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Three free online tools to enhance your teaching

Are you interested in new tools to enhance your teaching? Award-winning author and teacher Russell Stannard presents three exciting online tools that can bring new life to your teaching.

In a recent webinar, Russell talked about Todaysmeet, Vocaroo and Jing which are all free. They’re easy to use too – even for the non-technically minded.


Todaysmeet is excellent for engaging students in a brainstorming session. It allows you to create an ‘online room’ where your students can chat together and add comments through on-screen messages. All you need to do is add a question or theme to get the discussion started. As an online tool, Todaysmeet is perfect for learning situations outside the classroom. And, if you’re giving a lecture or webinar, your users can ask questions and comment on the fly.


Students are different and need different ways to express themselves, and sometimes it is good to use something other than written feedback than writing. That’s where Vocaroo comes in – a great tool that lets teachers and students give feedback through audio recordings. Let your students record sound, and allow them to express themselves in new ways.


A tool for recording what you do on the screen, Jing can be a real time-saver. But how can you use it in your teaching? The key is to use it to improve differentiation and appeal to different learning styles. Some students need visual feedback, and Jing makes it easier than ever before to record screen captures. Watch the webinar to see how to use Jing to comment on student homework.

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2 comments (Add your own)

1. Tauana wrote:
Thanks for commenting Phil! With the rapid rate of dneploemevt, it is hard to imagine what technology will look like in 20 years, or what place it will hold in our lives.It is interesting to look at young people's view of technology. They (we) have always know a world that is rapidly changing and I think that they get bored when things don't change! The Net Generation might be the first to look back at their childhood as hard times rather than the good ol' days.

September 24, 2012 @ 12:09 AM

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