DIGITAL TOOLS FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING
A) *SHARING, PLATFORMS & SOCIAL NETWORKING
1/ GOOGLE APPS FOR EDUCATION:
Creating a blog for collaborative working.
Edmodo is a free social learning platform for students, teachers and parents. It looks
a little bit like Facebook so it is a familiar format for students to use. But before you
run for the hills, it is very different to Facebook in that it's completely controlled by
the teacher and specifically designed for educational purposes – one of my classes has
affectionately named it "Fakebook". It has a shared timeline as a homepage where
you and your students can interact and you can allow students to interact with one
another, if you wish. Both teachers and students have a library where they can store
documents and share them with others if they want to. The teacher can set
assignments, students hand in assignments and teachers feedback on the work all
within Edmodo. Two particularly useful functions are the quizzes and polls, and there's
also a built-in grade book that houses your teacher-assessed grades and quiz results
for each student.
Pictures/images (you can follow walls)
Dotstorming takes the process of dot voting online to allow groups of people to
collaborate on a topic.
*THESE ONES & MORE:
B) SOCIAL BOOKMARKING
*GROUPTWEET: multiple users- 1 account
TWITDOC: to share documents with Twitter
Pinterest was the breakthrough website of 2012 and now ranks as the 15th most
visited website in the US. Pinterest is for sharing pictures, not links – a medium that
makes it perfect for the current image-centric nature of the internet. You can create
‘pin-boards’ on particular subjects and themes and pin any image from across the
internet on it.
C) COLLABORATIVE WORKING (Students)
MagazineFactory is an easy publishing tool which provides school groups an
opportunity to work as editorial staff and to publish their own webzine!
It is a collaborative storytelling tool. Students can create short art inspired stories that
can be shared or printed. Students can pair their writing with images to bring their
stories, poetry, songs, etc. to life!
"Fakebook" allows teachers and students to create imaginary profile pages for study
Transforming media into collaborative spaces with video, voice, and text commenting.
Education platform with a highly developed discussion component. Perfect for
engaging students in structured discussions (using a variety of question types) about
the curriculum. Create study groups, facilitate collaborative group work and flip your
classroom with this platform!
D) PUBLISHING BOOKS/MAGAZINES
Yumpu offers a digital platform for publishing your magazines, brochures or catalogs.
To subtitle videos.
2/ MORE TOOLS TO SUBTITLE AND EDIT VIDEOS
One way to collate the videos created by a screencast tool is to start a YouTube
channel and upload them all there. This is simply your own YouTube home page – you
can style the background, upload profile information and follow other channels of
interest. You can also create playlists within your channel to organise videos into
topics and allow students to find them easily. If creating your own videos is not for
you then you can create playlists of videos that are already out there that relate to
the topics you are studying.
Capture your computer or device screen and allow you to record your voice while you
F) RESOURCE SHARING
1/ GOOGLE DRIVE
a cloud-based presentation software that has the ability to zoom in and out to show
relative importance of ideas and group concepts together. Prezi is visually stimulating;
a great alternative to Power Point which can feel static.
An online interactive poster/collage maker. Students can combine text, music, pictures
and video to create a dynamic poster or collage online to share. This is an alternative
to the classic scissors, glue and magazines approach to poster and collage making.
A way to capture, index and remember information using a computer, phone, and
web. Students can take notes, capture favorite videos, save webpages, and
collaborate on projects using Evernote. It is the notebook of the 21st century.
1/ PICASA (GOOGLE)
A fun online tool for creating colourful word clouds from text you provide. This is an
easy way to highlight the main points from an online conversation, speech, article,
Email and video.
3/ LYRICS TRAINING
Learn with songs.
Insert documents in blogs.
Polls/surveys (can be embed)
k) WEB EXERCISE CREATION
1/ ESL video
3/ Hot Potatoes
1/ VISUWORDS maps of words
An online comic maker that allows students the creativity to design their own
characters, add sound, upload pictures and images, use a variety of speech bubbles,
and print, download or embed the finished comic.
TONS OF TOOLS: