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.