It is time for our third installment of great FREE educational software picks. If you have missed our first two blogs be sure to go back and check out the great software packages that we’ve already been discussing. I would love to hear comments from anyone who downloaded these great finds on what you think of these freebies!
Wikispaces is designed to be usable for everyone. A visual editor was built that lets you see the layout and design of your page while you’re editing it. No technical knowledge required. All you need is a web browser and an Internet connection. Members can create pages and spaces without undue restrictions or rules. Guests can edit pages without creating an account. Wiki pages are fully internationalized, so you can contribute content in any language you like. WikiSpaces takes care of hosting, backups, and upgrades so you don’t have to. All of the services are free to try and we don’t ask for any of your personal information up front. Totally free for educators and there is a free basic plan for public wikis for business, nonprofits, and Individuals. For the teacher Wikispaces makes managing your class a breeze, with tools to handle day-to-day work and features to tackle the special activities you’ve only dreamed of. http://www.wikispaces.com/
For the ipad or iphone (but works on all desktop computers running Flash)
Whether you are a teacher in a formal classroom, a home schooling parent, or just want to supplement what your child is already learning you will love Educreations. Educreations is a global community where anyone can teach what they know and learn what they don’t. Educreations is a recordable interactive whiteboard that captures your voice and handwriting to produce amazing video lessons that you can share online. Students and colleagues can replay your lessons in any web browser, or from within our app on their iPads. You don’t have to have an ipad to take advantage of this great FREE software package. You can also create lessons using our online whiteboard, which works in any browser that supports flash. http://www.educreations.com/
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