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Aurasma

Make the ordinary become alive....

Turn everyday objects, images, and places into new opportunities for engagement through striking augmented reality experiences. 

Need some help enhancing your course? See the applications below for innovative ways to spice up your class!

PowToon

January 01, 2020

PowToon is Web-based animation software that allows users to create animated presentations by manipulating pre-created objects, imported images, provided music and user created voice-overs.

Click on the PowToon logo to the left for a tutorial.

Click on More Info below to visit the application website.

Twitter

January 01, 2020

Twitter is an online news and social networking service where users post and interact with messages, known as "tweets."

Twitter has multiple applications for the classroom including using hashtags, creating a Twitter stream based on influential person in the topic you are teaching, etc.  The possibilities are endless!

Click on the Twitter logo to the left for a tutorial.

Click on More Info below to visit the application website.

PollEverywhere

January 01, 2020

Poll Everywhere transforms one-sided presentations into two-way conversations with the audience. This web-based audience response system lets you embed interactive activities directly into your presentation. The audience responds on the web or via SMS texting on their phones..

Click on the Poll Everwhere logo to the left for a tutorial.

Click on More Info below to visit the application website.

SpeakPipe Voice Recorder

June 15, 2017

SpeakPipe voice recorder allows you to create an audio recording directly from a browser by using your microphone. The recording is produced locally on your computer, and you can record as many times as you need. There is the option to save your recording on the SpeakPipe server and get a link to it, so you can share it with students on Blackboard via announcements, course mail, discussion, grading feedback and more!

Click on the SpeakPipe logo to the left for a tutorial.

Click on More Info below to visit the application website.

instaGrok

June 15, 2017

Research any topic with an interactive concept map, that you can customize and share!

instaGrok's innovative features make learning much more fun and effective:

  • Key Facts show important facts about the topic (with links to the original content page)

  • Interactive visual interface allows the user to quickly grasp important concepts, key facts and relationships

  • Integrated journals allow easy note-taking or writing of research reports

Click on the InstaGrok logo to the left for a tutorial.

Click on More Info below to visit the application website.

FlipQuiz

June 15, 2017

FlipQuiz™ provides educators with a quick way to create your own

 gameshow-style boards for test reviews in the classroom.  With FlipQuiz™, questions are displayed on-screen and boards are saved for later use. Combined with a beautiful board, students are more likely to be interested and stay engaged with the test review process.

Click on the FlipQuiz logo to the left for a tutorial.

Click on More Info below to visit the application website.

Slick Write

June 15, 2017

Slick Write is a powerful, free application that makes it easy to check your writing for grammar errors, potential stylistic mistakes, and other features of interest. Whether you're a blogger, novelist, SEO professional, or student writing an essay for school, Slick Write can help take your writing to the next level.

It even checks your writing for flow and provides a wealth of statistics!

Click on the Slick Write logo to the left for a tutorial.

Click on More Info below to visit the application website.

Slack

June 15, 2017

Whatever work means for you, Slack brings all the pieces and people you need together so you can actually get things done.

Click on the Slack logo to the left for a tutorial.

Click on More Info below to visit the application website.

Video eMail (+ Photos)

June 15, 2017

Compress Photos and Videos to email from your iPhone with this app!  

 

Email videos up to 10 minutes in length from your Photo Library or iPod Library (in a format that can be opened on any smartphone or desktop)!

 

Send videos in mP4 format which can be opened even on other non-IOS devices

Click on the Video eMail (+ Photos) logo to the left for a tutorial.

Click on More Info below to visit the application website.

Smoothboardair

June 14, 2017

This application provides the instructor with a whiteboard that is duplicated on any device. The student can save the presentation and take notes.

Click on the Smoothboardair logo to the left for a tutorial.

Click on More Info below to visit the application website.

Wheel Decide!

June 14, 2017

What’s Wheel Decide?

Wheel Decide is a free online spinner tool that allows you to create your own digital wheel that decides which of your students to call on. 

  • Pick a random student in class to answer a question or participate in a classroom activity.  That’s right-you in the back, Jimmy!

  • Spin a wheel of questions, topics, or vocabulary terms.  This is a great substitute for studying with flash cards, and since the topics shuffle, everyone stays on their toes.

  • Use the wheel to randomly assign groups or teams.  You can also randomly assign jobs to teams or individuals.  Unlike you or your peers, Wheel Decide has no biases.

Click on the Wheel Decide logo to the left for a tutorial.

Click on More Info below to visit the application website.

Google Forms

June 13, 2017

Google Forms is one the tools available from Google Docs collection. They can be a useful tool to help you plan events, send a survey, give students a quiz, or collect other information in an easy, streamlined way.

Click on the Google Forms logo to the left for a tutorial.

Click on More Info below to visit the application website.

Prezi

June 13, 2017

Prezi is a cloud-based presentation software that opens up a new world between whiteboards and slides. The zoom-able canvas makes it fun to explore ideas and the connections between them. The result: visually captivating presentations that lead your audience down a path of discovery.

Click on the Prezi logo to the left for a tutorial.

Click on More Info below to visit the application website.

Google Hangout

June 13, 2017

Google Hangouts in becoming an increasingly popular alternative to Skype and Zoom for bringing remote groups of people to together to communicate and collaborate. A couple advantages Google Hangouts has is the potential to have a Hangout recorded, and the fact that you are less likely to have the occasional availability issue that the free version of Skype can have. Combine Google Hangouts and Google Drive (or many of the other tools in this list) and you can collaboratively edit content while you’re “hanging out”!

Click on the Google Hangout logo to the left for a tutorial.

Click on More Info below to visit the application website.

Bubbl.us

June 13, 2017

This tool allows users to easily create bubble maps, that can be exported in various formats, saved (by exporting and re-importing them in an appropriate format), and yes … edited collaboratively. 

Click on the Bubbl.us logo to the left for a tutorial.

Click on More Info below to visit the application website.

SoftChalk

May 31, 2017

SoftChalk is the leading provider of content authoring software for educators in K-12, colleges, universities and medical programs. With SoftChalk, educators can create professional, engaging, learning content quickly and easily, which enhances their teaching and improves the learning experience for their students. Educators at institutions using SoftChalk have said, “SoftChalk has revolutionized the way that faculty teach.”

Click on the SoftChalk logo to the left for a tutorial.

Click on More Info below to visit the application website.

Microsoft OneNote

May 31, 2017

Create your way - Do you scribble great ideas on napkins and sticky notes? Is precise filing more your style? OneNote's got you covered whatever way you shape your thoughts. Type, write or draw with the free form feel of pen to paper. Search and clip from the web to picture ideas.

Collaborate with anyone - Your team is conquering the idea of the century. Your family is planning the menu for a big reunion. Stay on the same page and in sync wherever you are.

Think with ink - Ready. Set. Draw. A stylus or fingertip is the only tool you need. Take handwritten notes and convert them to typed text later. Highlight what's important and express ideas with colors or shapes.

Access from anywhere - Take note. It's easy to pull up your content from anywhere, even if you're offline. Start on your laptop then update notes on your phone. OneNote works on any device or platform.

Connect in the classroom - Integrated with BlackBoard. Bring students together in a collaborative space or give individual support in private notebooks. And no more print handouts. You can organize lessons and distribute assignments from a central content library.

Click on the OneNote logo to the left for a tutorial.

Click on More Info below to visit the application website.

Padlet

May 31, 2017

From your hobby to your career, your class notes to your final exam, your mood board to your runway show, padlets help you organize your life. The ultimate bulletin board. Faculty have been known to use this application as a forum to have students introduce themselves or as a brainstorming tool. Embed video, attach documents, create web links. etc. This application can be embedded right into BlackBoard so students will not have to go outside of the LMS or sign up for an account to use. Dive into this creative world. 

Click on the Padlet logo to the left for a tutorial.

Click on More Info below to visit the application website.

Quizalize

May 26, 2017

Quiz your students in a fast paced, fun, and educational assessment tool. Students can be placed on teams or work as individuals. This application works both in a traditional classroom and online. Challenge students in a timed game to assess learning.

Click on the Quizalize logo to the left for a tutorial.

Click on More Info below to visit the application website.

Screencast-O-Matic

May 26, 2017

This is a free web based recording platform that allows you to record your screen or use a webcam for up to 15 minutes.

Click on the Screencast-O-Matic logo to the left for a list of tutorials.

Click on More Info below to visit the application website.

Kahoot!

May 25, 2017

Create a fun learning game in minutes, made from a series of multiple choice questions. Add videos, images and diagrams to your questions to amplify engagement!

 

Kahoots are best played in a group setting, like a classroom. Players answer on their own devices, while games are displayed on a shared screen to unite the lesson – creating a ‘campfire moment’ – encouraging players to look up.

Works on any device with an Internet connection.

Zero setup time, no player accounts required and one-click gameplay.

 

It’s free to create and play – and always will be!

Click on the Kahoot logo to the left for a tutorial.

Click on More Info below to visit the application website.

Note Board

May 25, 2017

Note Board provides a web based application for instructors to share information to the students in a bulletin board type visual. Embed this application into your blackboard course and post. There is an option for multiple tabs if you so desire. The application is capable of displaying video, audio, images etc. The students may have trouble seeing BlackBoard announcements but if this board is embedded in the course the students will see this every time they open coursework. 

Click on the Note Board logo to the left for a board demo. 

Click on More Info below to visit the application website.

Aurasma

May 26, 2017

Aurasma is changing the way we interact with the world. Turn everyday objects, images, and places into new opportunities for engagement through striking augmented reality experiences. 

 

Aurasma is available to anyone with an email address. We help people use augmented reality (AR)

to turn everyday objects, images, and places into new, interactive opportunities to engage with their fans and customers through striking graphics, animation, video, audio, and 3D content.  

 

Click on the Aurasma logo to the left for a tutorial.

Click on More Info below to visit the application website.

 

June 14, 2017

Remind, formerly Remind101, is a free text messaging app that helps teachers, students, and parents communicate quickly and efficiently. By connecting school communities, Remind makes it easy for everyone to succeed together. Remind is based in San Francisco, CA and is used by more than 35 million people in 3 out of 4 U.S. school districts.

* Real-time messaging for your school, group, or just a single person.
* Schedule reminders ahead of time.
* Send text messages straight to any phone.
* Translate messages into more than 70 languages.
* See who's read your messages and who's missing out.
* Plan important activities and collect funds—on time.

Click on the Remind logo to the left for a tutorial.

Click on More Info below to visit the application website.

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