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Teaching Resources & Tips


This guide is a collection of resources about educational technology and adult education. 

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Educational Technology 

  • Citation games - from Reynolds Community College Libraries
  • Coggle - simple collaborative mind maps 
  • eQuizShow - online quiz board
  • FlipGrid - video based discussion board
  • Flippity - use Google spreadsheet to create online flashcards, bingo, board games and more
  • Flip Quiz - online quiz board
  • FreeMind - free concept/mind mapping software written in Java
  • Guide on the Side - create online interactive tutorials. Open source software from University of Arizona Libraries 
  • HyperDocs - digital worksheets
  • H5P - create, share and reuse interactive html5 content in your browser. Open source
  • Kahoot - create, play and share fun learning games for any subject, for all ages, for free
  • MindMup 2 - free mind mapping tool
  • Nearpod - create, share and track interactive lessons. Free and paid versions.
  • Padlet - interactive whiteboard
  • PollEverywhere - audience response system utilizing mobile phones, Twitter, and the web
  • Powtoon - create animated  videos and presentations
  • Quizlet - browse or create your own online flashcards and study sets. Login required
  • TodaysMeet - free discussion board for classrooms
  • Wordle - word cloud generator


Image Capture / Editor

Free tools for image editing/social media promotion creation

Stock Photos with Creative Commons Licensing


  • - Free online meeting space for up to 8 people (with cameras)
  • Box - cloud storage
  • Diigo - bookmarks and annotation
  • DropBox - cloud storage
  • Google Keep - note-taking service developed by Google
  • Hypothesis - open source annotation tool
  • WorldTimeBuddy - check time zones across the world

Project Management

  • Asana - web-based project management tool 
  • Basecamp - web-based project management tool 
  • Producteev - task management software for teams
  • Slack - collaboration and messaging system for teams

To Do Lists

  • Todoist - to do list and task manager
  • Trello - task tracker 
  • Wunderlist - track to-do lists, reminders and errands


Tools for adding interactivity to videos

  • CADET: Caption And Description Editing Tool - Produce free, high-quality caption files that are compatible with any media player that supports the display of captions.
  • PlayPosit - Add interactivity to any video. Free version available.
  • Thinglink - annotate images and videos. Free version available
  • TouchCast Studio - adding interactivity to videos. Free version available
  • Vizia -  engage viewers by integrating quizzes, polls, and CTAs into videos. Free
  • Vialogues - An asynchronous Video discussion tool which can be used for leveraging digital videos for learning by adding group interaction. Free.

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