Gadgets, Gaming, etc.

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Online Tools/Apps

  • ShowMe -Turn your iPad into your personal interactive whiteboard! Record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online – free app and easy to use!
  • Cool tool for creating Web-based interactive puzzles.
  • Tagxedo - Create personalized word cloud images for your Web page or handouts in a variety of formats using any list of words you supply.
  • An online stopwatch.
  • A QR Code Generator.
  • Poll Everywhere - An online polling tool that can also accept text messages.
  • Socrative - Poll the whole class or let them ask you questions using any device. Get instant results to gauge the whole class’ current level of understanding.
  • Plickers - Similar to clickers, this tool only requires the instructor to use a mobile device. Great for classrooms where wireless access is spotty or not all students have smartphones.
  • WIX - An intuitive website building tool for blogs and digital portfolios.
  • HootSuite - A social media dashboard app. Follow hashtags and trends in one place.
  • Linoit - A collaborative space for sharing ideas, photos and links.

Multimedia Resources

Articles and Ideas

Gaming and Mobile Learning

Technology and Teaching