Google Image Search — click on the camera icon inside the search box to upload an image to use in the search.
Google Advanced Search — gives you control over what you're searching for.
- Wolfram Alpha
Wolfram Alpha doesn't just search, it calculates too.
You can ask it questions like
y = mx + c and it will give you answers like this.
- Flickr Image Search
Respecting copyright: Use Flickr to search for images licensed for you to use (using Creative Commons licenses).
You can use Flickr's Advanced Search for more options.
Presentation & Drawing
A different way to present ideas and produce visual aids.
Powerpoint on the web
A great online diagramming tool with lots of digram shapes and clipart pieces. Export to PNG to save.
- Primary Pad
Real-time shared note pads for writing collaborative documents. Based on EtherPad.
- Google Docs
Sign-up for a Google account and get Google Docs. As well as writing your own documents, you can share a Google Doc
with others so you can collaborate on a single document.
A great way to pool and discuss different ideas and then vote on the best.
Flashcards are a really useful revision aid. You can sign up for a free account at studyblue.com and create revision cards. There's a set of ICT-related keywords to get you started. Studyblue also have apps for Apple, Android and Amazon so you can revise on the go.
Use Clockster to time revision sprints.
Search & Sharing
Delicious is a great way to store bookmarks to things that you find on the web.
In delicious you organise things you store with tags, so you can easily group together
bookmarks for a subject or project.
Fed up of typing http://theoxfordacademy.org.uk/News/Galleries/?SSID=4140 ? Instead you can use bit.ly to shorten the link to something like http://bit.ly/YO53Qi.
Web sites that let you program in your browser — without having to download and install development tools.
QuiteBasic is basic, but that's in the name
Python development in the browser
Storage & File Transfer
Online storage is useful for backing up your data or so you can work from different locations. You're less likely to
loose it than a USB stick. It can also be useful for transferring large files from-A-to-B.
- Google Drive
Online storage from Google. Access in a browser or via an app to sync with your device. Integrates with Google docs too.
- Microsoft SkyDrive
Like Google Drive but from Microsoft. You probably have it already if you have a hotmail email account.
Probably the best online storage and synchronising service, but unlike Skydrive and Google Drive there's no ability to edit documents in a browser.
Need to transfer some big files but not need to store them online? Wetransfer is just the thing. Move files upto 2GB for free.
Feedback for students in the classroom
A virtual class wall on the web.
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Other Helpful Resources
- Online OCR
Convert images (like scanned documents) into editable text using this
online Optical Character Recognition (OCR) tool.
- Clip Converter
Convert between different audio and video formats, including some YouTube content.
- Music clips
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