Popular web tools that can be embedded

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There’s a gazillion cool online tools nowadays and many provide code that you can use to embed what you’ve found or created into your blog posts, pages or added to text widgets in your blog sidebar.

Refer to the following instructions to embed:

  1. Embedding media including slides, quizzes, comic strips, poll into posts and pages
  2. Embedding videos from video sharing websites into posts and pages
  3. Embedding Flickr, YouTube, Tweets, and more with a URL
  4. Adding a Voki speaking avatar to your blog’s sidebar

Below’s a list of tools to get you started:

Audio Hosting Websites

Here’s some of the popular site used by educators who want to embed their audio within embedded players rather than uploading them directly to posts as links:

  1. Audio Boo - check out these Audio Boos used for practicing Grammar.
  2. SoundCloud - check out  these embedded SoundClouds.
  3. Vocaroo - here’s an example of Vocaroo used for teaching reading Fluency.

Brainstorming Tools

  1. AnswerGarden – is a word cloud site that collects words and phrases.   Great for brainstorming, collecting ideas, feedback etc.  Check out this AnswerGarden embedded in a blog post or here’s another.
  2. Bubbl.us – used to create color brainstorms and mind maps.
  3. Wallwishers - an online notice board creator.  It’s a really fast and easy way to create engaging activities to use with students.  Learn more about Wallwisher here.

Curation tools

  1. Livebinders – create online binders.  Learn more about using Livebinder with students here and read how Livebinder can be used on iPads here.
  2. Scoop.it - easily curate engaging magazines.  Here’s a Scoop-it embedded in a blog post.
  3. Storify – curate your own stories from photos, video, tweets, what people post on social media sites and your own narration.  Here’s a Storify in a blog post and how you can use it with students.

Comic and Cartoon Tools

  1. Bitstrips – here’s a BitStrop embedded in a blog post.  Learn more about Bitstrips with students here.
  2. ToonDoo – here’s a ToonDoo embedded in a blog post.  Learn more about using ToonDoo with students here.

Poll and Survey tools

  1. Google Forms - here’s how to create a self grading Quiz using Google docs
  2. PollDaddy – Here’s a PollDaddy embedded in a blog post.
  3. PollEverywhere

Presentation Tools

  1. AuthorStream -  - A site where you can host your presentations and share with others. Check out this Authorstream embedded in a blog post here!
  2. Fotobabble – lets  you create a talking photo.  Excellent for speaking practising.  Here is an example of a Fotobabble or check out links in comments here.
  3. Glogster – lets you combine images, video, music, photos and audio to create interactive posters.   Here’s Glogster’s embedded in a blog post.  Learn more about using Glogster with students here.
  4. Google Docs
  5. Prezi – is an online presentation and story telling tool that uses a single canvas instead of traditional series of slides.  The images, text, videos and other objects are placed on the canvas and users can zoom in and out.  Here’s a Prezi embedded in a blog post.
  6. SlideShare – A site where you can host your presentations and share with others.  Ideal for those who want to embed Presentations in their posts and websites rather than upload their PowerPoints directly and insert as a link.  It’s also an excellent site for locating Presentations created by others.  Check out a SlideShare embedded in a blog post here!
  7. Scribd – allows you to upload your MS Word documents, PDFs, PowerPoints and then share them within an embedded viewer on your blog.  Here’s an example of a Scribd embedded in a blog post – check out the Scribd as it contains cool tips for backing up your blog!
  8. VoiceThreads – Creates an interactive slideshow using images or videos.  Allows others to leave comments on each photo by adding text, audio or video.  You can check out the VoiceThread in our post for advanced bloggers.
  9. Voki – allows you to create talking avatars.  Excellent for speaking practise and engaging students.  Here’s a Voki embedded in a blog post.

Slide Show Tools

  1. BookR – Super easy slide show maker.
  2. Flickr – Flickr is a PhotoSharing website for hosting and sharing your photos online.   SlideShows of photo sets or tags can be embedded into blog posts.
  3. PhotoPeach – lets you quickly upload photos to make great looking slideshows and even simple quizzes. Here’s a PhotoPeach embedded in a blog post and here’s instructions for creating PhotoPeach quizzes.

Quiz Creation tools

  1. QuizRevolution – allows you to quickly create quizzes with images and/or videos.
  2. PhotoPeach – lets you quickly upload photos to make great looking slideshows and even simple quizzes. Here’s a PhotoPeach embedded in a blog post and here’s instructions for creating PhotoPeach quizzes.

Video Creation Tools

  1. Animoto – great site for quickly creating professional looking videos from your images.  Here’s an Animoto embedded in a blog post.  Learn more about using Animoto with students here.
  2. xtranormal – lets you create 3D animated videos.  Here’s an xtranormal embedded in a blog post.

Video Hosting Websites

Here’s some of the popular site used by educators who want to embed their videos within embedded players rather than uploading them directly to posts as links.

  1. Blip TV
  2. Vimeo
  3. YouTube

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