This post is part of the #EdublogsClub – a group of educators and edtech enthusiasts that blog around a common theme each week. Simply write a post and share it to join in, or sign up to receive email reminders of each new prompt.
Many of the web tools and services that we use in our personal and professional lives don’t cost us anything. From Twitter to Google Apps to Wikipedia, we’ve become accustomed to not paying money for most of what we do on the internet. And that includes teaching and learning resources and sites we may use with our students.
Prompt: Write a post about free web tools.
Here are some ideas or topics you may wish to include:
- Share your absolute favorite free web tool and discuss why
- Write a ‘how-to’ post on using a free tool
- Do a review in a category of multiple free web tools – for example, compare 3 web tools for photo editing
- Discuss any thoughts or experiences you have about free web services
- Talk about a time when a free service you were using shut down
We are moving into the second month of the #EdublogsClub, can you believe it!?
Feel free to leave any questions or feedback in the comments below, or contact us if you’d prefer. We’re happy to hear any prompt ideas too! Our goal is to make this as useful and enjoyable as possible for all 🙂
I have a secret that I can’t quite spill the beans about just yet. But it is going to be big, and there is a bit of a hint about what it might be hidden in this prompt. You won’t have to wait but around 48 hours from the time I post this for you to know what I’m referring to, promise.
58 thoughts on “Free Web Tools – #EdublogsClub Prompt 5”
Thanks for all of the amazing free web-tools. I have been playing on the computer not getting any work done!!! Here’s my tool, but it doesn’t exist anymore. I loved it:
Running out of time on this one – been thinking, thinking, thinking, about free web tools for this latest prompt – there are many I use off and on but…then there is this post I wrote in 2014 when I was first hooked into twitter chats – what better way to run a staff meeting? Read it here: http://joprestia.edublogs.org/2014/11/18/5-reasons-some-staff-meetings-should-be-tweetchats/
twitter hashtag: @JoPrestia
Sharing for prompt #5 Web Tools. Looking forward to reading and gaining new free web tools. Here is my short list of free resources I like for my science classes. https://carmsci.wordpress.com/2017/02/05/web-tool-resources-free-favorites-list/
Keep on blogging
Hi there ! Here it is, my post for prompt number 5: https://goo.gl/1ZlYTD
Hope you like it…
Twitter handle: @angrabe
Here is my “How to” style post for using a free digital worksheet creator. http://mrstinaschmidt.edublogs.org/2017/02/04/favorite-free-web-tool-wizer-me/
My ode to Goodreads! https://readersbeadvised.wordpress.com/2017/02/04/free-tools/
I have another tech post in the works, but this one on Quizlet Live (that I wrote last month) fits the prompt much better… https://julieconlon.com/2017/01/07/crush-tests-not-candy/
Here’s the post I had been planning for this week, that sort of ties into the weekly prompt: https://julieconlon.com/2017/02/04/how-to-create-better-worksheets-one-simple-shortcut/ Although it’s not a “web” tool, it is a tech tool that most teachers have access to in one form or another!
Thank you, Ronnie, for starting this club and getting me going.
Post number 5. Yay! Almost caught up, just one more to go 🙂 http://knitalrow.edublogs.org/2017/02/04/tgftt-thank-god-for-free-tech-tools/
I have a question for Ronnie. Are we supposed to use the hashtag for our blog post tags? Are tags with a # handled differently than those without one?
The #EdublogsClub tag is probably most useful on Twitter. It certainly can’t hurt to tag your post with the same. There are some users here that use feed readers like feedly, and searching for that tag will help them filter and find posts to read. Does that help? 🙂
Sue Wyatt is subscribing to blog posts using the feed from the category #EdublogsClub in Feedly. Assigning the category #EdublogsClub when you publish a post will also make it easier to find the posts later.
I’d been wanting to examine digital curation tools more and this week’s prompt forced my to look at the whole gamut–the ones I already had and new ones I discovered. So, after 3 days of reading and looking, I’m no closer than I was before–in fact now I have more work to explore the options! Oh well, at least I was able to use my new Teacher’s Guide to Tech!
Here’s my blog entry: http://lookingbackward.edublogs.org/2017/02/03/looking-forward-2-free-digital-curation-tools/
Love this prompt! Can’t wait to see what everyone else is blogging about too!
I heart free tools! Here are my favorite four!
I am a huge fan of Google for Education tools!
Emily, I honestly don’t know how we worked in education before Google! Love your post.
Good Morning Ronnie and Edublogs!
I am LOVING this experience! The prompts are varied and interesting to me and I like having the freedom to experiment with length, depth, and mediums. The ‘forced blogging’ that comes with this commitment is making me a better blogger. Who knows, maybe as I continue to read and be enriched by my new Edublog colleagues, it’s making me a better woman as well!
Happy Thursday and thank you for inviting us into this experience!
Thank you so much, Catherine, for the kind words. It is great to hear! I hope that the experience continues to only get better as we go through the year 🙂
Responding to this prompt made me appreciate the free tools I’m using to make my life and work better:
Well, I’m happy to say that I’m on top of this week’s post. But I’ve yet to finish and post last week’s prompt. This week’s post is a list of productivity tools I regularly use.
lino looks like such fun. Thanks for sharing. BrP
Here’s my 2 cents, such as it is. You know it’s funny. I don’t ever really think about the free web tools I use every single day. Thanks for making me ponder this.
Here is this week’s response, via the lost tool lens. Hopefully you will also catch the pop culture references…
Quick to get this prompt written up and you will see why in the post. http://www.xpress360.net.au/blog/2017/02/01/free-web-tools/
I love the Padlet embedded into the post with the little “pad” for the viewer to directly add something to the padlet. Can you share how you were able to do that? BrP
I have added a couple of links on the padlet on my blog post showing how to create and embed a padlet.
I love Padlet. Thanks for reminding me of it’s incredible usefullness!
Link to Prompt 5 Web2 tools. A page I had created whilst undertaking another blog challenge. http://cathtemple.edublogs.org/web2-tools/
I had previously created a page for web2 tools I had used whilst teaching. This is the link for prompt 5 – http://cathtemple.edublogs.org/web2-tools/
Good point, that would be horrible news and announcing “big” news sounds happier! I will rest easier!
I’m not sure I am liking this riddle. Please don’t tell us the “hint” is in the part about a service shutting down. 🙁
While I can’t confirm nor deny anything, that is certainly not news I would be happy to share! 😉