E-learning

NearPod: Engage Students With Powerful Interactive E-Learning Lessons

We have previously covered a number of interesting e-learning platforms such as PearDeck, PlanBoard and the Mystery Skype Game, to name a few. NearPod is another very interesting platform which enables giving interactive e-learning lessons which can be broadcasted via the Internet and created using not only PowerPoint files but also videos, interactive activities and …

VoiceThread: Make Engaging Group Presentations With Voice Over

When it comes to group presentations, some students are shy, while others seem to have a say in everything. It can be hard to encourage students to use PowerPoint alone for participating in presentations effectively. Then there is the question about who in the group actually did some work while others just came to the …

Make Learning Fun For Children With Wonder Workshop’s Interactive Robots

Back in the day, when I was a kid we had some speaking toys and arcade video games which were the closest thing there was to interactive technology for children. Of course, a lot changed as home computers became more common and Internet became a compulsory part of our lives. Now, the possibilities of having …

Plickers: Free Student Response System For Formative Assessment

While many teachers would love to have clickers available in class to quickly gather student response for polls and quizzes, such a system can cost a fortune. While you might be able to setup mobile apps for this purpose, however, there will always be students who might not have mobile devices or not the ones …

Word Hippo: Talking Dictionary With Translation, Antonyms & Rhyming Words

I still remember how I had to sift through my paperback Oxford Dictionary back in the day to lookup words of the English language. Sixteen years later, I can now access a range of features from various services that give me everything from definitions, pronunciations, antonyms, rhyming words to translations in dozens of languages. However, …

Room Recess: Free Educational Games For Enhancing Children’s Skills

Learning can be a lot of fun, if you can provide children with interesting ways of learning new skills. Room Recess is a website which provides free educational games for enhancing children’s skills. These come in the form of interactive browser based games designed to teach children various concepts tied to math, spelling, reading, language …

Mystery Skype Game: Increase Student Engagement in The Classroom

When we think of Skype, classrooms don’t really come to mind. However, the use of Skype in the classroom is becoming more common than you might think. Thanks to Microsoft, you can now engage your students using Skype with an entire curriculum. Teachers can connect their students with classrooms globally to play the Mystery Skype Game …

Using PowerPoint Presentations With Smart Board Interactive Whiteboards

Smart Boards (or SMART Boards) are interactive boards which come with software that allows presenting interactive class lectures with touchscreen support. You can present your content, including PowerPoint slides with on-screen annotations and write or erase content from the board using your hands, pen and various objects. Let’s take a look at an overview of …

Pearson Success Net: Online Education Platform For K-12

There are a number of tools and online educational platforms which enable students and teachers to interact online. While you can start your own e-learning initiative using tools as simple as Office Mix or iSpring Pro, organizing your content, test scores and providing students with access to online resources is more complicated.

Google Classroom: Assign & Grade Student Assignments Online

Many tech companies nowadays are aiming for a more futuristic approach towards the use of technology. Be it the Myo gadget which makes you look like Jean Grey with telekinetic powers or Microsoft’s Holo Lens which is likely to give Google Glasses a run for its money. Another recent product that seems to aim for something out …