April 4, 2016
Below is a collection of some cool educational web tools and mobile apps to try out. We receive tons of apps and tools suggestions in our mailbox but only few of them make the cut. Some of the tools featured in this list are curated from our emails and others are found on the popular technology platform Product Hunt. The purpose is to provide you with new EdTech tools that might add some value to your teaching. Check out the titles we have for you today and share with us your feedback. Enjoy.
Paper is a great Chrome app that allows you to open a new tab and record your thoughts and ideas as they occur. Everything is backed up to Chrome and no syncing or accounts required. If you are looking for a distraction free environment where you can record your thoughts and focus on your writing, Papier is definitely worth the try.
Sniipit allows you to save quotes and phrases from any webpage to your Snippet account. It is also a bookmarking tool that helps you bookmark pages based on quotes and not titles. Everything you store can be arranged into a beautiful timeline to share with others.
3- Computer Science Video Lectures
This website features a number of curated free computer science video lectures from top universities around the world. To search for video lectures use the ‘Filters’ button at the top of the page. You need to sign up to save your videos and tag filters.
4- know Fast
This is a cool iPad app that sends you short educational videos every day. The purpose is to help users expand their knowledge base by learning something new every day. ‘The videos are carefully selected, reviewed and categorized so that you will receive a great experience every time you use the app.’
This is a simple yet great collaborative editor where several people can work on the same document. It offers different styling features, colours and fonts and does not require any software installation or account registration. You simply go to Collabpad main page and start writing your document. To invite others to work with you on your document, grab the unique URL from your address bar and share it with them.
‘“Word Frolic! Village Idiom” is designed to teach you about the idioms of English in a fast-paced, fun-filled way! Each idiom is presented in two parts. First, a short, humorous story that’s missing a few key words — you have to select the correct idiom from the choices provided. Second, a bonus question that ties in with the theme of the main challenge to help you remember, including word games and trivia.’