Category Archives: elearning tools

Quizlet – new hotspot style quiz for visual learners

If you haven’t been following Quizlet for a few months then you may not have noticed that they have now included hotspot quiz technology. Simply put, it means that you can create hotspots on a picture – for example a … Continue reading

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Speed up Joomla 3.7.5 – a plugin that made my site crawl

In the past few days a website I administer Kampot-ontheedge.org became painfully slow. I am talking about taking 35 seconds to load any page on the website.  When I tried to get some idea of the problem using GTmetrics it took … Continue reading

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Best settings for Youtube videos

It is probably not an uncommon experience to spend a lot of time trying to make a video  as high a quality as you can, then uploading it to Youtube and being very disappointed. It looks great when you play … Continue reading

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Youtube uploading can choke your internet

Ever find at home that the internet becomes very slow suddenly and for no apparent reason? You guess someone is downloading a movie but no one is. Someone is uploading to Youtube, but that should be okay as it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Even digital natives need help from teachers at times

Just because students look really switched on and masters of their digital world doesn’t mean they can effortlessly adapt to a new app or online program. Teachers can’t assume too much digital expertise and will need to build in the … Continue reading

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Reduce long urls to a click

View this video to see how you can use justpaste.it to reduce a long url to a clickable one. Great for mLearning on phones and tablets. In short: Copy a web link from a website. Go to justpaste.it Write a … Continue reading

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Turn webpages into PDFs

You can use the Print function in Windows to save a webpage as a PDF – but the end result can be quite disappointing with some words missing and formatting all over the place. A better option is to use … Continue reading

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Capture webpages beyond the screen

I love the Snipping Tool that MS Windows supplies. Just select the part of the screen you want to capture, highlight the part you need to, then press the email icon and send it on to the person needing it. … Continue reading

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iPad – teachers and parents in control

Earlier this month I went to a meeting about the introduction of iPads to my children’s secondary school and was astonished regarding how far iPads have progressed in terms of being more suitable for education. I have taught classes with … Continue reading

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Quizizz – more versatile than Quizlet Live or Kahoot

Quizlet Live and Kahoot are great for generating fun quizzes for use in the classroom However, with those quizzes, if you have students that are absent for any reason, they won’t be able to participate and share the same challenge … Continue reading

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