The Digital Wall – Wallwisher

http://www.wallwisher.com/

Discover the limitless possibilities of the digital wall. Create themed walls, interactive lesson openers, pupil showcases, cross-curricular spaces … Allow open editing, work individually or as a class, invite local and international collaboration …

 

Twitter and the Personal Learning Network (PLN)

http://twitter.com/  &  http://www.tweetdeck.com/desktop/

Twitter is the bee’s knees of CPD. Connect with teachers across the world. Learn how to search on your subject and subjects that interest you. Discover how to create, build and make the most of your PLN! Once you’ve signed up, Use Tweetdeck to make Twitter fun!

 

Mind-mapping

https://bubbl.us/

Discover a collaborative web-based mind mapping tool that encourages the user to present ideas in a graphical, non-linear way. Bubbl.us helps pupils identify and grasp the structure and core idea of a subject; provides powerful visual mnemonics; encourages collaboration; facilitates note-making …

 

Collaborative editing and document creation

https://docs.google.com/  (requires a gmail account – http://mail.google.com/mail/signup )

Google docs is an easy-to-use on-line word processor, spreadsheet and presentation editor that enables you and your pupils to create, store and share instantly and securely, and collaborate in real time. You can create new documents from scratch or upload existing documents, spreadsheets and presentations. There’s no software to download, and all your work is stored safely online and can be accessed from any computer.

 

Prezi – the antidote to PowerPoint!

http://prezi.com/

Discover a wonderful alternative to PowerPoint to create engaging and attractive presentations. Less linear than PP, Prezi offers a more intuitive, audience-reactive presentation technology. Discover its multiple uses as both an instrument of learning and a neat presentation tool …

 

Animation

http://animoto.com/   

Animoto is a wonderful addition to your classroom’s digital storytelling kit. In the space of minutes, create not just a video, but a great learning resource. Combine content knowledge, social awareness, collaboration, problem solving …

 

Story Publishing

http://storybird.com/

Storybirds are short, art-inspired stories! Storybird reverses the process of visual storytelling by starting with the art and “unlocking” the story inside. Pupils choose an artist or a theme, find themselves inspired, and start writing! Sharing, reading, and printing are all possible with Storybird!

 

Word Clouds

http://www.wordle.net/  and http://www.tagxedo.com/

Tagxedo turns words – famous speeches, poems, news articles, chunks of imaginative prose – into a beautiful tag cloud. Each word is sized appropriately to highlight the frequency of occurrence within the body of text. Working along similar lines, Wordles can be created in as little as a minute.

 

Interactive On-line Posters

http://edu.glogster.com/

Glogster is a collaborative online learning platform for teachers and pupils to express creativity, demonstrate understanding, share ideas and develop digital skills. An interactive poster featuring multimedia elements, including text, audio, video, graphics, drawings, animation and drawing.

 

Blogging

http://posterous.com/

The educational benefits of blogging are well documented. They give pupils ownership of their own learning and an authentic voice with which to reflect on their needs and developing understanding. Additionally, blogging gives pupils a potential worldwide aud
ience. The effect on motivation is startling! Posterous has to be one of the most straightforward blogging platforms for teachers and their pupils.

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