Student Friendly Tools

Here is a list of programmes that can be used by students and classes to brainstorm ideas, enhance presentations or as alternative ways to communicate ideas.

Chemsketch:  A program that draws molecules, names organic molecules, and provides a template with a variety of science apparati. The program is very useful for both chemistry and biology.

Mathtype:  A program that allows you to type equations and present calculations. The program integrates with Word and both Windows and Mac . A 30-day trial version of the full program is followed by a “lite” version that is still very useful.

Padlet:  Words That Stick — online notice board maker.

Pixlr:  Free open source image editor

Pixton: Provides an opportunity to create comics using characters, scenes, objects.

Popplet:  A format to organize your thoughts (functions on an iPad or other web enabled device).

Prezi:  A cloud-based presentation resource.

Slideshare:  Share presentations, documents, and videos.

SurveyMonkey:  Use for surveys, quizzes and much more.

Timeglider:  Create timelines online.

TitanPad:  Several people can work on one document simultaneously.

Twiddla:  A Meeting Playground — can mark up websites, graphics and photos or start brainstorming on a blank canvas.

Wordle:  Beautiful Word Clouds — generates “word clouds” from text that you provide.