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Technology Tools

Check out some of these programs that can be used with students and classes to brainstorm ideas, enhance presentations, or provide alternative ways to communicate ideas.

  • Wordle: Beautiful Word Clouds — generates “word clouds” from text that you provide
  • Padlet: Words That Stick — online notice board maker
  • Slideshare — Share presentations, documents, and videos
  • Glogster — Online poster maker
  • Timeglider — Create timelines online
  • SurveyMonkey — use for surveys, quizzes and much more
  • Puzzlemaker — Crossword maker
  • TitanPad — several people can work on one document simultaneously
  • Twiddla: A Meeting Playground — can mark up websites, graphics and photos or start brainstorming on a blank canvas
  • Royalty-Free Music — search by genre or mood
  • Bitstrips (Ministry-licenced) — an online comic strip/cartoon/graphic novel creator ideal for reading, writing and media literacy. Easy-to-use graphic tools that allow students to create and publish online.
  • Mathtype  —  a program that allows you to type equations and present calculations. The program integrates with Word and both Windows and Mac . A 30-day trial version of the full program is followed by a “lite” version that is still very useful.
  • Chemsketch — a program that draws molecules, names organic molecules, and provides a template with a variety of science apparati. The program is very useful for both chemistry and biology.

Productivity Tools

  •  Audacity is a free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is compatible with both Mac and Windows.

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