e-Tech Tools

e-Tech Tools









e-Technology Tool List
Accessibility Products | Cartoons / Comics / Avatars | Document Storage/Sharing | Mind Mapping
Presentation Software | Quiz & Memory Tools | Social Networking | Storytelling | Survey / Polling
Video & Presentation Sharing | Video & Screen Capture | Video Conference | Office Products | Other

Accessibility Products
Tool Name
Apple

Windows

Equipment or
Software
Features
Needed
iPhone
 Blind/low vision: VoiceOver,
advanced screen reader
iPad
 Siri and Dictation help type, launch
apps, and read calendars
iPod touch
 FaceTime helps students who are deaf
or hard of hearing communicate
 Closed captions and mono audio helps
to get the most out of the content
PC Computer

 Screen readers, magnifiers, and
specialty hardware
 Platform for other companies to
develop innovative accessible
technology
 Interoperability between assistive
technology products

Website/Download/Tutorials
WEBSITE
http://www.apple.com/education/specia
l-education/
TUTORIAL-Creating Inclusive Learning
Environments
https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/spee
ch-dictation-in-os-xmountain/id580283794?i=126123715&
mt=2
WEBSITE
http://www.microsoft.com/enable/at/m
atvplist.aspx
PRODUCT LIST
http://www.microsoft.com/enable/at/m
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Cartoons / Comic Strips / Avatars
Tool Name
TooDoo

Equipment or
Software
Needed
Computer

Bitstrips

Facebook
Account

Blabberize

Computer

Doppel me

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Computer

Features
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Free
No install needed
Can use image file in Bb
Fast way to create cartoons
Drag-drop or click to create comic
strips that express
views/opinions/fun
Free
No install needed
Can use image file in Bb
Design cartoon versions of yourself
Create comics
Post as images
Free
No install needed
Can use image file in Bb
Upload photo and make it talk
Record voice or import audio file

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Free
No install needed
Can use image file in Bb
Use as an avatar
Design cartoon versions of yourself
Post as link or download image

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Website/Download/Tutorials
WEBSITE
http://www.toondoo.com/

WEBSITE
http://www.bitstrips.com

WEBSITE
http://blabberize.com/
TUTORIAL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEt
Uu1r8Pe4
WEBSITE
http://www.doppelme.com/
Sample

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Tool Name
Voki

Equipment or
Software
Needed
Computer

Features
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Free
Can use image file in Bb
Create characters that speak
Customize appearance and what they
say
 Can type text for avatar to speak or
download your own voice

Website/Download/Tutorials
WEBSITE
http://www.voki.com/
FAQs
http://www.voki.com/voki_faq.php
Sample

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Document Storage / Sharing
Tool Name
Dropbox

Microsoft One Drive

Google

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Equipment or
Software
Needed
Device with
internet
connection
capability

Device with
internet
connection
capability

Drive Device with
internet
connection
capability

Features
 A Common place for file storage
using the internet
 2.25 GB (can upgrade)
 access files from computers,
phones, or tablets.
 Work with team like you're using a
single computer.
 Everything's automatically private,
so you control who sees what.
 A Common place for file storage
using the internet
 7GB free
 Works with Office: easy to create,
edit, and share documents.
 Share files or entire folders
 Send an email with a link to only
what you share and everything else
in your OneDrive stays private.
 A Common place for file storage
using the internet
 15 GB of free Google storage
 Pictures, stories, designs, drawings,
recordings, videos
 Your files can be reached from any
smartphone, tablet, or computer.
 Invite others to view, download,
and collaborate on all the files you
want–no email attachment needed
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Website/Download/Tutorials
WEBSITE
https://www.dropbox.com/
TOUR
https://www.dropbox.com/tour

WEBSITE
https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-us/
SUPPORT/FAQs
https://onedrive.live.com/about/enus/support/

WEBSITE
https://www.google.com/drive/index.ht
ml
GOOGLE DRIVE HELP CENTER
https://support.google.com/drive/?hl=e
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Tool Name
Google Docs

Equipment or
Software
Needed
Device with
internet
connection
capability

Features
 Free, web-based office suite
offered by Google within its Google
Drive service
 Allows users to create and edit
documents online while
collaborating with other users live

Website/Download/Tutorials
WEBSITE
https://docs.google.com/
GOOGLE DOCS TUTORIAL
https://sites.google.com/site/gdocsweb
quest/

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Mind Mapping
Tool Name
iMindMap

Equipment or
Software
Needed
Computer
License

MindMeister

Computer

Features
 Mind Mapping tool
 Can use image file in Bb
 Enhance productivity, unleash
creativity
 Choreograph a path through
Mind Map presentation
 Share through social media or
YouTube
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Mind Mapping Tool
Can use image file in Bb
Free. Up to 3 mind maps
Facilitates collaboration
Create Visual Presentations

Website/Download/Tutorials
WEBSITE
http://thinkbuzan.com/products/imindmap/
FREE 7 DAY TRIAL
http://thinkbuzan.com/download/
TUTORIAL
http://www.youtube.com/user/iMindMap
Sample
WEBSITE
http://www.mindmeister.com/
FREE 30 DAY TRIAL
https://www.mindmeister.com/pricing/edu
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Presentation Software
Tool Name
Animoto

PowerPoint

Equipment or
Software
Needed
Computer

Computer
Voice recorder

Features
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Can use image file in Bb
30 seconds MAX
No install needed
Turn photos and music into video
slideshows.
 You provide the photos, you pick the
song, and we'll add the magic.
 Fast, free and easy
 Features list
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Can use image file in Bb
Already licensed to staff
Many templates
Voice narration

Website/Download/Tutorials
WEBSITE
http://animoto.com/
FAQs
http://help.animoto.com/forums
TUTORIAL
http://help.animoto.com/entries/2046161
3-The-New-Animoto-Video-CreationProcess-A-Video-Tutorial-Guide
WEBSITE
http://office.microsoft.com/enus/powerpoint/
TUTORIAL
http://office.com/en-us/powerpointhelp/video-start-using-powerpointVA103981631.aspx?CTT=5&origin=HA104
015465
WESTERN POWERPOINT TEMPLATES
http://wire.westerntc.edu/marketing/tem
plates.asp
Sample

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Tool Name
Prezi

Scriblink

Equipment or
Software
Needed
Computer

Computer
JAVA

Features

Website/Download/Tutorials

Can use image file in Bb
Cloud based (100mb MAX)
Zoom through your story
Free create, collaborate and present
features
 Additional features with educational
email account

WEBSITE: http://prezi.com/
DOWNLOAD: http://prezi.com/windows/

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 Free digital whiteboard that users
can share online in real-time
 Privacy: open
 Only to the people you choose to
invite
 Print, save, and email your work
 In-Screen Chat
THIS APPLICATION CAUSES JAVA
WARNING ERRORS

EDUCATIONAL VERIFICATION
https://prezi.com/profile/registration/ed
u/?license_type=EDUENJOY
TUTORIAL
https://prezi.com/support/
Sample
WEBSITE
http://www.scriblink.com/
FAQs
http://www.scriblink.com/index.jsp?act=f
aq
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Quiz and Memory Tools
Tool Name
Quizlet

StudyMate

Equipment or
Software
Features
Needed
Computer
 Free
 Make own flashcards, or choose from
Flash cards sets
 Use several study modes; multiple
choice tests and study games
 Add images and listen to audio; record
voice
 Easy to create and share study
materials
Computer
 Learning activities, self-assessments
and games.
Site License to  Activities appeal to each learning style
integrate with  Flash cards, crosswords and quizzes
Bb
 Integrates with Bb
 Engage students-course content in an
individualized way

Website/Download/Tutorials
WEBSITE
http://quizlet.com/
HELP CENTER
http://quizlet.com/help
Sample
WEBSITE
http://www.respondus.com/products/stu
dymate/index.shtml
30 DAY TRIAL
http://www.respondus.com/download/st
udymate.shtml
DEMONSTRATION
http://www.respondus.com/products/stu
dymate/demos.shtml
Sample

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Social Networking
Tool Name
Facebook

Twitter

Yammer

Equipment or
Software
Features
Needed
Computer
 Free social networking website
 users create profiles, upload photos
and video, send messages
 Features: Marketplace, Events,
Pages, presence technology (can see
which contacts are online)
Computer
 Free online social networking and
microblogging service
 Enables users to send and read
short 140-character text messages,
called "tweets"
Computer
Company
Licensing
required
Valid
Company
email account

 Private social network that helps
you and your company stay on top
of it all.
 Collaboration software and business
applications allow you to get
connected to the right people, share
information across teams and
organize around projects

Website/Download/Tutorials
WEBSITE
http://www.facebook.com/
TUTORIAL
http://personalweb.about.com/od/howtofa
cebook/ss/Learn-Facebook-tutorial.htm
WEBSITE
http://twitter.com/
FAQs/THE BASICS
https://support.twitter.com/groups/50welcome-to-twitter#topic_203
WEBSITE
http://www.yammer.com
SIGNUP
https://www.yammer.com/signup/
YAMMER OVERVIEW
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMEo
WMJf1uY
TUTORIAL(S)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWrE
nyusj88&list=PL0DBC2449B3A48FCA

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Storytelling
Tool Name
Articulate
Storyline

GoAnimate

Equipment or
Software
Needed
Computer
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Need License
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Computer
Need License

Newspaper
Clipping
Generator

Computer

Features

Website/Download/Tutorials

Can use image file in Bb
Character animation
Intuitive User Interface
Templates and characters
Interactivity & dynamic content based
on learner’s activity.
 Remember learner input or
assessment results

WEBSITE
http://www.articulate.com/products/stor
yline-overview.php

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Can use image file in Bb
Animated video
Scripting and Storyboarding
Voice Recording
Publish on GoAnimate and embed on
site.
Export as HD quality video
Can use image file in Bb
Free
enter newspaper headline, date and
info
newspaper clipping as image file

FREE 30 DAY TRIAL
http://www.articulate.com/products/stor
yline-overview.php
TUTORIAL
http://www.articulate.com/products/stor
yline-all-features.php
Sample
WEBSITE/FREE SIGNUP
http://goanimate.com/
TUTORIAL (must be logged in)
http://goanimate.com/videomaker
Sample
WEBSITE
http://www.fodey.com/generators/news
paper/snippet.asp
Sample image file

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Survey / Polling
Tool Name
Survey Monkey

Poll Everywhere

Equipment or
Software
Features
Needed
Computer
 Can link to Bb
 Free
 Design/build your own surveys or
choose from templates.
 Choose how to distribute and start
collecting responses.
 Analyze: Use analytical tools for
intelligent insights
 Share through social media or
YouTube
Computer
 Can link to Bb
License
 Free trial available
 Interactive Polling
 Works well for live audiences using
mobile devices
 Fast mobile-friendly web page, sending
text messages, or using Twitter
 Poll updates in real time
 Advanced uses: texting comments to a
presentation, texting questions to a
presenter, web voting

Website/Download/Tutorials
WEBSITE
https://www.surveymonkey.com/
TUTORIAL/HELP
http://help.surveymonkey.com/articles/e
n_US/kb/How-to-create-a-survey
Sample

WEBSITE
http://www.polleverywhere.com/
DEMO/TUTORIAL
http://www.polleverywhere.com/my/poll
s#!/my/polls
FAQs
http://www.polleverywhere.com/faq#wh
atispe
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Video & Presentation Sharing
Tool Name
Khan Academy

YouTube

Slideshare

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Equipment or
Software
Features
Needed
Computer
 Can link to Bb
 Global classroom
 Not-for-profit with the goal of
changing education for the better
 Free world-class education for
anyone anywhere.
 All site resources are available to
anyone
 EVERYTHING completely free of
charge
Computer
 Can embed in Bb
 Free
Voice recorder  YouTube allows billions of people to
discover, watch and share originallyVideo
created videos.
recorder
 YouTube provides a forum for people
to connect, inform, and inspire others
across the globe
Computer
 Can embed in Bb
 Web 2.0 based slide hosting service
 Upload files privately or publicly
 .Formats: PowerPoint, PDF
 Slide decks can be viewed on the site
itself, on hand held devices or
embedded on other sites

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Website/Download/Tutorials
WEBSITE
http://www.khanacademy.org/
OVERVIEW
https://www.khanacademy.org/about
Sample

WEBSITE
https://www.youtube.com/
TUTORIALS
http://www.youtube.com/yt/creators/t
utorials.html

WEBSITE
http://www.slideshare.net/
TUTORIAL
http://www.slideshare.net/ceheit3/slid
eshare-tutorial-11451091
Sample

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Tool Name
TED

Equipment or
Software
Features
Needed
Computer
 Can embed in Bb
 Nonprofit devoted to spreading
ideas, usually in the form of short,
powerful talks
 Covers almost all topics — from
science to business to global issues
— in more than 100 languages.
 TEDx events help share ideas in
communities around the world.

Website/Download/Tutorials
WEBSITE
http://www.ted.com/
BUILD A LESSON AROUND A TED
VIDEO
http://ed.ted.com/
Sample

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Video & Screen Capture
Tool Name
Camtasia
Studio

Equipment or
Software
Needed
Computer
Voice recorder
Video recorder

Screencast-OMatic

Computer
Voice recorder
Video recorder
JAVA

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Features
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Can embed in Bb
Voice/Video/Screen Capture
Auto captioning
Video editing
Import camera video, music, photos
Customization
Features list

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Can embed in Bb
Free
No install needed
15 minute MAX
Free hosting (Up to 15 minutes per
upload)
 Record screen and webcam
 Publish to YouTube HD
 Publish to MP4, AVI, FLV movie

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Website/Download/Tutorials
WEBSITE
http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.html
FREE TRIAL
http://www.techsmith.com/download/camtas
ia/
TUTORIAL
http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-camtasia8.html
Sample
WEBSITE
http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/
TUTORIAL
http://som.screencasthost.com/channels/cXhI
3EVTh#navback
Sample

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Tool Name
Jing

Equipment or
Software
Needed
Computer
Voice recorder
Video recorder

SnagIt

Computer
Voice recorder
Video recorder

MailVU

Computer
Voice recorder
Video recorder

Features
 Can embed in Bb
 5 minute MAX
 capture basic video, animation, and
still images, and share them on the
web via screencast.com

 Can embed in Bb
 Screenshots & One-Take Videos
 Capture what's on your computer
screen
 Add words, drawings, and markup.
 Make quick, one-take videos and
narrate as you go

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Free
No install needed
Voice/Video Capture
10 minutes MAX
Email the video
Link to video

Website/Download/Tutorials
WEBSITE
http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html
FREE DOWNLOAD
http://www.techsmith.com/download/jing/
TUTORIAL
http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-jing.html
WEBSITE
http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/
FREE TRIAL
http://www.techsmith.com/snagit.html?gclid
=CKTWv4bAvb0CFdShtAodkikAmQ
TUTORIAL
http://www.techsmith.com/tutorialsnagit.html
Sample
WEBSITE
http://mailvu.com/

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Video Conference
Tool Name
Adobe Connect

FaceTime

Skype

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Equipment or
Software
Needed
Any digital
device
Adobe Flash
Player

Computer
(MacIntosh)

Mobile devices

Features

Website/Download/Tutorials

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Web conferencing
File sharing, video sharing
Participants can
Meetings are recordable for
future viewing
 Can integrate with Bb
 Can create “breakout groups”

WEBSITE
http://www.adobe.com

 For Mac
 Talk, smile, and laugh with
anyone on an iPad, iPhone, iPod
touch, or Mac with a built-in
FaceTime camera

WEBSITE
http://www.apple.com/ios/facetime/

 Free Skype to Skype calls
 Mobiles and landlines home and
abroad at low rates
 Video calling, voice/text
messaging, send photos, videos
and files of any size
 Features List

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INSTRUCTIONS
http://www.apple.com/ios/facetime/
(scroll to bottom)
WEBSITE
http://www.skype.com/en/
FAQs/HOW TO
https://support.skype.com/en/

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Tool Name
SnapChat

Equipment or
Software
Needed
Mobile devices

Features
 Mobile to mobile chat
 Mobile to mobile video chat

Website/Download/Tutorials
WEBSITE
http://www.apple.com/ios/facetime/
TUTORIAL
https://support.snapchat.com/ca/howto
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Office Products
Tool Name
Microsoft Office

Equipment or
Software
Needed
Computer
MS Access
MS Excel
MS Publisher
MS PowerPoint
MS SkyDrive
MS Word

Adobe Acrobat

Computer
Reader
Standard
Pro

Features
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Access - database
Excel - spreadsheet
Publisher – brochures
PowerPoint – presentation
SkyDrive – storage
Word – word processing

 Basic version is free
 Create, view, search, print PDF files
 Advanced version features
- Merge files into PDFs
- Convert PDFs to other formats
- Electronically sign documents
- Forms fill in
- Protect documents

Website/Download/Tutorials
FREE VIDEO TUTORIALS:
http://office.microsoft.com/enus/support/training-FX101782702.aspx

PRODUCT DOWNLOADS:
www.adobe.com

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Other
Tool Name
LiveBinders

Audacity

Equipment or
Software
Needed
Computer

Computer
Voice recorder

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Features
 Organize digital information
 Organize documents into containers
- like 3-ring binders on your shelf.
 Combine cloud documents, website
links and upload desktop documents
- to then easily access, share, and
update your binders
 Can use image file in Bb
 Record live audio
 Convert tapes and records into
digital recordings or CDs,
 Edit WAV, AIFF, FLAC, MP2, MP3
files.
 Cut, copy, splice or mix sounds
together.
 Features List

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Website/Download/Tutorials
WEBSITE
http://www.livebinders.com/
TUTORIAL
https://www.livebinders.com/play/play
?id=73210
Sample
WEBSITE
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
TUTORIALS
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/manual
-1.2/tutorials.html

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Tool Name
Wordle

Netlingo

Equipment or
Software
Needed
Computer

Computer

Features
 Can use image file in Bb
 Generate “word clouds” from text
that you provide.
 Clouds give greater prominence to
words that appear more frequently
in the source text.
 Tweak clouds with different fonts,
layouts, and color schemes.
 Print them out, or save them to the
Wordle gallery to share with your
friends.
 Internet dictionary
 Definitions that explain the online
world of business, technology, and
communication
 List of text and chat acronyms ;-).

Website/Download/Tutorials
WEBSITE
http://www.wordle.net/
http://www.wordle.net/create
FAQs
http://www.wordle.net/faq
HOW TO COPY A WORDLE IMAGE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y
MCfkkSWfS0
Samples
WEBSITE
http://www.netlingo.com/

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