June 2, 2015
Today’s collection features a list of some useful new educational web tools we have curated from the piles of emails we have received over the last couple of weeks. The purpose is to provide busy teachers and educators with a handy resource where they can access and keep updated of the latest releases in the world of educational technology.
“iPracticeMath is a web based educational tool that makes math practicing fun. Our aim is to provide better education to anyone and everyone. As of now, our topics cover elementary and middle school math. We are in the process of bringing high school math as well. Our endeavor is to teach children math in an easy step-by-step manner and make it exciting for them.”
2- Permission Click
“Create permission slips using your own existing process, or from a template in our easy form builder. Gather permission slips from parents effortlessly! Communicate with parents directly to ensure everyone is accounted for, on time.”
“Listen Current makes it easy to bring authentic voices and compelling non-fiction stories to the classroom. We curate the best of public radio to keep teaching connected to the real world and build student listening skills at the same time.”
“Whispercast is a powerful, free tool that enables your organization to discover, procure, manage and deliver eBooks, eTextbooks, Apps and documents quickly and easily at scale to most any device including Fire tablets, Kindle eReaders, iPads, PC, Mac, and Android devices. Whispercast also helps you centrally manage all of your Amazon devices.”
“Presentious turns your live presentations into recordings that pair your audio with each slide. It’s a powerful format that combines the narrative structure of slides with the context of commentary.”
“Whether you’re managing a remote team, planning an event, or simply looking to keep everything organized and in one place on a daily basis – DropTask provides an intuitive workspace where you can visually manage any task or to-do from creation through to completion.”
“Create beautiful word clouds on your iPhone from tweets, webpages, and more. Choose from a range of different fonts, colors, and layouts to customise the appearance of the clouds that you create.”
“Backchannel Chat is a class discussion tool that was designed from the ground up to support teachers. Backchannels are great for increasing participation in classroom discussions and for informally assessing your students’ knowledge.”
With the Imagination Playground 3D Builder, children can build, stack, channel and connect blue building blocks. Build endlessly in the Quick Builder mode, and then flip on the Gravity button to watch your blocks take on physical properties. Imagination Playground 3D Builder encourages open ended, unstructured free play. The benefits of this kind of play include creativity, self-expression, communication, collaboration, problem solving, motor-skills development – and more.
“Imakiku is a new web tool that helps teachers turn their students from passive listeners into engaged learners.it enables real-time voting, posting and survey capabilities via smartphones,tablets or laptops, with simple, intuitive interfaces. It is free until 12/31/2015.”