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Resources for Teaching Online

Interactive Tools

Polling tools can be used to encourage a little friendly competition; to check for understanding; jumpstart Q&A; and even track attendance. Consider adding one of these interactive tools to your classroom.

Poll everywhere:  https://www.polleverywhere.com/
Free 90-day premium plan

Kahoot: https://kahoot.com/
Free premium right now

Socratic app: https://socratic.org/

Gathering feedback, assessing student work and progress, and encouraging participation in a virtual environment is made simple using the following tools:

FlipGrid: https://info.flipgrid.com/
Short video response/feedback/assignments

Go Formative:  https://goformative.com/
Assessment, grading, etc.
Free premium for EDU right now

Piazza: https://piazza.com/
Free tool that integrates with Collab for managing FAQs, question tracking, and more.

VoiceThread: https://learningdesign.as.virginia.edu/voicethread
Versatile tool for asynchronous presentations and conversations around a variety of media (images, documents, and videos).  Available in UVACollab for student & faculty users.  

Encourage students to test knowledge for vocabulary/terminology-based content through the use of:

Quizlet:  https://quizlet.com/
Flashcards, study help, game strategies for learning

Students can still create rich and engaging presentations with these user-friendly tools:

Canva: https://www.canva.com/
Pre-established or 'create your own' templates for posters and infographics

Infogram: https://infogram.com/
Interactive infographics

Venngage: https://venngage.com/
Infographic creator

Piktochart: https://piktochart.com/
Intuitive design, poster, and infographic, and print creation tool

Visme: https://www.visme.co/

VoiceThread: https://learningdesign.as.virginia.edu/voicethread
Versatile tool for asynchronous presentations and conversations around a variety of media (images, documents, and videos).  Available in UVACollab for student & faculty users.  

Images for use and tools to utilize to manipulate visual materials:

Gratisography: https://gratisography.com/

Artstor: https://www.artstor.org/

Pixabay: https://pixabay.com/

The following tools will help you create interactive, annotation enabled assignments:

ThingLink: https://www.thinglink.com/
Interactive image and video labels and assignments. You can even record audio.

Perusall: https://perusall.com/
Annotation and interactive readings online.
FREE resources right now: https://perusall.com/blog

Hypothesis: https://web.hypothes.is/
Collaborative annotations
All fees waived for EDU

Encourage collaborative work with the following resources:

Whiteboard:  https://medium.com/@GingerLabs/tips-for-online-learning-using-notability-c7773017dce1

Zencastr: https://zencastr.com/
Podcasting collaboratively 
Free user restrictions lifted.

Edit and manipulate recorded video with the following tools:

Adobe Spark: https://spark.adobe.com/make/video-maker/

Splice (iOS only): https://apps.apple.com/us/app/splice-video-editor-maker/id409838725

iMovie for iOS

Check out the Library's OER site with resources that are currently free: Free4Now

https://guides.lib.virginia.edu/oer/free4now

Create linear story maps and timelines with the following tools:

StoryMap JS: https://storymap.knightlab.com/
Interactive, storytelling style maps.

Timegraphics: https://time.graphics/

Timeline creation tool.