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Instructional Technology Toolkit

Collaboration & Discussion Tools

Flipgrid

Create video-based discussion boards.

GroupMe

GroupMe is a free private group messaging tool. Registered users can send and respond to GroupMe messages by text, within the app, or from the GroupMe website. All communication within a group originates from a dedicated number.

GoSoapBox

Create “Events” that can include polls, quizzes, discussions, confusion barometer and social Q&A (Backchannel).

NowComment

Facilitate discussion, annotation and close reading around online material. Microsoft Word and Excel, PDF files, images and web page text can be uploaded.

Padlet

Create virtual wall or online bulletin board that allows teachers and students to post thoughts or responses to a topic.

Popplet

Create mind maps, diagrams, concept maps and presentations that contain text, images, drawings, and videos.

Quizlet

Create interactive study tools and vocabulary information.

Vialogues

Design asynchronous online discussions around videos.

Videonot.es

Take synchronized, time-stamped notes while watching a YouTube, Khan Academy, Vimeo, TedX, Udacity or Coursera video.

VoiceThread

Create collaborative presentations with media and incorporates asynchronous conversation by text, microphone, web camera or telephone.

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