The Four Cool Tech Tools workshop covered lots of exciting tools for enhancing your classroom! The tools covered in the workshop were Edpuzzle, DropBox, Pixabay, VoiceThread, and FlipGrid.
Edpuzzle is a web-based tool that allows you to take videos you already have and add interactivity. You can embed narration, add questions and insert a test into the videos! There are also accountability tools such as seeing who watched the video and for how long. To get started with Edpuzzle you can go through an interactive tutorial and register with them.
DropBox is a home for all of your files, documents and media. It first started as cloud-based storage and it now provides that same storage and workspaces for collaboration. DropBox lives as a folder on your computer and any file added to that folder is automatically backed up! To get started with DropBox register on their website and download the software!
Pixabay is a website for high quality, public domain photos, illustrations, vector graphics and film footage. It is a great resource for copyright free images and videos and all content is released under Creative Commons. Another great thing about Pixabay is that there is a WordPress plug-in so that you can use Pixabay when creating a website!
VoiceThread is a web-based platform that enables teachers and students to upload images, videos, and documents or record audio, video, and text comments. You can also invite others to record comments. VoiceThread can be used to upload PowerPoints and put audio narration with it. Students can also comment by using text, phone, microphone, and video and you can place the web link in your course on Blackboard!
Finally, Flipgrid is a flipped classroom approach to using video for igniting student discussion and engagement. To see how Flipgrid works click here.
If you would like to view the full recording of this workshop click here!
If you have any other questions about this workshop contact DEIT at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-282-1100 x2290