On September 24, Instructional Technology held a tech snack focused on free tools for classroom use.
What types of technology do you use in your classroom?
Do you need your students to complete their assignments with certain types of software? You can create your own technology toolbox from cloud-based tools that are free to use and can benefit students both during the course and after. If you need training for yourself or your students on any of the software that is listed, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
Classroom Management, Collaboration, and Productivity:
- Poll Everwhere – used to survey, quiz, http://www.polleverywhere.com/
- Dropbox – used for storage and sharing https://www.dropbox.com
- Google Drive – used for collaboration https://drive.google.com
- Sky Drive – Microsoft’s version free office online https://outlook.com
- Evernote – used for productivity, collaboration, and sharing https://evernote.com/
- Twiddla – used for online whiteboarding or brainstorming http://www.twiddla.com/
- Padlet – used for online brainstorming or back channel http://padlet.com/
Social Bookmarking and Personal Research:
- Diigo – used for saving and sharing online resources https://www.diigo.com
Web Based Presentation Tools
- Prezi – used to build non-linear presentations http://prezi.com
Free E-Books and Other Open Educational Resources
- Project Gutenberg offers over 42,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books or free kindle books http://www.gutenberg.org/
- Khan Academy – https://www.khanacademy.org/
- W3Schools – http://www.w3schools.com/