I wanted to compile a list of some great web tools to use in the classroom. The ones that I have either used, or have heard and seen are the following:
Prezi is a great site that allows you to make presentations. The idea is the same as powerpoint, but the presentations that you can make are more interesting and visually dynamic.
Glogster is a site that allows you to create online multimedia “posters”. You can add text, pictures, videos, links and more
Wallwisher is like a big pinboard and you can add “sticky notes” to it. I have seen examples where over the school holidays students go on and stick notes up about what they have been doing on their holidays.
I am sure most people have heard of wordle, it is a site where you can create word clouds.
Tagxedo is another version of wordle, however you can create shapes with your clouds.
Xtranormal allows you to create an animated movie. You can choose two characters, type in what you would like them to say and add movements.
Zui is like youtube for kids. It has online games, videos and websites.
Photopeach is a program where you can create a slideshow and add different things such as text, music etc.
Voicethread allows you to create recordings, where you can add your voice to pictures and videos.
Memorize allows you to create online “tests”, where you can fill in 2 columns and students can match them up.
Blabberize is a fun site where you can add a picture of a person or animal, add your voice and the mouth in the picture moves along with it.
Bubblus is a tool where you can create concept maps.
As I use them in the classroom, I will add some examples to share ideas of how to use them.
If you have used any of these please comment on how you have used them or what ideas you have for use in the classroom.
If you have any other great ICT tools, please also comment with them and I can add them to the list.