Infotopia is a free, Google alternative search engine for students, accessing only trusted websites which have previously been selected by a range of educators. Student searches are categorised under subject headings and then the search is narrowed by visual images/icons of the accredited websites. Do I use it? Not yet, I will trial it in 2013 with my new class. Advertising does appear on this search engine. Scroll down for […]
Lino-Sticky note is a free online canvas service which requires nothing more than a web browser and enables you to brainstorm ideas by posting ‘sticky notes’ and/or share photos. You can sign up for free and share your ideas with a selected group, which is great for online collaboration. It is also available for iPad/iPhone and Android. I wouldn’t use it with Primary students but secondary teachers may find it […]
Inter-tech Education are offering 2 new sessions during the January 2013 school holidays. Please note: New sessions and new location! Professional Development Title 1: How to create your own website with user friendly tools! Date: 18th January 2013, 9:00-3:30 Descriptor: Throughout this day you will learn how to create your own website using a free educational web platform. Basic computing skills are […]
Lee and Kim’s Adventure is a new resources which is great for students in Year 3-4. It introduces online environments in a student friendly way. Copacabana have also put together a very comprehensive list of engaging websites in relation to teaching students to become Cyber Smart. There is something for every year level.
Text2MindMap is a free Web tool which allows students to create a concept map using text. Furthermore, there is no sign up or log in required! Students type their text and then select options. Options allows students to edit the font, colour and line style. Once students have completed their concept map they can save it as a PNG (image) or PDF (document). There is also the option for students to share […]
Voki.com allows students to create their own talking avatar, using either a computer generated voice or their own voice and it is free for educational purposes. Students can publish and share their voki by embedding html code into a web site, email or via a URL. For teaching ideas, Voki offers a lesson data base which enables you to search via subject or year level or both.