After posting about some of the best gradebook tools for teachers we got an email from one of our readers asking about some grading apps for iPad. We looked into our archive and found a post that we...
Facebridge allows you to use Facebook in your office, school and any place where its access has been blocked by a firewall or proxy. This is really useful if you are using Facebook for educational project and you need to have access.
Nik Peachey explores social-bookmarking and how we can use it to save bookmarks online to access them from any computer. Nik provides a comprehensive overview article on the use of social-bookmarking, including a list of tools to collate web pages like scrible and Delicious, a downloadable lesson plan, a video screencast tutorial and a printable how-to guide.
SpeakingPal is a great free application which turns your mobile phone into a personal tutor. You can check how good your English is and get suggestions on how to improve it. To download Speaking English for Android you need to go to Android market and for iOS devices to iTunes Apple store.
This is an interesting language exchange site which is based on discussion of specific topics from Star Trek to playing the guitar or fixing a bike. Anyone can either be a language teacher and or learner. Great way to practice and improve language and online teaching skills.
Voice Translate allows you to not only translate the text with your voice, but is also a portable interpreter. Thus, learning a new language is very simple! Talk in your phone in one language and hear it immeaditly in another language. 20+ languages available.
Teachem is a great platform for pulling together videos from around YouTube and forming them into lessons. The platform allows you to create questions for specific points in each video and students can watch and take notes. Useful platform for creating flipped learning that does a bit more than lecture.
The Course Builder open source project is an experimental early step for us in the world of online education. It is a snapshot of an approach we found useful and an indication of our future direction. We hope to continue development along these lines, but we wanted to make this limited code base available now, to see what early adopters will do with it, and to explore the future of learning technology.