A Web Tool Teachers and Students will LOVE - The Techie Teacher® A Web Tool Teachers and Students will LOVE

Sunday, May 14, 2017 / 6 comments A Web Tool Teachers and Students will LOVE A Web Tool Teachers and Students will LOVE. Easy way to turn your browser into an interactive board. Digital stoplight, timer, calendar, random name picker, drawing tools, work symbols, text area, QR generator and more are all tools included in this free web tool. is a FREE web tool that launched this past March. Laurens Koppers, a teacher from the Netherlands, created this tool to utilize the digiboard in their classroom to help students focus on their work. 

How works:

Launch your web browser and visit Project it on a screen in your classroom. Your browser turns into an interactive board and has the capability to display various tools that you and your students will LOVE.

Tools and Capabilities:

🖥 choose a background
 🖥 type your instructions in the text area and zoom
🖥 choose a work symbol 
🖥 set a timer 
 🖥 show the clock & calendar
 🖥 use the traffic light 
🖥 pick a random name
🖥 use the calculator
🖥 draw in-screen or full-screen
🖥 generate a QR-code
🖥 drag and drop the icons in the right place
🖥 select a language

What makes this web tool stand out?

Many teachers I have shared this tool with have already said that the QR code generator is their favorite tool. Simply click the QR code icon, enter the url of a website you would like your students to visit and the tool instantly generates a QR code for students to scan with a handheld device.

I really like the work symbols that can be used as a visual reminder for students:

Here are the different options you can choose from:

I also think the stoplight is a nice component! Use it as a visual reminder for voice levels as well as other activities. I could even seen students using on their own devices in which they could change the stoplight to indicate their progress on a project or their understanding of a concept.

But really, you need to check out ALL of the fabulous functions of this web tool.

Check out my Facebook Live to see in action:

There have been several updates and additions to since I wrote this post.

☺You can now upload an image you have on your computer to be the background picture
☺Dual widgets: more than one of the same widget can be displayed at once
☺Timer has been updated
☺A sound level widget has been added. I must say, it works GREAT!

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  1. My students don't have access to handheld devices. Is this web tool still worthwhile?

  2. Yes. This tool was specifically designed for laptops/computers/Chromebooks. The only feature that would require a handheld device/tablet would be the QR Code. Htwever, there are QR scanners available as Chrome extensions but it isn't as easy as using a tablet to scan a QR code ;)

  3. I am just discovering this. Does this "play nice" with ActiveInspire Promethean boards?

    1. Hi Theresa! It works great with interactive boards :)

  4. Replies
    1. It does work on iPads; however, I personally think it works best using Chrome on a computer/laptop :)


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