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(new to me) Web Tools I'm Excited to use...

My favorite Web Tools that I learned this week at CUE Rock tar Camp, drum roll please...

Using Google Forms to create instant feedback quiz (share-able study guides)
ThingLink - make images interactive - think: a poster that talks, plays music, video, has links
Lino It - web based sticky board for discussion and collaboration
Use Google Forms to sort student work

While at the conference, I had time to think more about all the cool apps and websites there are for our students to use. It is overwhelming! In my former life as a history teacher, I could organize these (mostly paper and pencil) options in a list so they could have choices for completing projects. The list (mostly stolen from the internet) has everything from Make a Bumper Sticker to Film a Music Video. These days I'm teaching Algebra and the opportunities for projects are fewer. At the same time, the internet and mobile devices continue to revolutionize learning, so my List of Ways to Show you Know needed to change. What I really need to wrap my head around is that these are all just possible tools my students can use; changing my teaching to be more inquiry (dare I say, project) based is the real challenge that is still an in progress goal of mine.

Please help me keep this up to date - leave comments with your suggestions and perhaps they will make the list.

Master List of "Ways to Show you Know" - for the digital era:

All of these can (hopefully) be embedded in digital portfolios (blog or website). Along the way I got tired of making links, so just google them!

jing - short screen casts (free camtasia)
Coache's Eye (Ios App)
Google Presentation - use Google Drive instead of power point, to share slides instantly

Animated Gifs --use scratch?
Skitch - annotate a picture and use it with any of these other tools
Instructables - "How to..."

Study Guides
Google Form - quiz
Lucid Charts - mind mapping - google drive enabled - mind mapping, flow chart
Flashcards from google spread-sheet

Math Specific

Better for Humanities?
Comic Creator, Strip Generator
Tagxedo - word cloud
Dipity - timelines


  1. Hey - I see Powtoon on your list! I discovered it recently, I love it. Have you used it yet?

  2. I just recently tried it out.


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