Flashcard Machine

(no-filtering, elementary, middle, high)

Create, study and share at Flashcard Machine. This a free service for creating interactive web-based study flashcards that can be shared with others.

Students — Create flash cards to help study for an exam. Share them with classmates or the entire community.

Teachers — Create flash cards for students. Build customized pages for each of your classes to better organize your cards.

Study flashcards on an iPhone®, iPod touch®, and iPad® with the app available on the App Store. (At the time of this post, the app was free of charge.)

Study flashcards on an iPod®  with iStudyToGo (there is a fee to purchase).

Features include: 

  • Creating folders for organizing cards
  • Synching favorites to the iPhone® app
  • A multiple choice quiz feature
  • An import feature to support XCL and XLSX files
  • Move/copy cards between sets
  • Auto-flip
  • Printing options to support six cards per page and 5×8 index cards
  • The ability to include international characters
  • Alphabetize cards by term or definition
  • Flagging cards for future review
  • Audio flash cards.
  • Visually rich flash cards
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Audioboo

 

(no filtering, parent permission under 13, secondary)

Audioboo is a mobile & web platform that effortlessly allows you to record and share audio for your friends, family or the rest of the world to hear. 

Audioboo is the simplest way
to share audio.

It’s fantastic for many things.

Impromptu interviews that you can put on your website, ambience that just sound wonderful, music you’ve made yourself, a record of your children growing up or even a full blown radio show. You can use it for reporting, for story-telling, educational use or quick tips.

Think of it as your audio digital archive, your web connected dictaphone or simply a great way to let your friends know what you’re up to.

Glogster EDU

Glogster EDU:  (no-filtering, elementary, middle, high, teacher use, parent-permission-required-under-13)

Carnazzo Features Student Work Samples Creatively

Glogster EDU allows students to create a multimedia poster with images, text, videos, audio, and hyperlinks. It is a great tool for students to showcase a project or create a website on a topic. But Glogster EDU isn’t just for students… teachers can use the tool to build beautiful multimedia websites to showcase student work, create learning stations, or websites that will embed into other Web 2.0 tools or websites.

Moodle

Moodle (elementary, middle, high)

Our district has 2 Moodle sites: a Student side as well as a Teacher side.

Moodle is an Open Source Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

The focus of the Moodle project is always on giving educators the best tools to manage and promote learning, but there are many ways to use Moodle:

  • Moodle has features that allow it to scale to very large deployments and hundreds of thousands of students, yet it can also be used for a primary school or an education hobbyist.
  • Many institutions use it as their platform to conduct fully online courses, while some use it simply to augment face-to-face courses (known as blended learning).
  • Many of our users love to use the activity modules (such as forums, databases and wikis) to build richly collaborative communities of learning around their subject matter (in the social constructionist tradition), while others prefer to use Moodle as a way to deliver content to students (such as standard SCORM packages) and assess learning using assignments or quizzes.

In our district there are many teachers who use Moodle to facilitate their classes and use it in a variety of ways for student use. In addition, our teachers attend classes on the staff side to learn and collaborate with their colleagues as well.

LiveBinders

LiveBinders (13+, no-filtering, elementary, middle, high)

Live Binders logo

LiveBinders is a repository of sites and/or information which can be organized as if it were a real 3 ring binder. Upload documents, pictures, pdfs, bookmark webpages then organize your information into tabs or subtabs within a binder or create a new binder. Binders may be set as private or public. In both cases, user may share the binder with others. Some classroom applications include presentations, classwork, projects, and research, among others.

Example of public livebinders:

Screenshot of LiveBinder Examples

An account must be created to use LiveBinders. Educators can search LiveBinders by subject and grade level. Site says, “Please do not enter personal email addresses for children under 13 as we are not allowed to collect this data. Please use school generated or teacher generated email addresses.”


Study Boost

Study Boost (13, no-filtering, elementary, middle, high,  parent-permission-required-under-13)

 

Study Boost allows teachers to set up a set (or multiple sets) of study questions for their students.  Students can then use one of several messaging programs, including Yahoo Messenger and Facebook messaging to receive and answer the study questions on their own time. Study Boost can be set up to give them feedback on incorrect answers or simply ask them to try again. The study question set is available on computers and mobile devices, wherever the students use messaging.

 

Prezi

Prezi (no-filtering, teacher-use-only, high, parent-permission-required-under-18)

Prezi allows users to make a presentation that can be accessed online as well as downloaded for offline use. The most obvious instructional application would be to have students compile content, and then create a presentation. Prezi, however, could also be used as a repository for collaborative efforts in the classroom.

Some things to keep in mind:

  • Questionable content is searchable
  • You can embed, download, email or print it
  • Prezi is public unless you pay for the right to make it private
  • Tutorials are available on the web site
  • Several types of accounts are available including EDU
Some examples of instructional use:

http://prezi.com/ufcmu_ifyqve/biomass/