Tools & Resources – Thinking

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kahootKahoot! is a game-based learning platform that uses multiple-choice questions to engage learners. It has added a new game called 'Jumble' which requires player to order answers rather than just select the best answer. Players (learners) either individually or in teams of 2-4, answer questions using their own devices.




MakeMake Beliefs Comix is a web-based comic strip creator. Make Beliefs Comix is free to use and requires no login or sign up. The actual creation process utilizes a vast library of templates filled with characters that have models to portray different expressions. You have seven different languages to select from to create your comic strip.





mindmupCreate 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. MindMup is great for individual note-taking, collaborative planning, teamwork & classrooms.


padletPadlet is an discussion/poster/note board that allows people to share their thoughts & ideas both in class & remotely. Submissions can be anonymous or require submission identification. Most forms of content can be submitted including : images, videos, documents, & text from any device. Personal note taking & to-do lists are other pertinent uses.


piktochart-icon.pngInfo graphic maker that builds vertically based on blocks that separate information. Allows user to illustrate their message graphically in an graphic or poster format. Simple to use, the challenge is organizing your information in meaningful ways. Subsequently have the information you want to share ready to assist in designing your graphic.

Poll Everywhere

PollPoll Everywhere is an online service allows a teacher to engage instantly with their students via quick, simple polls & challenges. The questions created are administered by either visiting a mobile website, or through texting & twitter. Teachers are able to customize questions & question format to engage learners in a variety of ways.


quizizzQuizizz is a free multiplayer class activity that works on all devices with a browser. There are also an iOS & Chrome apps. You can create or search for quizizz that meet your needs.


SocrativeSocrative is a student engagement app that allows instructors to connect inside or outside of the classroom. Via a series of educational exercises and games, instructors can efficiently review, assess & educate students via smartphones, laptops, and tablets. Teachers login through their device and select an activity which controls the flow of questions and games.

Storyboard That

storyboardthatStoryboardThat is a digital story creator. The free version only allows two stories per week & has some other limitations. It is still a more advanced version of MakeBeliefsComix although both offer their own unique qualities.






WordleWordle is a tool for generating word clouds from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can customize your clouds with different fonts, layouts, & color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share them with your friends, students, or colleagues.