Tech Tools

Technology surrounds us and has become normal if not vital to our daily lives. Integrating technology in education increases engagement, contributes to critical thinking skills and encourages collaboration. In planning your course, think of ways to break up content with technology and provide an exciting place to learn!

Collaboration / Engagement

Join me

Collaborate instantly with free screen sharing, unlimited audio, and ridiculously simple video conferencing. No registration required.


Socrative is your classroom app for fun, effective classroom engagement. Quickly assess students with prepared activities or on-the-fly questions to get immediate insight into student understanding. 

Google Drive

Share files and folders. You can quickly invite others to view, download, and collaborate on all the files you want with no email attachment needed.


An online bulletin board that is great for collaboration.


The end of passive viewing. Engage viewers by integrating quizzes and polls. Download results.


Animoto is a cloud-based video creation service that produces video from photos, video clips, and music into video slideshows.


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

Higher Ed Single Instructor License $99/year


Backchannel chat platform for classroom teachers and learners.


Send quick, simple messages to any device—without revealing phone numbers.

Poll Everywhere

Audience response system that uses mobile phones, twitter, and the web.

Thing Link

ThingLink is an interactive media platform that empowers publishers, educators, brands, and bloggers to create more engaging content by adding rich media links to photos and videos.


Enable self-paced learning with interactive lessons, add your voice and questions along the video. Know if your students are watching your videos, how many times and see the answers they give.


Cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and cross platform group chat into one easy-to-use platform.


Create, play and share fun learning games


Learning made joyful.The Memrise community uses images and science to make learning easy and fun. Learn a language. Learn anything.


Periscope lets you broadcast and explore the world through live video.


Watch, upload and share HD and 4k videos with no ads.

Lets Recap 

An app that allows students to give a video feedback.

Add video, audio, images and a variety of question types, all wrapped in a beautiful, engaging & easy to use app.


Online voice recorder.


Create quizzes in minutes! Students can participate with anything that has a browser.


A free online gathering place where students can ask, answer, and explore 24/7.

CrashCourse - YouTube

A repository of videos on various subjects.


SciShow explores the unexpected on scientific subjects that defy our expectations and make us even more curious!

HealthCare Triage

Healthcare Triage is a series about healthcare hosted by Dr. Aaron Carroll who explains healthcare policy, medical research, and answers a lot of other questions you may have about medicine, health, and healthcare.

Educational Nursing Games

162 free nursing games with 6050 questions designed to make your nurse learning/education more interesting, engaging and fun. 

Lensoo Create

Turns your iPad or Android tablet into a Virtual whiteboard with voice recording and digital writing.


Share video lessons with students in a safe and private classroom environment. Have students show what they know by creating their own videos. Provide rich feedback on student work.


Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android app that allows video chat, instant messaging and file sharing.

Google Hangouts

Talk one-on-one or invite friends for a group chat with up to 10 people. Messaging, video or voice.


Triventy enables you to author, run and host quizzes and surveys in your classroom. Your students will participate using their smartphones - without any prior installation - while you run on a large screen.


Make fun games on any topic, to play in class or as homework.

Presentation and Creative Tools


Online presentation software that uses motion and zoom.


Discover, Share, and Present presentations and infographics  - slide hosting service.


Create interactive poster by combining images, graphics, audio, video and text on one digital canvas.



Turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes into word clouds.


Create word clouds from text giving greater prominence to words that appear more frequently.


Create. Share. Present. Control. Access your pedagogical materials remotely while you move among your students to wirelessly present your lessons.



Record on-screen activity for short tutorials, visual presentations, and communicate while you demonstrate!


A video screen capture software for Chrome. Upload to Google Drive or YouTube.


Build a lesson around any TED-Ed original, TED Talk or YouTube video.


iPad app lets you easily create and share video lessons.


Share ideas instantly with Jing.


Voki is a free collection of customizable speaking avatars for teachers and students that enhances classroom instruction, class engagement, and lesson comprehension.


Create animated videos that are free (under two minutes) and upload to YouTube.


Create animated movies that are free under five minutes. Captivate - Engage - Explain


An open online learning community where anyone can learn and teach any topic. Our iPad app lets you easily create and share video lessons.

ProProfs Brain Games

Large selection of online games you can create.


Overlay quizzes, open responses, surveys, and call-to-actions on your videos, making them more engaging and interactive.


Future Me

Send your future self an email!


An open source web conferencing system for on-line learning. BigBlueButton enables you to share documents (PDF and any office document), webcams, chat, audio and your desktop. It can also record sessions for later playback.


Free plagiarism checking website.

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