12 Free Educational Tools to create interactive content and games for teachers.

                    Technology has the ability to enhance relationships between teachers and students. When teachers effectively integrate technology into subject areas, teachers grow into roles of adviser, content expert, and coach. Technology helps make teaching and learning more meaningful and fun. Students also develop positive feelings of exploitation by mastering new knowledge and skills using digitized learning tools. Here I am presenting some of the most popular free educational tools.

1. CurrikiStudio:

CurrikiStudio brings you the tools to create interactive learning content like never before. Free authoring software with mobile-first activities including interactive multimedia, images, games, virtual tours, and simulations. This is the very best tool to make interactive content like different image-based, video-based learning content, and comprehensive activities. You can also create listening comprehension activities by uploading audio. The audio-based tool is very useful to teach Phonics. Students can record their audio and check the pronunciation. 

2. Kahoot

                 Kahoot is a free student-response tool for administering quizzes, facilitating discussions, and collecting survey data. It is a game-based classroom response system played in real-time. Students can use a quiz as a game, reading material, and practice assignment. The live play creates great fun in the classrooms among students. You can create different types of quizzes by modifying any Kahoot.

3. TEd Ed:

TED-Ed is an educational platform that allows creating educational lessons with the collaboration of teachers, students, and animators—generally people who want to expand knowledge and good ideas. You can create learning activities around YouTube videos and own videos by uploading them to YouTube. You just find a video on Youtube and start creating activities. You can give different comprehensive questions before or after the video. You might want to set the video as homework. Students, teachers, and parents also work on this.

4. Thinglink:

Thinglink allows educators to create interactive images with music, sounds, texts, and photographs. These can be shared on other websites or on social networks, such as Twitter and Facebook. ThingLink is a clever tool that makes annotating digital items super simple. You can use images, your own pictures, videos, or 360-degree interactive images for tagging. By adding tags, you can allow students to interact with the media, drawing more detail from it. You can create interactive images and videos by giving hotspots with a read-along option. Thinglink offers the possibility for teachers to create learning methodologies that awaken the curiosity of students through interactive content that can expand their knowledge. 

5. Flipgrid:

                     Flipgrid is a video discussion platform that helps educators see and hear from every student in the class and foster a fun and supportive social learning environment.  Flipgrid is a video tool that allows teachers to post "Topics" that are essentially videos with some accompanying text. This is then shared with students, who can be prompted to respond. Students can access and record their presentations by entering into the group. It also creates an inclusive and blended classroom environment as students can access it from their homes.


6. Canva

          Canva is a free-to-use online graphical tool that combines design, photo-editing, and layout to help teachers and students create beautifully finished projects. Canva can be used by teachers to generate posters, guidance, and projects, but it can also be accessed by students for tasks. It's a free design platform to use and open for everyone. No skills or experience are required. You don't need any prior experience as a graphic designer to use Canva.

7. Make It:
                    Make It is the perfect app for teachers, students, schools, educators, and professionals. Create educational games easily and quickly, with a wide assortment of templates and predefined games. Create fun and educational quizzes and check the results and statistics on your device. You can send your games and quizzes to whomever you want and play on any platform. Receive the answers on your device and keep a close eye on its evolution.
8. miMInd:

                  miMind is a powerful mind mapping tool designed to create and share ideas and activities, such as project planning, brainstorming ideas, designing, thought structuring, summarizing ideas, discussions, poster presentations, project demonstrations, and many other creative applications. It is a very user-friendly simple, flexible, and smart UI. It has multi-level, logical, hierarchical frameworks, and many layout schemes. You can download miMind for iOS and MacOS directly on your iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks from the respective App Stores. Similarly, miMind for Android can be installed from the Google Play Store on your Android devices.

9. Soundcte JS:

Soundcite JS is a good tool to create interactive inline audio stories.  Audio is a powerful device that can add emotion or context to a story. SoundCite is a simple-to-use tool that lets you add inline audio to your story. The audio is not isolated; it plays right under the text you choose. You can add meanings to words, music to the sentences, and audio to the story. This will help students to understand the story or lesson easily and also make it interesting.

10. Timeline JS:

Timeline JS is an open-source tool that enables anyone to build visually rich, interactive timelines. You can create effective timeline-based content by uploading videos, images, and links. The tool is very useful to create content related to inventions, history, and revolutionary changes.

11. StoryMap JS:

StoryMapJS is a free tool to help you tell stories on the web that highlight the locations of a series of events. You can tell stories with large photographs, works of art, historic maps, and other image files. You can use this to teach some topics like the capital of countries, sanctuaries, freedom movement places, and the history of the great personalities.

12. Edpuzzle:

Edpuzzle is a teaching tool used to place interactive content into pre-existing videos from a variety of sources, such as TED or YouTube, or into videos you have made. With Edpuzzle, you can make any video of your lesson in three easy steps: Find a video on YouTube, upload your own, or re-use a video lesson created by another teacher. Then, edit the video to create your lesson. Record your voice to personalize it, and hold your students accountable by embedding questions in the video.


Thank you for reading and hope you use and practice the tools. Happy teaching.

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