Digital tools

Digital tools are an integral part of the Enquiring Minds approach. Here we provide some examples of the kinds of new technologies that we think may benefit learners and teachers. If you'd like to suggest a tool to add to this database, please e-mail details to

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Basecamp more info on Basecamp

A set of tools to support collaboration on a project

BBC Blast

BBC Blast more info on BBC Blast

A website to inspire and showcase creative projects


Blogger more info on Blogger

Free tool for creating web logs or blogs

Chew TV

Chew TV more info on Chew TV

Broadband television channel for young people


Elgg more info on Elgg

Open source platform to incorporate tools and showcase content


Exploratree more info on Exploratree

Website with free interactive thinking guides and tools to 'make your own'


Ficlets more info on Ficlets

Community website for collaborative writing


Flickr more info on Flickr

Photo sorting and sharing website

Google Docs & Spreadsheets

Google Docs & Spreadsheets more info on Google Docs & Spreadsheets

Free web-based word processing, spreadsheet and presentation tools

Google SketchUp

Google SketchUp more info on Google SketchUp

Free software tool for creating 3D models


iCritique more info on iCritique

Web application for publishing and viewing digital video work on the internet

Making the News

Making the News more info on Making the News

Online resource to easily create newspaper articles (annual competition)

Microsoft Messenger

Microsoft Messenger more info on Microsoft Messenger

Desktop chat application for real-time communication


NUMU more info on NUMU

Online space for showcasing music

Photo Story 3

Photo Story 3 more info on Photo Story 3

Tool to create slideshows/photostories with special effects, soundtracks, titles and captions, and narration


PledgeBank more info on PledgeBank

A website where users can make a pledge and campaign for others to join it online

School Report

School Report more info on School Report

Website to support students to make their own TV or radio news programme


Sketchcast more info on Sketchcast

Tool for creating sketches and accompanying commentary


SlideShare more info on SlideShare

Online space for sharing presentations


ToonDoo more info on ToonDoo

Online tool for creating short comic strips


Tumblr more info on Tumblr

Resource for gathering, sharing information


VideoEgg more info on VideoEgg

Tool for publishing digital video.


Wikispaces more info on Wikispaces

A visual web editor for easy wiki creation