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SET Tech Tools

This is not a recommendation for one tool over another, but merely a compilation of tools and software we have come across that may be useful to students and professionals in the education and/or technology sectors.

Animoto
AnswerGarden
  • Real-time feedback
  • Online brainstorming tool
  • Tutorial
Asana
  • Project management/organizational tool for teams
  • Chat, messaging, scheduling, check-ins and document sharing
  • Integrates with Dropbox, Hipchat, Sunrise, Google Drive, Box, Okta, Evernote, Wufoo and others
  • Built-in and customized reports for completed work
  • Overview
  • Tutorial
Audacity
Basecamp
  • Organizational tool
  • Chat (campfire), messaging, scheduling, check-ins, document sharing (synchronous options)
  • Links with Google Docs
  • Embed outside content: Twitter, Flickr, Hulu, Instagram, SoundCloud, Vimeo, Vine and YouTube
  • Tutorial
BingoCardApp
Bitrix 24
  • Collaboration platform
  • Organizational tool (business)
  • Social media interface with task management, document sharing, and time tracking
  • Group and private messaging
  • Tutorial
Camtasia
  • Screen recording and editing
  • Example
Classtools
  • Create quizzes, games, activities and diagrams
  • Example
Docs To Go
  • Provides ability to view Microsoft files on a smart phone or tablet
  • Example
Edmodo
Emaze
  • Slide presentation software; similar to Prezi
  • Example
Etherpad
  • Real-time, online editing tool
  • Great for brainstorming
  • Tutorial
Evernote
Flipgrid
Gamestar Mechanic
  • Design video game-based quests and courses
  • Overview
gFlash
GoAnimate
  • Simple to complex animated videos
  • Example
Groupme
  • Group text messaging; private chat group
  • Tutorial
iMindMap
  • Concept mapping software
  • Good for creating info-graphics
  • Example
iMovie
  • Video editing
  • Turn video clips into "blockbusters"
  • Tutorial
iSpring
  • Create courses in PowerPoint with quizzes, videos, characters, interactions.
  • Tutorial
Lino
MasteryConnect
  • Assessment and curriculum tools for K-12
  • Learning community
  • Socrative instant response
  • Overview
  • Tutorial
MIT App Inventor
myHomework
  • Student planner app that syncs across devices
  • Tutorial
Padlet
Piktochart
  • Infographic maker
  • Also useful for making posters, reports and presentations
  • Tutorial
PlayPosit
  • Video editing software designed for teachers
  • Intended for use in a flipped classroom
  • Tutorial
Poll Everywhere
  • Classroom/audience real-time response tool
  • Responses can be via text or URL
  • Tutorial
Popplet
Powtoon
  • Animated presentations, with music and text (cartoony)
  • No download required
  • Example
Puppet Pals for iPad
  • Create shows/animation in real-time
  • Tutorial
Quizlet
  • Flashcards, tests and study games
  • Tutorial
Remind
  • Safe way to text students and parents
  • Tutorial
Samepage
  • Organizational tool (business and education)
  • Uses pages to create collaboration worspaces
  • Integrates with Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, YouTube and GoogleDrive
  • Mobility: iOS, Android, Windows and Mac apps
  • Tutorial
Scribblemaps
 SoundCloud
StoryboardThat
  • Create storyboards, cartoon strips
  • Easy drag and drop
  • Need to login to save/export
  • Example
Tagxedo
  • Word clouds with styles, create visuals of discussions, speeches, introductions
  • Tutorial
Tubechop
Vialogues
  • Asynchronous video discussion tool
  • Overview
VideoScribe
  • Whiteboard animation software
  • Imagery and music while the hand draws
  • Example
VitalSource
  • Access eTextbooks on any web-enabled device
  • Allows highlighting, notes, copy and pasting of passages
  • Overview
Voki
  • Animated, talking avatars; classroom version allows students to produce privately
  • Share by email or social media or embed in website
  • Tutorial
  • SET Example
Weebly
  • Make a website, blog or online store
  • Tutorial
Wikipanion
  • Assists in search, navigation and display of Wikipedia entries
  • Overview
Wondershare
  
Other sources of tools: 
Blooms Taxonomy for iPads
  • Educational apps for iPads
Cool Tools for Schools
  • General resources
Meaningful Technology Tools
  • A wiki with other useful tools