Educational Technology Resources

Resource Name & Definition

URL

Web Conference Software

Any Meeting:

Free Web Conferencing & Webinar Service. No time limits or restrictions. Up to 200 attendees per meeting, screen sharing, conference calling and more.

 

http://www.anymeeting.com/defaultB.aspx

Google Hangouts:

Have voice and video conversations from your computer. The plugin is free and installs in seconds

 

https://www.google.com/tools/dlpage/hangoutplugin

ooVoo:

ooVoo is a FREE video chat and instant messaging app for desktop, mobile, tablets and Facebook . ooVoo lets you chat with up to 12 people for FREE anytime

 

http://www.oovoo.com/home.aspx

Brainshark:

Now you can easily use on-demand video communication in higher education to reach students, faculty, staff, alumni and others more effectively. And you can easily reach them on their mobile devices including iPads®.  Check out the following video: http://www.brainshark.com/resource-center/Higher-Education.aspx

 

 

http://www.brainshark.com/

Collaboration Software

Voki :

A tool where you can create customized avatars with voice that can be posted to any blog, website or profile. Will engage students with interactive lessons, and introduces technology in a fun way.

 

http://www.voki.com/

Popplet :

Popplet is a tool that allows users to visualize ideas. Teachers and students can create graphic organizers, timelines, and many other forms of visual organization. Popplet's strength as a collaborative brainstorming tool, however, should not lead teachers to overlook its usefulness as an effective presentation tool.

 

http://popplet.com/

Google Docs :

Create and share your work online and access your documents from anywhere. Manage documents, spreadsheets, presentations, surveys, and more all in one ...

 

www.docs.google.com

Voki    
E-Learning software

E-learning by Tracy Parish

  • "I’ve been curating this list of FREE E-LEARNING TOOLS for a few years. This is an ever growning list of many of the tools that I have personally used and many that have been recommended to me by friends and peers. Please send your suggestions. (resources are listed alphabetically, ignore ranks)."
  • Tracy Parish

 

 

https://e-learning.zeef.com/tracy.parish

Mobile Apps for Learning
  • Apps that can be used to create, manage and share.
    We typically use our devices to email, browse and consume content. Devices that have launched today our powerful and create the opportunity to design and build content for our audience

 

 

http://mobileappsforlearning.com/

Free Graphics

free stock photos from PEXELS

  • The pictures are free for personal and even for commercial use.
  • You can modify, copy and distribute the photos.
  • All without asking for permission or setting a link to the source.

 

 

https://www.pexels.com/

Troubleshooting Software Helper

Show Me What's Wrong:

Generate a help URL so friends and family can send you instant screen recordings to help trouble shoot computer issues

 

http://showmewhatswrong.com

Video Maker

Animoto:

The easy way to create and share extraordinary videos of your life. Our online video maker turns your photos, video clips and music into video in minutes.

 

http://animoto.com

Interactive Wikki

Padlet:

Padlet is an Internet application that allows people to express their thoughts on a common topic easily. It works like an online sheet of paper where people can put any content (e.g. images, videos, documents, text) anywhere on the page, together with anyone, from any device.

 

http://padlet.com

     
Text Messaging for Instructors

Remind101

remind101 allows teachers to text message or email students and parents. Private. Teachers never see students' phone numbers. Students never see theirs.

 

https://www.remind101.com

     
Random Free Software

Give Away of the Day

Giveaway of the Day (often abbreviated GOTD) is a website that offers commercially licensed Windows (and occasionally Mac) software for free without software updates or technical support. Each software offered on the site is free only on a specific date, and protection software included with the download will only activate the free license if the software is installed on the correct date. Though the project prohibits commercial usage, individual software publishers may allow otherwise in the end user license agreement for their own software.

 

 

 

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com

Presentation Software

Glogster:   

Glogster EDU is the leading global education platform for creative expression of knowledge and skills in the classroom and beyond. It will empower educators and students with the technology to create GLOGS – online multimedia posters – with text, photos, videos, graphics, sounds, drawings, data attachments and more. A great alternative to PowerPoint!

 

http://edu.glogster.com/

PICS4Learning:   

Pics4Learning is a safe, free image library for education. Teachers and students can use the copyright-friendly photos & images for classrooms, multimedia projects, websites, videos, portfolios, or any projects in an educational setting.

 

http://pics.tech4learning.com/

Tiki-Toki:   

Tiki-Toki is web-based software for creating beautiful interactive timelines that you can share on the internet.

 

http://www.tiki-toki.com/

Prezi:

Prezi is a cloud based presentation software that opens up a new world between whiteboards and slides. ... “Prezi is helping reinvent the art of presentation.

 

https://prezi.com/business/

Great Teaching and Learning Tools

MERLOT    

Free, web-based resource and community designed to help you find online teaching and learning materials quickly and easily. It is a continually growing Open Educational Resource (OER) of online teaching tools and support resources that help enhance your instruction in a wide variety of disciplines. Can also be accessed through Blackboard.

 

www.merlot.org

VoiceThread:   

VoiceThread bridges the gap between real-time discussions and standard video lectures or online presentations. This makes VoiceThread the platform for teaching, learning, training, and collaborating, on-demand.

 

http://voicethread.com/products/highered/

Thinglink:   

Thinglink interactive images help students develop 21st century skills and enrich their enthusiasm for learning. Teachers can use Thinglink images as interactive learning modules that activate and inspire students with creative and effective learning experiences.

 

http://www.thinglink.com/action/store/education

QuickWrite:   

From the developer of OfficeSuite, QuickWrite is a multilingual keyboard app with intelligent contextual word prediction. Easy to set-up and time-saving QuickWrite conveniently integrates with any application on your device and makes typing quick and fun. From text messaging, email and Facebook to professional text editing in mobile office applications QuickWrite will initiate as you start typing, will provide keyboard language and layout of your choice and will predict your next word before you even pressed a key.

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?

id=com.mobisystems.inputmethod.latin&hl=en