Tech Tools for Faculty

Applications

Web 2.0 Applications
Curation
Google Apps
Presentation Tools
Video Tools
Web Conferencing
Website Building

Web 2.0 Applications

Animoto

Nearpod

Audacity

Padlet

Canva

Poll Everywhere

Flickr

Powtoon

Flipgrid 

Socrative 

Gliffy

Storybird 

Glogster

Tagxedo

GoAnimate

Voicethread

Goosechase

Wordle

Kahoot

 

Mindmeister

 

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Curation Tools 

 

Tools

Tips & Tutorials & Examples

Diigo

Bookmark your great finds or create a group to curate resources with your students. Students can share their finds and share comments on their resources and on those of their peers. Annotate!

Feedly

Great for bringing all your favorite blogs to you. 

Juxtapost

Bookmark images.

Livebinders

Digital binders for all types of content. 

Pearltrees

Curate resources for a research topic or have students do so and briefly share their insight into the value of each resource. Example: Teaching with Social Media in Higher Education

Pinterest

Curate websites, resources, images, anything on boards.

Scoop.it

Curate resources for a research topic or have students do so and briefly share their insight into the value of each resource. Example 3 Types of Interaction in Online Courses

Symbaloo

Save bookmarks and favorite websites by creating a webmix.

Thinglink

Create interactive infographics, maps, drawings, and 360 documentaries. Example: 21st Century Educational Technology Leader

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Google Apps

 

Google Apps

Tips & Tutorials

Google Blogger

Getting Started with Blogger

Google Cultural Institute

Explore arts and culture - About Google Cultural Institute

Google Docs

Documents - Docs tutorial

Google Drive

Storage - Drive tutorial 

Google Forms

Surveys, quizzes - Forms tutorial

Google Keep

Note-taking - Keep tutorial

Google Maps

Mapping with Google

Google My Maps

Custom maps - Make a Collaborative Map

Google Research

See and use suggested content in a document

Google Scholar

Search for scholarly literature - About Google Scholar

Google Sheets

Spreadsheets - Sheets tutorial

Google Sites

Websites - Sites tutorial

Google Slides

Presentations - Slides tutorial

YouTube

 Create a YouTube account

  • Create your channel
  • Upload video (Private, Unlisted, or Public)
  • Adjust settings for comments etc.
  • Captioning available (Be sure to preview & edit)
  • Share link, embed or Add a Mashup

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Presentation Tools

 

Tools

Tips & Tutorials

Google Slides

Slides Tutorial

Microsoft Sway

Getting Started with Sway

Emaze

Free and paid versions - Getting Started with Emaze

Voicethread

Instructor version $99 

Haiku Deck

Free trial, various levels of paid. Professional design, creative commons images, templates.

FlipGrid 

Can be used for asynchronous video discussions (Initially, the instructor must go to https://info.flipgrid.com/ and create educator account using work Microsoft account. Then go to Eaglenet/Office 365/All Applications/FlipGrid for instructor access after that.)

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Video Tools

 

Lecture Capture/Screencasting

Tips/Tutorials/Information

VidGrid

JBU's video recording application - may be accessed at the link on the left or in the menu of your Blackboard course. 

Screencast-o-matic

Free for videos up to 15 minutes. Pro version for $15 per year for longer videos and editing tools. Can be used with Chromebooks.

Screencastify

Free Google Chrome Extension which you can add to Chrome from the Chrome store - Introducing Screencastify

FlipGrid 

FlipGrid - can be used for asynchronous video discussions (Initially, the instructor must go to https://info.flipgrid.com/ and create educator account using work Microsoft account. Then go to Eaglenet/Office 365/All Applications/FlipGrid for instructor access after that.)

Blogie

Check out a Blogie from our lending library to record video on a camera on a tiny tripod.

Swivl

Check out a Swivl from our lending library to record video on an iPad that tracks your movement as you teach.

One Button Studio

Record videos in our extremely easy to use One Button Studio. Record yourself, picture in a picture with PowerPoint, webpages, documents. White board or black backdrop. Two mics available. Contact Kim Johnson, kijohnson@jbu.edu for scheduling or more information.

Light Board Studio

Record videos using the light board - a glass marker board filled with light where you face the board and camera, write or draw, or even overlay with PowerPoint. Provide a script for the teleprompter, and we’ll take care of the editing. Contact Kim Johnson, kijohnson@jbu.edu to schedule a light board recording session.

 Video Hosting/Streaming

Tips/Tutorial

YouTube

  • Create a YouTube account
  • Create your channel
  • Upload video (Private, Unlisted, or Public)
  • Adjust settings for comments etc.
  • Captioning available (Be sure to preview & edit)
  • Share link, embed or Add a Mashup

Google Drive

Video Files in Google Drive 

Interactive Video 

Tips/Tutorials

Edpuzzle

Edpuzzle Demo
Make Any Video Your Lesson
How to Create My First Edpuzzle Lesson
Activate Closed Captions
How to Enroll Your Students
Analytics
Edpuzzle Chrome Extension
Embed Lesson
Share Lessons
How to Import Zaption Tour
Can share with links or embed in Blackboard.

VidGrid

Add embedded questioning to videos, with quiz scores passing to BB Grade Center 

Video Design

Tips/Tutorials

Video Tips

Designing Engaging Screen Lessons
Instructional Video Tips

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Web Conferencing

 

Tools 

Tips & Tutorials

Skype for Business

Available with Office 365. 

Google Hangouts

 

Zoom

 Free version available, pricing plans 

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Website Building

Would you like to build a website? Here are some easy tools to use. If you need help, contact Kim Johnson, kijohnson@jbu.edu

Tools

Tips & Tutorials

Google Sites

 

WordPress

 

Wix

 

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