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Tech Tools & Resources

Find apps, Web 2.0 tools, articles, videos, and other instructional technology-related resources for enhancing instructional practices and engaging learners.

Website at appear.in

"A user can go to appear.in and on-the-fly can grab a URL for their their own video chat room. No registration is required and as many as 7 others can be invited to the videoconference. It's free, simple and quick - and enables spontaneous group video communication." WebRTC Insights http://webrtcinsights.quadrigaconsulting.co.uk/index.php/appear-in-your-own-broadcast/

Twoodo: Smarter collaboration

Twoodo is a team collaboration tool with a cutting edge approach that helps your team organize itself rapidly using simple hashtags. Twoodo helps your team organize itself using simple hashtags. Save time. Communicate clearly. Execute fast.

Vocaroo | Online voice recorder

Vocaroo is a quick and easy way to share voice messages over the interwebs.

81DASH | A revolutionary communication Platform for educators.

More than a live chat backchannel tool, 81DASH provides learners with a dashboard that allows them to communicate, share files, take notes, and keep track of important tasks.

Canva - Amazingly simple graphic design for blogs, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers and so much more.

Canva makes design simple for everyone. Create designs for Web or print: blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so much more.

Pixiclip

Pixiclip's web-based whiteboard makes it easy to create and share sketches online

Zaption - Learn with Video

Teach with video. Create interactive video learning experiences. Track real-time progress. Join FREE!

Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes

Blendspace allows educators to blend their classroom with digital content.

Remind101 | Free and Safe Text Messaging for Teachers

A safe, free way for teachers to text message students and keep in touch with parents.

appear.in

"A user can go to appear.in and on-the-fly can grab a URL for their their own video chat room. No registration is required and as many as 7 others can be invited to the videoconference. It's free, simple and quick - and enables spontaneous group video communication." WebRTC Insights http://webrtcinsights.quadrigaconsulting.co.uk/index.php/appear-in-your-own-broadcast/

VoiceThread - Conversations in the cloud

Transforming media into collaborative spaces with video, voice, and text commenting.

VideoNot.es: The easiest way to take notes synchronized with videos!

The easiest way to take notes synchronized with videos!

Padlet | Paper for the Web

We give you a blank wall. You put anything you want on it, anywhere. Simple, yet powerful.

TwistedWave Online

A browser-based audio editor. You can also import and export your audio recordings to Google Drive.

chatWING - realtime - lightweight - free

*Chatwing *offers an unlimited live website or blog chat experience. This chat widget specializes in delivering real-time communication at any given time. Engage in a free chat with visitors and friends!

Qurify | Free Visual QR Code Generator | Custom QR Code Design

*Qurify *- Generate Visual QR Codes in less than a minute & Double Your Scans. Create Attractive & Intuitive QR Codes. Make Your Visual QR Code Today!

QR Code Generator - Free to Generate Custom QR Codes

A FREE Custom QR Code Generator. Offering multiple shapes, allowing you to customize the markers, set foreground and background images, embed logo and blend a QR Code within an image.

QR Stuff

Free QR code generator and QR code online creator. Create QR codes ready to print or to add to a t-shirt. Create a cell phone or mobile phone readable 2D barcode containing a URL, Google Maps location, FaceBook link, or Vcard contact information.

Design QR Code generator - Free

Custom QR Code generator: logo, colors, shapes. Create and share your QR Codes. We have Basic plans for professionals!

EDpuzzle

Make any video your lesson. Let your students learn by doing. Enable your students to find the proper video and use *EDpuzzle *editing tools. Increase creativity and understanding by letting them explain the lesson.

Flipping the Classroom | Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching

"Flipping the classroom" has become something of a buzzword in the last several years, driven in part by high profile publications in The New York Times (Fitzpatrick, 2012); The Chronicle of Higher Education (Berrett, 2012); and (Mazur, 2009); In essence, "flipping the classroom" means that students gain first exposure to new material outside of class, usually via reading or lecture videos, and then use class time to do the harder work of assimilating that knowledge, perhaps through problem-solving, discussion, or debates.

4 Key Principles behind Flip the Classroom

Using video in the classroom encompasses many things. Flipping is a topic that many may not fully grasp. Here's a great video that gives important perspective on what the flipped classroom is all about from Brian Bennett a high school science teacher in Northern Indiana.

Why Teachers Matter More in a Flipped Classroom

Teaching is fundamentally about human interactions, and that can't be replaced by technology. I was once asked by a group of educational state representatives if the flipped classroom would allow them to hire less teachers.

iTunes U Course Manager

iTunes U Course Manager — an easy-to-use, browser-based tool from Apple — lets you create a complete course using all of your digital materials.

ThingLink - Make Your Images Interactive

ThingLink lets users add interactive links to any photo and turn them into fun web experiences that drive engagement.