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  • HitFilm

    HitFilm

    Video editing and all the power you need to make something cool. Free starter software, HitFilm, is perfect for beginners, film students, and YouTubers.   HitFilm   Keywords: video editing

  • A Rising Tide: How Closed Captions Can Benefit All Students

    A Rising Tide: How Closed Captions Can Benefit All Students

    Closed captioning is higher education is generally geared toward students with some kind of disabilities. However, regardless of having any disability, studies suggest that most students in today’s colleges and universities use closed captions at least some of the time, among whom about 90 percent find them at least moderately helpful for learning. Specific ways…

  • 7 Things You Should Know About Open Textbook Publishing – EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI)

    7 Things You Should Know About Open Textbook Publishing – EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI)

    With the ever rising cost of education, the textbook price is also rising. The open educational resources model has surfaced as a response to this problem and to meet the increasing demand of high-quality learning materials. Open textbooks can be offered by commercial publishers or found in open repositories. Open resources can promote active learning…

  • Populr.me

    Populr.me

    Populr.me can be used for social media, business, education, or many other uses. Build websites with templates for networking, sales, marketing, etc. Drop in text, video, pictures, embeds.  Upgrade for additional features, or keep it free.  Great for building interactive syllabi, professional profiles, ePortfolios, and other online information.   Populr.me   Keywords: web editing, websites

  • 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

  • SurfSafe

    SurfSafe

    Defend the internet. Bring the world to the Internet without false news. If you see something that is false, report it! Supercharge your browser to catch fake news! SurfSafe is protecting users from misleading, photoshopped, and fake news throughout the Internet. The extension marks the level of safety of an image or article on the corners. Never…

  • Open Education Group

    Open Education Group

    The Open Education Research Group is supported by a group at Bringham Young University conducts research to measure the impact of OER use. The Open Education Group site’s tagline is, “socially responsive research that concretely improves society.” The site also shares stories about how OERs are used in the “real world.” The scenarios are great starting points for faculty to think…

  • RealtimeBoard

    RealtimeBoard

    The Ultimate Guide to Effective Remote Collaboration

  • Med-Tech Innovation News

    Med-Tech Innovation News

    This website is the UK and Ireland leading publication for medical design and manufacturing technology and innovation. Their expert editorial team brings together daily news, technical content, analysis, case studies and high-profile interviews with industry experts and thought leaders. Med-Tech Innovation News provides intelligence for professionals involved in the design and production of Class I,…

  • SAMR Model

    SAMR Model

    The SAMR model, developed by Ruben Puentedura, is a theoretical framework for scaffolding technology integration into education. The video below describes SAMR (Substitution – Augmentation – Modification – Redefinition) and introduces you to the model. The Emerging Ed Tech website provides a few Examples of Transforming Lessons Through the SAMR Cycle. This SAMR Wakelet collection created by Nell Eckersley is…

  • AllTrails

    AllTrails

    Use the AllTrails App to record the trails you explore. It’s a hiking/walking/exploring community which use the App module to connect people together and helping people record their exploring experience. In addition, there are over 50,000 trails that already exist that have photos and reviews which have been added by the community of users.   AllTrails…

  • 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…

  • Blogger

    Blogger

    Blogger is a popular blogging platform run by Google. It is a blog-publishing service that allows multi-user blogs with time-stamped entries. Although there are more complex blogging tools available, the combination of cost (free) and flexibility makes Blogger an attractive option, whether you’re updating friends and family about your life, hosting your own advice column,…

  • Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers

    Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers

    This electronic book helps readers learn how to fact-check claims made on the Internet on a variety of topics. Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers   The author, Michael Caulfield, also has a companion blog: Four moves   Keywords: Copyright, Creative Commons, Digital Literacy, Lifelong Learning, Media, Open Educational Resources (OER) & Open Access, Searching

  • 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…

  • Vimeo

    Vimeo

    Vimeo is a popular video sharing site. Anyone can upload a video to this site for free, by signing up for the Vimeo basic membership package that offers video storage and privacy settings. Vimeo hosts videos in the highest quality possible. You can upload 4K Ultra HD quality, video management tools, no ads before, during,…

  • Windows Movie Maker

    Windows Movie Maker

    If you are using Windows 10, you can use this free video editor and slideshow maker app. Use it to easily create video stories and share them with your colleagues, students, friends, and family. Transform everyday moments into works of art as you want. There is easy to use professional editing tools. Users can trim…

  • 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…

  • Twitter

    Twitter

    Twitter is an American microblogging and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as “tweets”. Registered users can post, like, and retweet tweets, but unregistered users can only read them. Users access Twitter through its website interface or its mobile-device application software (“app”), though the service could also be accessed via SMS before April 2020. Tweets were…

  • iNaturalist

    iNaturalist

    The iNaturalist app helps you upload citizen science observations of plants and animals to the iNaturalist.org online community for naturalists as well as other members of the iNaturalist network such as NaturaLista.mx in Mexico. You can: record observations with photos and GPS locations; explore observations from around the world; keep track of updates from people you…

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