Web Tools Teachers & Students Should Know About!

In her blog “ Online resources that engage students!” Miss Red shared a great article “13 Free Web Tools Students and Teachers Should Know About”.

Here are a few of my favourites –

  • Thinglink is a tool that allows students to add content to images.  Students can add text, a link to a website or embed a code for a video to an image.  Moreover, making projects more dynamic and interactive.
  • Aurasma is an app that lets teachers turn objects into QR codes, rather than just a square barcode.  Students hold a device (iPad, iPod) up to an image (i.e. bulldog) and they are then taken to information about bulldogs (website, video, images).  I think that in the early primary years, when students are just beginning to do research assignments and find it difficult to find sources of information on their chosen topic, this tool would be very useful.
  • The Noun Project is a resource for clip art icons.  This resource could save teachers alot of time when they are searching for a specific image (of a noun).

I hope you have found these useful.

Yours in ICT

Nell

Reference:

Schwartz, K. (2013, July 8). 13 Free Web Tools Students and Teachers Should Know About [blog message]. Retrieved from http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/07/13-free-web-tools-students-and-teachers-should-know-about/

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