Tools for Teachers

Aqui disponibilizamos ideias de aplicativos, webpages e ferramentas tecnológicas que podem ser bem aproveitadas na sala de aula.
Canva is a relatively young design startup that already has more than 10 million users worldwide and growing fast. We’ve put together this resource because our users found it useful and we thought your readers might enjoy it too. These are simple, ready-to-use templates within a drag-and-drop, design software that’s completely online and free to use.
Great tool to make Infographics. Tell stories and present the data using infographics. Definitely a visual stimulator for students
Free leveled news, primary sources, and more, with standards-aligned formative assessments. Great for reading input.
PrimaryPad is a web-based word processor designed for schools that allows pupils and teachers to work together in real-time. Great for collaborative writing.

Make Beliefs
Make your own comic strip. Get your students writing and develop their creativity.
Create and share online magazine. Transform your PDF’s into flipping magazines. Great for projects.
is a free electronic publishing platform for magazines, catalogs, and newspapers

Big Huge
Create your own poster, magazine cover, motivational text! Just get down and be creative.
Create, Print or Publish Personal Newspapers for Any Cause, Event or Occasion. Templates available for special events. Check it out! Create for projects ,too.

Engage students with interactive videos. Create and share engaging interactive images, videos and 360° photos for teaching and learning.
Using mind maps to get your students to think and learn visually.
TitanPad is a nice, real time, online document editing and collaboration tool that helps you quickly collaborate on text documents with your team.
Wallwisher is an Internet application that allows students to post their thoughts on a common topic using electronic sticky notes on a shared digital wall. Students can type a maximum of 160 characters per electronic sticky note that can incorporate an image, audio or video using the appropriate web address link

This is a great resource to create comic strips using the language you are teaching or to have your students create their own comic strips. It is easy to use and the free version is very resourceful.

This webpage has been around for a while and it is perfect for practicing yes/ no questions, as it offers input and demands good written comprehension. It can be used as a preparation to play twenty questions. It requires a lower intermediate level of language, due to the different kinds of questions presented.

Facebook page – Humans of New York - Facebook has a number of pages that can bring interesting input for writing lessons and even class debates. Humans of New York is a FB page and website that brings the stories of ordinary people who are photographed everyday by the page founder. With the visual input and the simple subtitles from the pictures, you can create activities for any language level.

This app allows students to create their avatars and record a message that can be up to 30 seconds long in the free version and up to 90 seconds long in the premium version (US$3,99). It is perfect for assessing students’ fluency and pronunciation skills, and it can be used to help students practice presentations and speeches. You can also create your own avatar and send your students gamis with instructions, feedbacks, or even lesson wrap-ups.

Dragon Dictation This voice recognition app allows students to practice their pronunciation skills by saying words and sentences that are accurate enough for the app to recognize and write.

The Big
This app is part of Richmond’s The Big Picture learning platform. It features pictures in which students have to find specific situations given and score points as they do. This challenging and fun game can be used with other resources, such as WhatsApp, in order to have a group online competition, for example.

Story Bird
This amazing community for readers, writers, and illustrators, offers the opportunity to read a number of books written and illustrated by anonymous artists, as well as to write your own books. Use it with your older students in writing assignments and as a virtual library with your younger ones.
The software for presentations is not only easy to use, but it also allows more interaction between the members of a group when preparing a presentation. With Prezi, you can share presentations with other members, allow your friends to co-edit presentations with you, include narrations, pictures, choose the type of presentation from a number of models, and much more.

Nearpod -
This software and app enables you to create or download presentations and interact with your audience while controlling their activity in real time. The greatest advantages to it are: it enables students interact with you during the presentation, not to mention the fact it enables you to assess students’ work in real time.

WhatsApp – The app can be used to create a group of students. You use it to upload videos, assignments, questions they can discuss along the day, etc. WhatsApp can also be used together with another app, as shown during our workshop.

You can download this interactive board to your tablet and prepare your classes using your voice, pictures, drawings, etc. This resource is particularly useful when you want to prepare a flipped classroom in which students have to study the contents before practicing in the classroom. Their website features boards for all kinds of topics and subjects, so students do not need to have a tablet to access your boards.

Peanut gallery
Create videos and animations. You can add captions to old movies clips and share the clips with your friends.

Dictation system on Google
You can use the magic of speech recognition to write e-mails, narrate essays without touching the keyboard.

Google street and map
Student interacts using real time maps. Have students find themselves around their own town or a new town.

Google cultural Institute
Discover collections and exhibitions all around the world. Have a virtual tour of a specific museum with your students.

Tools for telling interactive nonlinear stories.

A great tool for treasure hunts. Play treasure hunt with your students and surprise them!

Class craft
Classcraft helps teachers manage, motivate and engage their students by transforming their classroom into a role-playing game.

Trace effects
Game based for students to learn by failing.

Classroom tools and activity generator for teachers.

QR generator.

Build fake facebook, twitter accounts, iphone texts and have fun with yuor students using the language for description and creating dialogs.

Generate iphone texts.

Photos that talk. Insert mouth movements to fotos.

Enhance classroom discussions over digital tools.

Hot potatoes software
Great activity generator for teachers.

Popcorn maker
Split your vídeos to insert activities.

Learning with vídeos.

Interactive video platform.

Free audio and podcast generator.

Game based platform for learning.

sketching noting for beginners.

Create animated vídeos and presentations.