Tag Archives: K12

Tools, platforms and services suitable for K!2 (primary and secondary schools)

BrainPOP

In classrooms, on mobile devices, and at home, BrainPOP engages students through animated movies, learning games, interactive quizzes, primary source activities, concept mapping, and more.

Cost: Free and premium versions
Available: Hosted
Website: https://www.brainpop.com/
Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:  –
Categories: classroom,

35 – TEDTalks & TEDEd

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TED is a non-profit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading – annual conferences, the annual TED Prize and local TEDx events. TED Ed is a tool to create lessons around TED Talks and other videos.

Cost: Free.
Available: Hosted.
Websitewww.ted.com and ed.ted.com
Categories: course authoring, video/animation

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 35  2014: 26  2013: 25  2012: 25  2011: 30  2010: –  2009: –  2008: –  2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected TED as one of their top tools

“influential videos used in personal life, in the classroom, and further learning in various areas of life. Who doesn’t love TED. I have learned so much from TED and find that many are applicable to the classroom and for those days that I just need a pick me up.” Virginia Goen, 2015

“I find TED Talks to be an extremely valuable subset of online videos. Not only are some of the talks exciting and thought-provoking and idea-inducing, but I also refer people to TED in order to study how to begin a presentation, how to grab the audience’s attention, how to hold the audience’s attention, and how to wrap up a presentation with punch.” Brian Washburn, 2015

“influential videos used in personal life, in the classroom, and further learning in various areas of life”  2015

Storybird

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Used in 400,000+ K-12 classrooms worldwide. Free for any educational setting. Works with any curriculum or device.

Cost: Free 
Available: Download
Website: http://storybird.com/educators/
Categories: classroom

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: –  2014: –  2013: –  2012: –  2011: 62  2010: 71=  2009: –  2008: –  2007: –

PhotoPeach

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Photopeach lets you quickly upload photos and make slideshows, share your shows via email IM or Facebook, embed in your blog or website.

Cost: Free
Available: Hosted
Website:  http://photopeach.com/
Categories: clipart/photo sharing

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: –  2014: –  2013: –  2012: –  2011: –  2010: 81=  2009: –  2008: –  2007: –

Geogebra

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A geometry package providing for both graphical and algebraic input.

Cost: Free
Available: Hoste
Websitewww.geogebra.org
Categories: course authoring

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: –  2014: – 2013: –  2012: –  2011: 50  2010: –  2009: –  2008: –  2007: –