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Video Tools

For a full list of tools with notes on evaluation, see the Tool Resource List. *Denotes some level of interactivity is available (embedded quizzing, discussions, polling, etc.). Screencast (Screen Capture) iSpring* Screencast-o-matic Camtasia Zoom Snagit Adobe Presenter Kaltura Loom Panopto* Echo360* Flipgrid* Edpuzzle* GoReact* Microsoft PowerPoint Screencast (Lecture Capture) Panopto* Echo360* Animations Powtoon Vyond ToonlyContinue reading “Video Tools”

Social Tools

For a full list of tools with notes on evaluation, see the Tool Resource List. The following tools allow instructors and students to connect via the web in a social environment. Web Conferencing Zoom WebEx Google Hangouts Interactive Video Panopto Echo360 Flipgrid (free for educators) EdPuzzle (free for educators) GoReact Vialogues VideoAnt NearPod Polling Kahoot!Continue reading “Social Tools”

Scenarios

For a full list of tools with notes on evaluation, see the Tool Resource List. The following tools are useful in building interactive scenarios for self-paced learning: Articulate Storyline H5P iSpring Twine (free) It is also possible to build scenarios in Microsoft PowerPoint, although the navigation functionality is less than ideal for users.

Games and Skill-Builders

For a full list of tools with notes on evaluation, see the Tool Resource List. Articulate Storyline H5P iSpring WordMint EduCandy

Case Studies

For a full list of tools with notes on evaluation, see the Tool Resource List. Interactive (Click Through) Articulate Storyline iSpring Twine (Free) H5P Microsoft PowerPoint Infographics Adobe Spark Canva Venngage

Assessments and Polling

For a full list of tools with notes on evaluation, see the Tool Resource List. Tools for assessments (some with additional polling functionality): Articulate Storyline H5P iSpring Socrative NearPod Quillionz Respondus Polling only: Kahoot! Mentimeter Poll Everywhere

Tool Evaluation

A detailed checklist for evaluating instructional tools is available here. Minimum Requirements Licensing: Does the company offer a license that allows for commercial use? Commercial and/or CC BY licenses generally work best. Tools with a share-alike license are eligible for use but content created must be available for free public access. Ownership: Who owns theContinue reading “Tool Evaluation”

Books

Here are a few books that helped me better understand user behavior to support instructional design.

Literacies

Cultural Digital Emotional Financial Health Information Data for Analytical Activities: Gapminder Data for Analytical Activities: NetLogo Mathematical Reading/Writing YouTube Channel: Learn English with James (audience is ESL, but a useful resource for grammar and writing)

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