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  • Canva – A powerful online graphic design platform

    Canva – A powerful online graphic design platform

    Canva is a graphic design platform that allows users to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, and other visual content. It is available on web and mobile and integrates millions of images, fonts, templates, and illustrations. Users can choose from many professionally designed templates, and edit the designs and upload their own photos through a…

  • YouTube

    YouTube

    Get started with YouTube, playing, watching, and creating videos. YouTube is a video-sharing site available in nearly every country and over fifty different languages. Anyone with an Internet connection can share content, whether they are organizations with large budgets or an individual with a video camera. The material is organized into channels and users can…

  • Zoom

    Zoom

    Zoom is a video conferencing and web conferencing service that provides video, phone, and chat services. The basic package is free and hosts up to 100 participants, and an unlimited number of meetings. The basic package includes video conferencing, web conferencing, and group collaboration features such as polling and whiteboards. ZOOM has been noted to…

  • Audacity

    Audacity

    Free audio recording and editing software that rivals many commercial tools. Record live audio through a microphone or digitize recordings imported from other media. Audacity’s capabilities rival many commercial tools. The Save menu in Audacity saves files in the Audacity proprietary format (AUP). Select the menu Export > Export as MP3 format for easy playback of audio files created…

  • TED Talks

    TED Talks

    TED Talks: ideas worth spreading include talks from speakers from a variety of backgrounds who provide thought-provoking presentations about a wide variety of topics. The short TED Talk videos average 10 to 18 minutes. This is a powerful tool for life long learning. The talks are given by people from all walks of life who share insights…

  • Google Drive (and Google Docs)

    Google Drive (and Google Docs)

    Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service developed by Google that allows users to store files in the cloud, synchronize files across devices, and share files. In addition to a website, Google Drive offers apps with offline capabilities for Windows and macOS computers, and Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. Google Drive encompasses…

  • Google Docs Voice Typing

    Google Docs Voice Typing

    In Google Docs you can type with your voice instead of your fingers by using the Voice Typing tool, turning voice into written word. In addition to straight dictation, this tool enables you to edit a document. Some examples include highlighting text, inserting a link, deleting words, changing text layout, or adding comments.   Google…

  • Google – Advanced Image Search

    Google – Advanced Image Search

    Click the tab labeled “Images” when using Google to limit your searches to just images. You can then click on “Tools” to reveal advanced search options. Advanced options include size, color, type, and the timeframe of when the image became available. The most useful feature of the Google image search is being able to limit…

  • SoundCloud

    SoundCloud

    Discover, stream, and share a constantly expanding mix of music from emerging and major artists worldwide. SoundCloud is described as a ‘social sound platform’ and is the same as YouTube but for audio files. With SoundCloud you can follow millions of people, musicians, radio channels and podcasts on a vast range of topics or create…

  • Google Slides

    Google Slides

    Google Slides is Google’s free presentation editor. Because it is included in the Google Docs/Drive suite, you can readily use it to collaborate on presentations with colleagues or students no matter where you are. Google Slides is very similar to Microsoft’s PowerPoint (PPT). Like many online tools, it allows groups to work together to create…

  • Pixlr

    Pixlr

    Pixlr is a cloud-based set of image tools and utilities, including a number of photo editors, a screen grabber browser extension, and a photo sharing service. The suite was intended for non-professionals, however, the apps range from simple to advanced photo editing. PIXLR   Pixlr Support Page – The link to the Pixlr Support and…

  • New to Working Remotely? These Resources Can Help – LinkedIn free training resources

    New to Working Remotely? These Resources Can Help – LinkedIn free training resources

    Almost overnight, remote work has become mainstream. Companies around the world are encouraging their employees to work from home to prioritize the health and safety of their workforce and communities amid coronavirus. Working through this rapid change can be hard and we’re moving quickly to help members get information they can trust, stay connected to their…

  • Google Meet

    Google Meet

    Google Meet is a webconferencing platform that includes instant messaging, voice, and video calls. It is useful for individual and group conversations. Technology that connects us while we’re apart and video meetings can bring us together—whether we’re working with teammates, talking to healthcare professionals, sharing with loved ones, or learning from home. Note: Google Meet…

  • Answer Garden

    Answer Garden

    A tool that can be used for real-time classroom brainstorming or online homework. Can be used in the classroom, for professional development, creativity and more. Results can be displayed in a visual Wordcloud format with the most often used responses showing in relatively larger text-size. AnswerGarden   Keywords: response, polling, wordcloud, audience response, classroom response

  • WeVideo – Collaborative Online Video Editor in the Cloud

    WeVideo – Collaborative Online Video Editor in the Cloud

    WeVideo is the online video editor that makes it easy to capture, create, view and share your movies at up to 4K resolution for playback anywhere. Videos can be uploaded easily from DropBox, and edited online from multiple devices.   WeVideo   Review: WeVideo is a cloud-based video editor that makes editing in your browser…

  • WhatsApp

    WhatsApp

    This app is a cross-platform messaging and Voice over IP service that can be used to send text messages and voice calls, as well as video calls, images and other media.   WhatsApp Keywords: Audio, Collaboration, Video  

  • 24 Tips for Creating High Quality Screencasts

    24 Tips for Creating High Quality Screencasts

    This article provides useful tips for creating screencasts. Screencasts capture the content on the computer screen which can also be combined with additional graphics, presentations, and audio.   24 Tips for Creating High Quality Screencasts   Keywords: audio, podcasts, presentations, recording, screencast, video

  • Open-NYS

    Open-NYS

    Open-NYS is the collaboration of the State University of New York (SUNY) and the City University of New York (CUNY) to provide support for the implementation of Open Educational Resources (OER) across both systems.   Open NYS   Getting Started with Open Resources – Guide to help educators adopt, adapt and build open resources for…

  • Screenshot Tools, Tips, and Shortcuts: How to Capture Anything on Your Screen

    Screenshot Tools, Tips, and Shortcuts: How to Capture Anything on Your Screen

    Screenshots are a simple way to show what displays on your screen. Screengrabs can help you point out a bug, save a picture on Facebook to your camera roll, or demonstrate anything you see on your screen. All operating systems comes equipped with a screenshot tool. Use this guide to help you take screenshots.  …

  • Google Calendar

    Google Calendar

    Google Calendar is a time-management and scheduling calendar service developed by Google. Google Calendar allows users to create and edit events. Reminders can be enabled for events, with options available for type and time. Event locations can also be added, and other users can be invited to events.   Google Calendar   Google Help –…

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