4 Great Digital Tools to Try!

I came across four great technology tools and am pleased to share them with you! I know I am excited about giving them a try. The first one is my favorite – Zaption.  This tool is perfect for the educator using the blended learning model or flipped classroom.

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Just as the title states, it’s all about making the video interactive. Teachers can take their own recorded videos – or videos they are using for their course – and infuse them with questions and polls. Students watch the videos and at pre-determined spots, the video stops and inserts a question for the student to answer. The question can be multiple choice, a poll, or a discussion. It causes students to go from being passive recipients of information to engaged learners. The teachers will have a record of the analytics and responses. There is a cost with leveled membership plans but the basic plan comes with a free 30-day trial. It’s worth trying out!

Empressr is a free online digital storytelling/presentation tool. It allows you to create, manage, and share rich media within minutes. Only you, and the people you give access to, can access your presentations. It will even embed into your LMS or website.

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Projeqt is “an online story engine”. It allows you to create a presentation with live content. How? It pulls in tweets, blog feeds, interactive maps, audio files, and streamed videos on the web. Users can create “stacks” of information with layers of content. Click here to view some samples.

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Finally, give ClassMarker a visit. ClassMarker is an online testing source. Create custom tests and exams with no software installation. Results are automatically graded and instantly available. Brand your test with your own images and colors. Upload files, images AND videos to the tests! Visit ClassMarker for more detail!

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I am an Educational Technologist at William Jessup University. I am a passionate, productive follower of Christ who enjoys technology, reading, travel, and baking. My favorites: chocolate, coffee, and cycling!

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6 comments on “4 Great Digital Tools to Try!
  1. […] 4 Great Digital Tools to Try! | WJU EdTech […]

  2. Youdelka says:

    Thanks for sharing—-I really like Zaption. I simply wish it was free, specially for us part time instructors. Nevertheless, it is a great tool.

  3. aacurran says:

    EduCanon is similar and free.

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Pam Jimison

Educational Technologist

I am a passionate, productive, follower of Christ serving at William Jessup University in Rocklin, CA. I work as the Educational Technologist, adjunct faculty, and student teacher supervisor. I have taught 24 years in K-12 education, as well as experience working as a Technology Coordinator and school principal.

I enjoy cycling, blogging, baking, teaching, and technology!

I eat chocolate every day.

Visit my BLOG at http://wjuedtech.wordpress.com


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