There are a great many tools that we can use to encourage our students. They are varied in their level of difficulty and can tap into the many and varied ways our students prefer to learn and they can be engaged.

One tool, called Glogster, could be used in any subject. Students can present information, thoughts, ideas or feelings. Visual and audio media can be added as well as text. It is very easy to use and can look quite amazing.

Rollyo. This is a simple tool that allows you to create your own search in the websites you know and trust. A good tool to set up for classroom research.

Wordle: easy and fun tool that plays with words.