As part of my MSc I attended two Teach Meet* style sessions that were based on using technology in the classroom. During these sessions fellow educators shared ideas and resources, most of which were free. Pasted below is a list of the technologies that were demonstrated. The list has been adapted from the MSc blog.
*Teach Meets are held regularly across the country and are events where teachers share ides with fellow teachers.
Make animations to a script that you write. Similar to Xtranormal http://www.xtranormal.com/. Can be used as an assessment tool. For example after a numeracy session on mean students could be asked to create an animation explaining how to work out the mean average of a set of data
Web based presentation software which zooms around as you run the presentation. Can be used as an alternative to PPT.
Line o it: http://en.linoit.com/
A web tool which enables you to use sticky notes. Can be used as an assessment/evaluation tool as the teacher can post questions and the students then write their answers on sticky notes and stick them to that sessions electronic noticeboard. Similar to wallwisher http://www.wallwisher.com.
A free screen capture tool. Could be used to create help videos or instructional guides. Similar to Jing http://www.techsmith.com
Similar to http://en.linoit.com/ but easier to use. Plant a question, grow the answer. The teacher writes a question, the students access the url address and post a one-word answer. Could be used as a way of collecting feedback.
Handheld classroom response/quiz system allowing for a variety of answers. (True/false, sort in order, free text, free numerical, multiple choice, likert scale) Can also use self-paced learning.
Hot potatoes: http://hotpot.uvic.ca/
Create a variety of worksheets/resources using an on-line wizard. Includes options for creating crosswords, gap fill exercises and multiple choice quizzes.
Text Wall: http://www.textwall.co.uk/
The teacher sets a question, then the pupils send in messages which can be displayed in various ways. Again, can be used as an assessment/evaluation tool.
Contains 23 whiteboard resources that can be edited, adapted, saved and shared. Includes quizzes, games, timers and student generators.
Online repository for book-marking websites. Favourites only stored in one place – this allows you to access it from a cloud. Add digolet to your toolbar and it will save sites, annotations.
Jing: Screencapture software http://www.techsmith.com
Can be used for creating 0n-line tutorials explaining how to use a certain software or resources.