TECH TOOLS

MISCELLANEOUS


Socrative
  • In beta. Invitation only. Sign up and they will email you directions
  • It is a student response system. Students can respond via laptop, tablet, or mobile phone.
  • Teacher is given a "room number" that students log into.
  • Shows students responses.
  • Various question types: Multiple Choice, True/False, Short Answer, Quick Quiz, Exit Ticket, Space Race

Intro Video about Socrative

GradeCam
  • Allows you to create a scantron type assessment. It provides you with a (bubble) form that you can hold up to any web cam or a document camera and have it corrected.


Online Stopwatch

Conduit Mobile
  • Create an app for your website or blog
  • App works across various platforms
  • No knowledge required of app design, just type in URL

Gnowledge
  • Create, share, and publish tests online
  • Free (It is currently in Beta)

Quizinator
  • Create, Store, and Print worksheets, studysheets, exams and quizzes online.

4Teachers: Tools
  • Create online quizzes, rubrics, and more


Mashable's 10 Terrific Web Apps for Teachers (article)

Group Maker (Random Group Maker)

Random Name Generator

Tell in Future
  • Have students practice the future tense and write about something they plan to do in the future. Their "future" plans will be delivered at a later date via a url link.

Family Tree Maker

Playlist
  • Find free music online and create a playlist that can be shared with your students

Free TV Online from Around the World

My Fake Wall
  • Students can create a fake Facebook page for a historical figure, literary character, etc.

ACTIVITY CREATION TOOLS


PurposeGames.com

Quia
  • Individual subscription--$49 a year
  • Create games such as concentration, hangman, flashcards, and quizzes

Hot Potatoes
  • The Hot Potatoes suite includes six applications, enabling you to create interactive multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/ordering and gap-fill exercises for the World Wide Web. Hot Potatoes is freeware, and you may use it for any purpose or project you like. It is not open-source.

Tools for Educators
  • Create crosswords, dice, word searches, dominoes, mazes, bingo, board games, and much more.

Armored Penguin

Discovery Education--Puzzle Maker
  • Create cryptograms, crosswords, word searches, hidden message, etc.

Classtools.net
  • Create games, quizzes, activities and diagrams

Super Teacher Tools
  • An assortment of tools from a random group maker to game creation

POLL/SURVEY CREATORS


Obsurvey

QuizSnack
  • Online quizzes and polls that can be embedded into blogs/websites

Poll Everywhere

Survey Monkey

Mentimeter


URL SHORTENER


TinyURL.com

Goo.gl

Bitly
  • Free URL shortener
  • Use it to shorten long URL addresses to make it easier for students to type in
  • You can customize the URL address (i.e., I use direct my students to my wiki with the following URL: www.tinyurl.com/srtaJ

Hiper URL
  • Use to open up as many as 5 tabs as a single URL link


YOU TUBE TOOLS


Tube Chop

*Use the following converters to bypass school filters by downloading the video to your computer. They also keep you from having to reload a video each time you show it.

Online Converter (Converts video, audio, images, and documents)

Zamzar (Free Video Conversion)

ConvertFiles (Free video conversion)

VuSafe

Videodropper
  • Send YouTube videos automatically to your Dropbox folder

TEMPORARY EMAIL ADDRESSES


Mailinator

TempInbox.com

SOCIAL BOOKMARKING/PRODUCTIVITY


Symbaloo
  • A visual way of sharing links with your students

Diigo (Social Bookmarking)

Evernote
  • Use to bookmark sites
  • Copy and save sections of web pages


QR CODES


Kaywa QR Code Generator

Download a desktop or mobile QR code reader from the internet or app store

Four Ways QR Codes Could Revolutionize Education


BACKCHANNELS

TodaysMeet

Chatzy

AnswerGarden
  • Throw out a question and receive minimal feedback
  • Can be used for brainstorming

CLOUD STORAGE


Dropbox

SugarSync

Use Drop it to me and Filestork to send and receive files from Dropbox

Syncplicity

Box.net
  • Download iPhone or iPad app between now and beginning of December to get 50 gb of free storage

ONLINE LESSON PLANNERS


PlanBook.edu
  • Free and Premium plan ($25 yearly)

Planbook.com
  • $9.95 yearly subscription

Planbook ($30 yearly)

Learnboost
  • Online grade book, planner, attendance, reporting, and calendar


PARENT/STUDENT COMMUNICATION


remind101
  • Students/Parents can receive notifications via a text message or email (limit 140 characters)
  • Currently free for teachers
  • Parent Letter for Remind 101 (Copy and make changes)

SnappSchool
  • Students/Parents can receive notifications via text messages or email

Celly


Class Parrot

gText
  • Send text messages to groups



GOOGLE


Art Project

Google Earth
  • Use for teaching geography
  • Use street view so students can see buildings from target culture

Google Docs
  • Communication, Culture, Connections, Comparisons
  • Free online, collaborative word processor
  • Students can peer edit along with the teacher directly on the document without printing it off by sharing the link
  • Create self-grading quizzes and forms using Google Forms
  • Can also be used for spreadsheets and presentations

Google SketchUp