We are using the following free web-based tools and other resources to help us communicate our learning in our Pop Up School.

Weebly

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Easy to use website building tool. It's how we made this site!

Tumblr

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Our favourite blogging platform. Great templates, easy to set up and mobile friendly. You can email posts straight to your blog or use the web dashboard. There's also a great free iPhone app.

Wallwisher

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Wallwisher is an online noticeboard that you can embed in your website or blog. You might also want to check out Stixy which provides a similar service.

Xtranormal

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A wonderful text to speech animated movie-making tool.

Audioboo

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A great way to create and host audio recordings. Use in conjunction with the free iPhone app.

iPadio

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Broadcast live on the internet from any mobile phone absolutely free! An amazing service that could be used for a variety of creative projects from a class radio station to field notes. There's a free iPhone app.

Glogster

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A very useful, free web application that allows you to create drag and drop interactive, multimedia posters. Great if you need to collect a lot of visual and multimedia information in one place and make it look exciting.

Issuu

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Want to create animated online versions of your documents that you can embed in your website or share via email? If so, Issuu provides you with the best self-publishing facility you could imagine. It's quick, free and easy to set up an account and you'll be amazed at how good your documents look online.

Pixton

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Pixton is a simple to use online comic strip creator. The finished comic can be embedded as an interactive document in a website. You can even turn your comic into an animated movie by adding key frames.

Go! Animate

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Straightforward but reasonably sophisticated online animation studio. Choose from a range of characters, backgrounds , actions and emotions. Create a series of frames to construct your story. Upload your own photos and sounds or choose from others online. Very clever!

Other great applications to promote creative thinking....

Idea Generator

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Click to spin the wheel and generate a unique three word phrase to spark your creative thinking. You can also get a free version as an iPhone app.

Wordle

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Copy a chunk of text into Wordle and instantly create a word cloud based on the frequency with which words appear. This is a great way to analyse use of language, especially in long, complex documents.

Exploratree

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Ready made thinking guides to suit any thinking activity.

Cognician

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Download this free thinking skills toolbox to improve your problem-solving skills.

Think, Act, Share, Create