Ten years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post where I share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech, including some Web 2.0 apps.
Here are this week’s choices:
Tiny Wow lets you do a lot of things to PDF documents. I’m adding it to Not “The Best,” But “A List” Of Ways To Convert PDF & Word Documents.
Free Assistive Tech Tools That Support Academic Success is from Edutopia.
Trinka is a new online tool to assist in writing. I think these kinds of online tool can be helpful to ELLs. However, I’m also feeling that students might be getting tired of too much screen time at school. This year, since I have a lot of peer tutors, I’m trying out having students in my Newcomers class go back to writing on paper with support from the tutors. I’ll let you know how that goes. I’m adding this to The Best Online Tools That Can Help Students Write An Essay.
bytelearn is a free, and interesting looking, tool to help students learn math. It provides a problem, and then guides a student step-by-step to solving it.
Here’s a video about it:
You can do a lot of things with Vevox, and it looks like they recently added some features to include the ability to be like Kahoot and Quizizz. Because it has so many other features, it’s a little more complicated than those game-only sites to use and, unlike the other game sites, it doesn’t have many other games that others have created – so you really do have to create your own. But it could be useful just as a change-of-pace for students.