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Name of Software/ToolBrief DescriptionCost (Free for educators)Video Recording and EditingVideo ConferencingVoice Lecture RecordingDiscussion Board or alternativeInteractive slides, presentations (and Polls)Assessment, Tests and QuizzesReview + Practice GamesDigital Lessons, slide presentationsGroup Chat, MessagingCreative Content, Graphic Design and OrganizersLMS Teaching Platforms, Virtual ClassroomsInteractive Appointment CalendarVirtual Collaboration, Whiteboard, WorkspaceOther
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AnimakerCreate video and animated contentFreeX
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AnimotoCreate and edit videos Free (30 second video length limit)X
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Big Blue ButtonVideo conferencing with free professional featuresFreeX
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Bit PaperCollaborative Online Whiteboard. Write smoothly and clearly online. A digital pen is a MUST for optimal use.XX
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BlenderCreate and edit videosX
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Book CreaterCreate e-books online which can include images, video, links, and text. Fantastic way to get students writing across all content areas.Create e-books
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BritespaceCreate test and review questions, including multiple choice (D2L integration)XX
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CalendlySelf-serve appointment calendarFreeX
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CanvaCreative content, graphic design. Make flyers, invitations, designs that can be embedded into websites.Free (limited)X
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Choice Board (Google also has free boards)A graphic organizer that allows students to choose how they will learn a specific concept. The most common have nine squares with a different activity/modality in each square. Example: Teacher lets student choose two, three or four of the activities to complete-watch a video, do a topical search, etc.Free Basic TrialX
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CramCreate flashcards and interactive games to practice contentX
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CrelloCreate graphic and video content that looks professional.FreeX
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DiigoSocial bookmarking with excellent organization tools. Create Outlines for bookmars. Students can annotate any website or pdf.FreeXX
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DiscordCustomizable discussion board with either typed or audio responses. Set up teams that intructors or students can sort themselves into.XXXX
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DojonautEasy way for educators to create lessons. Students can share their progress in a lesson (real time) to one another or teacher if they want. Just to spice up the learning and stay motivated. The link will go directly on a lesson to get the idea.FreeX
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Duet DisplayTurn iPad into second monitor2nd display screen
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EasyclassVirtual classroomfreeXXXXXX
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EdmodoCommunication, collaboration, and coaching platform to K-12 schools and teachers. The Edmodo network enables teachers to share content, distribute quizzes, assignments, and manage communication with students, colleagues, and parents. Facebook type interface.FreeX
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EdpuzzleEasily create beautiful interactive video lessons for your students that you can integrate right into your LMS. Track students' progress. Add interactive questions to YouTube videosfree for your first 20 videosXX
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Explain EverythingTeach, present, sketchnote, create videos, and work together, all in Explain Everything – the complete online and mobile whiteboard app.6.99/ monthXxxxXX
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FeedbackFruitsCreate interactive study materials, peer feedback activities and discussion assignments - for higher education onlyFree until at least the end of next semesterXXXXXInteractive video, document annotation, automated feedback on academic writing
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Flashback ExpressSimple-to-use video editing tool. Record your screen and demo how to use various applications.FreeX
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Flip GridGrade and comment while watching videos uploaded by students. Can also serve as a discussion board response. Can be integrated into your LMSFreeXX
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Flippity.netTurn Google spreadsheets into different types of games.X
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Funnel BrainCreate flashcards and quizzesXX
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Genial.lyCollaborate on making presentations, infographics, interactive imagesxxx
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GimkitAn expansion of Kahoot! Individual, interactive, and team games. With great assessment tools for teachers to track students' comprehension.Free for basic versionxx
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Google HangoutsGroup video conferencingFreeXX
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Google VoiceGoogle Voice is a telephone service that provides call forwarding and voicemail services, voice and text messaging. It allows you to call and receive calls without giving out your personal number.XAlternate to using personal phone number
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GooseChaseCreate custom scavenger huntsFreeX
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GradescopeGrade papers online in half the time using customized comments and rubrics. First 5 from any institution get free access forever!Free (to start)Semi-automated online grading
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Group MeGroup text messagingFreeX
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GSuite (Google)Online platform Free
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HandBrakeReduce recorded video file sizes FreeX
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Hyper DocsHyperDocs are digital lessons that are fully customizable to meet the needs of learners and teachers. Search thousands of docs created for teachers by teachersFree (for now)X
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HypothesisAnnotate websites or documentsFreexCan be integrated into LMS as assignment or discussion
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ILovePDF.comConverts files to and from .pdf format. Merges, splits and compresses files.Free PDF converter
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InShotVideo and photo editingFreeX
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Jam BoardA collaborative, digital whiteboard makes it easy to create without boundaries and share ideas in real time. Jamboard moves the whiteboard to the cloud.X
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KahootPlay interactive review games in real time or independently in the challenge/self-paced mode.FreeXX
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KalturaOnline site for creating group video projects togetherXX
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KamiEdit .pdfs, including inserting signatureFree PDF editor
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LightworksCreate and edit videosX
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LimnuCollaborative online whiteboard. https://limnu.comfree 2 week trialX
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LoomTool for voice and screen recordingFree X
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MentimeterCreate interactive content and lessonsFree basicXXX
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MiroDigital workspace for visual collaborationX
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Mongoose CadenceTexting platform exclusively for higher educationXXTexting platform
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Mongoose HarmonyIntelligent chatbotXXChatbot
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MoodleMake tests and quizzes. LMSX
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Morgue FileProfessional high quality photos for free useFreePhotos for use
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MuralDigital workspace for visual collaboration
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NearpodCreate interactive lessons. Save prep time by importing existing lessons (pdf's, jpegs, ppts) and adding Virtual Field Trips, Collaborate boards, Quizzes, Polls, Matching Pairs activities + more. Integrates with Google Slides.FreemiumXXXXXX
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Otter.aiCreate transcripts of lecture recordings. Timed limit (but easy to set up other accounts with another e-mail address)X
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PackBackCoaches students in how to ask questions to encourage curiosityX
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PadletTutorial tool to use with breakout rooms. Create "shelves" with activities specific to each small group.XX
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PanoptoRecord lecture with screen shareX
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Pear Deck (Google)Students can view a presentation from their own device and interact via embedded questions and polls. The presentation can be locked to move with the teacher or at the student's own pace. Active Learning, Assessment, Differentiation, Presentation, Online DesignFree trialXX
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PerusallReading articles and commenting on them in collaborative spaces, can create discussions in the actual reading you assignFree for the functions I used
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PiazzaA Q&A platform for classes, can be used to post information and for discussions, also pollsFreeXXX
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PicktochartTemplates for infographicsFreex
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PicktochartCreate visual graphics, posters, FreeX
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PlayPositAdd questions, reflections to videosXX
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PollEverywhereCreate polls for instant feedback during virtual classes.Free (for smaller class)X
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PowtoonAnimation tool. Create animated motion design videos. Storytelling.XX
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PracteraSaaS (online) experiential education platform for remote/hybrid/in-person activities including internships, team projects, industry partnerships, work simulations, mentoring, and skills credentialing XXXXXXHelps structure experiences and feedback loops that may include a program coordinator, supervisor, mentor, and/or peers.
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PreziDynamic alternative to Power Point for presentationsFree (Education)X
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QuizizzFree gamified quizzes for every subject to play in class and at home. Pick an existing quiz or create your own for review, formative assessment, and more.XX
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QuizletCreate practice quizzes for your students, run team style and individual games to review with your studentsXX
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RemindSend text reminders to groupsFreeX
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Review Game ZoneCustomize a variety of gamesX
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SchoologyLMSFreex
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Screencast-o-maticSimple and intuitive tool for video recording and editing. Free with watermarkXX
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ScreencasterSimple and intuitive tool for video recording and editing.X
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ScreencastifySimple and inituitve tool for video recording and editing.Free version; upgrade free to educators for now.XX
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ScreenrecCapture screen or video with instant sharing (free alternative to Snag It)FreeXX
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Sign Up GeniusAppointment bookingFreeX
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SlackCollaboration software for teams using channels and threads. An alternative to email. Supports voice and video calls, screenshare, document-sharing and feedback.Free (Basic)XX
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Slides CarnivalPPT templates and Google Slides themes for your presentationspresentation templates
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Slides Mania
Google Slides themes and pptx templates.
presentation templates
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Snag ItScreen capture software$49.95
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SocrativeVirtual classroomXXXX
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Splice photo or video editing appFreex
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Stick Pick AppYou can easily integrate higher order questioning aligned to Blooms Taxonomy which is personalized per student and saved for formal/information assessment.XXRandom choice (virtual pick a stick)
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Thing LinkCreate interactive content using links and imagesFreeXXX
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ToontasticPhone-based Google app. Draw, animate, narrate adventures, science reportsFreeanimate a lesson/report
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Top HatActive learning platform with lecture streaming, live chat and polls, assignments and student data reportsFreeXXXXXXXXXXRemote proctoring, digital textbook
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TrelloEnterprise project management collaboration allowing listmaking/whiteboarding (a la kanban)FreemiumX
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Visual Hunthttps://visualhunt.com/Images to use in presentationsFreeimages
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VoiceThreadUsers have conversations around digital media. Video discussion platform that integrates with LMS.X
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VoiceThreadUpload slides or images and record lecture and/or have students comment on slidesFreexxxxx
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WakeletOnline board for collecting ideas, resources & for collaboration X
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WebExVirtual meeting platformFreeX
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WebjetsVisually organize websites, documents, text, anything together in boards. Use it to create interactive lessons for students or for student collaboration on a research topic.FreeXXX
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WordleWord cloud creatorFreeword cloud generator
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WordwallSpin a virtual random number wheel to assign questions or tasksFreeRandom choice (spin a virtual wheel)
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YacapacaCreate quizzes, surveys and tests for educationFreeX
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You Can Book MeAppointment bookingFreeX