101 Days of Free Tech for Teachers, Day 92 Organize and share ideas with Ideaflip. Individuals can add and connect ideas with shapes, lines, and text that are organized into a visual outline, or concept map. These maps can be used for any project in collaborative brainstorming sessions or as a way to create an outline. The text from your concept map can even be exported out and put into a more traditional outline format. Ideaflip works across desktop and tablet devices and can be accessed from anywhere so your ideas can be updated in real-time.
How We Decide Which Free Tech Tools to Feature
Yup, there are thousands of apps, tools, services, websites, and other offerings — many free — designed for teachers and students. So, how do we sort through all of those to feature the ones which are most useful and interesting? Well… we start by sorting through thousands of these things… then we talk to the presenters in the SimpleK12 Teacher Learning Community and watch their videos closely… then we talk to many of the members in the Teacher Learning Community, teachers just like you who are using these apps and tools day in and day out. We’ve been doing this for over 30 years and have, in that time, developed a sense for what’s good and bad. Have we missed something that we should feature here? Most certainly. So, let us know in the Comments section what we should take a look at and we’ll throw ’em into the hopper.
Carolina Fransen is the EdTech Apps and Tools Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms. If you have an app, tool, website, or service that you think we should know about, please send your information or tip to email@example.com.
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