Digital Tools

This page is an overview of just some of the many digital tools used in learning – it’s by no means an exhaustive list – new tools are created daily!


Blogs
Anyone can set up a blog, which is an online journal which you can share with others. A class journal is a great way to share students’ work. One popular site for setting up a blog is blogspot.  Eg. my old  10 Computing class blog.

Google Sites
Google Sites makes it easy for anyone to create and manage simple websites. Getting started is easy, and there are a number of helpful templates. There is an old version (eg  this one) and a new one (eg this one). Websites are a powerful way for your students to share their learning.

Google Drive
This is a cloud computing facility where you can create or upload documents, spreadsheets, presentations or forms. You can also use your Drive folder as online file storage for most other file types. It is easy to create shared folders and files, enabling collaboration. It gets really fun when you have a whole class editing the same file at once!

Photo Editing
Pixlr
Canva
Adobe Spark

Mindmapping
Lucidchart
Bubbl.us
Popplet

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Video 
Youtube
Wevideo
Adobe Spark Video

Screen recorders (great for making tutorials)
screencast-o-matic

Quiz-makers
Quizlet
Kahoot

Timelines
Timetoast

Translate
Translate in Google Docs

Polls – fun ways to collect short answers
Padlet – real-time feedback, super easy.
Answergarden – super easy

Coding
Scratch
Edison
Gamefroot
Hour of Code

3D design
Tinkercad

Unplugged
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Other awesome things
prezi – http://prezi.com/ – create and edit slideshows online
Agreeing on a date among a group – Doodle
Make your own puzzles and embed them in your web space, at jigsawplanet – here is a sample
Voki – make your own talking avatar or short online video-message to students.
Summarise huge long bits of info at Tools4noobs Summarize
Popplet is a very cool collecting and presenting tool – popplet.com
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 Collections
There are places you can go for collections of online tools.
My favourite is Interface fileshare , with tools for classrooms sorted by category.
I also have a wee collection here.
LookahTV is awesome, with easy video tutorials for EVERYTHING
Suzies Links – an awesome collection created by a New Zealand primary school teacher and ICT specialist
Cool Tools for Schools
Cool apps for schools
An aswesome collection for Susan Oxnevad
A scoopit collection of publishing and presenting ideas
http://heichelbechwebtools.weebly.com/complete-list-of-tools.html – a great collection
Allanah King’s collection of Google and other tools is here
http://learninginhand.com/blog/show-what-you-know-using-web-mobile-apps-infographic.html 

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