ABC Splash is a free educational website for teachers and students. This site is packed with hundreds of videos, audio clips and games that are linked to the Australian Curriculum. You can search the educational resources by selecting your year level (Early Primary, Upper Primary or Secondary) or search using the Teachers Resource section. This is one of my favourite websites! Looking for iPad training during Term 2 school holidays? […]
Nearpod allows users to create multimedia presentations or upload an existing presentation if saved as a PDF. Nearpod can be a powerful tool because it allows you to add interactivity to your presentations. Nearpod will allow you to create online polls, questions/answers, quizzes and video within your presentations. It even has a ‘draw it’ feature and it has a neat drag and drop interface. Once teachers have created their multimedia […]
JOG THE WEB is a web-based tool that allows anyone to create a synchronous guide to a series of web sites. For teachers it can be a tool for providing students with easy access to guided learning. It is free and easy to use. Check out the video demonstration below. Here is the link to a really cool Science Jog, created by ljacks called Science Happy Hour. This jog provides […]
In computing, a web widget is a software widget for the web. It is a small application with limited functionality that can be installed within a web page. Widgetbox.com is a website which enables you to view, copy html code and then past the code into your own website. Why is this useful for teachers? Well, I embedded the free ‘under water world mathematics times table widget’ (which appears below) […]
Looking for an innovative way to engage secondary students when teaching persuasive texts? Listen to, and watch the video below as a class, invite students to discuss the issues presented in the video/lyrics in groups, invite them to create a list of issues both for and against gay rights. You may even link this resource to history and investigate human rights over time. You could use time toast to create […]
Gogogoolians is a safe search engine for kids and teens. According to the Urban Online Dictionary a ‘gooligan’ is somebody who is exceptionally good at using google.com search engine. Gogogoolians applies safe search filtering to each query and does not allow any annoying pop-ups or pop-unders. There is a search option which permits students to search ‘all’ or select the drop down menu and search via […]
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 […]
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.