Thursday, 18 April 2019

A Chrome Extension for Clutter-free Reading and Printing


Mercury Reader - https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mercury-reader/oknpjjbmpnndlpmnhmekjpocelpnlfdi?hl=en -  OR - https://mercury.postlight.com/ - is a Chrome extension that removes sidebar content from articles that you view in your Chrome web browser.

Mercury Reader will hide...
  • banner ads,
  • suggested "related" articles, and
  • anything else that is not a part of the primary article on the page you are viewing.

When educators and/or learners use Mercury Reader to print an article, all of the sidebar content is removed thereby saving them paper and ink.

"Mercury Reader is more than just a tool for hiding sidebar content from a page."

It can also be used to adjust the font size and colour contrast of a page and Kindle users can send a page directly from Mercury Reader to their Kindles.

Watch Richard Byrne's video to see how Mercury Reader works - https://www.youtube.com/embed/yEz0o5YQqGQ

If you give Mercury Reader " a try or have already used " Mercury Reader , do share your feedback, positive and/or negative, in the comments.

Thank you
P.S. To make it easier for you to locate posts that are appropriate, take a look at my two Live Binders at…
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P.S.S. Disclaimer: I don't have any relationship (financial or in exchange for services) with any of the items that I post.
"I post about items that I either like using myself or have found them to be very helpful and/or I feel that educators and/or Learners will find they can enhance their current practice by trying them out."

Monday, 15 April 2019

Create QR Codes for Google Forms



I'm sure that many of you will be aware that Google has shutdown Goo.gl.
As a result, many educators and/or learners have been looking for a new way to create QR codes for Google Forms.

QR Droid Zapper - http://qrdroid.com/ - lets Educators and/or Learners make a QR code for sharing all kinds of things from web pages to contact information to files to Google Forms.

QR Droid Zapper is an easy tool to use and doesn't require any kind of registration in order to use it.

It's worth watching Richard Byrne's new video to see how easy it is to use QR Droid to create a QR code for a Google Form - https://www.youtube.com/embed/w7q5DZgZsgs 

If you give "QR Droid Zapper " a try or have already used " QR Droid Zapper ", do share your feedback, positive and/or negative, in the comments.
Thank you
P.S. To make it easier for you to locate posts that are appropriate, take a look at my two Live Binders at...
1.     https://www.livebinders.com/b/2510432 (for 2018 posts) and
2.     https://www.livebinders.com/b/2510566 (for this years posts
P.S.S. Disclaimer: I don't have any relationship (financial or in exchange for services) with any of the items that I post.
"I post about items that I either like using myself or have found them to be very helpful and/or I feel that educators and/or Learners will find they can enhance their current practice by trying them out."

Friday, 12 April 2019

An Interactive Map of Languages



Langscape - http://langscape.umd.edu/map.php - could be a good resource for learners to consult when researching the history and culture of a place or region in the world.

Langscape is...
  • basically an interactive map created at the Maryland Language Science Centre.

  • an interactive map displaying more than 6,000 markers representing more than 6,000 languages.Each marker represents the native language of that particular location.

 Users can Zoom-in and click on a marker to learn more about the language.

Once clicked, they will be able to find more information about that marker through links to pages on...
  1. Ethnologue,
  2. Language Archives, and
  3. Wikipedia.

These pages will provide information about whether or not the language is extinct and/or its origins.

Learners may be able to use the information available through Langscape to learn how the native language in an area contributed to the dialect and or accents present in that area today.

If you give " Langscape " a try or have already used " Langscape ", do share your feedback, positive and/or negative, in the comments.
Thank you
P.S. To make it easier for you to locate posts that are appropriate, take a look at my two Live Binders at...
1.     https://www.livebinders.com/b/2510432 (for 2018 posts) and
2.     https://www.livebinders.com/b/2510566 (for this years posts
P.S.S. Disclaimer: I don't have any relationship (financial or in exchange for services) with any of the items that I post.
"I post about items that I either like using myself or have found them to be very helpful and/or I feel that educators and/or Learners will find they can enhance their current practice by trying them out."

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Convert Images to Video



One of the best ways educators and/or Learners can share or view photos is by turning them into a video slideshow.

ImageToVideo - https://imagetovideo.com/ - is a simple on-line converter which lets users turn any images to video.

"ImageToVideo" is...
  • free, users don’t need to sign up to use it, and it works in any web browser.
  • lets users include up to 30 photos, and they can add your own choice of music too.


How to use ImageToVideo to convert images to video with very little effort.

  1. Click "Upload Your Images" then select the photos needed in the video.
  2. Next, you’ll see small thumbnails of your chosen images.
    Click and drag to reorder them, and/or
    Hit the red X to delete any.
    Click Next (>>) to continue.
  3. Now choose some music.
    MP3 is supported (Be aware of "Use Restrictions").
  4. Add some text and/or a logo.
    Choose Logo to add a watermark to your video. Use the Logo Options to set its position and size.
  5. Choose Text to add a caption for each photo in your video.
    Add your text and adjust it with the various options.
    Hit the + icon to add more text for subsequent images.
  6. Finally, click Create the Video Now.
    Your photos and music will now be uploaded, and the process takes a few minutes to complete.
  7. Users can then download their video in the MP4 format, and/or view it on-line.

As you can see, it’s a simple and fast process, but only gives you limited control over the final product.

It's the same as with the other on-line converters you can use, such as...
  • Kapwing - https://www.kapwing.com/image-to-video - and/or 
  • Online-Convert - https://www.online-convert.com/ - 
These are both fine, but have largely the same features as ImageToVideo.

If you give "ImageToVideo" a try or have already used "ImageToVideo", do share your feedback, positive and/or negative, in the comments.

Thank you

P.S. To make it easier for you to locate posts that are appropriate, take a look at my two Live Binders at...
1.     https://www.livebinders.com/b/2510432 (for 2018 posts) and
2.     https://www.livebinders.com/b/2510566 (for this years posts
P.S.S. Disclaimer: I don't have any relationship (financial or in exchange for services) with any of the items that I post.
"I post about items that I either like using myself or have found them to be very helpful and/or I feel that educators and/or Learners will find they can enhance their current practice by trying them out."

Sunday, 7 April 2019

EdTech Tool for Learning Environments - Classroomscreen



From my experience, often the best edtech tools for learning environments are...
  1. something developed by educators,
  2. super simple to use,
  3. free, and
  4. works in any browser on all devices.


Classroomscreen - https://classroomscreen.com/ - is...

  • something that I have been sharing for some time now. Developed by teacher Laurens Kopper, this simple to use tool has lots of little helpful tools to help educators in their learning environments with their job of teaching.
  • super simple to use as you'll see if you watch Mark Anderson's short video which explains some of the various features of Classroomscreen - https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ga3Sdjes2B0

If you give " Classroomscreen " a try or have already used " Classroomscreen ", do share your feedback, positive and/or negative, in the comments.
Thank you
P.S. To make it easier for you to locate posts that are appropriate, take a look at my two Live Binders at...
1.     https://www.livebinders.com/b/2510432 (for 2018 posts) and
2.     https://www.livebinders.com/b/2510566 (for this years posts
P.S.S. Disclaimer: I don't have any relationship (financial or in exchange for services) with any of the items that I post.
"I post about items that I either like using myself or have found them to be very helpful and/or I feel that educators and/or Learners will find they can enhance their current practice by trying them out."

Friday, 5 April 2019

Trading Card Creator



"Trading Card Creator" - http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/trading-card-creator-30056.html -  provides learners with an alternative way to demonstrate their literacy knowledge and skills when writing about popular culture texts or real world examples.

The "Trading Card Creator" interactive allows Learners to create their own trading card about...
  • a real or fictional person,
  • a place,
  • an object,
  • an event, and/or
  • an abstract concept.

"Having seen how many younger learners are into "Trading Cards" I think this could be a big hit."
These cards can be used with any type of book that learners are reading or subjects that they are studying, and make for an excellent pre-writing exercise for learners who are writing narrative stories and need to consider characters, setting, and plot.

Specific prompts guide learners through the various types of cards, expanding learners' thinking from the basic information and description of the topic to making personal connections to the subject.

"Trading Card Creator's" save capability gives learners a way to work on a draft of their card and come back to it to rework and revise as necessary, and to save their finished product to share with peers, educators and other stakeholders.

Images can be uploaded into the card to give the finished product a complete and polished look.

"Trading Card Creator's" Cards can be bundled into...
  • a single or
  • small collection (8 card maximum)

...so that learners have a way of sort and grouping similar topics in one file.

If you give "Trading Card Creator"  a try or have already used "Trading Card Creator", do share your feedback, positive and/or negative, in the comments.
Thank you
P.S. To make it easier for you to locate posts that are appropriate, take a look at my two Live Binders at...
1.     https://www.livebinders.com/b/2510432 (for 2018 posts) and
2.     https://www.livebinders.com/b/2510566 (for this years posts)
P.S.S. Disclaimer: I don't have any relationship (financial or in exchange for services) with any of the items that I post.
"I post about items that I either like using myself or have found them to be very helpful and/or I feel that educators and/or Learners will find they can enhance their current practice by trying them out."

Monday, 1 April 2019

Learning Provider's Management Software


Fedena - https://fedena.com/ - is an "Enterprise Resource Planning Software" that enables users to automate everything, generate insightful reports, make better & faster decisions.

Fedena provides...
  • Learning Provider Management Software,
  • Gradebook & Reports,
  • Stakeholders/Educators Collaboration,
  • Timetable, attendance & scheduling,
  • Fee management & on-line payments and
  • On-line examination(s) & assignment(s)


+ other modules

"Fedena is designed to engage both educators and other stakeholders (parents, employers etc.) and no expertise is needed to complete a task(s)"

Take a look at "Fedena Pro - Best School Management Software" at https://www.youtube.com/embed/_b-20tmxDMc It provides an overview of the User Interface

Fedena's plans are affordable & come with no limits on the number of...
  1. Learners,
  2. Educators and/or
  3. other stakeholders.

Fedena allows users the benefit of having dedicated mobile apps, with the Learning Provider's Name that will communicate with the ERP & stay connected with everyone.

If individuals wish to try Fedena School ERP Software free for 14 days, visit

If you give Fedena a try or have already used Fedena, do share your feedback, positive and/or negative, in the comments.
Thank you
P.S. To make it easier for you to locate posts that are appropriate, take a look at my two Live Binders at...
1.     https://www.livebinders.com/b/2510432 (for 2018 posts) and
2.     https://www.livebinders.com/b/2510566 (for this years posts
P.S.S. Disclaimer: I don't have any relationship (financial or in exchange for services) with any of the items that I post.
"I post about items that I either like using myself or have found them to be very helpful and/or I feel that educators and/or Learners will find they can enhance their current practice by trying them out."