June 29, 2015
In this month's 'New Educational Web Tools' series, we are sharing with you this selection of interesting web tools we have been curating over the last few weeks. The purpose is to keep you updated about the latest in the EdTech world and introduce you to some useful applications that might be of an added value to your teaching.
Riddle is an excellent web tool for teachers. It allows them to create their own PlayBuzz and Buzzfeed-style quizzes, lists, polls, and more, often in under a minute. Riddle’s goal is to provide best-in-class tools that making creating interactive content simple, so you can concentrate on the content instead of worrying about the tools.
‘Quickly capture anecdotal evidence about student learning in your classroom. Make note of important behavior or character development for all your students. Store examples of student work to guide your assessment practice. All your notes and observations are organized by student in a handy timeline view. Reflect on students’ progress by reviewing evidence of their learning, and be better prepared for parent-teacher conferences!’
3- CarQuiz Math Game
‘Great for Math Practice! CarQuiz is a math game for kids, where the player races around a track solving math equations. CarQuiz builds skills in Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division. The objective of the game is to get as many correct answers as possible. The game has different levels of math difficulty, and players can practice operators randomly, or one at a time.’
4- Classroom Authors
Classroom Authors provides a complete solution for publishing in the classroom. Access to create using the Classroom Authors publishing platform is completely free for both teachers and students.
‘Award winning literacy based learning platform where children from the age of three can create their own books and at the same time learn how to write and read. The app is developed in cooperation with leading literacy and computer based researchers, teachers, parents and children. ’
StudyRoom is a good web platform where students can connect with their classmates, get help on homework and get access to notes and files.
NowComment makes it easy to have rich, engaging discussions of online documents no matter how large (or small) your class or collaboration group.