It is recommended that you add these websites to your FAVOURITES in your internet browser, or download the applications to your devices prior to your first day at school. This will ensure a smooth transition and limited down-time when commencing learning activities.
To ensure a productive, functional and enhanced digital learning environment, the school employs several cloud-based tools for note-taking, assignments, and classwork. There are no downloads required for any of these (however some offer a downloadable application also) as they are completely hosted online and have no processing requirements other than an internet browser, which means that all devices and students are capable of the same high standard of work regardless of their device.
If you would like to familiarise yourself with any of these tools prior to the school year starting, please follow the links provided. Too gain full access to these tools students must use their @education.nsw.gov.au student to register and login.
Feedback & Assessment essentials
Evernote is a cloud-based note taking application that makes organisation of your notes and classwork simple, searchable and allows collaboration between teachers, students and groups. Evernote does offer a paid version, however the free package offers more than enough features and storage than a student could ever use.
advanced note taking
A feedback tool that integrated with Google Drive and Docs to allow very timely, personalised actionable and continuous feedback through typed and voice recorded comments on documents which students are currently working on.
EDpuzzle is a new innovative site which integrates with Google Classroom. It lets you take just about any video off the web, edit it down to the portions you want, add audio notes and questions for students, and create virtual classrooms where you can monitor individual student work.
Mathletics is purpose-built to provide students with the study tools and maths resources they need to progress through the Australian secondary mathematics curriculum, allowing them to take greater control of their own learning.
Kahoot! is a quiz tool that gives students immediate feedback and brings in elements of game shows.
Quizizz allows you to create and play awesome multiplayer quiz games, both in class and at home. Quizizz integrates with Google Classroom to make homework more engaging.
Socrative is a cloud-based student response system that allows teachers to create simple quizzes that students can take quickly on their personal devices.
Quizlet is a free website providing learning tools for students, including flashcards, study and game modes. Especially used in Languages Other than English.
WeVideo is powerful and easy-to-use cloud-based collaborative video editing solution.
Pixlr is a free online image editor. Enables you to fix, adjust, and filter images using an internet browser.
Flat is a cloud-based collaborative music notation tool for creating the sheet music for original compositions.
Soundtrap is a cloud-based collaborative digital audio workstation (DAW). Soundtrack enables you to record compositions in music, to create podcasts or narration tracks for film.
Easy to use inforgraphic maker.
Google for Education is a cloud-based office suite that includes Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Drawing, Sites, Classroom and Calendar. These tools allow students to utilise all the familiar input applications in a simpler, more functional and highly collaborative way. For more information on Google for Education follow the link to our page which outlines each tool in greater detail.
Any utilities provided by the NSW Department of Education, used in conjunction with a
student email address (@education.nsw.gov.au) or accessed using the school's network are
governed by J. J. Cahill Memorial High School's Acceptable Use Policy, Anti-Bullying Policy and
Student BYOD Contract Terms and Conditions.