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  • Check that app!


    This new section features online apps which you may find useful in your teaching. Check that app! reviews are written by participants and tutors from our mLearning in Practice online training course, so the apps are tried and tested by real language teachers. Click on the links below to find out more about the app, and suggestions for ways to use it with your own students. We update this section regularly, so come back regularly - or subscribe to our social media channels and the updates will come to you!


    • Animap - a tool to create and view animated maps.
    • Canva - a graphic design and photo editing tool.
    • PhotoFunia - a photo editing tool that can be used in school or from home.
    • EDpuzzle - a web based app which allows you to add questions to video clips.  
    • Flipagram - a mobile app to create short videos.
    • Notegraphya web and mobile app that provides cool designs for sharing text online.


    • Aurasma - an app to view and create augmented reality ‘experiences’.
    • Google Drive, Google Docs, Sheets and Slides apps - an incredibly versatile suite of Google apps for Google Drive.
    • PhraseMazeApp - a fun word puzzle game to study words, phrases or sentences.
    • Decide Now! - a great editable wheel to start the new school term off! 

      A great editable wheel to start the new school term off!
    • Knovio: a teacher tool to share presentations in a classroom setting. 
    • The Phrasal Verbs Machine: an app to practise phrasal verbs.
    • Plickers: a teacher tool to collect poll responses in the classroom. 
    • Tellegami: an app to record your voice or write text for an animated character to speak. 
    • Nearpod: a resource to share presentations interactively. 
    • iStudiez Lite: a planner app for students.



    • Dragon Dictation: a voice-recognition app that enables you to dictate short texts.
    • Flipboard: a magazine-style aggregator. 
    • Popplet: a mind-mapping tool. 
    • AnkiDroid Flashcards: a flashcard program with a difference. 
    • Reflection: an app that enables you to mirror content from your iPhone or iPad onto a computer screen.

  • Tool of the Month

    Tool of the month 

    Every month we feature a free online tool which you may find useful in your teaching. Click on the links below to find out more about the tool, how it works, and suggestions for ways to use it with your own students. You can also download a a pdf file about the tool to take into your training or teacher development sessions. We update this section every month, so come back regularly - or subscribe to our social media and the updates will come to you!


    • Tinychat: create online video chat rooms [ February 2013 ]
    • Infogramcreate online charts and infographics [ January 2013 ]


    • aMap: create visual 'argument maps' [ January 2012 ]
    • Word Dynamo: create vocabulary matching games [ March 2012 ]
    • Pinterest: create online boards for your images and images [ April 2012 ]
    • Google Translator Toolkit: learn how to use a translation machine [ June 2012 ]
    • Poll Everywhere: create polls to share with students [ July 2012 ]
    • Fotobabble: create talking photos by adding narration to an image [ August 2012 ]
    • Screenr: create and share screencasts with students [ September 2012 ]
    • Fakebook: create imaginary profile pages [ October 2012 ]
    • Zotero: create and share an online library for your research sources [ November 2012 ]
    • Storybirdread, create and share stories [ December 2012 ]


    • Glogster: a free multi-media online poster site [ January 2011 ]
    • Voxopop: a free voice recording discussion site [ February 2011 ]
    • PicLits: a free image with word matching site [ March 2011 ]
    • Twitter: a microblogging site [ April 2011 ]
    • Facebook: the famous social networking site [ May 2011 ]
    • Quizlet: a free flashcard site [ June 2011 ]
    • Infographics: visual representations of graphical data [ July 2011 ]
    • MakeBeliefsComix: create your own comic strips [ August 2011 ]
    • Muzy: creative visual blogs [ September 2011 ]
    • FlixTime: video productions from photos & videos [ October 2011 ]
    • Jog The Web: create annotated web guides [ November 2011 ]
  • Workshop Resources & Handouts


    We are regularly invited to give conference presentations and workshops around the world. You can find our workshops resources and handouts in this section. All of these resources and handouts are publicly available and can be reused under Creative Commons (see the bottom of this page for more on this).


  • Newsletter archive


    Our Teaching with Technology Newsletter keeps you up to date with the latest developments in online education and teaching with technology. Covering a variety of topics, and based on current research, we bring you the newest thinking and the most recent practical pedagogical developments. Browse the archive, which dates back to 2005.

  • Note on copyright

    The following Creative Commons license applies to these resources:

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    Based on a work at www.theconsultants-e.com.
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