Distance Learning Tools

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 ClassroomG Suite – Collaborative Google Slides are my favorite!
  • Arc GIS Online  Contact andyp@lksd.org for access
  • Vernier Graphical Analyzer 4.0

New tools I want to try

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.

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