning about comparative and superlative adjectives and learning the rules for forming comparatives and superlatives. The game reinforces the lessons and has several levels.

- See more at: http://www.techlearning.com/site-of-the-day/0050/word-literacy-adjective-detective/55331#sthash.u5EizgsT.dpuf

TinkerCAD ~ Mind to 3D design, in minutes

| November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments 

tinkercad-logoTinkercad is an easy-to-use tool for creating digital designs that are ready to be 3D printed into physical objects. Users are guided through the 3D design process through ‘Lessons’, which teach the basics, before moving on to more complex modeling techniques.

Tinkercad uses WebGL, a new 3D web standard. It works best with Google Chrome 10 or newer, and Mozilla Firefox 4 or newer. It works on Windows Vista or newer, Apple OS X 10.6 or newer, and Google Chrome OS on Chromebook. Get tinkering!

Noisli

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments 

Noisili

Noisli is another simple, but really effective, ambient soundtrack creator. Use the basic graphic interface to manipulate the range of sounds, building an atmosphere for use in descriptive narrative, or setting an atmosphere in a room.

Try the Ambient Mixer for a more complex version of a similar concept.

You might also experiment with Go Mix It or listen to some real, and ready made, natural sound streams with the Nature Sound Map.

Typing Web

| November 2, 2014 | 0 Comments 

Typing WebTeaching typing is crucial, but, often, forgotten. TypingWeb is completely free. Whether you need to teach 1 student, or 100,000 students, the free Teacher Portal allows full administration and management of student accounts. Create, track, group, & manage all your students from your browser.

Kaizena

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments 

Kaizena logoThanks to Shireen for the nudge towards Kaizena, which she is going to use as a feedback tool with her students this year (especially for a writers workshop).

Kai·zen:A Japanese philosophy of continuous improvement.
Save time while providing high quality feedback on student work.

Quick Key ~ Multiple choice made easy

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments 

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The free version of QuickKey allows free unlimited instant mobile scanning and a simple quiz builder. No Internet is required to make, take, scan, or score a quiz.

FlipQuiz

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments 

FLIP QUIZ DEMO

FlipQuizFLIPQUIZ enables free gameshow-like boards for educators. Simple creation of flip quizzes, as an end of day game, or revision tool. Far from complex but fun and useful, maybe. Give it a go.

Three Cents

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments 

Three cents

Three Cents is an iPhone application that allows users to quickly create polls and gather opinions, from anyone, as you don’t need the app to answer. Use private polls to get answers only from those you want to hear from.