Below is a list of the tools I use in video distance learning classes. Most of these are open source tools, a few have free accounts with pro features for a fee.
- Quizizz– Quizz program that can be used to gamify quizzes and gives student instant feedback on their progress.
- Peer Grade now EduFlow – Use for Peer Review Project Management
- CK-12.org – Peer Reviewed, Open Source text book and support tools
- ITSI– Inquiry based units with online sensor data collection and simulated models
- PHET– Web base science and math labs
- Concord Consortium – Online activities, games and learning modules using data
- Gizmo’s (Explore Learning Virtual Science Labs) (fee required)
- EdPuzzle– embed questions and feedback into videos
- PBS Learning Media– wonderful resources and media for building virtual lessons
- Kahoot.it– Game it!
- Nearpod.com An interactive presentation tool that can be used synchronously or asynchronously. (Similar to Pear Deck, Class Flow, Formative, etc.)
- Flipgrid– Facilitate video discussions or have students explain their work products. This is a free tool and very easy to use.
- Canva – create class visuals
- Bitmoji chrome app and gmail plugin- Personalizing with graphics
- Google Classroom – G Suite – Collaborative Google Slides are my favorite!
- Arc GIS Online Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for access
- Vernier Graphical Analyzer 4.0
New tools I want to try
- Biorender – https://biorender.com/ Create Professional Science Figures (Free) –
- Chemix.org – https://chemix.org/ Draw Lab Diagrams (Free)
- Web Whiteboard – https://www.webwhiteboard.com/ Web
- Calendly- Free online tool to show students times you are free without giving them access to your google cal, but integrates with Google Cal. https://calendly.com/
- Parlay – The future of classroom discussions? https://parlayideas.com/Remind Texting App – JLNhttps://www.remind.com/log_in
- lens.google.com – point your camera at something you don’t know, even a plant, and let google help you identify it.
- yoteachapp.com– A replacement for Todays Meet
Purchased Tools I use
Camatasia or Snagit from Tech Smith for screen recordings
Wondershare Video Converter to dowload youtube videos for offline presentations when you don’t have highbandwidth when presenting. I download videos prior to class and then add them to a Keynote or PowerPoint to present with no buffering lag.