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OneBox – save your attachments into cloud storage automatically

OneBox is a new cloud services. The concept is OneBox connect your email account and your cloud-based storage services. Once  a new email appears in your account, it will automatically save the attachments into your cloud-based storage, like Dropbox.

Sounds good? Yes, I try it and feel really convenient!

See How’s work:

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1) Click ” Try it Now!”

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2) Choose the cloud services that you have already signed up.

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3) Get the right to access your “Box”.

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4) Then, connect your email account. You can add more than 1 email account. That is, you can connect more than 1 Gmail account.

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5) Get the right to access

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6) If you want to save your email storage, click this on. OneBox can replace your account’s attachment as link. You can turn off later.

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7) If you stop using OneBox, you can follow the steps below.

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After using OneBox, your attachments directly drop into your cloud storage. That means it’s automatically sync to your desktop! Must try!

 

 

FlipQuiz – Gameshow-style boards

FlipQuiz – it’s a new online services for teachers to create the quiz.

Just having a quick try, it satisfied for me! As Flipquiz is easy to use, sign up then all gets to work!

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You can simply enter your board’s name. Entering the question and answer, the rest leave it to Flipquiz. All done in a second!

Then you can login in any devices PC/MAC, iPad or Android to start your board and review what you talk with students!

 

The Playground of Mathematics

The Playground of Mathematics – it’s an online service about math exercise. You can choose your language (13 types)  to do the exercises in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

playground math - home After you choose your right languages at the top of website, you can start your exercise.

playground math - typeAlso, you can set the difficulty on different types of math.

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After all the settings done, you can do your exercise via keyboard or just through the web!

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Application for Education

Just a quick try of the web. I really love this web so much. Easy to use and helpful. You can use it right on your desktop or mobile devices. And, it’s free!

Picozu – online Photo editor with layer support

Picozu – it’s a new online image editor which is support layer!

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Application for Education

After a short trial, I feel really awesome about this online service. If you know how to use Photoshop, you should give a try with free.

After you edited your image, you can save as various kinds of image format.  That’s good for teachers and students to handle their stuff.

Flaticon – Free vectors icons

Flaticon – it can download Free vector icons in a second.

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It divided into 33 categories for you to choose the icons.

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All you have to do is choose the right one. You can download as “svg” or “png” Which can use it in illustrator or Photoshop. Or, you can download it both.

Also, you can click “trending icons” to see what icons are in trend. Really convenient for us.

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Application for Education

This is suitable for students to handle their homework with license  free. Really Great!

 

 

DeskConnect – Transfer your files between Mac and IOS

DeskConnect – it’s a new service to transfer your files, like photos, doc, Websites, to your Mac or iDevices.

The workflow is really simple: 1) installs the app from Mac store on your Mac  2) install the app from App Store.

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The advantages of DeskConnect is Free and convenient. No need to upgrade to IOS 7 but has the same functions on AirDrop.

After a short try, I like its speed which is really fast.

Application for Education

Teachers can use this app to transfer the files to students easily. I used this app to share the “Flash” content to my students’ devices and open it from “Puffin” directly!

DictaNote – Dict your voice in Note

DictaNote – It is an online editor to type your text , insert the pictures. But this services not just that simple, it can turn your voice into test function!

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Before you want the system to turn your voice into text. You should change the settings before.

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The result is really amazing: fast and accurate!

Check this out! You will love it!

 

QuestBase – online multi-platform assessment system

QuestBase  provided an online assessment platform. It supports various platforms: PC, Mac, Linux, Android, IOS, etc.

Teachers need to sign up an account. It used to create the test and questions through their platform.

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This platform can let you create many types of question: MC/ True & False, Fill-in-the-blank, Essay, etc.

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This platform support chinese characters(view only, not support printed version)  and the most important features: Equation!

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After you key in all the questions, you can output as online test (multi-platform), or print it as traditional test paper.

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Then you can prepare to publish the online test.

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After you finished the online test. You can “double-click” the online test that you prepared. You can find the “pin” cod e for students to join in. Student can go to QuestBase website. Type in the right “Pin” code and start the online test.

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Application for Education

Teachers can be used to create an online test for student for  Free. Easy to use and can output as traditional test paper. Awesome!

 

 

 

 

 

Sketchlot – create & share sketches

Sketchlot – A new web 2.0 services that you can create , share your sketch to others. But this tool is specially designed for educational use. It can also support share student’s sketch to peer (all  or selected) or teachers!

The flow is : teacher needs to sign up account, add students account (just need name and password).

Then, teacher can create his/her sketchlot first, then pass share and choose the selected student to share. After it, students will received the teacher’s sketch or student can create their own piece and share to peer.

All flow can be done within the browser. Really good for school in teaching!

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1) Create teacher’s account, remember need to create a “class code” with letter and number.

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2) Then you will see a control panel. Now, you should create student list.

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3) Student account password can be same on saving. But I did not recommend the same password as you can’t access it except the first student.

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4) Create your own sketch , then press share sketch button.

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5) Student can use browser to login into sketchlot website (using class code you assigned and students password). If students share their own sketch to you. You will see them on the control panel( refresh the browser in case no can’t see anything).

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Application for Education

Teachers can use them inside the classroom. I just found that you can use it on “Nearpod” share function. It works well.

 

 

KS Office – shareplay your presentation

Today I test an APP which is come from Kingsoft software. This company probably a china company which is famous on Office Suite called “Kingsoft office professional 2013“. The main functions of this software can edit or create documents like doc, xls and ppt. That is doing same functions of Microsoft office – with free or cheapest price.

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But now, I told that APPS is used on IOS/ Android. Let’s see what it can do:

1) Video Play in PPT is unique to Kingsoft

2) support  cloud storage

3) share play function

4) High compatibility with Microsoft Office PPT

5) Optimized for iPhone 5

6) more functions

After several times to use, I really like the function of “shareplay”. This function support “play” your presentation in different devices at the same time. Some post like this said that It only support 6 devices in total. More than 6, you should need a projector. Other apps can have “share” function like slideshark. But it only has presenter vs audience mode – 1 control many. But inside this Kingsoft (PPT for IOS free) apps, all audience and presenter. That means you can control (move forward and backward) and draw note after you join the presentation. Really smooth and clever!

Below it’s a video about this function on Android:

Btw, This is a free apps.

 

ABCya Animate – Create GIF online

ABCya! Animate  – It’s powered by ABCya.com. They launched an online animation engine to create GIF easily.

All you have is : a browser with Flash support (sorry for iPad, except Puffin browser).

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The UI is wonderful. Really attractive to students. You can draw with pen, type your text, paste with stickers. Also, you can copy the pervious frame to create your GIF. All functions in one UI with easy control.

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After that, you can save it as GIF. Here is my examples:

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Application for Education

No sign up with easy tools to create your own GIF. Great for students to explore their creativity!

Nearpod Business – Launched!

Nearpod Business launched at  July, 2013. A new and enhanced version of  Nearpod for Education.

It still free. All features can be used on Nearpod Business version. Yes! Would you  see the bright point? Yes, all features! If you an old user of  Nearpod (mostly of us less than 1-year using), you might know that both “sideshow” & “Browse the Internet” can’t use for Free user. It just provided several times to use under free account.

But now, Nearpod Business version, you can use it ! Thanks Nearpod Team.

Besides, this Nearpod Team gives us “On Demand” and “Live” functions. “Live” likes the pervious “Launch” function. You can control audience.  But this time free account only support 3 per session (like 3 students).

For “On demand” , you can share via email / pin to audience up to 100 per month. That’s really flexible for presenter. Also, the audience can view the NPP(Nearpod presentation) by themselves. i.e. no control functions like “Homework for education Nearpod version”.

This version supports “web app”. That means you can “join session” via PC/MAC. As this features only included on school account when it’s at Nearpod for Education Version. I have no idea when they switch back. Hope that this feature can keep it forever. I use it from September last year to now. Nearpod Team work very hard of it and always gives us surprise. Love Nearpod and their hard work!

 

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ExamTime – Personal study platfrom

Today, I heard about this online platform – ExamTime. Just testing in a short time, I found that it’s seems, mostly likely a self-study platform. But, of course, it supports peer-to-peer co-learning.

This platform let create MindMap, Quiz, flashcard for learning.

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As this site only in beta stage, that means not many functions can be select. Maybe give a try after it lunched.

 

GoSoapBox – onilne student response system

GoSoapBox is a web services that gives you a system to communicate with your students.

After sign up and confirm your email. You can “create your room”  to students. Then you can create some poll or questions. The most interesting thing about GoSoapBox is you and your students can ask questions immediately right on the  browser. It makes you might answer the questions during your teaching!

It supports chinese  characters in the questions but not in create room.

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After give a try today, I think sounds good about the concepts, but a bit difficult to use – always swap when create the room/questions.

If you want this services, you may give a try it.

 

Haniboi – Show your words with them

Haniboi – This online services come from Taiwan. The concept is really simple.

All you have to do is “type your word” , then the cartoon men will show your word immediately.

You can download as “square” and “Facebook banner” size.

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After you enter your word, you can change the background colour, download it or share to Facebook / Twitter.

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Here is my word “Welcome to my blog!”

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Popcorn Maker – Mix online video just a second

Popcorn maker let you “mix” online video (like YouTube and Vimeo) with several tools.

All jobs can do it online. No installation needed.

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1) Just click ” start a project”.

2) Add “media” from online video source (like YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, HTML5 videos)

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3) you can edit the video by “mute” video and audio output of this video. Amazing! I can make my own Music Video!!

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4) Then, you need to add pop-up, text, etc to your video.

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5) Be careful! If you want the pop-up or text show above on your clip. You must rearrange the “Layer” order. (I.e. Video is at the bottom.)

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6) After all your creation, you can sign in and save your project.

7) You can share and email your stuff to your friend.

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Application for Education

It’s free to edit and mix your video. You can embed your stuff on your blog. It’s good for students to present their work!