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LogoToolsDescriptionExample of how this tool might be used in the classroom
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Communication:
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FacebookSocial NetworkCollaborate with fellow students and follow experts in their field of interest. Learn about upcoming events such as seminars and workshops.
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SkypeText and voice chat toolBring in guest presenters to your class from experts around the world.
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Blogger/BlogspotBlogging toolReflection tool; helps students and practitioners to connect theory and praxis.
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YammerEnterprise social networkCollaboration space that can be more work or business focuses. Social networking for school without the distractions of some other social media platforms.
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DiigoSocial bookmarking/annotation toolCan be used for research/literature reviews. Can help students complete a webquest.
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GmailWeb mailCommunicate with students or instructors via group emails, or individual emails.
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OutlookEmail ClientCommunicate with students or instructors, set up appointments, access One Drive file storage
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HootsuiteSocial media dashboardUse Hootsuite University to learn how to effectively use social media
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StorifyCurate stories using social mediaCollect different perspectives and new trends from your area of specialization on the web
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TweetdeckTwitter dashboardOrganize your Twitter feed to more effectively find links to articles, as well as connecting with students after they have left the classroom
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TumblrBlogging toolTumblr can be a place to collect resources in one location, you can also search for relevant topics to your course
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PoppletOnline noticeboardBrainstorming. Narrowing down research questions. Outlining papers.
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NingPrivate social network hosting platformPrivate, customizable social network that can be used to host students or other professionals to share resources
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LinkedInProfessional social networkConnect with other educators, or experts in your field
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EdmodoEducational social networking platformConnect with students and post assignment information
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DeliciousSocial bookmarking toolFind links relevant to courses
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VimeoVideo sharing siteFind videos to use in the classroom
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ViologuesVideo sharing site with interactive chatInteractive video watching for course content, which can help engage learner envolvement and interest
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WhatsAppPersonal real-time messaging appInstant messaging tool for teachers and students
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WebExWeb conferencing softwareSynchronous meetings from romote locations, which could be used for students and faculty
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MoveNoteFile sharing and video toolVideo presentation tool that can be used to share documents with students and give feedback
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PadletFile collaboration and creation tool Students can use this as a "back channel" during class to take collaborative notes, ask questions and clarify information during a lecture or discussion. Students may also use it to pass notes in class.
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VoiceThread
Online classroom media sharing/communication tool
Collect a variety of resources to make presenations
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Web Browsers:
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Google ChromeWeb browser and appsAccess to over a billion websites for use in your classroom
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Mozilla FirefoxWeb browser and add-onsAccess to over a billion websites for use in your classroom
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Storage:
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DropboxFile storage & synchronizationStore files in the cloud while allowing other to acces or download them with a shared link.
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OneDriveFile storage and synchronizationStore files in the cloud while allowing other to acces or download them with a shared link.
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FlickrPhoto sharing siteStore pictures you have taken to share with students.
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Presentation:
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PowerPointPresentation softwareCreate presentations for instruction that include pictures, videos, text, and animations.
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PreziPresentation creation and hosting serviceCreate cloud based presentations for instruction that include pictures, videos, text, and animations
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SlidesharePresentation hosting serviceFind presentations for your classroom, or create one of your own to share with others
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KeynotePresentation software
Create presentations for instruction that include pictures, videos, text, and animations.
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Glogstser EDUInteractive poster toolHave students create multi-media posters for presentations
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TwiddlaInteractive whiteboard meeting toolMeet online with students and share ideas.
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Learning Management:
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MoodleCourse management systemInstructors can use Moodle to upload content, facilitate disccusion forms and request students to submit assignments.
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eFrontCourse/learning management systemUse eFront to track students learning progress as they move through your online course.
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ArticulateE-learning authoring softwareTrack students data and learning progress throughout the course
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Adobe CaptivateSimulation authoring softwareCreate interactive e-learning tools such as a powerpoint
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CourseraMOOC platformStudents and instructors can sign up for courses for remediation, or more advanced students can use Coursera to challenge themselves. Faculty can use this platform or others for differentiated instruction.
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iSpringE-Learning authoring toolsCreate a powerpoint or a quiz for a class
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UdutuCollaborative course authoringCreate tools for your course that can be intergrated with Blackboard
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TED Talks/EdInspirational tools/lessonsTED offers inovative and educational lectures about a wide variety of topics.
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Khan AcademyVideo learning platformShow a video to students as another source to explain course material
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QuizletFlashcards & study gamesHave students create flashcards to prepare for tests
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SurveyMonkeySurvey softwareCreate surveys to gather information from students or faculty. Capabel of multiple choice, essay, fill-in, and various other questions types.
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SocrativeStudent response systemPoll students for instant feedback during a class period
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WordleWord cloud generatorMake a visual picture of key words in a document
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VokiCreate speaking avatarsCreate a speaking avatar as a way to connect with students online
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BlendspaceLesson planning/creation toolUse Blendspace to create more enaging lessons
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AppollolearningEducational assistance servicePrivate tutoring for students struggling with course concepts
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Editing Software:
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AudacityAudio recorder/editing toolHave students record speech for review and analysis of their foreign language skills
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Adobe PhotoshopPhoto editing softwareAllow students to edit or touch up photos, as well as create vibrant graphics for class projects.
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iMovieVideo creation softwareAn easy to use software that allows students to creat and edit videos.
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AnimotoVideo creation softwareHave students create a video to reinforce course concepts
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Big Blue PixelPhoto measuring and editing appStudents can create diagrams from pictures that they have taken, which could be used in projects
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TouchCastvideo creation/compositing toolCreate interactive videos, with clickable links and apps embedded within to share with your class.
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ArtRageDigital painting softwareCreate a natural looking painting on the computer, with tools that synthesize real painting techniques
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Productivity:
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EvernoteProductivity toolA note taking tool that can be synced across several devices and platforms. Evernote provides a great organizatinal system for taking and saving notes in class for later review or sharing.
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PocketRead it later softwareStudents can collect articles or other information by saving it to Pocket and reading later.
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OneNoteNote taking softwareAllows for notes taken in class or for reading to be available on multiple devices.
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TrelloProductivity toolTrello can be used for brainstorming or To Do lists, which can be available on multiple devices.
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LiveBindersDigital organizerHave students create ePortfolios to showcase their work for use after the course is over.
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PinterestPinning toolPin ideas or content for later use in the classroom or presentations.
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Kindle & Kindle AppE-Book reader device & appAn Amazon powered app that allows you to read books from your computer, phone, tablet or E-reader. This tool is useful for students because E-books are delivered to your device immediately after purchsing and thousands of books can be easily transported on one device.
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iBooks AuthorE-Book creatorCreate e-books for students for course learning.
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PadletOnline noticeboardCreate a board for students to collaborate their ideas. This could also be used an announcement tool.
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DoodleEvent scheduling toolThis tool is helpful for scheduling times to meet for group projects
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LearnistPinning tool for learningCreate a board for students to find new information or share articles that they have independently found
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Google DriveCloud file storageShare documents with students in the class that can be available on multiple devices
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Google AccountAccess to multiple Google ServicesConnect with students or other educators on Google+ and share content or have video meetings with Google Hangouts.
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Search Engine:
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Google SearchWeb searchSearch for different tools and new ideas for class content
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Google ScholarSearch engine for scholarly worksFind information and resources from academic sources
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TypeformForm creation Create a survey or a form to discover demographic information about your students
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Collaboration:
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WikipediaCollaborative encyclopaediaUse Wikipedia as a starting point for research by using the sources cited at the bottom of the entry pages.
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WikispacesWiki hosting platformOrganize your classroom with different wikis for each section, or for groups
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VoicethreadDigital storytelling platformCreate asynchronus engaging presentations or lectures, where students can leave comments at any point.
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SharePointEnterprise collaboration platformShare documents and other media with students on a cloud based storage system.
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EtherpadOnline editor for collaborative writingUse this real time text editor for giving feedback on students papers or for use with group projects.
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PB WorksWiki/collaboration softwareBuild pages for project groups for easy collaboration.
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Google SitesWeb/wiki hosting platformCreate a course website for a central place for collaboration
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ZapierApp intergrationsCreate comands to integration your apps in the background. For example, connect your Dropbox and Google Calendar accounts for easy syncing.
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IFTTTApp intergrationsCreate comands to integration your apps in the background. For example, connect your Instagram and Dropbox accounts for automatic backups or set your Tweets to be shared on #Slack
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