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Technology for Teachers

Join in our list of great technology resources for teachers. What is important is to add links that encourage use of the five Activated Classroom Teaching (ACT) digital pedagogies - curation, conversation, correction, creation, and chaos. For more on what makes a tool great for online teaching at


The Activated Classroom Teaching (ACT) Approach

The Activated Classroom Teaching (ACT) Approach

The ACT approach is an easy-to-apply, effective set of digital-age pedagogies. Each pedagogy (teaching approach) can be used with a wide range of free online tools for amazing, effective blended and online learning. See more at


Lots of opportunities to use this for teaching especially using lists and #tags

Edmodo is an easy way to get your students connected so they can safely collaborate, get and stay organized, and access assignments, grades, and school messages. Edmodo has a great Facebook feel but with the safety of being able to control the space.

PowToon - Brings Awesomeness to your presentations

PowToon is an online business presentation software tool that allows you to create free, cool, and awesome animated video explainers as an alternative to using powerpoint. Powtoon is a great tool that enables teachers to make use of the #creating pedagogy with their class. However this is only the can then embed your students' powtoon animations in a social network like Edmodo or Twitter and use #conversation as a learning approach. Endless opportunities and a great tool. Be sure to check out our training videos on this at


I have used Scoop.It, Pinterest amongst other tools for curation and have returned to Flipboard. It really has to do with personal tastes and preferences. I enjoy it as I can curate from a computer, iPad and cellphone and e njoy the magazine format.
Flipboard is your personal magazine, the single place for all your interests, used by millions of people everyday. Reading, collecting and sharing stories.


Wikispaces is for anyone in education including teachers, students, parents, librarians, schools, and universities. It's an easy way to create your own space where students can create pages and learn through the wiki process - a process grounded in #correcting. Read this to find out why we need to use wiks more.

Create & Find Multimedia Lessons in Minutes | TES Blendspace

Make learning fun with TES Blendspace, the free and easy edtech tool teachers love for lessons, projects, presentations, and more. No planning needed.

HipChat - Private group chat, video chat, instant messaging for teams | HipChat

HipChat is a great place to host conversations with your students. It works well on mobile devices and has plenty of controls without being overbearing. It allows you to explore #conversation and a whole lot of #chaos as digital pedagogies.




Quizlet makes simple learning tools that let you study anything. Start learning today with flashcards, games and learning tools — all for free.

The note-taking space for your life’s work

Take notes to a new level with Evernote, the productivity app that keeps your projects, ideas, and inspiration handy across all your digital devices.

Open Education Platform - for both learning and teaching

It allows educators to run their own education platform with almost 100 edu tools & features - from online courses, certificates & tests, to student management, multi-device access, student analytics and more.


Google Classroom

Google Classroom

Google Classroom is a blended learning platform for schools that aim to simplify creating, distributing and grading assignments in a paperless way.Teachers hand out this website for kids so they can have a easy and simple way of learning


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The note-taking space for your life’s work

Take notes to a new level with Evernote, the productivity app that keeps your projects, ideas, and inspiration handy across all your digital devices.

Top 10 Free Content Curation Tools For Teachers - eLearning Industry

In the following article you will find the Top 10 Free Content Curation Tools for Teachers that I highly encourage you to try out.




Create an interactive, visually engaging timeline in minutes. Use dynamic visualization tools to display photos, videos, news and blogs in chronological order. Browse through visually stunning timelines created by popular newspapers, politicians, celebrities, teachers and the Dipity community.

Pocket review: Read It Later reinvents itself

I found Pocket some time ago and I've used it for a long time for my personal curation of articles for 'read later'. I left it to test Evernote for curating but I'm going back here now :) The review above should give you a good overview of how it works. One of my best features is the fact that I can read saved articles offline later on and share them from the tool. It also has an android app for 'on the go' reading.

Learn · SymbalooEDU

Symbaloo Certification is the perfect way to learn how to get the most out of your Symbaloo experience! Create beautiful webmixes, integrate with different Web 2.0 platforms, and create a personalized learning experience for students and yourself. It’s all covered in this affordable and self-paced online course!

Google Spaces - Curating tool

Google's newest social app is called Google Spaces. Here's why you should use it, and how. I've recently began to try this tool and it's a good one. It's still very new but I'm loving it.




g(Math) is a Google Add-on for Docs, Sheets, and Forms. It allows you to create graphs and rich math expressions and insert them directly into your Doc, Sheet, or Form and allow your Form Responders to use it


Pearltrees is a place to organize all your interests. It lets you organize, explore and share everything you like.

What you create and share matters!

Clip items from the web, upload your own work, or find and re-clip content from others to customize and maximize your learning. Explore EduClipper

The Backwards Brain Bicycle - Smarter Every Day 133

Patreon Support Link: Free Audio Book ⇒ ⇐ (I really do love the Commander's book!) Tweet ⇒ ⇐ Post to FB⇒ ↓↓↓↓↓↓↓READ MORE: ↓↓↓↓↓↓↓ Here's the link from the Amsterdam meetup! (I usually make a localized facebook post before I visit a city to see if anyone wants to high five.)




Infinitely flexible. Incredibly easy to use. Great mobile apps. It's free. Trello keeps track of everything, from the big picture to the minute details. not the easiest tool to use but it has potential


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