TEL App of the month

 

The Department of Technology Enhanced Learning team reviews educational applications that may be of interest to educators for teaching and learning.

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September 2017

PowToon - Animation Software

Availability: Browser

Uses: Encourage creativity, facilitate understanding

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August 2017

Pocket - News clipper

Availability: Desktop, Browser, iOS, Android

Uses: Resource curation, foster critical thinking, facilitate discussion, increase productivity

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July 2017

VoiceThread - Video discussion, Engagement

Availability: Desktop, Browser, iOS, Android

Uses: Discussion, Student Engagement, Collaboration, Active Learning, Facilitating Timely Feedback

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June 2017

Flipgrid - Video discussion, Engagement

Availability: Desktop, Browser, iOS, Android

Uses: Discussion, Student Engagement, Collaboration, Reflection, Active Learning, Formative Assessment

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May 2017

Toggl - Productivity, Time management

Availability: Desktop, Browser, iOS, Android

Uses: Time tracking, Organisation, Project management

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April 2017

Instagram - Photo/video sharing

Availability: iOS, Android, Windows 10

Uses: Photo & video sharing, Communication, Archiving, Encourage creativity, Foster discussion

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March 2017

Slack - Messaging App

Availability: Browser, iOS, Android, Desktop

Uses: Facilitate communication and collaboration, support teamwork, increase productivity

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February 2017

Feedly - News aggregator/RSS reader

Availability: Browser, iOS, Android, Kindle

Uses: Resource curation, foster critical thinking, facilitate discussion, increase productivity

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January 2017

Google+ Hangouts - Video conferencing/ Online communication

Availability: Browser, iOS, Android

Uses: Communication, Collaboration, Feedback, Peer Learning, Problem-based Learning

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December 2016

TweetDeck - Social Media Management

Availability: Browser

Uses: Productivity, Organisation

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November 2016

YouTube - Video Hosting / Video Editing / Video Curation

Availability: Browser, iOS, Android

Uses: Creativity, Productivity, Reinforce Learning, Organisation

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October 2016

Google Slides - Presentation/Productivity

Availability: Browser, iOS, Android

Uses: Presentation, Productivity, Collaboration, Organisation

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September 2016

Trello - Project Management

Availability: Browser, iOS, Android

Uses: Organisation, Productivity, Collaboration

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August 2016

Pixlr - Image Editing

Availability: Desktop, Browser, iOS, Android

Uses: Creativity, Productivity, Self-directed Learning

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JULY 2016

Screencast-o-matic - Screencasting/Screen Recording

Availability: Browser, Desktop

Uses: Reinforce learning, Reflection, Feedback

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JUNE 2016

Zaption - Interactive Video

Availability: iOS, Android, Desktop

Uses: Flipped Lessons, Critical Reflection, Storytelling, Online Tours

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MAY 2016

IFTTT - Productivity

Availability: iOS, Android, Browser

Uses: Automate regular tasks, Save time, Set up notifications

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APRIL 2016

Periscope - Live Video Streaming

Availability: iOS, Android

Uses: Collaborative/social learning, Reinforce learning, Facilitate discussion

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March 2016

Flipboard - Content Curation

Category: News and social media aggregator

Availability: Browser, iOS, Android, Windows OS

Uses: Resource curation, provide feedback, foster collaboration, facilitate discussion

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February 2016

Kahoot! - Student Response System

Category: Student Response System, Quiz maker
Availability: Browser, iOS, Android
Uses: Formative Assessment, Higher order thinking, Collaborative/social learning, Reinforce learning, Facilitate discussion

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January 2016

Evernote - Note-taking

Categories: Productivity, Note-taking, Collaborative writing
Availability: Desktop, Browser, iOS, Android
Uses: Organisation, Facilitate discussion, Collaborative/social learning, Reflection, Providing Feedback

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