Spice up your Teaching with Apps and Tools from A – Z!

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All my resources for the Virtual Round Table 2013 E-conference!


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6th Virtual Round Table


You can view my slightly updated presentation slides on Slideshare below:



You can view the presentation as a clickable e-booklet, published via Youblisher:

A-Z of Apps & Tools to Spice Up Your Teaching


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Please add a link to your favourite app or tool to my Padlet page

With many thanks!


6th Virtual Round Table Presentation Notes by Janet Bianchini, ABRUZZO, Italy

Tool / App
Website address
Notes
1 ABCYA! for KIDS
http://www.abcya.com/word_clouds.htm
Easy word cloud generator
2 BUILD YOUR WILD SELF
http://www.buildyourwildself.com/
Create your animal avatar for blogs
3 CARTOON CAMERA APP
Download from Google Play Store
App for turning photos instantly into a cartoon
4 DVOLVER
http://www.dvolver.com/moviemaker/make.html
Movie maker
5 EDMODO
http://www.edmodo.com/home
Educational platform
6 FLIPBOARD
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=flipboard.app
Flipboard brings together world news and social news in a beautiful magazine designed for your Android phone and tablet.
7 GLOGSTER
http://www.glogster.com/
Interactive poster tool
8 HOW STUFF WORKS
http://www.howstuffworks.com/
Reference site for all subjects including technology
9 IMAGE CHEF
http://www.imagechef.com/
Easy to use image editing site/app
10 JIGSAW PLANET
http://www.jigsawplanet.com/
Jigsaw puzzle maker, embeddable on blog
11 KARAOKE PARTY
http://www.karaokeparty.com/
Fun site for karaoke singing
12 LISTEN A MINUTE
http://www.listenaminute.com/
Short topical listening activities
13 MUZY
http://muzy.com/
Visual blogging platform
14 NEWSPAPER SNIPPET GENERATOR
http://www.fodey.com
Create short pieces of text to look like a news article
15 ONE STOP ENGLISH
http://www.onestopenglish.com/community/social-tools/app/
Educational site full of interesting resources
16 PHOTO GRID
Download from Google Play Store
App for smartphone, for creating quick collages
17 QUIZLET
http://quizlet.com
Flashcard-making site
18 READ, WRITE, THINK
http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/comic/
Easy comic making site
19 STORYBIRD
http://storybird.com/
Create beautifully illustrated story books
20 TAGXEDO
http://www.tagxedo.com/

Beautiful word clouds with shapes

21 ULTIMATE PUZZLEMAKER
http://www.wordsearchmaker.net/
Word search generator
22 VOICETHREAD
https://voicethread.com/
Collaborative digital storytelling sharing site
23 WRITECOMICS
http://writecomics.com/
Very easy comic site
24 XTRANORMAL
http://www.xtranormal.com/
Animation site
25 YOUBLISHER
http://www.youblisher.com/
Publish all your documents online
26 ZIMMER TWINS
http://www.zimmertwins.com/
Animation movie site for Young Learners

DVOLVER for Virtual Round Table




Glogster for Virtual Round Table




Jigsaw for Virtual Round Table




Newspaper Snippet for Virtual Round Table


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Storybird Example: Living the Dream




Tagxedo for Virtual Round Table


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View all the amazing shapes you can use for your projects in the Tagxedo Gallery!

Wordsearch for Virtual Round Table


Free Word Search Puzzles


Ongoing list of links to URLs of sites and blog posts connected to web 2.0 tools & apps:


Name of Site / Blog

URL of Site / Blog post

Janet's Abruzzo Edublog

http://civitaquana.blogspot.com
Janet's A - Z of Useful Links
http://janetabruzzo.wikispaces.com/A+-+Z+of+Useful+Links
Fluffy's Blog
http://fluffythekitten.co.uk
Comics and Cartoons Scoop.it
http://www.scoop.it/t/comics-and-cartoons
Jane Hart's Top 100 Tools
http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/
Cybraryman's Technology Links
http://www.cybraryman.com/technologylinks.html
Edudemic Best Education Technology
http://edudemic.com/best-education-technology/
Ozge's Technology Blog
http://ozgekaraoglu.edublogs.org/
Life Feast Blog
http://lifefeast.blogspot.com.br/2013/04/app-swap-iatefl-2013.html
Educational Technology in ELT Blog
http://educationaltechnologyinelt.blogspot.it/2013/01/storytelling-websites-and-apps.html
Box of Tricks
http://www.boxoftricks.net/
The Consultants-E Tool of the Month
http://theconsultants-e.com/resources/ToolsResources/default.aspx
Thoughts and Ramblings Blog
http://sueannan.blogspot.it/2013/05/eltchat-summary-ist-may-2013-criteria.html
Sandy Millin's Blog
http://sandymillin.wordpress.com/2012/03/04/web-tool-recommendations-eltchat-summary/
Edudemic
http://edudemic.com/2013/05/blooms-taxonomy-apps/