ICT in Education/Software
Software and Web Resources
- 1 Education portals
- 2 Game based learning
- 3 Free online file storage
- 4 Survey tools
- 5 Reference management tools
- 6 Journal and research databases
- 7 Free and open source software for quantitative data analysis
- 8 SWOT Online
- 9 Online voting (polling) tools
- 10 Free office applications
- 11 Project management software
- 12 Collaboration tool
- 13 Productivity tools
- 14 Create Mind maps
- 15 Useful external projects
- 16 Plagiarism check software
Education portals consists of web sites for education resources. You can access to plenty of valuable resources.
Wikipedia is a collaboratively edited, multilingual, free Internet encyclopedia that is supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Volunteers worldwide collaboratively write Wikipedia's 30 million articles in 287 languages, including over 4.5 million in the English Wikipedia. Anyone who can access the site can edit almost any of its articles, which on the Internet comprise(sorce:Wikipedia is a collaboratively edited, multilingual, free Internet encyclopedia that is supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Volunteers worldwide collaboratively write Wikipedia's 30 million articles in 287 languages, including over 4.5 million in the English Wikipedia. Anyone who can access the site can edit almost any of its articles, which on the Internet comprise).
Wikipedia Zero. Free mobile phone access to Wikipedia content: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nTVAmstteM
http://www.classdojo.com: a free classroom tool to help teachers to save time, boost classroom management, communicate students progress with Parents.
A massive open online course (MOOC; /muːk/) is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. In addition to traditional course materials such as videos, readings, and problem sets, MOOCs provide interactive user forums that help build a community for students, professors, and teaching assistants (TAs). MOOCs are a recent development in distance education which began to emerge in 2012. (source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massive_open_online_course)
Links for popular portals
Grammarly free extension tool for English language check.
Game based learning
Game based learning tools can be used to engage students in class room activities. Here you can find links to examples.
Free online file storage
Online storage is sharable storage in Internet. You can install a client application and use it offline mode and the client will synchronize automatically when your computer connect to the Internet. Anything you add to storage will automatically show up on all your computers, phones and through the web so you can access your stuff from anywhere. Also you can share files and folders with others and work collaboratively.
Online survey tools can be used to create and manage your surveys online. Not only online surveys, you can use these tools to design your surveys and print them for offline use. These tools includes summary and analysis tools.
Response alternatives with Likert scale is often used in structured questionnaires, some examples here: http://www.simplypsychology.org/likert-scale.html http://www.rpgroup.org/sites/default/files/Surveys%20Interactive%20Activity%20-%20Examples%20of%20Likert%20scales.pdf
Reference management tools
Reference management software, citation management software or personal bibliographic management software is software for scholars and authors to use for recording and utilising bibliographic citations (references). Once a citation has been recorded, it can be used time and again in generating bibliographies, such as lists of references in scholarly books, articles and essays. The development of reference management packages has been driven by the rapid expansion of scientific literature (source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reference_management_software).
Journal and research databases
Journal and research databases are useful in an academic setting for finding and accessing articles in academic journals, repositories, archives, or other collections of scientific and other articles
Free and open source software for quantitative data analysis
GNU PSPP is easy to install and it is an open source software and easy to use.
According to the PSPP site:
“GNU PSPP is a program for statistical analysis of sampled data. It is a Free replacement for the proprietary program SPSS, and appears very similar to it with a few exceptions. The most important of these exceptions are, that there are no “time bombs”; your copy of PSPP will not “expire” or deliberately stop working in the future. Neither are there any artificial limits on the number of cases or variables which you can use. There are no additional packages to purchase in order to get “advanced” functions; all functionality that PSPP currently supports is in the core package. PSPP is a stable and reliable application. It can perform descriptive statistics, T-tests, anova, linear and logistic regression, cluster analysis, reliability and factor analysis, non-parametric tests and more. Its backend is designed to perform its analyses as fast as possible, regardless of the size of the input data. You can use PSPP with its graphical interface or the more traditional syntax commands.” Source and download link : http://www.gnu.org/software/pspp/ _____________________________________________________
R is ‘GNU S’, a freely available language and environment for statistical computing and graphics which provides a wide variety of statistical and graphical techniques: linear and nonlinear modelling, statistical tests, time series analysis, classification, clustering, etc. Please consult the R project homepage for further information. (http://cran.at.r-project.org/)
You can download R from here. : http://cran.at.r-project.org/
When you install R you have to use console but there are few options to use GUI with R. I have explained few options here.
Option 1: Use package manager for accessing to packages. You can read more information help; go to help and select “R Installation and Administration”)
Option 2 : Install R-Studio: http://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/download/
Option 3 : Install JGR http://www.rforge.net/JGR/
SWOT analysis is popular and very intuitive method of evaluation business or any project. It is used in many situation of strategic analysis especially in first stage of project. This type of analysis can be useful in evaluate your project.
i-swot is a online interactive tool that can be used to create your SWOT analysis diagram.
Online voting (polling) tools
Voting tools are simple application that works well for live audiences using mobile devices like phones. People participate by visiting a fast mobile-friendly web page for your event, sending text messages, or using Twitter. while you are conducting lectures, voting tools can be used to collect feedback in classrooms.
Free office applications
In computing, an office suite, sometimes called an office software suite or productivity suite, is a collection of productivity programs intended to be used by knowledge workers. The components are generally distributed together, have a consistent user interface and usually can interact with each other, sometimes in ways that the operating system would not normally allow (source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Office_suite).
Project management software
Project management software has the capacity to help plan, organize, and assign resource and develop reports and charts.
Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. In one glance, [] tells you what's being worked on, who's working on what, and where something is in a process.
OnlineOCR.net is a free web-based Optical Character Recognition software (OCR) that allows you to convert scanned PDF documents (including multipage files), faxes, photographs or digital camera captured images into editable and searchable electronic documents including Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Rtf, Html and Txt. (source: http://www.onlineocr.net/)
Create Mind maps
Coggle is a web application that you can show your ideas and concepts graphically. It is freeware and like other mind-mapping software, Coggle produces hierarchically structured documents, like a branching tree.
Useful external projects
- what3words is a unique combination of just 3 words that identifies a 3mx3m square, anywhere on the planet
- SolarSPELL - SolarSPELL is a Solar Powered Educational Learning Library: a digital library over an off-line WiFi hotspot, designed to simulate an online experience