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Zoho Survey – Create Effective Online Surveys

Zoho Survey – Create Effective Online Surveys

Zoho Survey https://www.zoho.com/survey   You can create surveys in minutes using Zoho’s well-designed editor.  More than 50 templates are available, including several for use in education. Templates include Bullying, Course Evaluation, Graduation Exit Survey, Institute Feedback, Institute Ranking, or create your own. Surveys can be shared by a link, embedded into your website or blog, or even integrated with your Facebook account. … Read more

Convert PDF Documents into Editable Files in Three Steps

Convert PDF Documents into Editable Files in Three Steps

PDFConverter http://www.pdfconverter.com/free-pdf-conversion-online/ The folks at PDFconverter.com offer a free tool that makes converting PDF files a breeze.  Convert PDFs into editable Word, Excel, or PowerPoint Files.  You can also create PDF files.  This tool is totally free and there is no file size limit.   After selecting the file type, just upload the file you… Read more

Flisti: Create Polls – Free, Easy, No Account Required

Flisti: Create Polls – Free, Easy, No Account Required

Note: Flisti appears to be no longer active. Check out these alternatives: Poll Everywhere Poll & Match Mentimeter Socrative Riddle Plickers Flisti Flisti is a basic, free online polling site that is extremely easy to use.  While other sites may offer more features, Flisti allows users to make polls that they can share or embed… Read more

Quizlet – Why it’s still among my favorite study tools.

Quizlet – Why it’s still among my favorite study tools.

Quizlet https://quizlet.com/ Quizlet has been around for a long time, and I was reminded why it remains so popular when I added a new set of terms for my students today.  Quizlet is nicely described as “simple tools that let you study anything, for free.”  Below are the three main reasons I continue to use… Read more

emaze – Create Amazing Presentations

emaze – Create Amazing Presentations

emaze www.emaze.com   Death by PowerPoint is one of the greatest fears of today’s students.  While so many of my instructional materials were made in PowerPoint, I am making every effort to move completely away from it.  I’m a big fan of Prezi and will continue to use it, but I recently came across something… Read more

Pearltrees – Organize and Share Digital Resources

Pearltrees – Organize and Share Digital Resources

Pearltrees www.pearltrees.net Pearltrees has always been much more than a social bookmarking tool — it allows users to collaboratively gather websites, photos, and notes and organize them into visually appealing collections (similar to folders).  It’s a great way for teachers and students to share resources. They recently rolled out a major update that adds a suite… Read more

RefME – Create Citations With Ease

RefME – Create Citations With Ease

  RefME RefME.com RefME is a free online citation / bibliography maker.  It features many of the ways to cite references that you would expect – including URL, ISBN, ISSN, or search by article title.  What got my attention was the ability to reference books by simply scanning their barcodes using their iOS and Android… Read more

3 Simple Random Name Selectors for the Classroom

3 Simple Random Name Selectors for the Classroom

3 Simple Random Name Selectors for the Classroom Sometimes you just need a simple way of picking students at random.  No bells and whistles, no sound effects, no animations… just a quick way to randomly pick a name.  Here are three basic random name generators. Random Name Picker http://www.miniwebtool.com/random-name-picker/ It’s as simple as: 1) Paste… Read more

Create Screencasts with a Chrome Extension – Snagit

Create Screencasts with a Chrome Extension – Snagit

Snagit for Google Chrome www.techsmith.com/snagit-google-chrome.html       Snagit has long been my go-to for recording screencasts; it is the tool I use most to capture screenshots for this blog and for classroom instructions.  TechSmith has now released a free version of Snagit as a Google Chrome extension.  This is great news for Chromebook users… Read more