Here Is A Collection of Some New Educational Web Tools and Apps for Teachers

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August 4, 2015
An important part of an effective integration of technology in your instruction besides knowing the ‘pedagogical whys’ behind the tech choices you make is finding out the appropriate web tools to enhance your teaching.  And this is where curated lists such as the ones we provide in NewEdTech series come in handy.  In today’s selection, we are introducing you to some  new web tools we discovered through Edshelf.  Enjoy

1- Sway

‘Sway makes it quick and easy to create and share polished, interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, and more. Add your content, and we'll do the rest.’

2- School Font

‘School Font is a simple writing program. The letters appear on screen like the letters one forms by hand. Speech Synthesis* reads the word aloud when the space bar** is pressed, and the complete sentence is read at the final punctuation.’

3- Wixie

‘Wixie is an online publishing and creativity platform that lets students share what they know through their writing, their voice, and their art.’

4- Lyrics Gaps

A fun method to learn and improve your foreign languages like English through music and typing in song lyrics.

5- Youblisher

‘Within minutes, youblisher  will turn your magazines, books, catalogs, business reports, presentations and all other pdf documents into publications with flipping pages!’


‘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. ’


‘Our idea is to help you tell better stories online using photos.
With PhotoPeach you can create a rich slideshow in seconds to engage your friends or family. We also support background music, captions, and comments so you can elaborate on your story further.’

8- Davinci Note

‘Davinci note lets you create and share beautiful notes easily.Make your next note better with davinci note’s effortless design, image layout, and editing options.Serious creative types and casual users alike will appreciate how davinci note contains all the essential features and nothing that gets in your way.’

9- Story Spark

‘tory Spark creates endless unique story prompts by combining prompt templates and carefully selected word lists…Great for the reluctant writer, young and old. Never fear the blank page again! Express your creativity by expanding on the Story Spark prompt. Build your creative writing skills by elaborating and embellishing on the trillions of unique prompts randomly generated for you!’

10- Writing Prompts for Kids

‘Boost students' creative writing skills with writing prompts that will spark their imaginations. This writing prompt generator is quick and easy to use; your students will have an inspiring writing topic in seconds. Just tap the screen to pick a situation, a character, a setting, and an object.’