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Build with Chrome

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Now you can build with LEGO® bricks using Google Maps as your baseplate. Imagine. Explore. Build online in Chrome.
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Create 3D modelling using an array of lego bricks. Very straightforward to use

 

Simpler than Google Sketchup and 3DTin.

 

Requires Gmail account and "permission" for designs to be built and saved on the island.

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Stacey Py Flynn's curator insight, November 3, 2013 7:25 AM

Isn't this super cool? I can think of so many things to do with it. It's not as complex as Sketch Up and so is great for younger kids. 

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Opinion Stage: Create Polls, Quizzes, Lists and more

Opinion Stage: Create Polls, Quizzes, Lists and more | Web2.0 Tools for Staff and Students | Scoop.it

This is great. Free site for a range of features. Easy to set up. Can add video or images either links to URLs or upload yourself.

 

Nice summary feature which reports back on score you get.

 

Send as link or more effective embed on your website/VLE etc.

 

Can get comments on your quiz too.

 

The list feature is nice for a quick Top 5 features idea.

 

The Polls feature is easy to create. Also allows users to add in their own ideas.

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https://www.opinionstage.com/gideonwilliams/testing-opinion-stage is an example of a quiz I made and http://www.opinionstage.com/polls/2337077 for a poll

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Quizizz: Fun Multiplayer Classroom Quizzes

Quizizz: Fun Multiplayer Classroom Quizzes | Web2.0 Tools for Staff and Students | Scoop.it
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A rival to Kahoot? Online multiple choice quiz creator. Up to 4 choices per question. Can include an image in question either as upload or link (no video option). Can choose range of timings for questions including up to 15mins! Allows a range of symbols too including Maths, Science and Geometric symbols! Autosaving of quiz as you go and online preview of question. Questions can be duplicated and deleted easily.

 

Can set quiz for in class play with a range of flexible options (jumbled questions, jumbled answers, timed play with more points for quicker answers, leaderboard, show answers and music).

 

Can set as homework option! You select the set date for homework where students play remotely (via a code). Also has all the features for live playing too.

 

The game play is incredibly slick and the graphics and game play very engaging. For example, in timed mode, you can see other users timed responses for each question and your avatar moves down a scale. The live ranking where you see your place on a leaderboard is brilliant. You can play the same game more than once and you can choose any name to enter with. The computer does remind you that the username has already been used.

 

There are live reports available for the quiz where you can see the performance of each player for each question. You can download to Excel too. 

 

I really like it!

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DaFont - Cool fonts for free

DaFont - Cool fonts for free | Web2.0 Tools for Staff and Students | Scoop.it

Our school has started using Sketchy font for some of its marketing. Went looking for it and found this great site where you can preview the fonts then download for free a zip file

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Zaption - Interact & Learn with Video Lessons

Zaption - Interact & Learn with Video Lessons | Web2.0 Tools for Staff and Students | Scoop.it

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.

 

Can be embedded via iframe or modal (javascript)

 

Teacher can view analytics and download/grade responses

 

Viewer available for Apps

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Convert PUBLISHER to PDF online & free

Convert PUBLISHER to PDF online & free | Web2.0 Tools for Staff and Students | Scoop.it

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)

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great tool!
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Makebadges - Avatar maker

Makebadges - Avatar maker | Web2.0 Tools for Staff and Students | Scoop.it

On the same site as there much heralded badge generator you can find Avatar maker!

 

A very simple tool to create and download avatars. Super for various VLE or collaborative sites

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GoFormative

GoFormative | Web2.0 Tools for Staff and Students | Scoop.it

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!

 

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Ethan Black's curator insight, December 5, 2015 2:31 PM

I have tried this before with my students and they were thoroughly engrossed by it

 

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Tackk in the Classroom

Tackk in the Classroom | Web2.0 Tools for Staff and Students | Scoop.it

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:

Titles

Text

Font styles

Images

Video

Embedded content via embed.ly

Buttons with links

Audio (soundcloud etc)

Maps

 

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

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JohnnyAppl - Play Trivia & Plant Real Trees

JohnnyAppl - Play Trivia & Plant Real Trees | Web2.0 Tools for Staff and Students | Scoop.it

Remember Freerice.com?

 

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...

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Instructional and Educational Videos, Animated Explanations, - Explania

Instructional and Educational Videos, Animated Explanations, - Explania | Web2.0 Tools for Staff and Students | Scoop.it
Watch hundreds of animated explanations, interactive tutorials, animations and instructional videos, and feel free to embed them on your own web pages.
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Clear. Easy to follow. Well paced. Animations and graphics enhance presentation. Huge range and free! Ability to embed is a real bonus too.

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Christopher Howell's curator insight, March 9, 2015 12:15 PM

A great place make and watch tutorial videos.

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GoSoapBox

GoSoapBox | Web2.0 Tools for Staff and Students | Scoop.it

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 

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G.Maurin's curator insight, February 26, 2015 9:23 AM

Intéressant ensemble d'outils Que vous can UTILISER verser verify la Compréhension des Élèves pendentif la leçon.

Spencer Redman's curator insight, March 9, 2015 9:42 AM

GoSoapBox is a combination of tools that provide digital polls, quizzes, discussions and Q&A sessions.

Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, April 18, 2015 5:12 PM

A tester !

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VotAR (alpha) Card Voting - Similar to Plickers

VotAR (alpha) Card Voting - Similar to Plickers | Web2.0 Tools for Staff and Students | Scoop.it

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.


How does it work ?
1) Prepare a list of "single choice questions" with 2 to 4 possible choice to pick from, to use during a presentation
2) Print and distribute one VotAR paper for each student on a color printer (double sided front and back ; back side can be hand-written). Can be downloaded here : http://poinsart.com/ftp/ste/votar/
3) Ask the question you want to your audience
4) Ask your audience to hold the colored side facing you and rotate it to see on their side the letter of their choice right side up
5) Take a photo of your audience
6) Wait until the results are displayed

 

Currently only available on Android. 

 

Wonder how it compares to Plickers

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Connect Fours - Quiz Template from ClassTools.net

Connect Fours - Quiz Template from ClassTools.net | Web2.0 Tools for Staff and Students | Scoop.it

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.

 

Brilliant!

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Office Mix

Office Mix | Web2.0 Tools for Staff and Students | Scoop.it

Not sure it is strictly a Web2 tool but OfficeMix offers some very interesting and impressive features for creating interactive presentation and guides through PowerPoint.

 

Huge range of opportunities for sharing resources via cloud or Office365 video and institution. Embedding also possible

 

I particularly like the range of interactive quiz features that you can insert in addition to the video screen capture feature which instantly adds video to a slide.

 

Lots of potential for creating engaging tutorials and resources that work equally effectively on tablet as on PC.

 

An added bonus, found by accident was the Office Labs. Very pleasing to see Office make greater strides in the education sector. Current sitting in the labs are a range of Phet Science simulations from Boulder University, Geogebra for PowerPoint, Fluid Maths, Online Python tutor and a Web Viewer which allows you to insert a web page on your presentation.

 

Bravo!

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Snip

Snip | Web2.0 Tools for Staff and Students | Scoop.it

A multimedia snipping tool? Snip the image then record commentary across it and add in some (basic) drawing tools. Microsoft's release is in beta and it is a good start. The reviews are positive all through there are clear limitations in the drawing tool menus - https://snip.uservoice.com/forums/315486-general

 

I suppose a tool like this removes a couple of steps that you would ordinarily have with other recording tools and the ability to embed and download are very handy.

 

Will it start to replace the old snipping tool?

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Quizalize - Spot student learning gaps instantly

Quizalize - Spot student learning gaps instantly | Web2.0 Tools for Staff and Students | Scoop.it
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...

 

YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZmFuhSzr8s&feature=player_embedded

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Recite.com - Create beautiful visual quotes as images

Recite.com - Create beautiful visual quotes as images | Web2.0 Tools for Staff and Students | Scoop.it

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

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Trello: Project Management and Organising Tool

Trello: Project Management and Organising Tool | Web2.0 Tools for Staff and Students | Scoop.it

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

 

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Bev Jones's curator insight, April 2, 2015 11:45 AM

Trello is an easy to use project management tool.  I've seen it used effectively in education and would recommend you take a look.

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PlayBuzz

PlayBuzz | Web2.0 Tools for Staff and Students | Scoop.it

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

 

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Riddle

Riddle | Web2.0 Tools for Staff and Students | Scoop.it

Create simple but effective multiple choice quizzes. HTML5 based. Can be used in any platform and embedded elsewhere. Nice tracking features included too. Looks very nice!

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Wideo - Make animated online videos free

Wideo - Make animated online videos free | Web2.0 Tools for Staff and Students | Scoop.it

Free for videos up to 45s.

 

Whole host of different animation effects and templates to transform your presentation, introduction, plenary, homework etc etc

 

Link to templates: http://www.wideo.co/video-templates# 

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Bunchcut | collect, vote, and share images

Bunchcut | collect, vote, and share images | Web2.0 Tools for Staff and Students | Scoop.it

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/

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Cropping and Embedding YouTube

Cropping and Embedding YouTube | Web2.0 Tools for Staff and Students | Scoop.it

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.

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Boolify: Boolean Search Teaching Tool

Boolify: Boolean Search Teaching Tool | Web2.0 Tools for Staff and Students | Scoop.it
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?

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BrainRush

BrainRush | Web2.0 Tools for Staff and Students | Scoop.it

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

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