Week 5


This week we were asked to share some resources, here are some of the things I’ve been checking out.

All the information in the following post is from Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Everything which you can find here: http://www.schrockguide.net/bloomin-apps.html

It is well worth visiting Kathy Shrock’s website. After following up on the PP slides from this week, 2.0 web applications to support Bloom’s, I was blown away with the number of ICTs available online to support Bloom’s and wanted to check them out for myself. She has put together an incredibly comprehensive list of ICTs aligned to Bloom’s, this is just scraping the surface of the information available on her website. It will take a while to have good look through all of these links but I put together a list of how I think some of them might be useful for me & you.


http://www.wordle.net Quick brainstorming exercises.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/home All kinds of presentations

http://popplet.com — concept maps, there are so many free mind-map tools out there, one that might be better for older students, which I use all the time XMind – http://www.xmind.net

http://www.onenote.com use for notes across multiple devices.


Feedly: like we are using it in this course, but don’t get lost down the rabbit whole of information.

https://voicethread.com this is awesome, it’s like making a PP slide show come to life.

https://www.zoho.com/creator/ This could be in the ‘create’ category, but I guess it’s also a tool to understand how Apps work, reminds me of the ‘opaque’ concept from week 1.

https://spark.adobe.com/about/post Gotta love a good Meme – this could be used to create and add flavor to blog posts, might even use it on my blog when I have some time.


https://soundation.com This won’t necessarily be relevant to all subjects but it can definitely add some pop to PP presentations; maybe use it for video presentations etc.

https://hangouts.google.com I’m not sure if you can record on here, will need to have a better look later, but if you can this would be really good for group discussions in History. Maybe have students discuss themes each week, record discussions and revisit them later in the term. Might be a fun tool to get students to complete homework activities with as well.

https://sway.com Love this – could utilise this in almost any subject – create innovative reports, presentations, short stories etc. but in a really creative way.

https://spark.adobe.com/about/page Great for Blog’s – journals – reflection tool.


https://www.wufoo.com Coding without the Coding… great addition to any web page – have students use and analyse data – endless possibilities and might even be able to use this in assignment 3.

http://www.thinglink.com I haven’t done anything with interactive software in or outside the classroom – this is worth checking out – 360 video is crazy.

https://try.airtable.com/creativeteams?r=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5zY2hyb2NrZ3VpZGUubmV0L2Jsb29taW4tYXBwcy5odG1s WOW – this is a tool you can use to get senior students to provide evidence of the ‘process’ of research in a particular assessment, which is sometimes required in History. Great for collaborative learning projects and I would use this for my own personal use – who doesn’t love to be organised?

https://www.google.com/sheets/about/ Pretty straight forward – good for anything data wise but could be used creatively to incorporate numeracy into the History classroom.

https://www.wevideo.com Might use this for one of the assignment learning activities in Year 10 English – students will have to create a television talk-show presentation.


https://padlet.com/features Good for webpages etc. It supports many different platforms so it could be used for collaborative learning across a semester, adding a range of tasks and resources similar to a Wiki.


https://spark.adobe.com/about/video Create for video presentations.

http://www.fotobabble.com Talking photo’s – create a picture story.

https://www.canva.com/#onboarding=appcues Awesome for creating posters in English – create a graphic for your Blog – so many options to create with this.

https://www.podomatic.com/login Podcast software.

Have a quick look at some of these links when you get some time and I’m sure some of this will blow your mind as it did mine. I’m sure you will thinking of all the cool things you want to try out with these tools.


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