Small interactive tools with big impact

Tools that enable you to add interactive items to web pages, such as word clouds, quizzes and drag and drop exercises are all freely available on the internet. If you have an idea for an online teaching technique that you would like to try with your learners, the chances are there’s a tool out there to help you to achieve it.

You can find lists and comparisons of different tools if you search using terms such as ‘online interactive tools’, for example this list from an educational not-for-profit organisation [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .


It is worth checking whether the interactive components work well on different kinds of browsers or platforms. For example, do they work on Firefox or Google Chrome, a tablet or mobile device?

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