Useful ICT Tools for Teaching collated by Aidan Cornelius-Bell

Please find below a range of useful ICT tools that you might want to employ in your assignments, workshop activities and in your teaching practice.


Flipping the Classroom

Name Platform Description Get
Explain Everything iOS Creating videos and classroom projects with this unique interactive screencasting whiteboard. Download
ShowMe iOS Record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online. Download
Screencast-O-Matic Windows Record on-screen activity for short tutorials, visual presentations, and communicate while you demonstrate. Download
Quicktime Mac You can create brief tutorials for your students that demonstrate common tasks they need to know how to complete on their computers. You can also plug in an iOS device and record its screen. Download
Snagit Chrome / Windows / Mac Snagit helps you capture great looking images and videos with just a few clicks. Download
EDpuzzle Chrome / iOS / Android Engage your students with videos - pick a video, add your magical touch and track your students' understanding. Download
NearPod iOS / Android / Web Engage students with fun and interactive content, collect and share students responses, track student comprehension in real time. Download
Pear Deck Web Put inquiry at the center of your lesson and create self-motivated learners. Ask questions that spark curiosity and challenge intuition instead of just delivering facts. Download
Office Mix Windows A free add-in for PowerPoint Everything you need to easily create and share interactive online videos. Download

Learner Management

Name Platform Description Get
Edmodo Web Edmodo is an easy way to get your students connected so they can safely collaborate, get and stay organized. Download
Google+ Web Google+ is a place to connect with friends and family, and explore all of your interests. Share photos, send messages, and stay in touch with people. Download
Planboard Web / iOS Planboard makes it simple to plan lessons, add curriculum sets, and organize your schedule. Take lessons with you using Planboard for iPad. Download
Articulate E-Learning Heroes Community Web A community for e-learning creators. Get free downloads and examples and connect with 100000+ e-learning pros. Download
Schoology Web Collaboration at the heart of the learning experience by connecting the people, content, and systems that fuel education. Download
Blendspace Chrome / Web Blendspace allows educators to blend their classroom with digital content. Download
Ning Web Ning is an online platform for people and organizations to create custom social networks. Download

Shared Workspaces

Name Platform Description Get
Wikispaces Web A free wiki host providing community wiki spaces, visual page editing, and discussion areas. Download
Moodle Web / iOS / Android Moodle is a course management system designed to help educators create effective online courses. Download
Blendspace Chrome / Web Blendspace allows educators to blend their classroom with digital content. Download
OneNote Web / Mac / Windows / Mobile Capture your thoughts, discoveries, and ideas with OneNote, your very own digital notebook. Download
Google Classroom Web / Chrome Google Apps for Education: A suite of free productivity tools for classroom collaboration. Download
Beenpod Web / Chrome Create and organize as many different collections of pages and people as you want, with as many Beens as you need. Download
Etherpad Web Etherpad allows you to edit documents collaboratively in real-time, much like a live multi-player editor that runs in your browser. Download
WritePad iOS WritePad lets you take notes in your own handwriting with your finger or an iPad stylus. Handwriting recognition software. Download

Writing Support

Name Platform Description Get
Unplag Web Online plagiarism checker Unplag scans across Web, repositories, open content sources and institution databases. Real time results and no cached data. Download
No Red Ink Web A fun way to practice and master grammar & writing skills. Download
Literary Analysis Guide Android Literary Analysis Guide is a reference tool for students of literature, rhetoric, and writing. The elements of literature are arranged around three clickable interface wheels. Download
BibMe Web BibMe quickly generates citations in APA, MLA, Chicago, Harvard and thousands of other styles for your bibliography. Download
Citation Machine Web Citation Machine helps students and professionals properly credit the information that they use.. Download

Student Management

Name Platform Description Get
Remind Web / iOS / Android / Chrome Remind is a communication tool that helps teachers reach students and parents where they are. Download
NearPod iOS / Android / Web Engage students with fun and interactive content, collect and share students responses, track student comprehension in real time. Download
Pear Deck Web Put inquiry at the center of your lesson and create self-motivated learners. Ask questions that spark curiosity and challenge intuition instead of just delivering facts. Download
Office Mix Windows A free add-in for PowerPoint Everything you need to easily create and share interactive online videos. Download
Basecamp Web Basecamp is the leading web-based project management and collaboration tool. Free for educators. Download
Microsoft Excel Web / Windows / Mac / Mobile Microsoft Excel is now much more than just spreadsheet software. Work with and share your data across multiple devices. Download
Google Docs (Sheets) Web / Chrome Basecamp is the leading web-based project management and collaboration tool. Free for educators. Download
Asana Web / Mobile The easiest way for teams to track work, and get results. Do great things together. Download

Blogging and Blog Management

Blog Management

Name Platform Description Get
NetNewsWire Mac / iOS / TVOS Feed reader for Mac OS X, traditional, widescreen, and combined views. Download
Feedly iOS / Android / Web / Chrome Organize all your favorite publications, podcasts and YouTube channels into collections and receive updates when new stories and videos are publishes. Download
Reeder Mac / iOS A news reading and feed coordinating app. Download

Blogging Tools

Name Platform Description Get
Blogger Web Free weblog publishing tool from Google, for sharing text, photos and video. Download
Wikispaces Web A free wiki host providing community wiki spaces, visual page editing, and discussion areas. Download
Weebly Web Weebly makes it surprisingly easy to create a high-quality website, blog or online store. Download
Edublogs Web Edublogs is the largest education blogging platform on the web. Download
Wix Web A cloud-based web development platform that allows users to create HTML5 web sites and mobile sites. Download
Wordpress (dot com) Web Create a free website or easily build a blog on WordPress.com. Hundreds of free, customizable, mobile-ready designs and themes. Free hosting and support. Download
Tackk Web Tackk is a place to connect with friends, be creative and have fun conversations. Download

Game Making & Quizzes

Name Platform Description Get
Kahoot! Web / Android Kahoot! is a free game-based learning platform that makes it fun to learn. Download
GameMaker: Studio Web / Steam GameMaker: Studio caters to entry-level novices and seasoned game development professionals equally, allowing them to create cross-platform games. Download
Quizlet Web / iOS / Android / Chrome Quizlet makes simple tools that let you study anything, for free. Download
Learningpod Web Learningpod is a site that offers question content from publishers like Kaplan and open education partners like OpenStax College. Download
QuestBase Web / Chrome QuestBase gives you the freedom to ask. Whether you need to create quizzes, build assessments or make exams. Download
Socrative Web / iOS / Android / Chrome Socrative empowers you to engage and assess your students as learning happens through the use of real-time questioning. Download
Poll Everywhere Web / iOS Audience response system that uses mobile phones, twitter, and the web. Responses are displayed in real-time on charts. Download
ThatQuiz Web Math test activities for students and teachers of all grade levels. Download
Quizalize Web / Mobile Quizalize lets you engage your class and deliver instant assessments for personalised learning on any computer, tablet or smartphone. Download

Social Bookmarking

Name Platform Description Get
Delicious Web Keep, share, and discover the best of the Web. Download
Instapaper Web / iOS / Android A simple tool for saving web pages to read later on your iPhone, iPad, Android, or computer. Download
Diigo Web A social bookmarking website that allows signed-up users to bookmark and tag Web pages. Download
Pocket Web / Mobile When you find something you want to view later, put it in Pocket. Download

Notebooks

Name Platform Description Get
Evernote Web / Mobile Evernote is the modern workspace that syncs between all of your devices. Download
Notability iOS Combine handwriting, photos and typing to bring your projects to life. Download
OneNote Web / Mac / Windows / Mobile Capture your thoughts, discoveries, and ideas with OneNote, your very own digital notebook. Download
Paper (53) iOS Paper allows you to capture and connect your notes, photos, and sketches. Download

Free Images

Name Platform Description Get
PhotoPin Web A free tool that helps bloggers and designers find beautiful photos. Download
CC Search Web A free tool that helps people find creative commons licensed content. Download
Unsplash Web Do whatever you want high-resolution photos. Download
FreeImages Web Free membership to resources for designers' backgrounds, images, and photo collections. Download

Rubric Creators

Name Platform Description Get
Quick Rubric Web Free, fast and simple rubric creation site. Download
RubiStar Web RubiStar is a tool to help the teacher who wants to use rubrics, but does not have the time to develop them from scratch. Download
iRubric Web Free rubric builder and assessment tool. Download

Mindmapping

Name Platform Description Get
MindMaple Windows / iOS Free Mind Mapping Software for Windows and iPad, increasing productivity in concept mapping and project planning. Download
MindNode Web MindNode makes mind mapping easy. Mind maps are a visual representation of your ideas, starting with a central thought and growing from there. Download
Coggle Web A clear way to share complex information. Coggle is a collaborative mind-mapping tool designed to help you make sense of complex things. Download
iThoughts Mac / iOS iThoughts is a mindmapping application that enables you to visually organise your thoughts, ideas and information. Download
Conceptboard Web Work on visual content & brainstorm ideas with anyone, from anywhere. Download

Feedback

Name Platform Description Get
Classkick iOS Give students more feedback than ever! Classkick is a magic whiteboard that students work on and get help instantly from their teacher and peers. Download
ExitTicket Web / Chrome / iOS / Android ExitTicket is a student response system, designed by teachers to accelerate student achievement. Download
Formative Web Frequent formal and informal checks for understanding guarantee student growth. Download
Plickers iOS / Android A tool that lets teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices. Download
Wiggio Web Wiggio is a completely free, online toolkit that makes it easy to work in groups. Download

Brainstorming

Name Platform Description Get
iBrainstorm iOS A multi-device collaborative brainstorming tool made up of sticky notes and a marker. Download
Padlet Web / Chrome / iOS / Android Padlet is a digital canvas to create beautiful projects that are easy to share and collaborate on. Download
Stormboard Web Brainstorm, organize, prioritize and act on the best ideas, in the same room or around the world, on a realtime sticky note whiteboard. Download
Google Docs (Sheets) Web / Chrome / iOS / Android Create a new spreadsheet and edit with others at the same time -- from your computer, phone or tablet. Download
Ideament iOS Ideament lets you easily draw a diagram - mind map, concept map, or flow chart - and convert it to a text outline, and vice versa. Download
Etherpad Web Etherpad allows you to edit documents collaboratively in real-time, much like a live multi-player editor that runs in your browser. Download

Story Apps

Storyboarding

Name Platform Description Get
Glogster Web Glogster lets you create online multimedia posters. Combine all kinds of media on one page and create fantastic posters that really tell the story. Download
Boards HD iOS Boards is a functional, easy-to-use app that will allow you to better organize text and photos. Download
iBrainstorm iOS A multi-device collaborative brainstorming tool made up of sticky notes and a marker. Download
Storyboard That Web / Chrome Storyboard That makes it incredibly easy for students to create amazing storyboards on their computer or tablet. Download
Strip Designer iOS Personal comic strips, created on your iPad, iPhone or iPod using photos from your photo album or iPhone camera. Download
Ideament iOS Ideament lets you easily draw a diagram - mind map, concept map, or flow chart - and convert it to a text outline, and vice versa. Download

Story Apps

Name Platform Description Get
Book Creator for iPad iOS Book Creator is ideal for making all kinds of books, including children's picture books, comic books, photo books, journals, textbooks and more. Download
Book Creator for iPad iOS Book Creator is ideal for making all kinds of books, including children's picture books, comic books, photo books, journals, textbooks and more. Download
iBooks Author Mac / iOS iBooks Author, free from the Mac App store, allows you to create beautiful Multi-Touch textbooks — and just about any other kind of book — for iPad. Download
Toontastic iOS Toontastic is a creative storytelling app that enables kids to draw, animate, and share their own cartoons. Download
Storykit iOS https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/storykit/id329374595?mt=8 Download
SonicPics iOS Turn your photographs into narrated slideshow movies to share. Download
Storyrobe iOS A tool for creative self expression with the digital media that matters most - your own. Download
Storyrobe Web / Chrome An endless library of free books, picture books, & poetry or use simple tools to create books in minutes. Download

Presentations

Name Platform Description Get
Prezi Web / Mobile Presentation software that uses motion, zoom, and spatial relationships to bring your ideas to life. Download
emaze Web / Mobile A presentation maker that will create the slideshows, video presentations and even 3D presentations. Download
Canva Web / Mobile An app to support simple design for everyone. Create designs for Web or print: blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations, and more. Download
PowToon Web / Chrome PowToon is an online business presentation software tool that allows you to create free, cool, and awesome animated video explainers. Download
Google Docs (Sheets) Web / Chrome / iOS / Android Create a new spreadsheet and edit with others at the same time -- from your computer, phone or tablet. Download
VoiceThread Web / iOS Transforming media into collaborative spaces with video, voice, and text commenting. Download
Pear Deck Web Put inquiry at the center of your lesson and create self-motivated learners. Ask questions that spark curiosity and challenge intuition instead of just delivering facts. Download

Audio

Name Platform Description Get
iTalk Recorder iOS A full-featured recording app with a streamlined and intuitive user interface. Download
AudioNote iOS AudioNote combines the functionality of a notepad and voice recorder to create a powerful tool that will save you time while improving the quality of your notes. Download
Vocaroo Web a quick and easy way to share voice messages over the web. Download
VoiceThread Web / iOS Transforming media into collaborative spaces with video, voice, and text commenting. Download
Audacity Windows / Mac / Linux A free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds. Download

Video

Name Platform Description Get
Screencast-O-Matic Windows Record on-screen activity for short tutorials, visual presentations, and communicate while you demonstrate. Download
Jahshaka Windows / Mac / Linux An open source media management, playback, editing, compositing and special effects suite. Download
WeVideo Web / Chrome / iOS / Android Online video editing software. Download
Video Editing By Magisto Web / Chrome / iOS / Android Magisto turns your everyday videos and photos into exciting, memorable movies. Download
VideoScribe Web / iOS Make your own whiteboard video animations. Download

Evaluating Information

Name Platform Description Get
Snopes Web Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation. Download
FactCheck Web Monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases. Download
Wolfram|Alpha Web It gives you access to the world's facts and data and calculates answers across a range of topics. Download
Last modified: Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 4:35 PM