June , 2014
Below is a list of some of the best new educational web tools I have bookmarked during the last couple of weeks. These tools have already been reviewed by different edubloggers. If you haven’t got a chance to keep up with the latest releases in the world of educational technology, the curated selection below will help you catch up.
Slidebean is a great web tool to use for creating engaging presentations. Slidebean presentations can include: text slides, bullet slides, Pie charts, bar charts, image slides, collage slides, timeline slides, video slides, text clouds, and quote slides.
Sliderule is a platform that helps you discover the world’s best online courses in every subject. You can search for courses using criterion such as university, fees, providers and subject.
Booktrack is a new way for students to read stories and texts accompanied by a movie-style soundtrack. Students also create Booktracks, using their own writing or works being studied in school.
Comment Bubble is a website for recording and graphing viewers reactions to videos. Here is how to use it: upload a video or paste a YouTube link to create a video page. There are five comment buttons that you can customize for viewers to press when they see the things that you want to know. Viewers can also record video or audio comment right from the browser and type notes for you.
Zaption is a web tool that enables you to create interactive video lessons. You can use clips from YouTube and add response elements such as multiple choice questions, polls, and discussions.
PatriciPoll is a nice web tool that you can integrate with with your PowerPoint presentations to be able to add polls to them. PatriciPoll allows you to add as many polls as you want with each poll having up to six response choices.
Listango is a simple and easy to use bookmarking tool. To get started with Listango, open a free account there and drag the bookmarklet to your bookmark bar. Anytime you want to save a web page you are reading, just click on the installed Listango bookmarklet and there you go.
Clipix is a useful tool to use to clip and organize web content. Similar to Pinterest, Clipix allows you to create clipboards where you can add anything you want. To get started using Clipix, drag a bookmark called the “Clip” button to your bookmarks bar. Then you click it whenever you see anything online that you want to come back to. Everything you clip will be stored in customized clipboards on clipix.