Bounce is a fun and easy way to share ideas on a webpage. Allows you to add feedback to any interface and toss that back and forth with other people
Via Rob Harrison
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Quizalize lets you engage your class and deliver instant assessments for personalised learning on any computer, tablet or smartphone. It helps you quickly identify the strengths, weaknesses and learning gaps of individual students and intervene in real-time to give one-on-one help in the classroom.
Play as multiple choice (pictures optional) or scrambled words quiz. Play on your own or against other students. Device independent. Where it is different is in the ability to sub-group questions which allows you to analyse particular areas of understanding/weakness and follow up.
Playing as a class via a class code gives you a very rich set of data with which to look for areas of strength and weakness. Results for student is shown against the class average!
Using the Zzish dashboard lets you utilise a gaming dashboard to see your progress against other users. Teacher can show this in class as a sort of leaderboard.
Don't currently seem able to remove previous attempts from the Dashboard - will need to check with them about this.
Lots of potential though...
Nice and easy. Type in your words, choose a suitable template from below and press Create
Permanent link stored if you give in email address. Finished image can be posted on various social media outlets or downloaded as a PNG file. A permanent link is made for all files.
Great for blog, presentation etc
Trello is a sort of project management tool that works a bit like padlet.
You start by creating boards which can be thought of as headings to group things under eg Planning, Designing, Shopping List etc
Once a board is made you then add items to it. Trello calls these "cards".
The cards can be colour coded and moved around in a different order.
Clicking in a card gives you more options like multiple colour codes, voting on the card, creating checklist items for each card (which you tick off) and adding attachments (images, files etc) from Google, OneDrive your Computer etc
Clicking on the Menu you can add in "Power Ups" which includes the ability to add voting to cards (if you make the trello public) and calendar dates (for time sensitive tasks). You can also add in sticker logos (by dragging on to the card).
You can also create an organisation which allows Trello members in your team to contribute to your board and link other boards.
Great example from @philvincent via Twitter - https://trello.com/b/tQdSCAVJ/open-badge-design-board
PlayBuzz enables you to create quizzes, lists and polls, embed them on your site or just share with all your friends.
Some clever features here:
Ranked List where you vote for things up or down.
Gallery quiz where you chose the correct answer (s) from a list of pictures
Polls - simple polling
Trivia - True/False and multiple choice quiz
Here is a Ranking quiz example - https://www.playbuzz.com/gideonwilliams10/spaniels
This has huge potential I think. A site for voting, commenting on and sharing images.
Sign up. Create a board and add in the images you want people to vote on. You can add links to the images and your own comments.
Download the Chrome extension for Bunchcut and you can select images straight from your browser.
Once done you then Share the board URL with others and choose a number of different options from anonymous voting and scoring to live updates!
People can vote up as well as down.
Try out this example: http://bunchcut.com/groups/view/public/voting/rQRD5JFt/
Lets you crop YouTube videos by choosing start and finished times. You can also add in simple text boxes and clickable links at different parts of the video.
Finished product can be selected as an embed code or URL. Similar to TubeChop but a little easier.
Boolify is a teaching tool that can help younger kids learn how to use a search engine.
Boolify is back and now hosted by kidzsearch.com although not quite in the same form as before.
A great site for explaining advanced search engines. Was thinking it might now prove rather useful for the new KS2 Computing Curriculum needs?
Brainrush have added another quiz template feature - HotSpot.
Upload an image and label the key features through a variety of hotspot tools (circle, square and polygon)
You can alter the hotspot colour (not invisible border though) and add in a sound file for added interaction.
Once you publish you cannot edit sadly.
Pretty impressive for free!
http://www.brainrush.com/lesson/digestive-system-7 is a very poor attempt
This is an amazing Google Docs add-on which allows you to make audio and other comments and feedback on students’ work. It’s a wonderfully easy way to mark homework and assignments. Students can also reply to feedback with audio comments.
Whenever a student responds to or acts upon your feedback, you will receive a notification in your Kaizena dashboard. You will also receive an email (you can turn off the email option). Along with new notifications for you, students now receive notifications when you post new feedback for them.
via @seantm on twitter
Video explanations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1Xdhm_l8ng
Create hundreds of free, printable bingo cards quickly and easily.
Bingo cards can be played online too and on an iPad. Values in the card are randomly rearranged on the card. When a student selects the value the square is coloured in.
A complete line is not automatically identified and teachers will have to check the card with the student.
https://bingobaker.com/play/1 has an example card. Press F5 to see it refresh
Learn the basics of Microsoft OneNote, and then dive into specific scenarios for teachers with these interactive guides.
A wide range of features for a range of different users. Interactive features are very impressive and covers iOS and Windows, desktop and mobiles.
Some great features also on the Microsoft UK School site: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ukschools/archive/2015/01/07/video-tutorial-get-started-with-onenote-class-notebook-creator.aspx
Another integrated/interactive video package (see EduCanon, EdPuzzle etc) which looks a little better and easier than others. Zaption calls interactive videos “tours”. You can share tools with others.
The free version lets you watch as many video lessons as you like from YouTube or Vimeo. Create “lessons” using 6 interactive elements with a single video (text message, drawing, open response, multiple choice with feedback, checkbox answers).
Upload a video then trim to include only the features you want. Scroll along the video adding in the features. You can layer features on top of features.
Teacher can view analytics and download/grade responses
Viewer available for Apps
Best free Publisher to PDF converter I have found. Upload your publisher file, press Convert button and file is automatically downloaded to your computer's Downloads folder.
You can do multiple conversions up to 20 files at a time. Maximum size per file is 50Mb.
Also converts other files eg Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Images. OpenDocs etc
Essential if you have a Mac :O)
A platform for real-time formative assessments + a FREE next-generation student response system. Use on any platform. Very straightforward to set up and no need for laborious time spent creating classes.
Four level of assessment: multiple choice, T/F, free text and drawing.
Create your own assignments from scratch or using existing PDF files
Create a class and get a code for that class. Students sign up to the website - no need for email address just first/last name and username. They then enter the code to access the site
You can see responses being added real time and grade on the fly.
Teacher marks from the Dashboard. They can choose the points for each question. Marks are added by dragging a scroll bar across or self marking option for MC.
Teachers see students scores and colour band of scores (traffic lighting). Student's get scores back when they revisit assignment (if option selected)
Written feedback to students planned . Most impressive!
This is a great little tool. Create presentations or assignments or activities or (cover) lessons through a dynamic set up embedded features. All automatically saved.
Lots to choose from:
Embedded content via embed.ly
Buttons with links
Audio (soundcloud etc)
Works really well and you can also embed the entire feature on your VLE!!
Available on iOS and Android. You can login with your Edmodo account and share with other users (need to check how secure that is!). You can also create private and password protected Tackks.
20 ways to use Tackk in the classroom: https://tackk.com/20waystousetackkclassroom
Here is one I made earlier: https://tackk.com/wyt8e7
Thanks to the Sharon at DHSB's TeachMeet
Here is its sister/brother. Answer questions from a range of quizzes and a donation is made directly to Eden Reforestation Projects to plant a tree. Endorsed by the United Nations CCD to help fight the spread of desertification.
A great tutor time activity with those 1-1 devices...
Watch hundreds of animated explanations, interactive tutorials, animations and instructional videos, and feel free to embed them on your own web pages.
Clear. Easy to follow. Well paced. Animations and graphics enhance presentation. Huge range and free! Ability to embed is a real bonus too.
Interesting set of tools that you can use to check understanding of students during lesson.
Includes Polls, formative quizzes, (understanding) barometer, discussion area, Q&A feature.
Free for up to 30 students at a time. Students join an "event" and then post responses which can be read in real time. Student responses can be made anonymous too.
Used in the right circumstances this could be a very powerful tool used during the lesson. Might even work for an OFSTED progress observation if you are brave enough :o)
SlideShare explaining key features: http://www.slideshare.net/gosoapbox/getting-started-with-gosoapbox-25965556?ref=https://app.gosoapbox.com/account/getting_started
VotAR is an Augmented Reality audience Voting or audience survey system. Your audience hold some papers with a special printed symbol to vote, and as the speaker you take a photo of it with this app, it will analyze the photo to count the votes.
Currently only available on Android.
Wonder how it compares to Plickers
Another brilliant quiz tool from Russel Tarr of Classtools.net and possibly his best one yet.
The quiz is loosely based on one of the rounds in the BBC Quiz Show Only Connect. The aim is to create four correct groups from a list of items whilst racing against the clock.
The quiz is very easy to set up and create and there is plenty of help along the way. You need a minimum of four groups although you can add more (computer will choose four at random).
You get 1 point for every group you guess correctly and a further point if you later guess the reason for the group.
Add in a password so you can save your quiz later.
The quiz can be embedded, linked to or accessed via a QR code.
Very original quiz making software.
You can create an account for up to 30 students and 15 quizzes to share and track scores. Or, if you are not too bothered, simply share your quiz and direct students to them via the URL for unlimited quizzes
Highly imaginative quiz types:
Dominoes (great for synonyms, definitions etc)
Grouping activities (eg etre and avoir verbs or types of radiation)
Has huge potential for English and MFL grammar work
Try a few of mine:
REQUIRES FLASH SO NO iPAD USE :O(
Generate automatically graded online tests with 4 different questions types:
Create a test name with password and then add in questions using the template.
You can password protect the quiz just for your own class as well as randomise the questions. You can edit the quiz as an when and see reports of students who have carried out the test
Try my quiz at testmoz.com/445106 password is HTML