Thursday, February 16, 2012

Cool Tools for Schools

There was a webinar on 30 Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers. After viewing the webinar, I picked out a few tools that have me interested in finding out more. (If you'd would you rather just view the slideshow and not watch the hour long webinar, you can just view his slideshare file.) While I knew of some of the tools, I did not know about the following: Socrative, TodaysMeet, Sweet Search, A Cleaner Internet, Feedly, & SimpleBooklet.

With Socrative,Teachers and students can use it on any device with a web browser (tablets, smartphones, laptops, iPod Touches, etc.). Teachers log in using email and password and students log in using the virtual number provided by the teacher. Students respond on their devices and results are immediately visible by the teacher.

TodaysMeet allows users to use stream to make comments, ask questions, and use that feedback to tailor your presentation, sharpen your points, and address audience needs. It has a super clean interface and is super easy to use. Sign up for a free account and give out your meeting wed address to start "meeting".

Need a search engine for your students...Well Sweet Search just may be the solution you need. With Sweet Search, there's a section for teaching web research skills to educators and students, a search engine for emerging learners, a place for students to Learn Something New Every Day, a section of over 1000 Biographies and a Social Studies content area. Now that's SWEEEET!

Tired of clutter, especially when watching YouTube videos, is a must. They remove the clutter, it's as simple as that!


In the midst of writing this post, I browsed to Feedly and completely indulged myself in their website. I lost track of time while getting hooked on the tool both on my desktop and on my iPad. This app is definitely one of my newly loved apps/tools. Feedly is a magazine-like start page based on the best content of your favorite websites. It's powered by Google Reader and Twitter and is available as an add-on to Firefox and as an app on the iPad.

According to the creators of SimpleBooklet, this cool tool allows you to create compelling multi-page brochures, product guides, and promotions that can be posted where your customers go. No complicated integration, just simple one click publishing to anywhere on the web. Design Your Way by with drag and drop with one click tools.

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