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Updated Tools

June 5, 2012

Here is an updated list of online resources our faculty members have found helpful. Most are free. Feel free to add your favorites by posting a reply with the name and web address.

screen cast-o-matic for lecture capture.

Khan Academy is a great resource for free videos.

Live scribe pens are a great inexpensive tool.

Soft chalk for enhanced interaction.

Capture to Cloud – Capture to Cloud, capture any content, share it and discuss it with anyone —



Periodic Table of Videos:

Google –

10 Reasons to use Google +

Google Images – Ben West and Felix Heyes’ book Google contains the first Google image search result for every word in the dictionary – unfiltered and uncritical.

Capzels – Create rich multimedia timelines with videos, photos, music, blogs and documents; Free and great for education — – Create learning material for yourself and others! —


Study Blue – StudyBlue – Flash Cards —

Edshelf – edshelf is a directory of digital tools for educators. Discover new tools; See what other educators use; Rate and review your favorite tools.

@infogram – a new and innovative way to build infographics online —

Infographics are 30 to 40 times more likely to be viewed and shared vs. text. —

 Anibal’s Tools – Great resources –



Livemocha –language



Open Study –

Free technology for Teachers

Discovery education

Open educational resources (OER) are “digitized materials offered freely and openly for educators, students and self-learners to use and reuse for teaching, learning and research.”

OER include different kinds of digital assets. Learning content includes courses, course materials, content modules, learning objects, collections, and journals. Tools include software that supports the creation, delivery, use and improvement of open learning content, searching and organization of content, content and learning management systems, content development tools, and on-line learning communities. Implementation resources include intellectual property licenses that govern open publishing of materials, design-principles, and localization of content. They also include materials on best practices such as stories, publication, techniques, methods, processes, incentives, and distribution.

Open Educational Resources websites:

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