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include offering permanent access for researchers,
historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and
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TEDEd: Lessons Worth Sharing is
a great resource for freely available academic videos.
Search by subject matter for hundreds of videos
created by educators.
This Bloom’s Taxonomy pdf is an easy
to use one-stop-shop for writing and evaluating your
objectives. Where do they fall in the scheme of
critical and creative thinking? This page provides you
some key words, sample questions and sample products
for evaluating your course materials and experiences.
Created by Toni Theisen of Loveland, CO.
Audacity® is free, open source,
cross-platform software for recording and editing
TubeChop allows you to easily
chop a funny or interesting section from any YouTube
video and share
Photo Pin provides free photos
for non-commercial use.
Pixlr is a free online image
editing program very much like the software Adobe
Photoshop. It is surprisingly robust with many of the
same features you’d expect to find in an expensive
editing software package. I’ve created a quick Jing
screen recording on how to resize images with the
pixlr.com site for our faculty who may be having
online students post images as part of a course
introduction, etc. There is a companion, though much
watered down application for the ipad called
pixlr-o-matic that did not have nearly the
functionality that the free online version had. For
image editing on your ipad I would check into
PhotoGene which is much better at accomplishing image
editing tasks, so I downloaded that (small fee) and
feel it is a good tool for ipad uses. It also lets you
export the files with lots of options!
is a freely distributed piece of
software for such tasks as photo retouching, image
composition and image authoring. It works on many
operating systems, in many languages.
Prezi is a presentation tool
that helps you organize and share your ideas.
Simple and FREE, Jing is the perfect way to
enhance your fast-paced online conversations. Create
images and videos of what you see on your computer
screen, then share them instantly!
Polling Websites (all
descriptions are from the appropriate website.)
Everywhere lets you engage your audience
or class in real time
- Kahoot is a
free game-based learning platform that makes it
fun to learn – any subject, in any language, on
any device, for all ages!
- StatPac is
Software for survey design and statistical
analysis. Multiple data collection methods:
Internet, email, tablet, smart phone, paper,
scanned, phone interviews (CATI), in-person
interviews, manual data entry from paper
questionnaires, and importing of most data files.
is a tool for creating surveys to embed on
your website. Unlike a lot of survey applications,
you do not have to create an account. When you
visit the PollMo, you are instructed to enter a
question, list the choices and choose a skin.
After you enter you’ve entered the information,
you click to add the survey to your website and
are provided with a code to embed the survey on
your website and a URL if you prefer to link to
the survey. Included on the survey is a link to
allow you to view the results of your survey.
allows you to
create surveys and polls that
match your brand, budget,
- Poll Code allows you
to create a free poll for your website,
or to share with your friends nearly anywhere
- Answer Garden
is a new minimalistic feedback tool. Use it for
real time audience participation, online
brainstorming and classroom feedback.
- Plickers (no
device needed by students, just cards that read A,
B, C, or D)
Presentation Design (all descriptions are from the
- Prezi – dynamic
presentation software. Become a more effective and
engaging presenter with Prezi.
- View, edit, or create impactful presentations
wherever you are, with an intuitive touch
experience designed for phones and tablets. Access
your presentations in the cloud, across all your
devices. With the PowerPoint mobile app, your
Office moves with you.
- Slide Rocket
- SlideRocket was an online presentation platform
that lets users create, manage, share and measure
presentations. SlideRocket is provided via a SaaS
model. The company was acquired by ClearSlide, a
similar SaaS application, in March
- Zoho Show
- Dipity -
Dipity is a free digital timeline website. Our
mission is to organize the web's content by date
and time. Users can create, share, embed and
collaborate on interactive, visually engaging
timelines that integrate video, audio, images,
text, links, social media, location and
(Mac only) -Everyone loves to tell fun, engaging,
and imaginative stories. Go ahead and make a
social story or visual schedule for a child with
autism or a slide show of holiday pictures for
your friends - Pictello makes it a breeze to
create and share! Whether you use the included
natural-sounding Text to Speech voices, or record
your own voice, Pictello is the perfect tool for
(primarily mind mapping) - To create mind maps,
students explore information and decide for
themselves what's important and how it connects
with what they already know. This is how they
develop their critical thinking.
- Visual thinking is a learning style where the
learner better understands and retains information
when ideas, words and concepts are associated with
images. Visual learning helps students organize
and analyze information, integrate new knowledge
and think critically. Graphic Organizers, diagrams
and outlines are just some strategies of visual
- Adobe Spark
- Turn your ideas into impactful social graphics,
web stories and animated videos—in minutes.
descriptions are from the appropriate website.)
Everything- Explain Everything is an
easy-to-use design, screencasting, and interactive
whiteboard tool with real-time collaboration that
lets you animate, record, annotate, collaborate,
and explore ideas, knowledge and understanding.
Explain Everything provides teachers and students
an opportunity to share thinking, reflect upon
knowledge building, and assess both products and
processes of learning. Available for iPad,
Chromebook, Android, and Windows Devices.
- Doodlecast Pro
- the easiest way to create presentations on your
iPad. The app records your voice as you draw to
create quick presentations. Doodlecast Pro saves
videos to the camera roll making it easy to import
them into popular video editors or presentation
tools such as iMovie, Keynote, or iBooks Author.
Perfect for teachers, students, business people
and anyone needing an elegant way to share ideas.
(not free) - A powerful, yet easy-to-use screen
recorder, Camtasia helps you create professional
videos without having to be a video pro.
- he always-ready program that allows you to
instantly capture images and record video on your
computer—then share them with anyone. Jing is a
great tool for adding basic visual elements to all
of your online conversations
- Recordit -
Recordit is a super fast screen recording app for
your Mac. It’s made to be lean and quick. Record
any area of your screen and second after get a
link to share your screencast!
- Many more here: http://www.schrockguide.net/screencasting.html