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Blog Ideas Generator
HubSpot's Blog Ideas Generator allows you to generate ideas for creative writing or blog posts based around themes or key words.
It can be useful for anyone creating accessible content or working on media/ marketing projects.
Brainstorm and mind map online! Easy to share and good for class discussions. Link:https://bubbl.us/
Cite This For Me
Useful digital tool which will provide guidance with generating citations for various types of digital content. However, it may vary, so worthwhile checking over references with your lecturer or a member of Learning Centre staff.
Code Academy is a free MOOC style online course which offers quick practical sessions teaching how to code and designed to have instant results.
Coffitivity is a white noise generator - for those who find it calming, this can help enhance productivity. You can also control intensity of sound.
Correctica is a free spell and grammar check which will check your documents, PDfs, and written content for errors.
CoSchedule is a headline analyser tool for those producing online content and interested in improving marketing, traffic and SEO.
Type your headline for digital content into the analyzer and it will score it and help you strengthen your marketing technique.
Free tool to save, organise and discover digital content. Link: https://delicious.com/
Duck Duck Go
Search engine which doesn't track your activity online, promising less ads and spam, and quicker, more efficient searching.
Dvolver Movie Maker
Film It is an online resource which has digital lessons and activities covering a range of film-making skills. Useful for media students.
GoConqr Quiz Maker
GoConqr is a free online quiz maker which allows you to create and share quizzes.
Google Fonts is a free directory of 600 free fonts which can be easily used for web content or downloaded for wider application.
Free creation of forms, surveys, polls and quizzes - a good choice for current Google + and Gmail members as you need to sign in. Link: http://www.google.co.uk/forms/about/
This is Google's own educationally minded, academically designed search engine, and is well worth checking out.
Google Sheets is a collaborative spreadsheet tool, which allows you to add and manage data, analyse and create graphs individually or collectively.
One of the Google suite of applications, you will require a Google account to use this tool.
Grammarly is a free digital tool which scans your typing and checks for grammatical errors within a browser window.
It can be installed as a free Chrome or Firefox extension.
Link: Moodle Activity (https://h5p.org/)
Description: H5P is an interactive digital took that makes it easy to create, share and reuse HTML5 content and applications.
H5P empowers everyone to create rich and interactive web experiences more efficiently - all you need is a web browser and a web site with an H5P plugin.
Hemmingway App is a free editing application which helps fine tune your writing skills. Users paste written content into the app, and it assesses your writing and makes suggestions for improvement, including tips on rewording sentences, simpler alternatives, and allowing for formatting.
Hour of Code Initiative
The Hour of Code Initiative provides free hour-long tutorials on how to code and create a variety of projects, games, applications and web page materials.
How To: Beginners Guides to IT
The Digital Unite website provides comprehensive guides and support in building a wide variety of digital skills.
These guides focus on assisting and supporting beginners to IT, including guides on:
What is a Computer?
What is a PC?
What is a Mac?
What is a Tablet?
How To: Blogs
This Digital Unite guide to blogs is an introductory how-to which explains how to begin blogging.
How To: Browse and Search Online
How To: Computer and Internet Terms
A Digital Unite How To guide about computer terminology and common terms used online.
How To: Email
This Digital Unite guide covers everything you may need to know about email; including how to create an email account, sending documents and attachments, e-safety tips and more.
How To: Microsoft Office
The Digital Unite website provides comprehensive and useful guides for a wide variety of digital skills.
These guides introduce Microsoft Office applications, and how to create a document on: Word; Excel; WordPad; Powerpoint.
How To: RSS Feed
This Digital Unite guide demonstrates how to set up an RSS feed for content.
How To: Smartphones
Digital Unite guide on using smartphones, their various functions and applications, and how to keep them secure and safe.
How To: Windows 8
This Digital Unite How To Guide covers Window's latest operating system, Windows 10.
How to: YouTube
Image Color Picker
Image Color Picker is an online colour matching service which allows you to find the specific color code (in HTML, RGB, or HSV) to match an image or design.
Infogram is a creative tool which allows you to create infographics, charts, maps, graphics and dashboards.
It is compatible with Microsoft Excel via Infogram Charts and their infographics also work well with mobile devices.
Inklewriter is a free interactive storymaker - allowing students to make and play interactive stories from any web browser.
A targeted search engine for students and teachers, which searches trusted academic resources and allows you to filter by levels, subjects and more. Link - http://education.iseek.com/iseek/home.page
LinkedIn is the professional social network, connecting you to colleagues, future employers and allowing you to showcase your achievement digitally.
Description: Create unlimited mind maps for free, and store them in the cloud. Your mind maps are available everywhere, instantly, from any device.
Brainstorm, create presentations and document outlines with mind maps, and publish your ideas online and to social networks.
Nimbus Screenshot and Screen Video Recorder
Nimbus Capture is a handy digital tool for advance screenshot techniques.
It allows you to capture the visible part of a screen, specific areas, a selected scroll of content, an entire window; it allows for flexible capture and manipulation of images. You can also edit and add notes, print and save.
Not suitable for use on campus.
Ning allows you to create your own online community or social network that can be customised to allow groups, blogs and other features - it does require a paid subscription.
Penultimate is a free digital handwriting app for the iPad or Apple devices. It allows you to sketch, write notes, and record what you need.
Highly popular social media site which allows users to create virtual themed pinboards of images, media, websites and any online content. Easy to share and great to curate a wide variety of digital content into an interactive format.
Pocket Schedule Planner
Pocket Schedule Planner is an Apple app which creates a digital schedule and planner for users to organise their classes, courses and exams.
It has different views, assignment management, notification settings and other organisation tools.
Description: A prezi is a presentation of text and visuals that you zoom in and out of. It is very similar to a power point, except you do not make slides. Instead, you make one big prezi and zoom in to different views. You can show a prezi to others on a computer through your prezi account, or you can link to them.
Read Write Think Resources
Web Search engine designed for students and anyone in education aiming to make academic knowledge easily accessible to everyone. Searches a huge number of books, journals, web pages, encyclopaedias and more.
ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard
Skitch is an Apple app which allows you to take a photo, annotate and mark it, then share it.
Useful for revision or note taking.
Create your own digital How To Guide . Link: https://snapguide.com/
Online curation tool which allows users to link interactive digital content - and insert their own text - to "tell a story". Great for both students and teaching staff to create interactive presentations and more.
A fantastic interactive tool which allows you to create simple stories as online childrens' book. Using illustrations on the site, it would be useful for students studying and working in childcare or health and social care. Link: http://www.storybird.com/
SumoPaint is an online image editor and drawing tool which allows you to create and edit images and photographs in intricate detail.
One of the best known survey websites, Survey Monkey is simple to use and distribute, with different features and tools to help create surveys and crunch data.
Teaching Tree is an advanced searchable platform that allows anyone to organise educational content. Contains information on computer science, databases, computer systems and coding for creation.
The Noun Project
The Noun Project is a collection of royalty free icons that can be used for free as long as you credit the creator correctly and reference them.
Thinglink is a free digital tool that allows the creation of interactive hyperlinked images. Both website and app are available.
Supposedly like an online LRC, this indexes thousands of the best academic information websites, selected by teachers and library professionals worldwide, in order to provide to students and teachers current, valid information for school and university academic projects. Which might be handy. Link: http://www.virtuallrc.com/
Wikidot is a free wiki authoring and hosting site, allowing you to set up online forum based communities for creating and sharing content.
Word2Clean is a digital conversion tool which allows you to easily transfer Word document content (or text written in a different program) to an HTML format exactly as written and without glitches.
An online word cloud generator. It creates a word cloud image with words and terms you enter. A great way to quickly highlight key concepts and topics visually.
Year of Code Initiative
Meta search engine that organises results in topical clusters and allows you to pinpoint exact resources quickly.
Zoho is a cloud based spreadsheet application which allows you to work collaboratively online.