Category: 2) Useful n Interesting

Wiggio

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments 

Wiggio

Wiggio.com is a free, online, toolkit that makes it easy to work in groups.

The team developed Wiggio out of their own frustrations with working in groups.
They were tired of sending eleven emails back and forth to set a meeting time.

Wiggio dotsThey were fed up with “that guy” who just never knows where and when to be for meetings. They were tired of multiple mailing lists, contact books, phone-chains and incompatibilities. They wanted everything to be in one place, and we wanted it simple.

The platform was designed to be easy and straightforward, even for the least tech-savvy members of your group. It provides everything you need to work productively in your groups, without bogging you down with complexities and unnecessary features.

Host Virtual Meetings and conference calls. Create to-do lists and assign tasks. Send email, text, and voice messages. Manage events with a shared calendar. Poll your group in real time. Upload and manage files in a shared folder

Studystack

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments 

StudyStackstudy stack typessslogo-noreflection gives you the chance to create, & use, different forms of quizes, flashcards, (and even games of hangman) on any subject.

Find Sounds

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments 

palette_animation2.gif“Do you know any good places to find sounds?” How about trying a useful little site which is appropriately called just that, “Findsounds“: http://www.findsounds.com/types.html

Bubbl.us

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments 

3054014574_8faae07ec4_oIn our sessions on mind mapping how some of the many ideas might be applied back in the classroom, we often have a quick discussion on the power of recording ideas visually, and a discussion of how it can confuse some students who DON’T think or work in a visual way.

It is useful and reminds us of the “old style topic webs” we started using to plan at the beginning of our careers.

3054014680_c9fbc5871c_mBubbl.us lets you create thought bubbles and connect them together.

You also can easily move the bubbles around or change the links connecting them to each other.

Being an online application there are some collaborative feature, and if you can fit your thoughts into little connected bubbles, try it.

There are several “mind mapping” software products available, a favourite being 2Simple’s brilliant, and adaptable, 2Connect.

3053181055_61b566fbf5_mBubbl.us isn’t in that class. But it’s free and it’s fun, and it might help you see connections in your own thoughts.

• Brainstorm online
• Create colorful mind
maps
• Share work with others
• Embed your map in
your blog or website
• Email and print map
• Save map as an image

Studyblue

| August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments 

StudyblueStudyblue enables quick creation of study aids, and revision tools. Useful when reviewing information on a vast range of subjects. There are iOS, Android & Web Apps. (Requires free sign up)

Kahoot ~ Games based response system

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments 

kahoot-for-educatorsKahootKahoot is a great game-based, blended learning tool, & classroom response system. Kahoot doesn’t take a vast amount of time to set up, but is superb for engagement, and involvement. Enjoy!

Google for education ~ Classroom

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments 

Google for educationclassroom-logo-heroIt could be so easy to overlook, or take for granted, Google for education, and a great collection of teaching and learning tools.

Classroom integrates Google Docs, Drive, and Gmail to enable teachers to create, collect, and organise assignments, and extend classroom communication. Google is offering Classroom to anyone with a Google Apps for Education account. Classroom is intended “ to give teachers more time to teach and students more time to learn.”

AuthorStream ~ do more with your presentations, online

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments 

Author StreamAuthorSTREAM enables storage, presentation, and interaction with presentations of differing forms. Share your PowerPoints publicly or privately, for free. Convert your PowerPoints to video. Broadcast your PowerPoints live, communicate and collaborate in real time.
Unlike many online PP sites,
AuthorSTREAM retains your animations, audio narrations and in-slide videos. Useful.

Face Sketch

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments 

Face sketchFace Sketch is a SUPERB tool for creating …sketches… of …um … faces! Who’d’ve guessed it eh?!

Indentikit and more. A great way to look at the proportions of faces on a whiteboard in an art lesson.

Face sketch is also really good for making some cartoon faces which you could animate in CrazyTalk, or Morpho, possibly the ultimate face manipulators.

(Almost) Analog August

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments 

ALMOST ANALOG AUGUST

Traditionally, each year, we have Almost Analog (Almost) August, ~ a chance, and a challenge, to “switch off”.

This year, we will be working in Sweden for some of August so won’t be able to achieve the total shut down of previous years. However, wherever you are, and whether, and whatever your role, and setting, you are able to “power off”, we wish you a top up of energies, a regrouping and re-energising if you can take some time, however long or short.

Did you Sir? Did you miss?

| July 13, 2014 | 2 Comments 

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