Another tool that I found (though not from the list) is one that I discovered via my Google Reader account, from Free Technology for Teachers. The tool is called Blubbr. Blubbr offers free accounts that can be created with an email address, or linked to Facebook or Twitter. After having created an account, a user can then create interactive video trivia-style games using videos already available. The teacher (or student) just needs to create the questions. For example, my French 1 students are studying fashion vocabulary now. I searched “la mode” and found videos of fashion shows in France. Using clips of no more than 20 seconds, I simply added multiple-choice questions about what different people were wearing in each clip. To see my game, click here or press play below.
A bonus tool that I found via my Google Reader account is For All Rubrics, an online rubric site that interacts with iPads and allows the user to import rubrics already created in .xls format. I have been searching for an app that does this and had not yet found a free one that was not associated with a specific LMS (not the one that my system uses). Accounts are free for teachers. I have not yet played with it much but will do so soon. Once I do, I will report what I find.
What is your favorite tool that you have or found?