Posts Tagged ‘tool’
Flubaroo is a free tool that helps you quickly grade multiple-choice or fill-in-blank assignments. Besides grading, Flubaroo also calculates average assignment score, computes average score per question, and flags low-scoring questions, shows you a grade distribution graph, and gives you the option to email each student their grade, and an answer key.
In order to use Flubaroo, you must have a Google Docs or Gmail account. I think Flubaroo is a useful tool for teachers to grade online assignment. It helps teachers get reporting and analysis on student performance as well as email scores to students.
Respelt is a free online spell checker that helps you spell check your documents, Web pages and even RSS feeds. Like most spelling checker, Respelt will precisely point out your spelling errors in red to draw your attention and give alternate correct suggestions.
Respelt is very easy to use. You just have to copy and paste the content in the text box and click “Check Spelling” button on the Respelt site. If you have the URL of the website, blog or RSS feed, enter it in the respective box on the homepage and the tool will highlight your mistakes. If you register for a Respelt account, you can get your own personal dictionary that allows you to teach Respelt about words that it mistakenly qualifies as spelling errors. Also, you can enter RSS feeds of your sites and Respelt will check your site every day and notify you via email if it finds any spelling errors in your articles.
I think Respelt is a great Web tool for teachers and students. Furthermore, Respelt is free and it requires no downloads and quickly checks spelling on your Website’s content.
Besides Google Base, blist is another collaborative, Web-based database application. blist is a visually rich, social online database. It requires no software installation and comes with a very slick Flash interface running against a SQL backend. You do not need to know any SQL in order to use blist. blist offers an array of templates that can be selected for a variety of purposes, from common to-do lists to fantasy football stats. It is very easy to create a database in blist and collaborate with your friends or colleagues. You can simply drag field types onto a spreadsheet-like grid. Data types include names, phones, URLs, and images. blist allows you to easily share their databases with other blist users through the standard interface or widgets. Also, you can incorporate multimedia items like photos or videos into the databases.
I think blist has an intuitive interface that provides non-technical users the easy-to-use tools to create and manage databases online. blist is functional and is free. I think blist is a great tool for teachers and students. You can give blist a try.