Online classroom tools

TOP 20 or so  FAVOURITE CLASSROOM TOOLS  (click here for a pdf version of this page)

Classtools.net Countdown Timers, word randomizers, and a wealth of other resources – online; www.classtools.net       The Fakebook and Twister features are definitely worth considering for creative homeworks
Triptico IWB resources – scoreboards, word spinners, ‘Find 10’ game. The best is Word Magnets which lets you drag words around to make sentences or position pupils’ names on a grid. Now requires a subscription
Random word picker There’s a randomizer here: http://primaryschoolict.com/random-name-selector/ Google: primary school Ict.com + random name picker. (works best on Chrome).   Classtools.net is also Ok (see above).
Blockbusters grid Use Teachers Direct – Quizbusters: http://www.teachers-direct.co.uk/resources/quiz-busters/
Discovery education   puzzle maker http://www.discoveryeducation.com/free-puzzlemaker/?CFID=10859949&CFTOKEN=11282119
textscrambler Try this: http://www.rjwoerheide.com/scramble.php   Iconscrabble creates cool IT style icon fonts with short words
Text reverser http://www.togglecase.com/   (also contains other tools like case converter, vowel remover space remover, etc)     Also www.textmechanic.com
Sandfield school Flash resources http://www.npted.org/schools/sandfieldsComp/games/Pages/default.aspxGoogle: Sandfields Comp IWB resources
Countdown timer http://www.online-stopwatch.com/bomb-countdown/       includes bomb etc
Wheel spinner www.wheeldecide.com   – make your own wheel spinner random selector – could be useful for picking pupils, topics, keywords, verb forms
Textivate Input short text and textivate creates various exercises : gap fills, sequencing etc. Subscription needed
Classic Arcade games http://www.classicgamesarcade.com/  Play these retro games as a reward / incentive – great for motivating the disenchanted outsiders. Arkanoid and Mini putt are my favourites
Graffiti creator http://www.graffiticreator.net/             Only one or two words at a time but is amazing – good for display work
online- stopwatch Lots of onscreen timers; count up is easy. It took me ages to work out countdown timer. So, to set 1 minute: key in 1, then 0 then 0 again. This shifts to the ‘1’ two spaces to the left   www.online-stopwatch.com
Countdown timer See above   www.online-stopwatch.com
Speaking clock (French) Horloge parlante   www.horlogeparlante.com
Online dice roller http://dice.miniwebapps.net/
Word dice http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html#looksay2 lets you input words on 2 dice but you can’t save- so you have to do it live
scoreboards See     www.barryfunenglish.com   then Tools : scoreboards (seems to be the only free content on site)
Akinator Just pure fun. Guessing game.   Good for understanding questions & vocab. A multi-language guess-who/ guess what    http://en.akinator.com
gapfill generator

http://random-idea-english.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/tools-gapfill-generator.html   Easier to use than it appears – enter text, add square brackets round the words to disappear. Click generate. Can be done on screen or printed.   Google: English + random idea + gapfill generator

 

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