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Technology Tools for Teaching Online

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We have created a handout that highlights technology tools for teaching online. It is separated into category of technology, tool name, website, price, compatibility, and use.

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Category

Tool

Website

Price

Compatibility

Use

Content
Hosting

You Tube

http://www.youtube.com/

Free

PC/Mac/tablet

Video and audio content

iTunes

https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u

Free

PC/Mac/tablet

Video and audio content

Box

www.box.com

Free-Premium

PC/Mac/tablet

Content sharing (integrated with Canvas)

Dropbox

https://www.dropbox.com/

Free up to 18 GB

PC/Mac/tablet

Content sharing

Vimeo

http://vimeo.com/

Free & Premium accounts available

PC/Mac/tablet

Video and audio content

TimeToast

http://www.timetoast.com

Free

PC/Mac/tablet

Create an online timeline, with comment/blog section available. Can be embedded into course content.

CourseLab

http://www.courselab.com/

Free

PC/Mac/tablet

create eLearning content and computer screen simulations

Feedzilla

www.feedzilla.com

Free

PC/Mac/tablet

RSS Newsfeed – create your own news/subject widgets

Canvas

LMS Platform

Free with AP partnership

PC/Mac/tablet

Digital
Media

Podcast – Camtasia Relay

http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-camtasia-relay.html

Free App

PC/Mac/tablet

Camtasia Relay – record and upload video/audio/images. Free Smart Phone App. Can be used alone or with Camtasia full version.

Prezi

www.prezi.com

Free & premium accts. available

PC/Mac/tablet

Interactive presentation slideshow and virtual whiteboard sharing. Can download for offline viewing. Share with a link or embedded in a website or a LMS

Powtoon

www.powtoon.com

Free – $8/month education premium package

Browser-based

Create animated videos, with simple user interface

GoAnimate

www.goanimate.com

Free & premium accts. Available

Browser-based

Collaborative animated video creation, can import media, audio, storyboarding

EduCreations

www.educreations.com

Free

iPad/browser

recordable, interactive whiteboard that captures audio and handwriting

Scribblar

www.scribblar.com

Free-Premium accounts

Browser-based

Real-time multi-user whiteboard, image/doc/audio upload, integrates with skype

Open Sankore

www.open-sankore.org

Free

PC/Mac/Tablets

Interactive whiteboard software, embed multimedia

Prism Video Converter

http://www.nchsoftware.com/prism/index.html

$37.50

PC/Mac/tablet

Prism video converter. Easily converts any video from DVD to online video format

Animoto

www.Animoto.com

Free accts. Get 30 second videos

PC/Mac/tablet

Videos created from images, text, video, and audio

Audacity

www.audacity.sourceforge.net

Free

PC/Mac

Open-source, cross-platform audio editor

Dragontape

www.dragontape.com

Free

Browser-based

Create custom music or video mixes, share on social media

Voki

www.voki.com

Free

Browser-based

Create speaking avatars

Voice Thread

www.voicethread.com

$99/ year, single instructor account

PC/Mac/tablet

Asynchronous conversations in voice, video or text around multimedia slideshows.

Canvas

Many LTIs to choose from

https://www.edu-apps.org/index.html

Captioning
&
Transcription

Wistia

www.Wistia.com

Full service Free trial

PC/Mac/tablet

A video hosting service (like You Tube). Provides 100% accurate transcripts within 2 days

YouTube

www.youtube.com

Free video hosting with built-in captioning

PC/Mac/tablet

Provides option to auto-caption (not 100% accurate) videos you upload to your own account or create accurate, time-stamped captions by uploading a simple transcript of the video.

Dragon

http://www.nuance.com/dragon/index.htm

$74.99

PC/Mac

Voice to text conversion software

Casting Words

https://castingwords.com/

$1.00-$2.50/minute

PC/Mac/tablet

Provides 100% accurate transcripts of your audio (.mp3) or video (.mp4) files.

Natural Readers

http://www.naturalreaders.com/index.php

Free

PC/Mac/tablet

Text to Voice converter. Reads any text (natural sounding voices) and will save as audio files

Screencast-o-matic

http://screencast-o-matic.com

Free. Pro version $15/year.

PC/Mac

Record up to 15 min. Videos may be downloaded or exported directly to YouTube. Upgrade to pro to eliminate watermark on videos.

Camtasia Studios

www.techsmith.com

$300

Pc/

Screencapture/cast software and video editor

Jing

www.techsmith.com

Free

Browser-based

record screencapture/screenshot up to 5 minutes

Screenr

www.screenr.com

Free

Browser-based

web-based screen recorder

Screencasting

Snag-It

www.techsmith.com

Free 30 day trial, $49.95 single license

PC/Mac/tablet

Screen capture software. Can add hotspots, annotations, graphics, text , arrows, etc.

Lecture Tools (Now with Echo 360)

www.lecturetools.com

Students $15/term, site license available

PC/Mac/tablet

An interactive, web-based student response, note-taking and inquiry tool

Slide Share

www.slideshare.net

Free

PC/Mac/tablet

Share your presentations online and add an audio narration to create a “slidecast.”

URL Shortener

bitly

https://bitly.com/

Free

PC/Mac/tablet

Redirect long URL addresses to a shorter URL name for use in tweets, emails, etc.

Google URL Shortener

http://goo.gl/

Free

PC/Mac/tablet

Redirect long URL addresses to a shorter URL name for use in tweets, emails, etc.

Community Building Tools

Wiki Spaces

www.wikispaces.com

Free

PC/Mac/tablet

Group workspace for collaboration and sharing of content, videos, images, etc.

Google Blog

www.blogger.com

Free

PC/Mac/tablet

Blog site

Eyejot

www.eyejot.com

Free – Up to 5 minute video emails

PC/Mac/tablet

Online video email

Canvas

Discussion board options

Social
Media

Facebook

www.facebook.com

Free

PC/Mac/tablet

Social networking site

Twitter

www.twitter.com

Free

PC/Mac/tablet

Social networking site

Pinterest

www.pinterrest.com

Free

PC/Mac/tablet

Social networking/interest site

Hoot Suite

www.hootsuite.com

$9.99 month (Pro version), 30 day trial

PC/Mac/tablet

Social media management dashboard

Tweet Deck

www.tweetdeck.com

Free

PC/Mac/tablet

Social media management dashboard

LinkedIn

www.linkedin.com

Free (subscription avail)

PC/Mac/tablet

Social networking site

Canvas

Elgg LTI

Collaborative Learning

Google Docs

www.drive.google.com

Free

PC/Mac/tablet

Web-based office suite

Mind42

http://mind42.com/

Free

PC/Mac/tablet

Collaborative editing with one or more users simultaneously

Thinglink

www.thinglink.com

Free

Browser-based

Create interactive websites, blogs, infographics with embedded multimedia

Padlet

www.padlet.com

Free

Browser-based

Collaborative “bulletin-board” style website building.

Lino

www.linoit.com

Free

PC/Mac/Tablet/Phone

Collaborative ‘sticky and photo sharing,’ bulletin-board style website

Canvas

Google Docs & Ether Pad

Social Bookmarking
&
Photo Sharing

Photosynth

www.photosynth.net

Free

PC/Mac/tablet
Phone app

Create photo panoramas and synths (multiple photos). Embed or copy link.

Picasa

www.picasa.google.com

Free

PC/Mac/tablet

Organize, edit and share photos

Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/

Free

PC/Mac/tablet

Organize, edit and share photos

Delicious

www.delicious.com

Free

PC/Mac/tablet

A social bookmarking web service for storing, sharing, and discovering web bookmarks.

Diigo

www.diigo.com

Free

PC/Mac/tablet

Social bookmarking and web annotation

Canvas

Elgg LTI

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