21 Apps For Education
By Beth Mullins
October 27, 2014
I recently viewed an interesting webinar presented by the organization “Blended Librarian” which promotes the traditional aspects of librarianship combined with technology and instructional skills with the goal of better student-centered learning. From the “Blended Libraries” Facebook page: “The Blended Librarians Online Learning Community is librarians, faculty, instructional designers and technologists, and other academic support personnel working collaboratively to integrate the library into the teaching and learning process.” https://www.facebook.com/BlendedLibrarians
The webinar presentation “20 Apps in 40 Minutes” presented by Sherri Hope Culver, an Associate Professor of Media Studies and Production at Temple University, gave brief descriptions of some of the most widely used and liked free applications that are used in educational as well as other settings. Here’s a link to the “20 apps in 40 minutes webinar” archived webinar if you need more information. I’ve included the web addresses of all 21 apps with my favorite 6 listed first. Happy “app-ing” adventures!
1. https://jeopardylabs.com/ Jeopardy Labs: a way to make jeopardy or word games
2. http://www.pixton.com/ Pixton: A way to make your own cartoons.
3. http://www.polleverywhere.com/ Make your own polls. People are sent links to the page to send a text to for their response. No sharing of email addresses or phone numbers needed. If everyone in the class doesn’t have a smartphone, have people pair up to share.
4. http://quizlet.com/ Quizlet: a way to make study questions and answers.
5. http://www.tiki-toki.com/ Tiki-toki: A way to make timelines
6. https://bubbl.us/: A brainstorming collaborative site
7. http://www.befunky.com/: a photo editor and collage maker
8. https://www.diigo.com/: a way to study and add notes to downloaded e-books
9. https://www.flickr.com/: for storing, sharing, and editing photographs
10. https://drive.google.com/: Google Drive is a cloud storage service that allows you to store your documents, photos, videos, and more online. From Drive, you can also use Google Docs, Google Sheets, and other applications to create and edit various types of files.
11. http://www.livebinders.com/welcome/home: for collecting and organizing web resources
12. http://memegenerator.net/: Select a meme character and add your own captions or create a meme with your own photo
13. http://padlet.com/: a place to create and collaborate with a group
14. http://piktochart.com/: Like MS Publisher for creating documents, etc. with graphics
15. https://www.remind.com/: Designed as a way to send text reminders about assignments.
16. http://evernote.com/skitch/?utm_source=interspire: Easy way for designing graphic notes
17. http://www.storyboardthat.com/: an online storyboard creator
18. https://www.surveymonkey.com/: survey creation site
19. https://tackk.com/: a way to create colorful graphic web pages
20. https://vine.co/: for making short, looping videos
21. http://voicethread.com/: “communicate, collaborate, connect”
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