Tools to try out this summer

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Richard Byrne has listed a whole series of tools that look interesting to trial in the classroom. The ones I’m looking at are: Popplet Class Blogs … which looks like a normal multi-user wordpress account but has options to grade assignments etc built in. SpiderScribe… another online mindmapping tool but with the bonus of being able to add files, calendar … Read More

Text based adventures in the classroom

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There’s a wonderful idea over at Ed Stuck in the Cloud: why not use the Inform platform to create text based adventures a la Zork to enthuse students? “While the idea of asking students to create video games could be daunting to a teacher with core curriculum concerns, it becomes quickly evident with use that Inform is crazy easy to … Read More

Hunch

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Hunch helps you make decisions and gets smarter the more you use it. Source: here