MSS and PSS Digital Tools for BYOD

http://bit.ly/msspssbyod 

As per request; list of possible web sites/apps, iPod/iPhone/iPad apps, Google Play apps, android apps and programs

Tips for use:

Table of Contents:

Productivity

Creating Video

Talking Heads

Recording Audio and Making Music

Online Classrooms (multipurpose)

Online Discussions

Creating Animation

Creating Tutorials / Explaining your thinking

Assistive Technology

Mind Maps

Photo Editing

Researching, Curating Research and Resources

ePortfolios

Blogging

Creating Books

Creating Cartoons

Math

Maps

Timelines

Word Clouds

Presentations

Charts/Graphs

Corkboards/Whiteboards

Surveys and Polls

QR Codes

Teaching Tools

Science

History

Native Studies

Physical Education

Other

Business

Productivity

Tool and Link

Devices

Cost

Description

Resources

Tech-xperts

Evernote

www.evernote.com 

Web browser

iDevice apps

Android apps

Free

Paid pro account if needed

You can create notes, audio recordings, video, images, etc. Notes and notebooks can be shared.

Check out http://liveminutes.com/ for real-time collaboration

http://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/otf-connects/resources/making-it-easy-with-evernote/ 

Google Drive

http://drive.google.com 

Web browser

iDevice apps

Google Play

Free

A collaborative web-based word processor, spreadsheet and presentation software.

http://otfbyod.wikispaces.com/Evernote 

http://byodsharing.wikispaces.com/file/view/How%20to%20Use%20Google%20Drive.pdf/474032946/How%20to%20Use%20Google%20Drive.pdf 

Showbie

www.showbie.com 

Web browser

iPad app

Free

Paid pro account gets added features

A web-based tool that lets you set up assignments, students submit assignments and then provide feedback. Truly designed for iPads, but works on web browsers.

http://byodsharing.wikispaces.com/file/view/How%20to%20use%20Showbie.pdf/474076860/How%20to%20use%20Showbie.pdf 

Primary Pad

www.primarypad.com

Web browser

Free

A collaborative writing tool.

http://support.primaryt.co.uk/knowledgebase-category/primary-pad/ 

Dropbox

www.dropbox.com 

Web browser

iDevice apps

Android

Free

Pro versions for more storage

Online file storage

https://www.dropbox.com/help 

Doodle

www.doodle.com 

Web browser

iDevice apps

Free

Online tool to plan meetings and events

http://support.doodle.com/customer/en/portal/articles 

Crocodoc

http://personal.crocodoc.com/ 

Web browser - works on laptops only

Free

Lets you write on and annotate PDF, word documents, images, etc.

http://crocodoc.uservoice.com/forums/40198-general 

Creating Video

Tool and Link

Devices

Cost

Description

Resources

Tech-xperts

Animoto

www.animoto.com 

Web browser

iPad, iPhone, iPod app

Free

To apply for education account: http://animoto.com/education/classroom 

Create video slide shows with music and themes.

http://help.animoto.com/home 

iMovie

iPad, iPod and iPhone app

$4.99

Edit video

Windows Movie Maker

PC laptops

Free

Edit video

WeVideo

http://www.wevideo.com/ 

Web browser (laptops and chromebooks)

iDevices app

Android app

Free

Paid pro or school version available

Edit video online

iMotion HD

iDevices app

Free

Lets you take a series of photos to create stop motion animations

Talking Heads

Tool and Link

Devices

Cost

Description

Resources

Tech-xperts

Blabberize

http://blabberize.com/ 

Web browser (laptops only)

Free

Upload a picture and record your voice. The picture will talk.

Voki

Web browser (laptops only)

Free

Record your voice and make an avatar speak your words

Tellagami

iDevice app

Free

Record your voice and make an avatar speak your words

Recording Audio and Making Music

Tool and Link

Devices

Cost

Description

Resources

Tech-xperts

AudioBoo

www.audioboo.fm 

Web browser

iDevices app

Free

Record and post your recordings online.

http://audioboo.fm/about/education 

SoundCloud

www.soundcloud.com 

Web browser

iDevices app

Android

Free

Online music and audio recording sharing

http://help.soundcloud.com/

Vocaroo

http://vocaroo.com/ 

Web browser - laptops only

Free

Record audio and share it online.

http://vocaroo.com/?help 

GarageBand

Mac Computers

iDevice app

Free

Record audio and record digital musical instruments to make audio recordings.

Audacity

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ 

Laptops (mac or PC) - download

Free

Download and install the program to record and create audio recordings.

Online Classrooms (multipurpose)

Tool and Link

Devices

Cost

Description

Resources

Tech-xperts

Edmodo

www.edmodo.com 

Web browser

iDevices app

free

An online classroom that looks like facebook. Has integrated quiz, polling, file sharing and discussion features.

https://support.edmodo.com/home#teacher 

http://otfbyod.wikispaces.com/Edmodo 

D2L

http://scdsb.elearningontario.ca 

Apps to help teacher and student:

- iPad Binder

- iPod/iPhone ePortfolio

- iPad teacher Grader

Web browser

free - licensed by Ministry of Education

An online classroom environment

- has content, dropboxes, discussion forums, quiz, feedback and ePortfolio features.

www.coursehelp.ca 

your district eLC

Preview courses:

https://courses.elearningontario.ca/login.asp?TARGET= 

Login: Preview_Public

PW: preview

http://otfbyod.wikispaces.com/Desire2Learn 

Online Discussions

Tool and Link

Devices

Cost

Description

Resources

Tech-xperts

Todays Meet

www.todaysmeet.com

Web browser (works on all devices)

Free

An online discussion forum - no accounts required

https://todaysmeet.com/help/faq 

http://otfbyod.wikispaces.com/Todays+Meet 

Twiducate

www.twiducate.com 

Web browser (all devices)

Free

An online discussion forum - locked down, create class accounts

http://twiducate.com/blog/short-how-to/ 

Creating Animation

Tool and Link

Devices

Cost

Description

Resources

Tech-xperts

Frames

School laptops

Teacher laptops

Free - OSAPAC licensed

Create stop-motion and animation videos

http://www.tech4learning.com/frames/resources 

Puppet Pals

iPads only

Free with pro upgrades for a cost

Create videos using animated characters.

iMotion HD

iDevices app

Free

Lets you take a series of photos to create stop motion animations

NFB Pixstop

iPad app

Free

Lets you take a series of photos to create stop motion animations.

Creating Tutorials / Explaining your thinking

Tool and Link

Devices

Cost

Description

Resources

Tech-xperts

Voicethread

www.voicethread.com 

Web browser

iDevice app

Free - 4 voicethreads

Pro - $79/year

You import images or powerpoint slides and then students (or teacher) can record voice and write on screen for each one.

http://voicethreadeducation.wikispaces.com/ 

http://otfbyod.wikispaces.com/Voicethread 

Screenr

http://www.screenr.com/ 

Web browser - laptops only (not Chrome browser)

Free

Record your screen right within your web browser. Record your voice and what you do on your comptuer

http://www.screenr.com/help/ 

Explain Everything

iPad App

$2.99

Draw on the screen and record your voice to create videos.

EduCreations

iPad App

Free

Draw on the screen and record your voice to create videos.

ShowMe

iPad Ap

Free

Draw on the screen and record your voice to create videos.

JING

www.techsmith.com 

Laptop - download

Free

Install this program on any laptop and record your screen and voice to create tutorials and explain your thinking. Creates a video.

Pixiclip

http://www.pixiclip.com/ 

Laptop - in web browser

Free

Upload images, draw on screen, record voice and web cam

Assistive Technology

Tool and Link

Devices

Cost

Description

Resources

Tech-xperts

Dragon Dictate

iDevices app

Free

Speak into the device and it will convert it to text

Evernote - Speech-to-text functions

Mac computer

Android

iOS

Free

Can record voice and it gets typed up.

Text to Speech on iDevices

Select text on the screen and it can be read out loud.

How-to document

WordQ

Laptops - mac and PC installation

Free - OSAPAC licensed for take home use in Ontario

Text-to-speech and word prediction

Read Write Gold

Mind Maps

Tool and Link

Devices

Cost

Description

Resources

Tech-xperts

Bubbl.us

https://bubbl.us/ 

Web browser - laptop

Free

Mind map creator

Photo Editing

Tool and Link

Devices

Cost

Description

Resources

Tech-xperts

Skitch

http://evernote.com/skitch/ 

Laptops: download

iDevices: app

Android: app

Free

Annotate and edit images.

http://evernote.com/contact/support/kb/#!/product/skitch 

Pixlr

http://pixlr.com/ 

Web browser

iDevices: app

Google Play: app

Free

Edit images

http://support.pixlr.com/pixlr 

Web Resizer

http://www.webresizer.com/ 

Web browser - laptops

Free

Resize images (make smaller)

Researching, Curating Research and Resources  

Tool and Link

Devices

Cost

Description

Resources

Tech-xperts

Pearltrees

http://www.pearltrees.com/ 

Web browser

iDevices

Android

Free - with limited pearls

Pro account available

Pearltrees is a free, visual and collaborative library that lets you organize web pages, files, photos and notes to retrieve and share them anywhere easily. Leverage Pearltrees’ community to discover amazing stuff related to your interests and enrich your account. Access anything you save in Pearltrees from all your devices

http://www.pearltrees.com/s/faq/en#Q.1.1.1 

EasyBib

http://www.easybib.com/

Web browser

iOS app

Free

A citation tool. The iOS app lets you scan the ISBN bar code and gives you citation.

http://content.easybib.com/product-resources/ 

FlickrCCTouch

http://johnjohnston.info/flickrcctouch/ 

Web browser

Free

Helpful way to get photos licensed with creative commons licensed.

http://otfbyod.wikispaces.com/FlickrCCTouch 

Live Binders

www.livebinders.com 

Web browser

iDevice app

Free

To collect resources and sites.

http://www.livebinders.com/help 

Wikispaces

www.wikispaces.com 

Web browser

Free

Community created pages. Great for collaborative projects.

http://help.wikispaces.com/ 

Delicious

https://delicious.com/ 

Web browser - any

iDevices app

Android app

Free

Social bookmarking

Diigo

https://www.diigo.com/ 

Web browser - any

iDevices app

Free

 Social bookmarking

Symbaloo

http://www.symbaloo.com/ 

Web browser - any

iDevice - app

Android - app

Free

Symbaloo is a personal startpage that allows you to easily navigate the web and compile your favorite site all in to one visual interface. Save your bookmarks in the cloud and access them from anywhere with any device.

http://en.support.symbaloo.com/knowledgebase 

ePortfolios

Tool and Link

Devices

Cost

Description

Resources

Tech-xperts

Three Ring

www.threering.com 

Web browser

iDevice app

Android app

Free

A tool to coordinate formative assessment, keep student portfolios. Upload documents, images, video, audio recordings and tag.

http://threering.com/faq 

D2L ePortolio Mobile App

iPod, iPhone

Free

Take pictures, video or audio recordings to add to your D2L portfolio

Blogging

Tool and Link

Devices

Cost

Description

Resources

Tech-xperts

Edublogs

www.edublogs.org 

Web browser

iDevice app

Free version

Pro version $39/year

Blogging - teachers and students

http://help.edublogs.org/user-guide/ 

Wordpress

www.wordpress.com 

Web browser

iDevice  app

Free version

Add-ons as desired

Blogging - teachers and students

http://en.support.wordpress.com/getting-started/ 

Creating Books

Tool and Link

Devices

Cost

Description

Resources

Tech-xperts

Storybird

http://storybird.com/ 

Web browser (works on any device)

Free

Create digital storybooks.

http://storybird.com/teachers/ 

Story Jumper

http://www.storyjumper.com/ 

Web browser - works on laptops only

Free

Create digital storybooks

http://www.storyjumper.com/main/help 

Creating Cartoons

Tool and Link

Devices

Cost

Description

Resources

Tech-xperts

BitStrips

www.bitstripsforschools.com 

Web browser

iPad, iPhone, iPod app

Android app

Free - ministry licensed

Create cartoons

http://www.bitstripsforschools.com/support/ 

Math

Tool and Link

Devices

Cost

Description

Resources

Tech-xperts

Desmos Graphing Calculator

www.desmos.com 

Web browser

iPad app

Free

Online graphing calculator

https://desmos.s3.amazonaws.com/Desmos_User_Guide.pdf 

Geogebra

http://www.geogebra.org/cms/en/ 

Web brower

Laptop download

iDevice app

Free

Online graphing calculator

Geometers Sketchpad

Laptop - licensed to install

iPad - free app to use GS files called “sketchpad explorer)

Free

Geometry software

Vernier Video Physics

iPad app

$4.99

Lets you track moving objects and graph their movement.

MyScript Calculator

iPad, iPhone app

Free

Write your equation or problem on the screen and the calculator will solve it

Maps

Tool and Link

Devices

Cost

Description

Resources

Tech-xperts

Google Maps

https://maps.google.ca/ 

all

Free

Digital maps

https://support.google.com/maps/?hl=en#topic=3032023 

Scribble Maps

http://scribblemaps.com/ 

Web browser

Mobile

Free

Draw on a Google Map and add markers, images, and text as well. Save as an image, get a link, or embed. Even add a custom style to your map.

Timelines

Tool and Link

Devices

Cost

Description

Resources

Tech-xperts

TimeGlider

www.timeglider.com 

Web browser - any

Free

Create timelines

Time Toast

http://www.timetoast.com/ 

Web browser - laptop

Free

Create timelines and share

Dipity

http://www.dipity.com/ 

Web browser - laptop

Free

Create timelines

Timeline App 

iPad

$1.99

Create timelines

Word Clouds

Tool and Link

Devices

Cost

Description

Resources

Tech-xperts

Wordle

www.wordle.net 

Web browser - laptop

Free

Create word clouds

Tagxedo

http://www.tagxedo.com/ 

Web browser - laptops

Free

Create word clouds

Presentations

Tool and Link

Devices

Cost

Description

Resources

Tech-xperts

Prezi

www.prezi.com 

Web browser - laptop

iDevice app

Free

Create zoom and pan presentations online

SlideShare

www.slideshare.net 

Web browser - laptop

iDevice app

Free

Upload your powerpoint presentation to the web for sharing

Haiku Deck

Web browser - laptop

iPad app

Free

Create artistic presentations

Charts/Graphs

Tool and Link

Devices

Cost

Description

Resources

Tech-xperts

Creately

http://creately.com/ 

Web browser - laptop

Free

Create diagrams and collaborate

Corkboards/Whiteboards

Tool and Link

Devices

Cost

Description

Resources

Tech-xperts

Padlet

www.padlet.com 

Web browser - all devices

Free

An online corkboard.

http://jn.padlet.com/knowledgebase 

Lino

http://en.linoit.com/ 

Web browser

iDevices

Google Play

Free

online corkboard

http://en.linoit.com/en/help/ 

Twiddla

http://www.twiddla.com/ 

Web browser - all devices

Free - email them to apply for an educational account and you will be upgraded for free

This is the most extensive of all the whiteboard tools here. You can annotate and draw on a whiteboard, Etherpad document, webpage, document, or image. Use audio including connecting with Skype and so much more.

http://www.twiddla.com/About/FAQ.aspx 

Scribblar

www.scribblar.com 

Web browser - laptop only

Free

An online whiteboard

Surveys and Polls

Tool and Link

Devices

Cost

Description

Resources

Tech-xperts

Socrative

www.socrative.com 

Web browser

iDevice apps

Free

Polling software

http://www.socrative.com/materials/SocrativeUserGuide.pdf 

http://otfbyod.wikispaces.com/Socrative 

Google Forms

www.drive.google.ca 

Web browser

Free

Create surveys and polls

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/09/google-forms-for-teachers.html 

QR Codes

Tool and Link

Devices

Cost

Description

Resources

Tech-xperts

QuikQR

http://quikqr.com/ 

Web browser - all devices

Free

Create QR codes from text or website address (URL). Choose from three sizes of image and then download as a PNG file which can be put into any document or website.

http://www.visualead.com/FAQ/ 

TagMyDoc

http://www.tagmydoc.com/ 

Web browser (laptops)

Free

Upload a PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OpenDocument, or image and the site automatically puts a QR code in the bottom right corner of the first page of the file. You can then download and print or share the document electronically. If someone scans the code, he or she is taken to the online, cloud hosted version of the document which then can view or download online.

http://www.tagmydoc.com/about/basics 

Teaching Tools

Tool and Link

Devices

Cost

Description

Resources

Tech-xperts

Planboard

www.planboardapp.com 

Web browser

iPad app

Free

A lesson planning tool on steroids.

http://support.planboardapp.com/hc/en-us

Class Dojo

www.classdojo.com 

Web browser

iDevice app

Free

A classroom management tool - points system.

http://www.classdojo.com/share/ 

Remind 101

www.remind101.com 

Web browser

iDevice app

Free

A tool that allows the teacher to send messages out to students cell phones without having to let each other know your cell phone numbers.

https://www.remind101.com/resources 

Wendy Bumstead

Jump Rope

http://jumpro.pe/ 

Web browser

Free

A standard-based gradebook.

Only runs off flash right now, but mobile app to come.

http://support.jumpro.pe/hc/en-us/categories/200001679-Free-Teacher-Edition 

Science

Tool and Link

Devices

Cost

Description

Resources

Tech-xperts

History

Tool and Link

Devices

Cost

Description

Resources

Tech-xperts

Fakebook

http://www.classtools.net/FB/home-page 

Web browser - laptop

Free

Create fake facebook profiles for historical figures

Native Studies

Tool and Link

Devices

Cost

Description

Resources

Tech-xperts

Physical Education

Tool and Link

Devices

Cost

Description

Resources

Tech-xperts

Other  

Tool and Link

Devices

Cost

Description

Resources

Tech-xperts

Business

Tool and Link

Devices

Cost

Description

Resources

Tech-xperts