Authoring Tools

 

Quizzes

Interactive / Collaborative Tools

Puzzles

Audio/Video

Surveys

Other Authoring Tools

Web Pages

Tutorials

Quizzes

Educaplay <http://en.educaplay.com/> -- for English, Spanish, French: Interactive Map, Riddle, Fill in the blanks, Crossword, Dialogue,Dictation, Jumble Word, Jumble Sentence, Matching, Word Search Puzzle, Quiz and Collection (mash up); images and sound can be added to some of the activities.
Learnclick <http://www.learnclick.com/> -- for creating online quizzes/exercises: cloze, multiple choice, matching; share with students; view statistics; generate .pdf files; works on iPads; multiple choice: one answer correct or Checkboxes (several answers correct);  Option to display the correct answers and add an explanation; Cloze: empty boxes or dropdowns (max. 4), drag & drop
ThatQuiz.org <http://www.thatquiz.org/> -- for content and ESL; create your own quiz or use one already made; free account needed
Quizlet <http://quizlet.com> -- great interactive, collaborative tool with networking page to create flashcards, practice exercises, and tests that generate random matching, multiple-choice, and true/false questions; groups allow students to collaborate on sets
Hot Potatoes Homepage <http://web.uvic.ca/hrd/halfbaked/> -- The freeware Hot Potatoes suite includes six applications, enabling you to create interactive multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/ordering and gap-fill exercises for the World Wide Web;The complete version of the programs is now available for free, from the Downloads section below. The free version of Hot Potatoes for Windows is version 6.3, and the Java version is 6.1.
TexToys <http://www.cict.co.uk/software/textoys/> -- is a site of two authoring programs for text reconstructionWebRhubarb and WebSequitur. The programs are used to create web pages (HTML documents) which contain interactive language learning exercises. The exercises are based on the Rhubarb and Sequitur programs originally developed by John and Muriel Higgins
Cloze Passage Builders <http://www.lextutor.ca/cloze/> -- 3 types: Nth-word and rational deletion cloze, VocabProfile Clozes (frequency based), Experimental English N-word with corresponding VIDEO file
Fun with Texts -- demonstration version of Fun with Texts from Camsoft's website: http://www.camsoftpartners.co.uk/fwt.htm; download a demo at http://www.camsoftpartners.co.uk/fwt.htm#demofwt; offers seven activities based on a single text--Clozewrite (Cloze exercise with the interval of word deletions chosen by the student - from every 2nd to every 9th word. The teacher can also set up the activity as a gap-filling exercise in which specific words, parts of words or whole phrases are removed), Copywrite Easy (Partial text reconstruction, in which the whole text is reduced to small squares and punctuation, leaving the only the first letter of each word), Copywrite Hard (Total text reconstruction - so called "total Cloze" - in which the whole text is reduced to small squares and punctuation), Prediction (An exercise in which the student predicts which word comes next in a text from a set of given choices), Enigma (A decoding exercise in which every letter in the text is replaced by another letter. The student has to decode the text), Scrambler (An exercise in which the letters in every word in the text are scrambled. The student has to unscramble the words.), Textsalad (A line re-ordering exercise. The student has to put the jumbled lines of a text back into the correct order.)
QuizFaber <http://www.lucagalli.net/> -- by Luca Galli; freeware software for Windows to create multimedia quizzes that can be published on the Internet; fully customizable for background images, colors, sounds and font types; can embed into quizzes multimedia objects as images, sounds and videos, since it is compatible with the more widespread Internet formats (JPEG, GIF, MID, MP3, AVI, MPEG), also with Macromedia Flash, Apple QuickTime, Liveupdate Crescendo, RealAudio, RealMedia browser plug-in; produces quizzes in Croatian, Dutch, English, French, Galicien, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Rumanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
QuizMaker JavaScript Wizard <http://www.edict.com.hk/quizmaker/> -- includes QuizMaker Test for simple multiple choice quizzes and several samples 
Quizzes <http://eleaston.com/quizzes.html> -- Create your own, or use online resources.  A collection of links.
Perl QuizMaker <http://www.attotron.com/pub/Quizmaker.html.> -- ... a program to write Javascript quizzes in batch mode from "human-readable" data files. This program also creates an automatically cross-referenced hypertext dictionary, and links terms from the feedback messages of the quizzes to their definitions in the dictionary. See molecular biology and dermatology example quiz sets with dictionaries.
JavaScript QuizMaker <http://www.attotron.com/pub/Quizmake.htm> -- easy to use template
Authoring Utilities <http://vlc.polyu.edu.hk/Authoring/authorin.htm> -- This Virtual Language Center offers 4 authoring tools (Teacher's tool box) which include multiple choice, cloze maker, browse the text database, and cross word puzzle formats.

Interactive / Collaborative Tools

Online Education Tools and Apps <http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&entryid=5300> -- David Kapuler's Bucket List of Online Education Resources; Web 2.0 tools, Educational iOS Apps, Digital Videos in the Classroom, Images for Education, Search Engines, Content Management Systems, Mobile Phones in Education, Educational Online Games
GoogleDocs <http://docs.google.com>  -- create and share documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and forms; Google account needed
TypeWithMe <http://typewithme.idea.informer.com/> -- real-time collaborative tool for group work up to 16 collaborators; like Word; has a chat feature; color-codes contributor's work; see illustration in YouTube video (1:41 min) and demo on Vimeo (2:58 min)
Jeopardy -- BYOJeopardy -- build your own Jeopardy game/quiz; Web-based; includes a WYSIWYG editor; media files (".mov and *.wmf) can be included (link contributed by Christina Mager, 10/12/2011); also see downloads of PowerPoint templates for various games at http://jc-schools.net/tutorials/PPT-games/ and http://www.internet4classrooms.com/technology_tutorials/powerpoint_game_templates_technology_tutorials.htm
LessonWriter <www.lessonwriter.com>   -- Create your own free reading lessons from electronic materials, e.g. the e-books on Project Gutenberg; based on materials copied and pasted into Lessonwriter, it generates vocabulary to be pre-taught (teacher selects from generated list), the text itself, vocabulary exercises (e.g. fill-in-the-blank), pronunciation guides for selected vocabulary, exercises for selected grammar points, exercises for selected roots/prefixes/suffixes; demo available at http://www.lessonwriter.com/April_2_demo/April_2_demo.htm

FlashExchange <www.flashcardexchange.com> --  use pre-made flashcards or create your own slide show of flashcards, with definitions on the back side (flip); then create memory exercises/games, print, and/or download (export) them; available for several languages
TrackStar <http://trackstar.4teachers.org/trackstar/index.jsp>  -- free, online tool for making exercises from pages on the web.  You can make your own activity, make a quiz or quizzes for your exercises, make a web page from a template to be a part of the web activity, or search the hundreds of previously made "tracks" and modify one to suit your purposes.
Hot Potatoes Homepage <http://web.uvic.ca/hrd/halfbaked/> -- The freeware Hot Potatoes suite includes six applications, enabling you to create interactive multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/ordering and gap-fill exercises for the World Wide Web. The complete version of the programs is now available for free, from the Downloads section below. The free version of Hot Potatoes for Windows is version 6.3, and the Java version is 6.1.
Half-Baked Software's JBC <http://web.uvic.ca/hrd/halfbaked> -- a suite of 5 authoring tools to help educators, teachers, and material-writers put educational material on the web
Quia! <http://www.quia.com> -- Create your own learning activities! not free

Puzzles

Educaplay <http://en.educaplay.com/> -- for English, Spanish, French: Interactive Map, Riddle, Fill in the blanks, Crossword, Dialogue,Dictation, Jumble Word, Jumble Sentence, Matching, Word Search Puzzle, Quiz and Collection (mash up); images and sound can be added to some of the activities.
Crossword Compiler <http://www.x-word.com/puzzlemaker/> -- the best in crossword construction software.
Crossword Puzzle Games <http://www.crosswordpuzzlegames.com/create.html> -- create your own crossword puzzle with up to 20 words
Crossword Puzzles <http://www.teach-nology.com/cgi-bin/crossword.cgi> -- create your own crossword puzzle
Puzzlemaker <http://www.puzzlemaker.com/> -- by DiscoverySchool.com.  With Puzzlemaker, you can make 11 different word puzzles, number puzzles, and mazes to introduce or review vocabulary.  Just enter the words or information that you want to use, and the computer will make the puzzle.
Instant Online Crossword Puzzle Maker <http://www.puzzle-maker.com/CW/>
Authoring Utilities <http://vlc.polyu.edu.hk/Authoring/authorin.htm> -- This Virtual Language Center offers 4 authoring tools (Teacher's tool box) which include multiple choice, cloze maker, browse the text database, and cross word puzzle formats.

Make your own WordScramble <http://www.theteacherscorner.net/printable-worksheets/make-your-own/word-scramble/word-scramble-form.php> -- with some annoying ads
Make your own Word Searches <http://www.theteacherscorner.net/printable-worksheets/make-your-own/word-search/word-search.php>

Audio / Video

Audacity <http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/> -- [1.5Mb] click to download this free, cross-platform software to record, amplify, fade, edit, copy, paste etc; converts audio files to .mp3 format. Download the Lame client in order to process the conversion.
Voicethread <www.voicethread.com> -- an online media album that can hold essentially any type of media (images, documents and videos) and allows people to make comments in 5 different ways - using voice (with a microphone or telephone), text, audio file, or video (with a webcam) - and share them with anyone they wish. A VoiceThread allows group conversations to be collected and shared in one place, from anywhere in the world.
Voxopop <www.voxopop.com> -- an excellent audio discussion board

Surveys

GoogleDocs-Forms -- Web form keeps track of submissions on a spreadsheet that can be downloaded to Excel.
SurveyMonkey <http://surveymonkey.com> -- great survey tool!
Zoomerang <http://www.zoomerang.com> -- free service for creating online surveys

Other Authoring Tools

Evernote <www.evernote.com> -- for note-taking and sharing notes online, setting up folders, and more; for both PC and MAC; see video demos
Engrade <www.engrade.com> -- free online gradiebook for teachers.  List all your classes here; students are given access codes so they can see their grades anytime they want.

Online QR Code Generator <http://onlineqrcodegenerator.com/154/qr-codes-in-the-classroom/> -- Read more about it on the Tourism Tech Corner Web page (Dec. 16, 2010); see also GoQR.Me <http://goqr.me/>;  A QR code can store many types of text information, including a website URL.   
Markin <http://www.cict.co.uk/software/markin/index.htm> -- a program which replaces the traditional teacher's red pen with a complete on-screen marking environment.
Wordstore <http://www.netkonect.net/wida/WDS.exe> -- From WIDA Software.  Click this link to download a demo version of this product.
WordSmith Tools <http://www.lexically.net/wordsmith/>  -- Mike Scott's Web Page with information on WordSmith -- lexical analysis tools

Web Pages

See Free Web Site Creators
Builder.com's Web Design page <http://builder.cnet.com/webbuilding/0-3881.html>
Angelfire <http://angelfire.lycos.com/> by Lycos (templates and FrontPage-enabled pages)
 

Tutorials


Dreamweaver tutorials <http://www.tutorialfind.com/tutorials/macromedia/dreamweaver/>
Element K
<http://www.elementk.com/e-learning/htm/freecourses.asp> -- self-study tutorials
Learn To Type <http://www.learn2type.com/> -- Learn 2 Type is the leading FREE Web site that helps you master the skills of touch-typing.


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