Birds arguing

Kialo is an attempt to make online discussions less polarised by organising points for and against so that a topic can be assessed in a logical way. For teachers, it can be used with a class to explore competing viewpoints on a topic for an essay or to prepare for a discussion. Students can comment…

Wheel decide


Wheel Decide is a randomiser – a Wheel-of-Fortune-type spinner with up to 100 possible choices. For teachers, it could be useful for randomly selecting a student from the class or selecting a vocabulary item to be defined or a topic to discuss. Just type in the choices into the gaps and make a note of…


123apps is a useful collection of web apps (you can use them in your browser without needing to install any software) for editing audio, video or images. The online voice recorder is particularly useful to quickly record audio, crop it and download it as an audio file.


Pixabay is a great site for downloading free, beautiful images for your presentations.



Flipgrid makes recording video easy for students and teachers as it works in the browser (no need to install software) – you just need a camera. Thankfully, it’s free for educators now that Microsoft have bought it. Teachers can record video to introduce a topic or ask a question, and students can create their own…

Tube Quizard

tube quizard

Nominated for an ELTon, Tube Quizard helps to exploit a listening activity by generating quizzes based on the tapescript. Just paste in a youtube URL (must have subtitles) and it generates gapfills based on the text. There’s a really good range of quiz types it creates (articles, tenses, contractions etc) – and it’s pretty accurate…


A website that can help simplify texts for students.