12 Excellent New Web Tools for Teachers

Thursday, June 6, 2013

12 Excellent New Web Tools for Teachers

Wondering about the latest releases in the world of educational technology? Well I have compiled my usual bi-weekly round-up of the major web tools you might need to know about. The websites below, besides being new here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, they also have some educational potential that you, teachers and educators, might capitalize on.

As you know by now, the titles I include in these lists are all web tools that I have come across in my daily online meandering. Each time I stumble upon a good tool that one of my fellow bloggers reviewed, I add it to my bookrmaking list till I end up having  a "meaty" collection for you. You can also check the previous posts I have featured here before in this page.

1- EQuizShow

EQuizShow is a great app for teachers who want a quick and easy way to engage students and have them ready for exams or assessments tests. It allows you to easily create a jeopardy quiz show for your students.
2- FatURL

FatURL is a link sharing service provided to you free of charge by Name.ly platform .The service enables you to forward multiple long or short URLs with just one single URL. You can then share this new URL with friends, add more URLs to it or delete it.

3- Every Stock Photo

This a search engine for free photos. These come from many sources and are license-specific. You can view a photo's license by clicking on the license icon, below and left of photos. Membership is free and allows you to rate, tag, collect and comment on photos.
4- Like Hack

LikeHack is super easy and powerful tool. It Aggregates your Facebook, Twitter and blogs and filters and highlights what really matters. It  delivers top stories via web app, e-mail, etc.
It also provides personal search engine for all your content, and full text search of all links you saw, liked, shared or tweeted with connected accounts.

5- Feedspot

This a great tool where you can read all your favorite websites in one place and discover new good ones.
6- PDF Mergy

As its name indicates, this is a free web tool that you can use to merge PDF files , The process if very easy and does not require any software installation

7- Tranquillity

Tranquillity is a great tool for those who like writing poetry. it provides a clean interface for poetry writing, syllable count, comprehends rhyme scheme, and suggests rhyming words.
8- GeoSettr

GeoSettr is a geography game that allows users to create their own games using Google Street View locations.

9- Quibl

Quibl is a  Free Online Debate Platform For Discussing All Kinds Of Issues

10- Tinderizer

This is a  user friendly web service that allows users to send online articles to their Kindle devices.This tool works through a browser bookmarklet and also via email.
11- HiveMindMap
HiveMindMap is a free to use web service that ‘maps’ Twitter trends. The site basically shows you the popular hashtags on Twitter and the relationship between them via a map of links. 
12- File Snack

FileSnack is a cool file sharing app. You can upload large files that never expire and get 2.5 GB free storage to start, without registration. Files are available for sharing through a quick short-link that you get instantly after uploading.

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