- Personal note taking
- To-do lists
- Party Invitations
- Wishing people on occasions, like birthdays, anniversaries
- Anything that might need input from a lot of people, eg. a Mac Vs PC wall (that'll be a war, not a wall actually).
You can make Pizza by frying 20 grams of Padlet in Evian mineral water. Other than that, you can use Padlet for:
Hemingway is a free tool designed to help you analyze your writing. Hemingway offers a bunch of information about the passage you've written or copied and pasted into the site. Hemingway highlights the parts of your writing that use passive voice, adverbs, and overly complex sentences. All of those factors are accounted for in generating a general readability score for your passage.
Hemingway is the kind of tool that I like to have students use before exchanging papers with classmates for peer editing. Hemingway acts as a kind of "virtual peer" before the peer editing process. I would also have students use Hemingway before turning in their final drafts for a grade.
Google Scholar is one of the useful research tools that high school students often overlook. Searching on Google Scholar is not like searching on Google.com or searching in any other public search engine.
Google Scholar indexes scholarly, peer-reviewed academic papers, journals, theses, books, and court opinions. These are materials that students usually won’t find through Google.com, Bing, or Yahoo search. Just they can do for Google.com searches, students can create Google Scholar alerts. Google Scholar alerts notify students when new materials related to their search queries appear on Google Scholar. Use it for the class Cross-Curricular Project and enjoy.
StoryToolz is a nice assembly of useful tools for writers. Writers who are struggling to come up with ideas for fiction stories will like the story starters featured on StoryToolz.
StoryToolz has three tools that you can use to get story ideas; Random Conflicts, Half Title Generator, and Story Idea Generator. To use any of these three tools just select the tool from the main menu then look at the randomly generated idea. If you don't like the options, run the tool again until you get options that you like.
In addition to the writing prompts tools StoryToolz offers a few tools to help you edit your work. The Cliché Buster analyzes your work to find clichés that you have used in your writing. The Readability tool analyzes your text to estimate a reading level on several scales.
Applications for Education
StoryToolz offers tools that are useful to almost every student. Students in creative writing courses could benefit from the story idea generators. Likewise, teachers can use the tools to find prompts to give to students. The writing analysis tools could be used by students to help them edit their writing before giving it to you or a peer for editing.
QuizBean is a nice platform for creating simple image-based quizzes that your students can complete online. The service allows you to assign quizzes to students on a class-by-class or individual basis. Quiz results are automatically sent to your teacher dashboard when students have completed a quiz. The latest update to QuizBean allows you to bulk upload a list of students. If you prefer to have students do their own registrations on QuizBean you can now give them a "teacher code" assigned to you to enter to become a part of your class list.
Applications for Education
The option to include pictures makes QuizBean a good platform for asking questions that include diagrams and equations. One of the things that I like about QuizBean is that students get immediate feedback on each question that they answer. Before moving to the next question students are told if they answered the previous question correctly or incorrectly.
Blogging gives a scalable option for the teachers and students to make a collaborative learning. Mr Byrne has been doing it since last many years. And by now he has been a wizard for technological tools for education--all free. Below is one of the finest examples of his postings:
40+ Examples of Classroom & School Blogs
Courtesy: Richard Byrne from Free Technology for teachers
SlideShare is the world's largest community for sharing presentations. With 60 million monthly visitors and 130 million page views, it is amongst the most visited 200 websites in the world. Besides presentations, SlideShare also supports documents, PDFs, videos and webinars. Use it to post your presentation and get an embed code, paste it into your website, and it will start running there itself.
The purpose of this site is to share information about free resources that teachers can use in their classrooms. This is such a wonderful site that you will find you have entered into an intellectual's treasure island. Happy browsing freetech4teachers !
The author feels elated to share this website to the NVS Students and teachers for class 10 across the country. This website has been a brain child of the author.
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Manoj Kumar Mishra, an English teacher, working in NVS since last 19 years. I love teaching English to the young children.