Edmodo

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Teachers can post information for their students just like on Facebook. Students can be organised into groups. Teachers can give feedback and badges to their students. The teachers and students can be linked using Google drive account

TES Resources

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TES members can download and share user-generated resources free of charge for all curriculum areas. Patrons need to register.

PhotoStory

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Create slideshows using your digital photos. You can touch-up, crop, or rotate pictures. Add special effects, soundtracks, and your own voice narration to your photo stories. Then, personalize them with titles and captions.

Pearltrees

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Peartrees is a tool that allows users to create an online collection of web-based resource links, in graphic form, and allows the collection to be shared with ‘friends’ through social networks.

Accessible via PC or mobile device.  Can be embedded into Moodle, Sharepoint etc.

Socrative

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Allows teachers to create and manage question sets that students complete using tablet devices or smartphones.

Quizzes created using PC or Teachers App, students answer questions using Student App.

 

www.socrative.com

Quizlet

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Allows teachers to create and manage quizzes related to the topics they’re teaching.  The questions can be posed in a number of formats.  Usable on PC, smartphone or tablet.

 

www.quizlet.com

Padlet

padletWhat is Padlet?

Padlet is best described as an online notice board that can be used by students and teachers to post notes on a common page.  The notes can contain links, videos, images, audio and documents.

This can facilitate collaboration in a subject area, accessible by anyone with the link. Private walls can be created by requiring a password to access them, or by limiting access to registered users, with specified emails.  As the creator of a wall, teachers can moderate all notes before they appear and privacy settings can be adjusted at any time.  Students can also create walls, to share brainstorms or resources.

Examples of What to Use Padlet For

  • Collect ideas for consideration
  • Collect comments during a discussion, good as a record and for shy students
  • Link to and showcase students’ work
  • Get feedback, in or out of class.
  • More here.

How Do I Get It?

Go to www.padlet.com . Create yourself an account.  There is a free service, which is good, or a paid-for subscription ($45 pa), giving increased privacy, branding, bigger upload quotas etc, details here. When you register with Padlet, you can create as many “walls” or online notice boards as you like.

Who’s Uses Padlet?

Martina Donald (Science) – I use Padlet as one of the blended learning activities where students post commentaries on one of the tasks which is then used for collective collaboration. Students use it as a pinboard to identify relevant resources / links with commentaries which can then be used for completion of part of the assignment.  It can also be used to post photographic evidence for practical results.

Tina Mc Daid (Hairdressing) –I use Padlet to display a visual picture on the whiteboard; of the topic of the lesson e.g. T Bar foils or long graduation. The students will then upload an image to reflect the topic and at the end of the lesson they upload the activity after they have completed it. Padlet is a diary of weekly work that is carried out in each class and the students are eager to get their work on the whiteboard. It is very easy to use and identifies what work each student completes in a practical class.

John Crowe (Cathering) – I use Padlet as a virtual wall that allows us to express our thoughts on a common topic easily. It works like an online sheet of paper where people can put any content (e.g. images, videos, documents, text) anywhere on the page, together with anyone, from any device. We use this like a mindmap for research.

Peter Wisener (Tourism) – I use Padlet mostly for brainstorming ideas. For example, students have to devise a business idea. I get them to think of ideas and post them on Padlet. Some can think of 2 or 3 and others can’t think of any but between them there is more than enough for each person to use one of the ideas for their business plan.

Help on Padlet here.

Keywords: tools; collaboration; mobile

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