Many schools don't allow students to use web tools that require logins or students may not be the appropriate age for some blogging sites. You can use Blogger to create a class web site that will allow students to email posts and or pictures to the class blog by using their email account or a parents email account. No login required.
If you are new to blogging you might want to consider creating a "sandbox" blog. A "sandbox" blog is a blog that you keep private so that you can practice and experiment with blogging until you are ready to go live and share with an audience.
Learning how to program with Scratch introduces computing and Computer Science to a younger audience using the Scratch programming environment. Students who are interested in learning how to program on their computer will love Scratch. Students will be able to make connections between computing, Computer Science, and Mathematics, while having fun learning how to create computer games. Scratch helps make learning to program fun and intuitive. Scratch is free and it's used by millions of people around the world. It's a visual drag-drop language that eliminates many of the tedious details that get in the way so there is less typing and more experimentation. Scratch also supports sharing and collaboration so you can share and work with other people. The Scratch website contains millions of programs created by kids. Check out Scratch to share with your students.
Formative assessment is a powerful tool for teachers. Infuse Learning is a lot like Socrative and can be used as a free virtual learner response system. Both of these learning tools work great in they BYOT environment. Socrative allows for multiple choice, true/false, and short answer while InfuseLearning allows for True/False, Multiple Choice, Sort and Order, Text Response, Numeric Response, Likert Scale, and Draw Response. (Check out Infuse Link and Infuse Draw - Awesome!)
Both programs allow you to ask questions on the fly. Socrative comes with pre-made quizzes and also allows teachers to share quizzes. Both programs allow you to create your own quizzes. Socrative and InfuseLearning both run web based while Socrative also has an app. InfuseLearning does now work well in Internet Explorer.
You can't go wrong with either program for formative assessment in your classroom. Take time to check out both InfuseLearning and Socrative, your students will thank you for it.
Aurasma app is a new way to see and interact with the world. Aurasma is available on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Aurasma is an augmented reality app that’s changing the way that classroom displays can come alive. Adding an effortless way to make displays more interactive and improving an otherwise unchanged way of displaying students’ work and information within the classroom. Aurasma is the only application that lets you create and share your own augmented reality. Which is one of the reasons why Aurasma is such an excellent app to engage students in the learning environment.
Using the simple tools within the app, you can create your own Auras (as above) and share them with other Aurasma users and therefore anybody with the app can view the Auras that you make. This can lead to some awesome interactive displays. If you do not wish to make your own then you can choose from thousands of digital animations already on the platform.
There are so many ways in which this app could be used in education...