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  • American Panorama

    Resource Site
    Title

    American Panorama

    Link

    http://dsl.richmond.edu/panorama/

    General Description

    "American Panorama is a historical atlas of the United States for the twenty-first century. It combines cutting-edge research with innovative interactive mapping techniques, designed to appeal to anyone with an interest in American history or a love of maps.

    Foundational Knowledge

    Since there's a limit to how many actual maps are available, only disciplines like history and sociology might be able to use this site as a resource for foundational knowledge.

    Application

    Both critical and practical thinking could be tapped into easily; creative thinking might depend on the instructor and what types of assignments he or she decides to implement with the maps.

    Integration

    Connections could easily be drawn for both inside and outside the classroom. Many of the maps presented have socio-political/socio-economic implications.

    Human Dimensions

    With some encouragement students could learn to apply the information presented to themselves and others.

    Caring

    This would entirely depend on the instructor and on he/she decides to implement the use of the maps in the classroom.

    Learning How to Learn

    The maps can be an indispensable tool for teaching students how to organize rich digital data.

    Cross-Platform

    Any Browser

    Implementation

    Standalone Site with Downloadable Resources

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    On the site, there's an interactive national map on inequality. It is used to outline housing segregation within the US from 1935 to 1940. Just this map alone could spawn several assignments, such as a paper on who exactly this type of map benefited.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeResource Site
  • Anatomy Arcade

    Interactive Games
    Title

    Anatomy Arcade

    Link

    http://www.anatomyarcade.com/

    General Description

    A clever website with a host of games geared towards anatomy. It is completely free, but it is somewhat dated. It does have some useful resources to other websites, such as getbodysmart.com, which is an online introductory textbook to anatomy.

    Foundational Knowledge

    Provides foundational knowledge for anatomy students though the use of Flash games. The games aid helping students memorize the various parts of the body.

    Learning How to Learn

    Creating memory games of the such is a technique used for studying.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop

    Implementation

    The games are on a website that can potentially be embedded within the Blackboard.

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructor can use the various games to have students review content in a fun way.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeInteractive Games
  • Arduino Create

    Interactive Site
    Title

    Arduino Create

    Link

    https://create.arduino.cc/

    General Description

    This is the web-based version of the popular prototyping platform Arduino (used to create and program anything from small electronics to robotics). It allows individuals to work with a cloud-based version of the programming IDE with one of their prototyping boards. The site also features ides for potential projects students might be interested in getting into.

    Foundational Knowledge

    This resource site features many tutorials and instructions on how to work with electronics. It reviews foundational principles in the area.

    Application

    All three skill areas are tapped, as the site challenges students to create, decide, and analyze when making choices about electronics.

    Integration

    The entire site can be used to reference key concepts of programming, electronics, and engineering.

    Caring

    Students should gain an appreciation for the various fields that come together in order to create various electronic products.

    Learning How to Learn

    Students can use the website/tool to learn how to be self-directed in learning about small electronics and prototyping.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop (Mobile eventually)

    Implementation

    This is a website. It can be pointed to via link... there's also the possibility of embedding to a certain degree.

    Connectivity

    Online

    SAMR

    Augmentation/Modification

    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors might assign students a small electronics project by challenging them to solve a real-world problem. For example, one person created an affordable arm prosthetic that is controlled by brainwaves. A large part of the programming for that arm uses Arduino code.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    Type

    Interactive Site

  • Artstation

    Social Site
    Title

    Artstation

    Link

    https://www.artstation.com/

    General Description

    Artstation is a professional portfolio website for artists: animators, illustrators, 3D designers, etc. It allows users to host their more professional offerings and allows artists to join a professional community. The site also offers professional job postings and site hosting for paid accounts.

    Foundational Knowledge

    As a way to show current examples of what people are working on in the field, Artstation does quite a bit. It would not be too difficult for an instructor to connect foundational principles with current, real-world examples.

    Application

    When used creatively, this site can be used to tap into all three thinking areas.

    Integration

    In an art class, connections can be made to ideas and concepts within and outside of it.

    Human Dimensions

    The site could potentially be used as a way to network with other artists in the field.

    Caring

    Students should learn what it is that this particular industry is looking for. It is important that the care about how to present their work in a digital space.

    Learning How to Learn

    Artstation can be used as a resource site to help artists learn how to look for work. Artstation can also be used as a way to teach students how to draw inspiration from other artists.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop

    Implementation

    Standalone Website

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    Artstation can be used in so many different ways. It can show students in the arts what professional, digital portfolios should look like. It can be used as a way to give examples and inspire students in their own works. It can even be used to show students examples of foundational principles.

    DifficultyTen steps or less
    TypeSocial Site
  • Asana

    Interactive Website/Application
    Title

    Asana

    Link

    https://asana.com/

    General Description

    Asana is an activity organizer and progress tracker for teams and groups. It similar to the Microsoft planner tool in Office 365.

    Learning How to Learn

    Asana can be used to teach students how to use modern tools to keep track of group progress and activities when attempting to complete complex tasks.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    Standalone website

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRModification
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors can use Asana to provide students for a modern way to have the track their own group activities when tackling some more complex projects. Instructors could also use the tool for themselves to work on projects with other colleagues or to keep track of student project progress within the class.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeInteractive Website/Application
  • Biodigital's Human

    Interactive Site
    Title

    Biodigital's Human

    Link

    https://human.biodigital.com/

    General Description

    A powerful anatomy visualizer that is free to use and supports multiple platforms. The paid version might provide more functionality. The visualizer also displays diseases, treatments, etc.

    Foundational Knowledge

    Provides foundational knowledge for anatomy students. The platform allows the sharing of specific notes on the actual 3D body. As a presentation and discovery tool, it is very powerful.

    Application

    Depending on how the instructor utilizes the tool, students can engage in all three thinking areas.

    Integration

    Connections to other related fields seems highly feasible.

    Caring

    Students should learn how to appreciate certain aspects of the human body as well as gain a better understanding of how disease affects it.

    Learning How to Learn

    Again, this is a modern tool for learning and memorizing the parts of the body. This, in and of itself, allows students to modernize their techniques for acquiring and interacting with information and knowledge.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile (through standalone apps and through any browser!)

    Implementation

    It seems that software can be embedded into other platforms.

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRModification/Redefinition
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors can break down the human body by system and present the information to students as the students themselves interact with the model. Instructor could also create assignments that ask students to explore the human body through the platform.

    DifficultyVaries
    TypeInteractive Site
  • Canva

    Interactive Site/Application
    Title

    Canva

    Link

    https://www.canva.com/create/infographics/

    General Description

    Easy, drag-and-drop graphics creator. Canva has the distinction of also being collaborative and allowing for the creation of a variety of graphics. It is similar to using Photoshop.

    Application

    This particular tool lends itself towards encouraging creative thinking.

    Integration

    Creating infographics, especially for a digital space, is fundamental to modern forms of communication. Connections among ideas within and outside of the course, among the information and ideas, and among material in social, personal, and work areas can easily be made.

    Caring

    Using creation tools such as these can help students understand important elements in the design process when communicating towards an online and global audience.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    Images from the website and application can be uploaded to any LMS or site.

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    Canva can be used to create various types of info graphics. If students are tasked with creating electronic posters of data or anything else, they can use Canva to easily create them.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeInteractive Site/Application
  • Cardboard Camera by Google, Inc.

    Application
    Title

    Cardboard Camera by Google, Inc.

    Link

    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/google-cardboard/id987962261

    General Description

    Cardboard camera is an application for mobile devices that allows individuals to create a VR space by taking photographs of their surrounding area. These photos can later be shared with others to experience what the person has recorded.

    Foundational Knowledge

    Instructors can easily use this application to share with students specific excursions and virtual trips. Depending on the discipline direct connection to specific foundational knowledge can be made.

    Application

    When curated and guided by an instructor, students have the potential to tap into all three areas of thinking.

    Integration

    Connections can easily made within the course and outside of it.

    Learning How to Learn

    For students, this application becomes a great study tool. Students can use the VR videos to review relevant material that they have captured for themselves.

    Cross-Platform

    Mobile

    Implementation

    Not Embeddable

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation/Modification
    Usage (Examples)

    An instructor can use this application in an environmental science class to record a 3D VR video of a particular ecosystem in the Everglades and share it with his or her students. Students can then explore the curated video on the particular area they are studying.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeApplication
  • Codeacademy

    Interactive Site
    Title

    Codeacademy

    Link

    https://www.codecademy.com/

    General Description

    A website with online coding tutorials for web and introductory programming languages. What sets Codeacademy apart from other offerings is that it allows users to practice within an all-inclusive interface within the browser. That means that users do not have to install anything in their systems to get started with practice lessons.

    Foundational Knowledge

    This website has lesson plans designed to teach introductory and foundational concepts while allowing students to practice coding.

    Application

    Students will be challenged to perform in all three areas of thinking when trying to come up with solutions for potential programs

    Integration

    This would depend on the instructor and the type of programming class. However, connections can be made to the materials in the course as well as other areas quite easily.

    Caring

    The goal is to have a student take an interest in learning to program by practicing skills.

    Learning How to Learn

    This demonstrates a modern method of practicing coding and programming from anywhere.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile (through browser; can be tricky)

    Implementation

    This is a website. It can be pointed to via link... there's also the possibility of embedding to a certain degree.

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation/Modification
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors can assign practice problems on the site to have them complete. The website has an automatic interpreter that relays whether coding submissions are correct or not. The website also keeps track of student progress and submission, so the instructor could always request samples of completed assignments on the website.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeInteractive Site
  • Coggle

    Interactive Site
    Title

    Coggle

    Link

    https://coggle.it/?lang=en-US

    General Description

    Coggle is a collaborative mind-mapping application.

    Foundational Knowledge

    It could be used with certain writing classes to teach certain foundational elements of the writing process.

    Application

    This tool is specifically geared towards organizing thought process: it's a way to get students to develop metacognitive skills and as such touches upon all three thinking areas.

    Learning How to Learn

    This tool serves as a great way to get students to learn how to use clustering as a way to organize their thoughts and ideas.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop

    Implementation

    Coggle mind maps can be downloaded as images, which can then be uploaded into any LMS or website.

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    Like Popplet, instructors can create assignments where students have to create visual maps to organize ideas and thoughts. Since Coggle is collaborative, instructors can task students with creating more complex mind maps where students can tackle a branch of the overall structure, or instructors could have students simply brainstorm together.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeInteractive Site
  • Crashcourse.com

    Resource Site
    Title

    Crashcourse.com

    Link

    https://thecrashcourse.com

    General Description

    Crashcourse.com is a website dedicated to producing high-quality instructional videos on a wide range of subjects and disciplines. These videos are all hosted on YouTube and are all freely available to everyone.

    Foundational Knowledge

    These videos cover such a wide range of disciplines and serve to provide foundational knowledge directly. This site is a great resource for those looking for supplementary material.

    Application

    The videos themselves vary as widely as their topics. Overall, all three areas of thinking can be touched upon.

    Integration

    Connections can easily be made within the course and outside of it. Connections to other areas, such as to the students' personal, social, or work lives could be made on their own, but it is suggested that the instructor facilitate them.

    Human Dimensions

    Since the site covers such a wide array of disciplines, particular disciplines—for instance, such as those in government or even ecology—could help to encourage connections between themselves and others.

    Caring

    Again, this depends on the particular disciplines being targeted.

    Learning How to Learn

    Helping students understand that there are resources like this site freely available online encourages them to develop strategies for self-directed learning.

    Cross-Platform

    Any Browser

    Implementation

    Embeddable into any LMS

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors can use the videos from Crashcourse to supplement their lessons. Since the videos themselves can be embedded, it might be a good idea to also include them across units within the LMS along with questions to help students digest and think through the information being presented.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeResource Site
  • Designbold

    Interactive Site
    Title

    Designbold

    Link

    https://www.designbold.com/collection

    General Description

    Designbold is more similar to Canva than Piktochart. It allows for the creation of various social media graphics. However, it is somewhat limited in terms of providing shapes for infographics. It has some better sharing features that Piktochart, but it doesn't seem to allow collaboration.

    Application

    This particular tool lends itself towards encouraging creative thinking.

    Integration

    Creating graphics, especially for a digital space, is fundamental to modern forms of communication. Connections among ideas within and outside of the course, among the information and ideas, and among material in social, personal, and work areas can easily be made.

    Caring

    Using creation tools such as these can help students understand important elements in the design process when communicating towards an online and global audience.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop

    Implementation

    Images from the website and application can be uploaded to any LMS or site.

    Connectivity

    Online

    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    Designbold can be used to create various types of info graphics. If students are tasked with creating electronic posters of data or anything else, they can use Canva to easily create them.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    Type

    Interactive Site

  • Deviantart

    Social Site
    Title

    Deviantart

    Link

    http://www.deviantart.com/

    General Description

    Similar to Artstation, Deviantart is an interactive website that allows users to share their artwork with others. The only difference is that Deviantart is more often used by common users rather than industry professionals. However, being able to use the site as a way for students to keep track of their artistic development and progress is profound. In other words, this site is a great journaling site for artists to upload their works to.

    Foundational Knowledge

    As a way to show current examples of what people are working on in the field, Deviantart does quite a bit. It would not be too difficult for an instructor to connect foundational principles with current, real-world examples.

    Application

    When used creatively, this site can be used to tap into all three thinking areas.

    Integration

    In an art class, connections can be made to ideas and concepts within and outside of it.

    Human Dimensions

    The site could potentially be used as a way to network with other artists in the field.

    Caring

    Students should learn what it is that this particular industry is looking for. It is important that the care about how to present their work in a digital space.

    Learning How to Learn

    Deviantart can be used as a resource site, networking site, and an artistic journaling site. Students can learn how to use modern technology to showcase their work and keep track of their artistic progression.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    Standalone Website

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    Deviantart can be used as a simple site for students to share their artistic progress with others. Although the application is not as popular as the website, both can be used rather successfully.

    DifficultyTen steps or less
    TypeSocial Site
  • Doctopus

    Plugin
    Title

    Doctopus

    Link

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/doctopus/ffhegaddkjpkfiemhhnphmnadfbkdhbf

    General Description

    Doctopus is an add-on/plugin for the Google Suite that allows for gradebook management and assignment grading restrictions.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop

    Implementation

    Standalone plugin

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors can use Doctopus to generate management tools within the Google ecosystem. Doctopus will allow them to create, send, and lock assignments for grading.

    DifficultyTen steps or less
    TypePlugin
  • EasyBib

    Interactive Site
    Title

    EasyBib

    Link

    http://www.easybib.com/

    General Description

    EasyBib is a simple to use bibliography generator. It has the advantage of being able to save bibliography entries as separate files, and it has a quick search option that will pull relevant data off various sources.

    Foundational Knowledge

    Depending on the class, this interactive site can be used to teach students foundational information about creating a bibliography.

    Learning How to Learn

    It's important to make students aware that there are such tools as bibliography generators freely available.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    Standalone Application

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    EasyBib can be used by instructors who simply want to show their students a quick and simple way to generate bibliographies for their papers. Microsoft Word even has built-in functionality to also aid in generating bibliographies.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeInteractive Site
  • ebay

    Interactive Site/Application
    Title

    ebay

    Link

    http://www.ebay.com/

    General Description

    ebay is an online store where users sell their wares to other members.

    Foundational Knowledge

    Certain business classes focus on teaching students about ecommerce. Using ebay as a platform to apply what students are reading about is a great example of learner-centered teaching.

    Application

    All three areas of thinking can be tapped into when students apply themselves to begin their own online store.

    Learning How to Learn

    Students can use ebay to learn more about starting and maintaining an online business.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    Standalone Site/Application

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRModification
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors can take advantage of using ebay to teach students how to start an online business or learn more about ecommerce.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeInteractive Site/Application
  • EduAppCenter

    Plugin
    Title

    EduAppCenter

    Link

    https://www.eduappcenter.com/

    General Description

    EduAppCenter is an open LTI app collection. In other words, it hosts a series of educational tools and plugins for learning management system that allow LMS administrators to modify functionality and overall experience.

    Foundational Knowledge

    Applications hosted on EduAppCenter range from calculus calculators all the way to interactive digital whiteboards.

    Application

    Since the apps can vary greatly in their use and application, all three areas of thinking can be targeted.

    Integration

    These tools can easily be incorporated into any classroom, and in fact, some of them already are.

    Learning How to Learn

    While it would depend on the instructor, tools such as these can be used to teach students how to better interface with a more interactive learning system.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop

    Implementation

    Embeddable

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRModification
    Usage (Examples)

    As an example, Wiris Math Editor is a plugin that provides students with a chemistry editor and equation editor with handwriting support.

    DifficultyLMS Administrators
    TypePlugin
  • edX

    Resource Site
    Title

    edX

    Link

    https://www.edx.org/

    General Description

    edX is a website offering several online courses from various universities across the US. Some of the courses, when completed, offer college credit for a nominal fee.

    Foundational Knowledge

    edX has the potential to be used as a supplementary website with other college courses. However, because most online offerings from edX are set on specific dates, using a course might require an instructor to first research what might be available that aligns with what he or she is teaching.

    Application

    Course offerings at this site touch upon all three areas of thinking.

    Integration

    This website has the potential to connect ideas and concept within a class and outside of it.

    Learning How to Learn

    Sites, such as these, teach students about potential resources online that they can use to supplement what they are already learning in class.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    Standalone website

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    edX can be used to supplement course material being taught in class. However, it is the responsibility of the instructor to make sure there are free courses available during the semester in which he or she is teaching.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeResource Site
  • Eventzilla

    Interactive Site/Application
    Title

    Eventzilla

    Link

    https://www.eventzilla.net/en/login

    General Description

    Eventzilla is an event registration and ticketing platform. It allows users to organize events and distribute invitations/tickets online.

    Application

    There might be some instances wherein disciplines like hospitality management might be able to use this tool to encourage practical thinking.

    Learning How to Learn

    In cases where instructors might want to help students learn how to use technology tools to manage and facilitate actual events, this app could prove quite useful. For example, in many of the disciplines in the arts, events are not so uncommon.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    Embeddable into any LMS

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    Students could potentially use this platform to set up study groups with students across different sections. This platform could also be used for the purposes of setting up tutoring services, reading groups, etc.

    DifficultyTen steps or less
    TypeInteractive Site/Application
  • Evernote

    Note Organizer
    Title

    Evernote

    Link

    https://evernote.com/

    General Description

    Evernote is a powerful notetaking application that is available across all devices. It strongest features rely on how accessible it can be at all times. Evernote easily allows for the inclusion of photos, audio, video, and free-hand drawing. It is not unlike OneNote.

    Learning How to Learn

    Provides a foundation for using modern note-taking tools and applying them to higher education.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    Evernote is its own application. Notes can be shared online, which could be embedded.

    ConnectivityOnline/Offline
    SAMRModification
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors can help students learn how to organize their own notes and provide strategies on how annotate lectures as well as pull in various materials for research. Other useful strategies to use include understanding how to manage large volumes of information.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeNote Organizer
  • Expeditions by Google, Inc.

    Application
    Title

    Expeditions by Google, Inc.

    Link

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/expeditions/id1131711060?mt=8

    General Description

    Expeditions is an application available for both Android and iOS devices. It is completely free, and it allows instructors to go on guided VR tours to a whole series of locations. This particular application was made to be used with a phone insert called google cardboard; however, it can be used without it.

    Foundational Knowledge

    Expeditions directly relates to foundational knowledge in several disciplines where they are directly related or not.

    Application

    When curated and guided by an instructor, students have the potential to tap into all three areas of thinking.

    Integration

    Connections can easily made within the course and outside of it.

    Human Dimensions

    This could depend on the class and the particular virtual tour taken by students.

    Caring

    Students should be able to gain a better appreciate for whatever area they're exploring.

    Learning How to Learn

    Students can learn modern conventions for conducting more in-depth research.

    Cross-Platform

    Mobile

    Implementation

    Not Embeddable

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRModification
    Usage (Examples)

    The application requires students to be on the same network as the instructor. However, within the classroom, instructors can use this to provide a virtual excursion exercise on almost any topic.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeApplication
  • Explain Everything

    Interactive Presentation
    Title

    Explain Everything

    Link

    https://explaineverything.com/

    General Description

    A more robust presentation application. It allows video and audio recording as well as an interactive whiteboard and markup functionality.

    Foundational Knowledge

    Instructors can use video presentation tools to improve foundational knowledge and direct it/cater it to his or her particular student group.

    Application

    Video presentation tools that allow for audio recording provide students to audibly work through critical thinking steps. They also allow students to work through the potential practical application of theories and skills.

    Integration

    Students can easily make connections to other areas while using the tool.

    Caring

    The goal should be to get students to become more comfortable with their own thought process by moving it from unconscious to conscious awareness.

    Learning How to Learn

    Students will learn more about their own thought process and their ability to organize their thoughts when solving problems.

    Cross-Platform

    Android, iOS, Chrome OS, and Windows.

    Implementation

    Videos created with Explain Everything can be uploaded into an LMS.

    ConnectivityOnline/Offline
    SAMRModification/Redefinition
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructor can create interactive whiteboard video tutorials, which can then be uploaded into the LMS. In the same fashion, students can solve complex math problems in videos to demonstrate process and application of theory.

    DifficultyTen steps or less
    TypeInteractive Presentation
  • Flipboard

    News Aggregator
    Title

    Flipboard

    Link

    https://flipboard.com/

    General Description

    Flipboard is a newsfeed aggregator for mobile devices. It allows individuals to quickly and intuitively create their collection of online articles. On mobile devices, Flipboard turns any website into a magazine; on desktops, it simply helps you organize and subscribe to various news feeds.

    Integration

    Focused article collections can help students make connections between what they know about their field in connection to the real world.

    Human Dimensions

    Students can expect to learn about what general areas interest them.

    Caring

    In using this tool, the instructor should encourage students to become more interested in the world at large and to realize their own interests with regards to current events.

    Learning How to Learn

    Flipboard is a more simple tool. It helps students to learn how to start using tech tools in order to organize information.

    Cross-Platform

    Mostly mobile, but accessible through Web Browsers.

    Implementation

    Flipboard does have embeddable features; however, they don't function very well across different systems. The easiest way to use Flipboard is to have students subscribe to custom article collections.

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors can build custom collection of articles to share with their students on a particular subject area (students automatically receive updates to the articles from the instructor).

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeNews Aggregator
  • Flubaroo

    Plugin
    Title

    Flubaroo

    Link

    http://www.flubaroo.com/

    General Description

    Flubaroo is an online plugin with Google forms. It can work in conjunction with Google Classroom. It allows for the creation of online assessments that can be autograded when configured correctly. Since Google Forms are embeddable, this means that online tests can be created, which will work inside of the learning management system.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop

    Implementation

    Embeddable

    Connectivity

    Online

    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors can use this plugin in conjunction with Google Forms to create auto-graded assessments.

    Difficulty

    Ten steps or less

    Type

    Plugin

  • Geogebra

    Calculator
    Title

    Geogebra

    Link

    https://www.geogebra.org

    General Description

    "A free dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics, and calculus in one easy-to-use package."

    Foundational Knowledge

    Depending on the instructor, the program has the potential to strongly reinforce formulae and certain principles.

    Application

    Students can learn practical skills live while learning how to apply particular principles for specific problems. Students can also apply critical and creative thinking while working on problems.

    Integration

    Students can learn how to make connections among various mathematical areas.

    Learning How to Learn

    At the very least, this program helps students to learn how to use modern tools when interacting with mathematics. It is useful as a visualizer and as a modern way to interface mathematics with technology: e.g., assignment submissions, creation of interactive models, and participation with online communities in the subject area.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    It seems to have some sort of Blackboard/LMS integration. It might allow for interactive web models and auto-grading on graphing tests.

    ConnectivityOnline/Offline
    SAMRModification/Redefinition
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors could create auto-gradable graphing exams. Students can create electronic math models that interface with other pieces of technology.

    DifficultyVaries
    TypeCalculator
  • GitHub

    Interactive Site
    Title

    GitHub

    Link

    https://github.com/

    General Description

    The website essentially functions as way to share programming code with everyone (portfolio branch). What's interesting about GitHub is that it allows people to work on coding together and offers very powerful file version control.

    Application

    Students should be learn some practical skills and how to manage version control with larger programming projects.

    Human Dimensions

    There is something to be said about learning new ways to interact with people in a digital space. This website helps students learn how to interact within this setting with others.

    Caring

    Students should learn about the importance of managing a project at it's various stages of conception.

    Learning How to Learn

    Version control is a very important aspect of being able to deploying and maintaining programming. This website alone introduces students to those programming principles.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop (there are apps that will allow you to use it on mobile devices)

    Implementation

    This is a website. It can be pointed to via link... there's also the possibility of embedding to a certain degree.

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    This website can be used as a portfolio piece for a student in a programming-related field. It can also be used to have students work on a programming project together.

    DifficultyVaries
    TypeInteractive Site
  • Glogster

    Interactive Site/Application
    Title

    Glogster

    Link

    http://edu.glogster.com/?ref=com

    General Description

    Glogster is a simple-to-use digital poster creator. There seems to be a higher level automation involved than tools like Spaaze or Lino. However, this tool still encourages students to create and organize their thoughts in a digital space.

    Application

    All three areas of thinking can be tapped into when using this site/application.

    Human Dimensions

    Students should learn how they themselves approach organizing ideas and concepts in a digital space as well as how they differ to others.

    Learning How to Learn

    Students can use a site like this to learn how to take notes and share information with others in a closed digital space.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and iOS (App)

    Implementation

    Glogster is embeddable. It can be added to any LMS.

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    Glogster can be used as online presentation tool (since it allows embedding). For example, students can post them on threads as a way to discuss their ideas on particular topic or concept.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeInteractive Site/Application
  • Goobric

    Plugin
    Title

    Goobric

    Link

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/goobric-web-app-launcher/cepmakjlanepojocakadfpohnhhalfol?hl=en

    General Description

    Goobric is a Google Chrome plugin that allows for the creation of dynamic rubrics within the Google Suite. These rubrics are attached to the assignments created and submitted within the Google Suite, and the rubrics are automatically attached to assignments. Audio can also be recorded on assignments within the Google Environment.

    Learning How to Learn

    Goobric can be used to provide more detailed feedback to students with regards to their work. This, in turn, can help students to develop guided and objective-driven skills when learning.

    Cross-Platform

    Chrome Browser Only

    Implementation

    Standalone plugin

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors can use Goobric in conjunction with Doctopus to create a more dynamic grading experience within the Google ecosystem. This experience would be totally free.

    DifficultyVaries
    TypePlugin
  • Google Classroom

    LMS
    Title

    Google Classroom

    Link

    https://classroom.google.com/h

    General Description

    Google classroom is an online platform that has many LMS-like features. When it is coupled with other plugins and the Google Suite, it can become a powerful learning ecosystem.

    Learning How to Learn

    Google classroom and the Google suite really shine in the areas of collaboration and assignment creation/submission. These particular technologies can teach students how to work in a more modern setting.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Some Mobile

    Implementation

    Standalone website

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRModification
    Usage (Examples)

    Google classroom and the Google suite can be used to supplement the assignment submission system in online education. When coupled with other plugins, Google classroom can become almost like any other LMS with incredible functionality.

    DifficultyVaries
    TypeLMS
  • Google Earth (VR)

    VR
    Title

    Google Earth (VR)

    Link

    https://vr.google.com/earth/

    General Description

    Google Earth with virtual reality implemented; it provides a more immersive experience of Google Earth. This is important when studying size and scale in many fields of interest.

    Foundational Knowledge

    Subject areas, such as History, Geography, Ecology, and Architecture, benefit greatly in providing foundational knowledge that is both immersive and interactive.

    Application

    These type of tools and applications lend themselves naturally towards critical thinking because of a limitation in what the tool can actually do.

    Integration

    This tool allows for various connections among ideas within particular courses and those outside of it. It also allows for a lot of potential reflection on the students part within his or her own life.

    Caring

    Students should learn to have a greater appreciation for the scale of certain areas of the world in relation to themselves.

    Learning How to Learn

    Demonstrates the use of modern tools to understand foundational concepts for many fields of study.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop: requires HTC Vive

    Implementation

    One of the most underutilized features of Google Earth is its ability to create interactive field trips. Instructors can program set paths that students can then open and explore on their own. Of course, guided instructions with suggested connections to learning and theory enhance the learning experience for the student exponentially.

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRModification/Redefinition
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors can create virtual field trips that students can then immerse themselves in while studying a particular geographical area.

    DifficultyTen steps or less
    Type

    VR

  • Google Forms

    Interactive Site
    Title

    Google Forms

    Link

    https://www.google.com/forms/about/

    General Description

    Quick and easy to use website for polling students across distances. Students can respond to polls using any device, even a flip phone. Google forms has the added advantage of being completely free to use.

    Foundational Knowledge

    If the class is focused on research and data collection, then an argument could be made in using the tool to teach students these topics.

    Application

    Again, it all depends on how the tool is used. Critical thinking could be targeted if students are asked to analyze poll data in order to make more informed choices.

    Integration

    Instructor could potentially ask student to compare poll data to that of their classes or even to challenge prior knowledge.

    Human Dimensions

    If students create their own polls to use with other classmates or people in general, they could learn about other points of view.

    Learning How to Learn

    An argument can be made as to constructing questions for polls. It all depends on how the instructor uses the tool in the class.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    Custom polls can be linked out from the LMS, or they can potentially be embedded as well. However, some testing should be done to ensure the tool functions correctly.

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors can use this to poll students online and during class on any question to get instant analytics. Students can use the website to build custom polls for assignments requiring human data.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeInteractive Site
  • Google Play Books

    Application
    Title

    Google Play Books

    Link

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-play-books/mmimngoggfoobjdlefbcabngfnmieonb?hl=en

    General Description

    Google Play Books is a digital ebook reader and digital ebook store, similar to Apple's own iBooks.

    Foundational Knowledge

    It's a book reader application, so any book related to the subject matter could be used to foster foundational knowledge.

    Application

    Again, as with any book, all three areas of thinking could be tapped into.

    Integration

    It would be up to the instructor to make the connections between the contents of each ebook and his/her class.

    Human Dimensions

    This would entirely depend on the subject matter of the class and the choice of ebook for the class. The instructor would be able to encourage this learning dimension based on both and on his/her instruction.

    Caring

    Again, this would depend on various factors, but most importantly, on the instructor.

    Learning How to Learn

    Using ebooks can help students foster skills in interacting with modern forms of content tools. In instances where a student must perform research, being able to search the entire contents of a book quickly, save digital bookmarks, and digitally highlight important quotes becomes an invaluable asset.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    Standalone application

    ConnectivityOnline/Offline
    SAMRAugmentation/Modification
    Usage (Examples)

    ebooks can be used in a similar fashion to text books. However, they truly tend to stand out in situations where they're used for writing, especially with direct quotations, since it's much easier to manage, reference, and copy specific content.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeApplication
  • Google Suite

    Office Suite
    Title

    Google Suite

    Link

    https://gsuite.google.com/

    General Description

    Google provides its equivalent of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint with Docs, Sheets, and Slides in addition to cloud storage. Notable advantages to using this particular suite is that it allows for multiple editors to work on the same document at the same, serving as a powerful collaboration tool for both students and instructors.

    Foundational Knowledge

    With the suites, there are actual classes in which using such software is part of the curriculum for those disciplines.

    Application

    All three areas of thinking are tapped into, especially when students are asked to work together on the same document. This allows students to problem solve, create, and analyze.

    Integration

    Because the goal of using these tools is to stress collaboration, it becomes easy to connect to ideas inside the classroom and outside of it.

    Caring

    The instructor should encourage students to practice their collaborative skills using modern tools.

    Learning How to Learn

    The three online suites provide students with the greatest foundation for learning how to collaborate in a distanced educational environment (i.e., online or hybrid).

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    Assignments can be shared directly within the Google ecosystem. There are some options to provide direct links to documents, which can be used within an LMS.

    ConnectivityMostly Online, but available offline
    SAMRModification
    Usage (Examples)

    One of the greatest uses of the Google suite is to establish collaborative workflows in and out of the classroom with students. Correcting student work and providing feedback becomes almost second nature when you realize how streamlined it is. It also encourages students to share their work rather than submit it, using a more antiquated process. As far as students are concerned, being able to work on group assignments on the same document at the same time is instrumental in creating a digital collaborative space. Aside from that, these types of tools transfer well in a hybrid environment. Even being able to bring up the actual document currently being worked and presenting it in a classroom setting becomes easy and essential.

    DifficultyVaries
    TypeOffice Suite
  • Grammarly

    Plugin
    Title

    Grammarly

    Link

    https://www.grammarly.com/

     

    General Description

    A set of programs and browser extensions that provide a more thorough grammar and spelling checker than what is typical with regular web browsers.

    Foundational Knowledge

    This tool does provide more guidelines than a standard grammar editor. It allows students to learn foundational principles in practicing writing.

    Application

    This tool does allow students to develop analytical skills with their own writing.

    Integration

    This tool should also allow students to review and revise ideas and concepts from previous writing instruction.

    Caring

    Students should be able to gain a more vested interest in improving their own writing while having this tool on.

    Learning How to Learn

    This a modern tool that helps students to edit and correct their wring in web pages. It is extremely effective for discussion boards.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop applications and extensions for desktop browsers

    Implementation

    Once you install the browser extension, it should start working with Blackboard when writing directly within editor. Grammarly does not seem to work with the online Google Suite, however.

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation/Modification
    Usage (Examples)

    A perfect example of this is a student posting directly to the discussion board or responding to a fellow student in a chat room. The student cannot only correct grammatical mistakes in their own writing, but also learn why they have made the mistake in the first place.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypePlugin
  • Graph Builder

    Calculator
    Title

    Graph Builder

    Link

    http://graph.tk

    General Description

    Extremely easy-to-use website that allows you build quick graphs and export them as embeddable objects or picture files.

    Foundational Knowledge

    Website can be used to build material that teaches and reinforces foundational principles to students.

    Application

    The site allows students to apply critical thinking skills when solving problems.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    Graphs generated by the site can easily be embedded into any LMS or site as iframe object or as a .png file.

    ConnectivityOnline (Partially offline after loaded in browser)
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors could use the site to create static graphs for assignments, worksheets, LMS modules, etc. Students could also just as easily use the site to generate graphs for assignment submissions.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeCalculator
  • iCloud.com

    Office Suite
    Title

    iCloud.com

    LinkN/A
    General Description

    Apple's offering of an online suite also provides an equivalent to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The advantage of using Apple is that it allows students to work with more export types (and provides some of the most intuitive interfaces when in the act of creating). For example, being able to create an eBook (.epub format) should not be underrated.

    Foundational Knowledge

    With the suites, there are actual classes in which using such software is part of the curriculum for those disciplines.

    Application

    All three areas of thinking can potentially be tapped into, depending on what type of assignments are given to the students. Unlike the Google suite, there is not real-time collaboration in the Apple suite.

    Integration

    The suite is used for productivity. Connection to ideas inside and outside of the classroom are entirely dependent on the assignment provided by the instructor.

    Caring

    The instructor should encourage students to practice their collaborative skills using modern tools.

    Learning How to Learn

    It is important that students learn how to use modern tools such as these to learn how to collaborate and submit assignments in a digital space.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    Not embeddable

    ConnectivityOnline/Offline
    SAMRModification
    Usage (Examples)

    For instructors, the export features provided by Apple's suite is really what it does best. Instructors could potentially package an entire eBooks and easily distribute them to their students.

    DifficultyVaries
    TypeOffice Suite
  • Instagram

    Social Site
    Title

    Instagram

    Link

    https://www.instagram.com/?hl=en

    General Description

    Instagram can be a great tool to keep track of artistic development and progression. It also great for networking with other artists and building an online following and reputation for your own work.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    Standalone Website/Application

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    In an academic setting, Instagram can be used as a simple site for students to share their artistic progress with others. Instructors should be mindful to keep students on task, however,

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeSocial Site
  • Issuu

    Interactive Site
    Title

    Issuu

    Link

    https://issuu.com/explore?utm_source=anon-cta#

    General Description

    Issuu is an online magazine/book publication space. It is similar to Flipboard, except that it has less to do with aggregating news from elsewhere and more to do with creating your own content and uploading it. One of the advantages of using Issuu is that it does allow you to embed online magazines anywhere. You could literally create your own textbook and embed it into any page within an LMS.

    Application

    All three areas of thinking can be tapped into when using this particular site or application. Students can make decisions as to what to include in their own digital magazine or book and collaborate together.

    Integration

    Particularly in classes dealing with writing, Issuu might be a very powerful way to have students develop connections between writing and writing in a digital space.

    Human Dimensions

    In instances where students are asked to collaborate, students could learn more about group dynamics and how their own efforts might be seen within a group.

    Caring

    The site/application serves two purposes. It can be used to upload your creations, and it can be used to view content from around the world. Using it as the latter, instructors can point students to particular readings that might allow them to care about a wide variety of topics and ideas, related or unrelated to the course. Students should also start to develop a respect and appreciation for publishing to an online space.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile (Web Browser)

    Implementation

    Issuu digital magazines are embeddable on any site.

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRModification/Augmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors can use the publishing site to host their own content. In this way, instructors might create digital media that is fully embeddable into LMS systems. Instructors might also use the platform to help students learn the importance of publishing and an online medium or even to help them creat digital portfolios.

    DifficultyVaries
    TypeInteractive Site
  • iTunes U

    Resource Application
    Title

    iTunes U

    Link

    http://www.apple.com/itunes/?cid=OAS-US-DOMAINS-itunes.com

    General Description

    iTunes U hosts a series of videos, audio recordings, and lessons from various universities across the US. These resources can easily be used to supplement lessons in an online or hybrid space.

    Foundational Knowledge

    Many of the content uploaded to iTunes U is reserved for introductory classes into various common university and college disciplines. As far as being able to find foundational content, it is available free of charge through iTunes U.

    Application

    Which areas of thinking are targeted would entirely depend on the content of the resources selected by the instructors.

    Integration

    As a supplemental tool, instructors can make connections between ideas within the class and ideas outside of it.

    Human Dimensions

    Again, learning about others or about themselves would entirely depend on the selection of supplemental content.

    Caring

    The idea would be to get students to take an interest in exploring freely available educational information on the web.

    Learning How to Learn

    This resource is yet another example of where students can find content and information from which to learn.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    While iTunes U does host a lot of content, much of it is enclosed within the iTunes U environment. Users who want to access the content must download iTunes to their device and seek the content that way.

    ConnectivityOnline/Offline
    SAMRAugmentation/Modification
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors can assign entire sections of resources and eBooks through iTunes U as supplementary material to whatever they are teaching in class.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeResource Application
  • JuxtaposeJS

    Interactive Site
    Title

    JuxtaposeJS

    Link

    https://juxtapose.knightlab.com/

    General Description

    JuxtaposeJS is a simple web tool that can be used to create a dynamic comparison between two images.

    Application

    All three areas of thinking can be potentially touched upon depending on the how far-reaching the instructor can get the student to be in using the tool

    Integration

    Connections to both inside and outside of the classroom can easily be made, especially since using images in such a way immediately invoke connections and relationships to other things.

    Human Dimensions

    This would entirely depend on the instructor and on how well he or she can draw out those connections from his or her students.

    Caring

    Again, this aspect depends on the individual using the tool. Of course, that's not to say that the instructor cannot aid in fostering this learning dimension in how he or she structures the assignment parameters.

    Learning How to Learn

    This is just another simple tool that can help students learn how to use online resources to create engaging content. It is also a tool that can be used across various disciplines in an online space.

    Cross-Platform

    Any Browser

    Implementation

    Embeddable into any LMS

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors can use JuxtaposeJS to provide students with comparison content within the LMS. Students in a similar fashion could potentially use the tool in their discussions, presentations, etc.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeInteractive Site
  • Kahoot!

    Interactive Website
    Title

    Kahoot!

    Link

    https://getkahoot.com/

    General Description

    Kahoot! is quiz/polling platform that attempts to gamify the whole experience for students. Kahoot has both an interactive website and an application.

    Foundational Knowledge

    This is entirely dependent on the instructor. However, interactive quizzes and polls can be used to gauge student learning and encourage student participation. Foundational principles and knowledge can be used to develop these quizzes and polls.

    Application

    Depending on the types of questions asked, instructors can expect to touch upon all three thinking areas.

    Integration

    Connections both within and outside of the course can be made based on what questions are used to create the games.

    Learning How to Learn

    If students are made aware of it (metacognition), they could learn gamifying techniques to use with their own learning practices.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    Standalone Website

    ConnectivityOnline/Offline
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors can use Kahoot! to gauge student learning and interest. They can use the quizzes and polls to get students engaged in the subject matter while making the learning experience more interactive.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeInteractive website
  • Khan Academy

    Resource Site
    Title

    Khan Academy

    Link

    https://www.khanacademy.org/

    General Description

    A resource website focused on academic fields and disciplines. Khan Academy hosts thousands of educational tutorial videos completely free of charge.

    Foundational Knowledge

    This site hosts plenty of tutorial videos that target foundational principles across various disciplines.

    Application

    Students have the potential to tackle all three areas of thinking.

    Integration

    Connections to course materials within and ideas outside the course can easily be made depending on choice of resources.

    Learning How to Learn

    Students should learn how to use similar resources to learn in an on-demand setting.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    Videos on this website should be embeddable since most of them are hosted on YouTube.

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructor can upload relevant videos to LMS so that students can get additional information on a particular topic.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeResource Site
  • Kickstarter

    Social Site
    Title

    Kickstarter

    Link

    https://www.kickstarter.com/

    General Description

    Kickstarter is one of the largest, most popular crowd-funding sites on the web.

    Foundational Knowledge

    In classes that have to do with creating projects or investing, Kickstarter becomes a relevant resource as far as foundational knowledge.

    Application

    Within the process of putting together and realizing a creative project, all three areas of thinking can be tapped into.

    Integration

    Depending on the class, an instructor could easily connect ideas from within the class to ideas outside of it.

    Human Dimensions

    Students could learn more about what it takes to make crowd funding successful.

    Caring

    Students should learn to appreciate the planning and process that goes into realizing a successful crowd-sourced project.

    Learning How to Learn

    This site can be used to teach students how to fund independent projects and get them crowd-funded.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    Not embeddable

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    The easiest way to implement Kickstarter would be to have students actually use it within the context of getting a project off the ground and funded. It would be ideal if the instructor created teams in a classroom and got students to work together to actually create something.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeSocial Site
  • Lino

    Interactive Site/Application
    Title

    Lino

    Link

    http://en.linoit.com

    General Description

    Lino is a digital share space, similar to Spaaze.

    Application

    All three areas of thinking can be tapped into when using this site, especially since the site is essentially a blank canvas where anything can be posted.

    Human Dimensions

    Students should learn how they themselves approach organizing ideas and concepts in a digital space as well as how they differ to others.

    Caring

    Students should learn the value of collaborating in a digital space.

    Learning How to Learn

    Students can use a site like this to learn how to take notes, share information, and collaborate with others in a closed digital space.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    Lino is embeddable. It can affixed to any site page or LMS that allows html editing.

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRModification
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors can use Lino to create assignments that help students take notes or brainstorm together in a group. These assignments can be standalone assignments, or they can be a part of a bigger project. Some instructors have also suggested using Lino as a potential digital portfolio solution.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeInteractive Site/Application
  • Make:

    Resource Site
    Title

    Make:

    Link

    http://makezine.com/

    General Description

    A resource website for individuals that want to create things. It's great for people who are studying electronics, prototyping, and interaction design.

    Foundational Knowledge

    Depending on the particular discipline, the site can be used to teach certain foundational principles. However, the site would probably work best as a supplementary tool.

    Application

    Again, with specific disciplines, the site lends itself to touching upon all three areas of thinking, especially if it used as a source of inspiration for class projects and activities.

    Integration

    Students can easily make connections to concepts being used in the classroom and outside of it, especially in the areas of electronics, engineering, and design.

    Caring

    Students should learn how to draw inspiration from the novel concepts and ideas found on this site.

    Learning How to Learn

    Resource sites, such as this one, help students learn that there are various disciplines that their particular fields connect with. They also have them learn that there are sites out there that might help them to learn how to apply theoretical concepts.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    Standalone website

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors can use the resource website to find interesting projects that students might be able to collaborate in and develop. The site can also be used to supplement instructional material being used in the classroom.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeResource Site
  • Mendeley

    Application
    Title

    Mendeley

    Link

    http://www.mendeley.com/

    General Description

    Mendeley is a references manager. It has several plugins that make it easier to search and manage references and create a bibliography page.

    Learning How to Learn

    This application helps students learn how to obtain and manage their resources quickly. It also provides some level of automation for creating quick bibliography pages.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop

    Implementation

    Standalone Application

    ConnectivityOnline/Offline
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    Students can use Mendeley to quickly manage a grouping of references when conducting research and writing academic papers.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeApplication
  • Microsoft Online

    Office Suite
    Title

    Microsoft Online

    Link

    https://login.microsoftonline.com/

    General Description

    Microsoft's own cloud suite provides instructors and students alike with basic Work, Excel, and PowerPoint in addition to their cloud storage solution. Some great features from using Microsoft's offerings are the ability to embed documents into websites (so that their viewed directly from the Browser) and free drawing annotation on documents (incredibly useful for grading on a tablet).

    Foundational Knowledge

    With the suites, there are actual classes in which using such software is part of the curriculum for those disciplines.

    Application

    All three areas of thinking can potentially be tapped into, depending on what type of assignments are given to the students. Unlike the Google suite, there is not real-time collaboration in the MS suite.

    Integration

    The suite is used for productivity. Connection to ideas inside and outside of the classroom are entirely dependent on the assignment provided by the instructor.

    Caring

    The instructor should encourage students to practice their collaborative skills using modern tools.

    Learning How to Learn

    It is important that students learn how to use modern tools such as these to learn how to collaborate and submit assignments in a digital space.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    This is where the MS suite really shines. Being able to easily embed full documents into an LMS is really helpful to students.

    ConnectivityOnline/Offline
    SAMRModification
    Usage (Examples)

    For an instructor, the Microsoft suite really shines in its ability to embed entire documents into an LMS. Spreadsheets, presentations, and documents can be embedded into an LMS to provide samples--viewable entirely from the browser--to students. Additionally, being able to provide a higher level of annotation on top of such documents should also not be so easily dismissed as students get a greater level of feedback within the digital space.

    DifficultyVaries
    TypeOffice Suite
  • Mindmeister

    Interactive Site/Application
    Title

    Mindmeister

    Link

    https://www.mindmeister.com

    General Description

    Mindmeister is a collaborative mind-mapping application.

    Foundational Knowledge

    It could be used with certain writing classes to teach certain foundational elements of the writing process.

    Application

    This tool is specifically geared towards organizing thought process: it's a way to get students to develop metacognitive skills and as such touches upon all three thinking areas.

    Learning How to Learn

    This tool serves as a great way to get students to learn how to use clustering as a way to organize their thoughts and ideas.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    Mindmeister concept maps can be downloaded as images, which can then be uploaded into any LMS or website.

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    Like Popplet, instructors can create assignments where students have to create visual maps to organize ideas and thoughts. Since Mindmeister is collaborative, instructors can task students with creating more complex mind maps where students can tackle a branch of the overall structure, or instructors could have students simply brainstorm together.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeInteractive Site/Application
  • My Study Life

    Interactive Site/Application
    Title

    My Study Life

    Link

    https://www.mystudylife.com/

    General Description

    My Study Life is an academic organizer. It allows the user to schedule academic events and schedule them by class so that you can better keep track of assignments and special due dates.

    Learning How to Learn

    This tool can help students learn how to organize their academic schedules and study habits. The tool is built to provide a friendlier interface that caters to college students.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    Standalone Application

    ConnectivityOnline/Offline
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    Students can use this tool to create their own personalized academic calendar with notification reminders. Instructors can use this tool to also keep track of various classes and teaching assignments.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeInteractive Site/Application
  • Natural Language Toolkit

    Resource Site
    Title

    Natural Language Toolkit

    Link

    http://www.nltk.org/

    General Description

    This website is dedicated to natural language processing, a field in computational linguistics focused on machine language learning. This is the same discipline often used to create electronic assistant applications, such as Siri, Alexa, and Cortana. This site provides a corpus that students can use to train computers how to interpret human language. It also offers a free online textbook to learn how to use the toolkit.

    Foundational Knowledge

    This website establishes foundational knowledge in a very specialized field.

    Application

    This site can help students to develop in all three thinking areas.

    Integration

    Students can make connections to various areas and disciplines, such as language, computer science, and artificial intelligence.

    Human Dimensions

    To an extent, students should learn how machines interact with people and pull from their knowledge of their own interactions with others.

    Caring

    Students should working on finding interest between the various disciplines that come into play to accomplish this particular area of artificial intelligence.

    Learning How to Learn

    This demonstrates to students how to find and use resources to learn and apply information within this particular field.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop (programming is geared towards desktops)

    Implementation

    This is a website. It can be pointed to via link... there's also the possibility of embedding to a certain degree. The online textbook is free for everyone. This could also be linked out to.

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors can literally use the entire website to teach natural language processing to students.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeResource Site
  • Nearpod

    Content Management System
    Title

    Nearpod

    Link

    https://nearpod.com/

    General Description

    Nearpod is a content management system. It is advertised as a formative assessment tool, but it can be used to do more than assess students. Its greatest feature is the ability to control and push content to all devices within the classroom space. Desktop and mobile both can be controlled using the platform. Nearpod has also recently added VR to its repertoire, allowing users to go on virtual field trips.

    Foundational Knowledge

    Nearpod can be used to deliver all types of foundational content.

    Learning How to Learn

    With student feedback, instructors can create more guided, structured, and on-demand content modules for students, in which case students would learn how to take more ownership over the pacing of their own learning.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    Embeddable

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRModification
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors can use Nearpod in the classroom or even remotely to setup more guided and structured content delivery. Nearpod seems to really stand out when one uses it in the classroom to control all devices in the room.

    DifficultyTen steps or less
    TypeContent Management System
  • Noteflight

    Interactive Site
    Title

    Noteflight

    Link

    http://www.noteflight.com/

    General Description

    "Create, view, print, share and listen to professional quality music notation on your computer, tablet or smartphone."

    Foundational Knowledge

    This site teaches students about composing sheet music in a more sharable format. Great for music students and musicians.

    Application

    This site allows students to target all three levels of thinking when creating their own compositions: creative, critical, and practical.

    Integration

    Since the site allows for sharable music, students can make connections among older works when compared to more modern offerings. Students can also make connections between whatever music they create versus that of others.

    Human Dimensions

    Students can learn about their own individual style versus that of others from other geographical areas.

    Caring

    Students should develop a better appreciation for the differences in style within composition.

    Learning How to Learn

    Students should learn modern methods for working and reviewing other works within this specific discipline.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile (through browser; however, it seems that it's somewhat buggy on iOS.

    Implementation

    Composition can be embedded into an LMS system.

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation/Modification
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructor could potentially embed sheet music into LMS system to have students study composition or even take examples from other students and embed them into LMS to serve as examples for projects. Students can use tool to create their own compositions for their own musical instruments and share with fellow students.

    DifficultyTen steps or less.
    TypeInteractive Site
  • OneNote

    Application
    Title

    OneNote

    Link

    https://www.onenote.com/

    General Description

    OneNote is a notetaking application from Microsoft. Its strongest features rely on how accessible it can be at all times. OneNote easily allows for the inclusion of photos, audio, video, and free-hand drawing.

    Learning How to Learn

    Provides a foundation for using modern note-taking tools and applying them to higher education.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    Standalone Application

    ConnectivityOnline/Offline
    SAMRModification
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors can help students learn how to organize their own notes and provide strategies on how annotate lectures as well as pull in various materials for research. Other useful strategies to use include understanding how to manage large volumes of information.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeApplication
  • Onshape

    CAD
    Title

    Onshape

    Link

    http://Onshape.com

    General Description

    A free cloud-based version of CAD that allows online collaboration among various users while using different platforms.

    Foundational Knowledge

    For engineering and mathematics students, foundational principles can be presented through interactive examples while using this program in a live or remote class.

    Application

    This program can be used to tap into and develop the three thinking types.

    Integration

    This tool lends itself to allowing users to make potential connections to other areas in their lives and perspectives: e.g., design process and completion in the real world.

    Human Dimensions

    Because this tool allows and even encourages online collaboration, students could learn about interacting with others while working on complex design projects.

    Caring

    This will entirely depend on how the instructor uses the tool. However, it is possible to encourage connections to the real world and real people (e.g., architecture and examples of design failure).

    Learning How to Learn

    Tool can be used to learn CAD design principles and even apply mathematical principles to three-dimensional design (it's free). This program can be used to help students learn how to use these types of programs.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    On-shape is cloud based and has an API section. More research would be needed to determine whether it could be incorporated within Blackboard.

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRModification/Redefinition
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors can assign students a design project that they must complete together: e.g., design a bicycle or create water shoes that you will then have to 3D print. The instructor could also lecture with the program while students are interacting with the instructor's examples.

    DifficultyVaries
    TypeCAD
  • OpenLearn

    Resource Site
    Title

    OpenLearn

    Link

    http://www.open.edu/openlearn/

    General Description

    OpenLearn is a website that offers free online courses from Open University. The classes offered typically have a wide assortment of resources associated with them.

    Foundational Knowledge

    There are various free course that cover a wide assortment of disciplines. Each of these courses vary in difficulty, but provide a good base of foundational knowledge.

    Application

    Course offerings at this site touch upon all three areas of thinking.

    Integration

    Depending on instructor selection, courses offered through OpenLearn can be connected to whatever is being done inside and outside of the classroom.

    Learning How to Learn

    Sites, such as these, teach students about potential resources online that they can use to supplement what they are already learning in class.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    Standalone website

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation/Modification
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors can use OpenLearn to supplement certain material being covered in class if it is applicable to the particular course. What's interesting about OpenLearn is that it offers these free classes in a variety of formats (e.g., e-textbooks).

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeResource Site
  • Orange Slice - Teacher Rubric

    Plugin
    Title

    Orange Slice - Teacher Rubric

    Link

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/orangeslice-teacher-rubri/hfbffoacepkeklpippgijnoemfmiondo?hl=en-US

    General Description

    Similar to Goobric, Orange Slice is a plugin for the Chrome browser that allows users to create dynamic rubrics for their students.

    Learning How to Learn

    Orange Slice can be used to provide more detailed feedback to students with regards to their work. This, in turn, can help students to develop guided and objective-driven skills when learning.

    Cross-Platform

    Chrome Browser Only

    Implementation

    Standalone plugin

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRModification
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors can use Orange Slice in conjunction with Doctopus to create a more dynamic grading experience within the Google ecosystem. This experience would be totally free.

    DifficultyTen steps or less
    TypePlugin
  • Padlet

    Interactive Site
    Title

    Padlet

    Link

    https://padlet.com/

    General Description

    A virtual wall that anyone can contribute to with a variety of various media types and files.

    Foundational Knowledge

    Instructors can use padlet to share a virtual space of content that is driven by foundational knowledge.

    Application

    Because Padlet is open to having any type of material inserted into it, all three thinking areas can be touched upon.

    Integration

    Again, this application is driven mostly be the instructor, so connections within the classroom and outside of it can be made based on what is posted on the virtual wall.

    Learning How to Learn

    Students can use Padlet as a way to learn how to interact within a virtual space that allows for the integration of multimedia.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    Embeddable

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRModification
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors can use an interactive wall to share specific knowledge with students or have students create their own virtual wall where they answer each other's questions by sharing content and posting it on the wall.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeInteractive Site
  • Phet Interactive Simulations

    Interactive Site
    Title

    Phet Interactive Simulations

    Link

    https://phet.colorado.edu/

    General Description

    A whole site dedicated to creating interactive educational simulations for students. Interactive simulations are embeddable and are available as an iPad application.

    Foundational Knowledge

    Site offers foundational knowledge in STEM.

    Application

    With instructor guidance, all three areas of thinking can be targeted.

    Integration

    Connections can easily be made across any STEM-related discipline.

    Caring

    Students should be able to develop a stronger connection with certain foundational principles as they interact with the various simulations.

    Learning How to Learn

    These simulations allow students to learn at their own pace and develop own process for understand somewhat difficult concepts.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    Embeddable

    ConnectivityOnline/Offline
    SAMRModification
    Usage (Examples)

    As example, an instructor can provide his/her students with a science question requiring an explanation for a certain process. Students can get into groups examine a PHET corresponding to that question and provide a video explanation, presentation, or a written report explaining the process in their own words.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeInteractive Site
  • Photomath

    Application
    Title

    Photomath

    Link

    https://photomath.net/

    General Description

    Photomath is a simple application that quickly scans written math problems and provides step-by-step solutions.

    Foundational Knowledge

    From a practical standpoint, photomath allows students to quickly review the solutions to math problems. This is great for students who might not have access to a tutor and want to use the tool responsibly to help themselves.

    Application

    Critical and practical thinking are highlighted when using this application.

    Integration

    This application is especially relevant in math courses. It can help students recognize connections within such courses and outside such courses.

    Learning How to Learn

    As a tool for self-directed study, this application can teach students how to adopt best practices for reviewing work and understanding their own learning process.

    Cross-Platform

    Mobile

    Implementation

    Standalone Application

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    Students can use this application to help them review difficult problems, especially when they don't have access to step-by-step instructions. They can use it to check their work.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeApplication
  • Piktochart

    Interactive Site
    Title

    Piktochart

    Link

    https://piktochart.com

    General Description

    Piktochart is specifically geared towards creating infographics (mostly through charts and graphs). It does not seem to allow collaboration.

    Application

    This particular tool lends itself towards encouraging creative thinking.

    Integration

    Creating infographics, especially for a digital space, is fundamental to modern forms of communication. Connections among ideas within and outside of the course, among the information and ideas, and among material in social, personal, and work areas can easily be made.

    Caring

    Using creation tools such as these can help students understand important elements in the design process when communicating towards an online and global audience.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop

    Implementation

    Images from the website and application can be uploaded to any LMS or site.

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    Piktochart can be used to create various types of info graphics. If students are tasked with creating electronic posters of data or anything else, they can use Canva to easily create them.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeInteractive Site
  • Poll Everywhere

    Interactive Site
    Title

    Poll Everywhere

    Link

    https://www.polleverywhere.com/

    General Description

    Quick and easy to use website for polling students across distances. Students can respond to polls using any device, even a flip phone.

    Foundational Knowledge

    If the class is focused on research and data collection, then an argument could be made in using the tool to teach students these topics.

    Application

    Again, it all depends on how the tool is used. Critical thinking could be targeted if students are asked to analyze poll data in order to make more informed choices.

    Integration

    Instructor could potentially ask student to compare poll data to that of their classes or even to challenge prior knowledge.

    Human Dimensions

    If students create their own polls to use with other classmates or people in general, they could learn about other points of view.

    Learning How to Learn

    An argument can be made as to constructing questions for polls. It all depends on how the instructor uses the tool in the class.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    Custom polls can be linked out from the LMS, or they can potentially be embedded as well. However, some testing should be done to ensure the tool functions correctly.

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors can use this to poll students online and during class on any question to get instant analytics. Students can use the website to build custom polls for assignments requiring human data.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeInteractive Site
  • Popplet

    Mind Mapping
    Title

    Popplet

    Link

    http://popplet.com/

    General Description

    Popplet is a free-to-use mind mapping app. It is great for faculty and students who want to use clustering as a way to create a visual representation of their thoughts and ideas.

    Foundational Knowledge

    It could be used with certain writing classes to teach certain foundational elements of the writing process.

    Application

    This tool is specifically geared towards organizing thought process: it's a way to get students to develop metacognitive skills and as such touches upon all three thinking areas.

    Learning How to Learn

    This tool serves as a great way to get students to learn how to use clustering as a way to organize their thoughts and ideas.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    Popplets can be exported as illustrations, which can then be embedded into any learning management system.

    ConnectivityOnline/Offline (app)
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    Popplet can be used in a variety of ways by instructors and students alike. For example, instructors can use it as a presentation tool while lecturing. Instructors can also use it to develop mind maps ready to be integrated into the LMS. As for students, they can use popplet as a way to help themselves studies or to even submit and present certain assignments.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeMind Mapping
  • Programmr

    Interactive Site
    Title

    Programmr

    Link

    http://www.programmr.com

    General Description

    Another website focused on teaching programming online. It is similar to Coding Academy, except that it offers a different set of programming languages. Like Code Academy, this website also allows users to practice programming within the web browser.

    Foundational Knowledge

    The site does teach students foundational knowledge in various programming languages.

    Application

    This site allows students to target all three levels of thinking when working on their programming.

    Integration

    Since the site is focused on learning various programming languages, connections can be made between specific items within the class and outside of it.

    Caring

    The goal is to have a student take an interest in learning to program by practicing skills.

    Learning How to Learn

    This site encourages students to learn programming in an on-demand setting.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop (Buggy with Mobile unless using specialized browser)

    Implementation

    Exercises are fully embeddable onto any website. However, website seems somewhat slow, and embedding doesn't seem to work with a secure URL.

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    Coding exercises could be embedded directly into LMS systems for students to program and test coding*. See above.

    DifficultyVaries
    TypeInteractive Site
  • Project Guttenberg

    Resource Site
    Title

    Project Guttenberg

    Link

    https://www.gutenberg.org/

    General Description

    This website hosts over 53,000 free ebooks that have become a part of the public domain. What sets it apart from other resource sites is that it provides eBooks in a multitude of popular formats: ePub (can be used with iBooks), Kindle, HTML, RichText, Text, Mobi, and etc.

    Foundational Knowledge

    Many books can be found here freely available, such as the complete works of William Shakespeare, Plato's the Republic, and etc. In terms of foundational knowledge, it would entirely depend on the instructor's subject matter.

    Integration

    Again, this would depend entirely on the subject matter and what books might be assigned to the student by the teacher.

    Human Dimensions

    Again, this would depend entirely on the subject matter and what books might be assigned to the student by the teacher.

    Learning How to Learn

    Understanding how to find freely available resources is part of becoming a better 21st-cetury learner.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    It's a full website. A link can be supplied to access it.

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRSubstitution/Augmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors can assign readings or ask students to conduct research into older texts.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeResource Site
  • Rationale

    Interactive Site
    Title

    Rationale

    Link

    http://rationale.austhink.com

    General Description

    Rationale is a concept mapping tool, specifically designed for arranging argument/critical thinking structures. It uses template-like structures that can be arranged according to the user's preference.

    Foundational Knowledge

    For any discipline with a focus on writing, Rationale can help students flesh out argument structures, learn more about prewriting/invention, and practice critical thinking.

    Application

    Both critical and practical thinking could be tapped into easily; creative thinking might depend on the instructor and what types of assignments he or she decides to implement with the maps.

    Learning How to Learn

    As a tool to learn how to organize your thoughts and ideas, concept mapping can help students learn fundamental model-building in their thinking.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile (Web Browser)

    Implementation

    Concept maps can be downloaded as images which can then be uploaded into any LMS as an assignment submission.

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    The intended/advertised use of Rationale is for writing. However, as with most concept mapping tools, there's no reason why Rationale could not be used to simply help students submit concept mapping assignments.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeInteractive Site
  • Research and Documentation Online 5th Edition

    Resource Site
    Title

    Research and Documentation Online 5th Edition

    Link

    https://www.macmillanlearning.com/studentresources/college/english/composition/languageofcomp2e/diana_hacker/index.htm

    General Description

    An introductory website into academic research writing. It has the distinct advantage of providing annotated sample papers across various styles. It also provides information on which styles correspond to specific disciplines.

    Foundational Knowledge

    This website establishes foundation knowledge on research writing.

    Application

    This site can help students develop practical and critical skills towards choosing and using sources while completing research assignments.

    Integration

    Students should be able to use samples to investigate how to conform their writing within the template guidelines of each style.

    Caring

    Students should gain a better appreciation for research writing among the various disciplines.

    Learning How to Learn

    This site will help students learn which guidelines to use while writing in certain disciplines.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    This is a website. It can be pointed to via link... there's also the possibility of embedding to a certain degree.

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRSubstitution
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors can provide annotated examples of writing to their students to give them a better idea of what a typical research paper should look like.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeResource Site
  • ScoreCloud

    Application
    Title

    ScoreCloud

    Link

    http://scorecloud.com/

    General Description

    ScoreCloud is a music transcription software. It allows for the input of basic audio and transcribes it into musical notation.

    Foundational Knowledge

    For students learning music, scorecloud can be useful in creating sheet music from audio.

    Application

    For those in a discipline related to music, ScoreCloud can be used to tap into all three areas of thinking.

    Integration

    Within a music class, students can use the program to relate it to previous musical pieces they have covered in order to better study musical composition. Students can also use the program to study musical compositions outside of the class.

    Learning How to Learn

    Students can use the program to teach themselves about musical transcription. The program allows students to take their own musical creations and quickly create sheet music.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    Standalone Program

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors can use ScoreCloud to teach students musical transcription and composition. ScoreCloud allows students to be able to take simple tunes, whether played through a midi instrument or by humming into a microphone, and transcribes the input into a musical sheet. Students can then manipulate the sheet and even print it out for whatever desired effect.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeApplication
  • Screencastify

    Screen Recording
    Title

    Screencastify

    Link

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/screencastify-screen-vide/mmeijimgabbpbgpdklnllpncmdofkcpn?hl=en

    General Description

    Screencastify is a Chrome browser plugin that allows for quick screen recording.

    Foundational Knowledge

    Similar to ShowMe, Explain Everything, and Zoom, Screencastify can be used to create quick simple tutorial/overview videos.

    Application

    Such video recording tools allow students to work through the critical thinking process. They also allow students to work through the potential practical application of theories and skills.

    Integration

    Students can easily make connections to other areas while using the tool.

    Caring

    The goal should be to get students to become more comfortable with their own thought process by moving it from unconscious to conscious awareness.

    Learning How to Learn

    Students can also use Screencastify to review their own thought process. If they desire to submit video assignments to the instructor, they may do so.

    Cross-Platform

    Chrome Browser Only

    Implementation

    Videos from Screencastify can be uploaded to other media sharing sites.

    ConnectivityOnline/Offline
    SAMRModification/Redefinition
    Usage (Examples)

    There are varied uses for screen-recording applications. As an example, instructors could use screen recording as a way to have students go through a difficult math problem. Instructors could also ask students to create a video peer review, where the evaluate and analyze another student submission.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeScreen Recording
  • Screencast-o-matic.com

    Screen Recording
    Title

    Screencast-o-matic.com

    Link

    #N/A

    General Description

    Screencast-o-matic is a free-to-use online website that allows for quick screen recording.

    Foundational Knowledge

    Similar to ShowMe, Explain Everything, and Zoom, Screencast-o-matic can be used to create quick simple tutorial/overview videos.

    Application

    Such video recording tools allow students to work through the critical thinking process. They also allow students to work through the potential practical application of theories and skills.

    Integration

    Students can easily make connections to other areas while using the tool.

    Caring

    The goal should be to get students to become more comfortable with their own thought process by moving it from unconscious to conscious awareness.

    Learning How to Learn

    Students can also use Screencast-o-matic to review their own thought process. If they desire to submit video assignments to the instructor, they may do so.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop

    Implementation

    Videos from Screencast-o-matic can be uploaded to other media sharing sites.

    ConnectivityOnline/Offline
    SAMRModification/Redefinition
    Usage (Examples)

    There are varied uses for screen-recording applications. As an example, instructors could use screen recording as a way to have students go through a difficult math problem. Instructors could also ask students to create a video peer review, where the evaluate and analyze another student submission.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeScreen Recording
  • ShowMe

    Interactive Presentation
    Title

    ShowMe

    Link

    http://www.showme.com/

    General Description

    ShowMe is a cloud-based, online interactive whiteboard presentation tool that allows simple video and audio recordings of presentations. It aids in the creation of quick online tutorials for students or by students.

    Foundational Knowledge

    Instructors can use video presentation tools to improve foundational knowledge and direct it/cater it to his or her particular student group.

    Application

    Video presentation tools that allow for audio recording provide students to audibly work through critical thinking steps. They also allow students to work through the potential practical application of theories and skills.

    Integration

    Students can easily make connections to other areas while using the tool.

    Caring

    The goal should be to get students to become more comfortable with their own thought process by moving it from unconscious to conscious awareness.

    Learning How to Learn

    Students will learn more about their own thought process and their ability to organize their thoughts when solving problems.

    Cross-Platform

    iOS only

    Implementation

    Videos created with ShowMe can be embedded into an LMS.

    ConnectivityOnline/Offline
    SAMRModification
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructor can create interactive whiteboard video tutorials, which can then be uploaded into the LMS. In the same fashion, students can solve complex math problems in videos to demonstrate process and application of theory.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeInteractive Presentation
  • Sketchfab

    Interactive Site
    Title

    Sketchfab

    Link

    https://sketchfab.com

    General Description

    Sketchfab is a hosting site for 3D artwork. It allows for the use of VR when viewing said artwork and can potentially be used as a portfolio site.

    Foundational Knowledge

    For disciplines concerned with the arts and the digital, maintaining a professional portfolio of the student's work is foundational to the course.

    Application

    If the instructor uses the site as an inspirational source, then students could potentially tap into critical and creative thinking.

    Integration

    Students can easily make connections to the outside world by reviewing examples of works submitted to the site. Connections to the class could also be easily made by the instructor.

    Human Dimensions

    With some prompting, students could learn more about their particular styles in comparison to that of others. Students could also learn more about learning how to be a part of a larger online art community.

    Caring

    Students could gain a greater appreciation for becoming a part of the larger art community. Students could learn to value artistic skills. Students could also learn how to value technologies that aid in their becoming more adaptable in an online space.

    Learning How to Learn

    In instances where students might be asked to share their work or to find a suitable place to host it, I believe that sites like these are indispensable. This becomes even more important with the question of sharing large file sizes. Students could easily use this site to submit work, for example, to a threaded discussion by embedding it, getting rid of this issue entirely.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop (browser) and Mobile (Sketchfab VR)

    Implementation

    This site allows embedding. It should work with any LMS.

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRModification/Augmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    This site can be used as a portfolio for students who are doing 3D animation and 3D modeling. This site can also be used as a stepping stone for assignment submission. Students can use the site to embed their creations into an assignment page on the LMS.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeInteractive Site
  • Skitch

    Annotator
    Title

    Skitch

    Link

    http://dsl.richmond.edu/panorama/

    General Description

    "American Panorama is a historical atlas of the United States for the twenty-first century. It combines cutting-edge research with innovative interactive mapping techniques, designed to appeal to anyone with an interest in American history or a love of maps.

    Foundational Knowledge

    Since there's a limit to how many actual maps are available, only disciplines like history and sociology might be able to use this site as a resource for foundational knowledge.

    Application

    Both critical and practical thinking could be tapped into easily; creative thinking might depend on the instructor and what types of assignments he or she decides to implement with the maps.

    Integration

    Connections could easily be drawn for both inside and outside the classroom. Many of the maps presented have socio-political/socio-economic implications.

    Human Dimensions

    With some encouragement students could learn to apply the information presented to themselves and others.

    Caring

    This would entirely depend on the instructor and on he/she decides to implement the use of the maps in the classroom.

    Learning How to Learn

    The maps can be an indispensable tool for teaching students how to organize rich digital data.

    Cross-Platform

    Any Browser

    Implementation

    Standalone Site with Downloadable Resources

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    On the site, there's an interactive national map on inequality. It is used to outline housing segregation within the US from 1935 to 1940. Just this map alone could spawn several assignments, such as a paper on who exactly this type of map benefited.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeResource Site
  • Socrative

    Interactive Site/Application
    Title

    Socrative

    Link

    https://www.socrative.com/

    General Description

    Socrative is a polling/quizzing platform. It is similar to Kahoot and Poll Everywhere, and it can function as a means to track student progress and gauge student understanding.

    Foundational Knowledge

    This is entirely dependent on the instructor. Foundational principles and knowledge can be used to develop these quizzes and polls.

    Application

    Depending on the types of questions asked, instructors can expect to touch upon all three thinking areas.

    Integration

    Connections both within and outside of the course can be made based on what questions are used to create the quizzes/polls.

    Learning How to Learn

    If students are made aware of it (metacognition), they could learn gamifying techniques to use with their own learning practices.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    Standalone Website

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors can use Socrative to gauge student learning and interest. They can use the quizzes and polls to get students engaged in the subject matter while making the learning experience more interactive.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeInteractive Site/Application
  • SoundciteJS

    Interactive Site/HTML Editing
    Title

    SoundciteJS

    Link

    https://soundcite.knightlab.com/

    General Description

    SoundciteJS is a somewhat complex sound-clip tool. It essentially adds a sound clip to any text selection within webpage/blog. Since it does require a bit of knowledge in using some rudimentary html, it is not recommended for the average user. Nevertheless, it's applications are quite wide ranging. For example, imagine reading a electronic textbook with actual sound bites embedded right within the text. A student would be able to hear the rain forest at the same time as he or she is reading about it.

    Cross-Platform

    Any Browser

    Implementation

    Embeddable within the text of an LMS

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    Usage for SoundciteJS is somewhat limited. It's intended purposes make it more of an add-on that allows for creation of a more immersive reading experience. This could prove quite beneficial for instructional designers and perhaps those in journalism fields.

    DifficultyVaries
    TypeInteractive Site/HTML Editing
  • SoundCloud

    Cloud Storage
    Title

    SoundCloud

    Link

    https://soundcloud.com/

    General Description

    Similar to YouTube, SoundCloud is a cloud-based sound and music sharing platform. SoundCloud has various apps that allow for quick and easy recording from almost any device. Content uploaded to SoundCloud can then be embedded into any LMS system.

    Learning How to Learn

    Site encourages students and faculty to learn how to quickly record audio for wide distribution.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    Fully embeddable onto any website.

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    This would entirely depend on the subject area for the class. In a music discipline, students could record themselves playing a musical piece and sharing it on a discussion board to discuss potential challenges. Instructors could record welcome messages, audio instructions, etc.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeCloud Storage
  • Storybird.com

    Interactive Site
    Title

    Storybird.com

    Link

    #N/A

    General Description

    Storybird is a program that allows users to create stories around various formats and provided artwork. Storybird's easy-to-use interface is great for professors who want to encourage individuals to create kids' books and stories for young readers, which could be incredible useful for professors in early education programs.

    Foundational Knowledge

    Foundational knowledge can be tied into specific guides towards engaging young learners in a education program. Of course, Storybird could also potentially be used to create unique reading material for young learners or it can be used to have young learners create their own unique materials.

    Application

    When having students create their own Storybirds, all three thinking areas are engaged (or could potentially be engaged). The instructor has to explicitly and actively draw students to make critical and practical choices as to why they are doing what they're doing.

    Integration

    Again, within an early education program, students can automatically see the potential in using storybird as a tool within their classroom designs. Connections can easily be made among the class material and how to use the tool in an outside setting.

    Human Dimensions

    Students can learn much from how they themselves and others approach varying perspectives within creativity. This is especially true when you have students collaborate with each other to complete a single project.

    Caring

    Students should adopt an appreciation for the creative effort of using such tools to fuel their ability to write. Students should learn how to associate writing with fun activities, and they should also learn how to use such tools themselves in classroom design concentrated on younger learners.

    Learning How to Learn

    This tool can be used to teach students that there are tools out there that can help make their learning environment more engaging. The tool also allows for students who will become teachers themselves to begin looking for more engaging tools for younger students.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile (Phone Only)

    Implementation

    Standalone Site/Application

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors in an education program can have students create their own storybirds to model how younger students would use it in the classroom. Instructors can have students create their own storybirds to use as a sort of textbook for younger learners. Instructors can have students work together to create a storybird to encourage collaboration.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeInteractive Site
  • StoryMapJS

    Interactive Site
    Title

    StoryMapJS

    Link

    https://storymap.knightlab.com/

    General Description

    StoryMapJS is a web tool that allows you to create interactive maps, incorporating pictures, YouTube videos, and etc. The zooming in and zooming out features this tool has are very reminiscent of Prezi; however, StoryMapJS is much, much easier to use. As with many of the tools from Knight Lab, StoryMapJS will require the user to use their Google account.

    Foundational Knowledge

    In most instances where a story map needs to be created, the student will more than likely have to use foundational content in order to piece together the entire piece. Instructors can also use StoryMapJS to create a more interactive way for students to learn foundational knowledge in an online setting.

    Application

    All three areas of thinking can be touched upon when using StoryMapJS.

    Integration

    Connections both inside and outside of the class can easily made, depending on the curation of the content being presented and/or on the assignment parameters being given to students.

    Human Dimensions

    This would entirely depend on the instructor and on how well he or she can draw out those connections from his or her students.

    Learning How to Learn

    In essence, using this tool can help students learn how structure and present content in an online medium.

    Cross-Platform

    Any Browser

    Implementation

    Embeddable into any LMS

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation/Modification
    Usage (Examples)

    Students and instructors can both use StoryMapJS as a presentation tool. The highlight of this tool is that it allows for the creation of rich, interactive online content.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeInteractive Site
  • Sway

    Presentation Tool
    Title

    Sway

    Link

    https://sway.com/

    General Description

    Sway is a content delivery heavily influenced by PowerPoint. It is essentially PowerPoint 2.0 and allows users to bring together various document types in a much more dynamic presentation package.

    Foundational Knowledge

    Since Sway is a presentation tool.  It can be used to create a dynamic learning experience while students create presentations on foundational knowledge.

    Application

    This type of presentation tool could be used to tap into all three thinking areas.

    Integration

    Depending on how the instructor uses the tool, connections can easily made while completing assignments.

    Learning How to Learn

    The tool can be used to teach students how to organize materials for richer presentations.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    Embeddable

    ConnectivityOnline/Offline
    SAMRModification
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors can use Sway to have students create more dynamic assignments from any discipline. This is essentially a presentation tool. As an example, one student used Sway to create an interactive brochure/instructional booklet of what to do during a fire (along with her own illustrations). The advantage to using Sway versus something more like PowerPoint is that Sway has been refined to be used on the web.

    DifficultyVaries
    TypePresentation Tool
  • Swivl

    Lecture Recording
    Title

    Swivl

    Link

    https://www.swivl.com/

    General Description

    The Swivl is a modern recording/presentation device. It is a small robot that takes a mobile device and uses that device to record live while it follows and tracks the presenter. The Swivl could be useful for instructors that which to record live lectures for themselves.

    Foundational Knowledge

    The tool can be used to present and record foundational information.

    Application

    Again, with presentation tools, it is up to the instructor to provide the content that will lead to enhance learning. This tool simply provides a vehicle and platform for this area.

    Integration

    Since it's a presentation tool, the instructor can provide a presentation that provides adequate links for the students.

    Human Dimensions

    The presentation tool can be used by the instructor to help students draw connections to others and themselves.

    Learning How to Learn

    The tool can be used to train students on how to analyze and improve their own presentation skills. They can also learn how to use more modern tools for putting together presentations.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    Swivl videos and presentations should be embeddable within any website.

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation/Modification
    Usage (Examples)

    The instructor can record his/her own lectures and upload them for later student review. The advantage of using this particular platform is that slides and video presentations are synced through timestamps, so students will see the relevant slide at the time the instructor was discussing the topic. Students might also be able to use the device to also record themselves doing presentations to share with others.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    Type

    Lecture Recording

  • Thingiverse

    Interactive Site
    Title

    Thingiverse

    Link

    http://www.thingiverse.com

    General Description

    Thingiverse is a website that hosts user-made 3D models for 3D printing. It has an education section for students of all grade levels (including higher ed.). The website has thousands of items that can be used and reprinted. This site might also be used as a portfolio for 3D-printable models.

    Foundational Knowledge

    Any academic subject that deals with creating objects in a 3-dimensional space can greatly benefit from using this site as a reference and guide. The education section in particular can lead to taking old concepts and applying them in new ways.

    Application

    All three areas of thinking can be tapped into when using this particular site. Whether a student has to review the design choices of uploaded items or just choose what items belong in a portfolio, this site will foster that level of thinking.

    Integration

    There's a real sense of community in this site. It encourages people to share what they've created with each other and allows them to re-print things that others have made.

    Human Dimensions

    In a way, by viewing what others have made, students can make generalizations about trends in human interests. Students can also be prompted to self-reflect on why their design choices might be different from that of other individuals.

    Caring

    Students should learn the value of collaborating in an open space as well as an appreciation for varying approaches to design challenges.

    Learning How to Learn

    Sites like Thingiverse help students find the type of resources that are available for self-directed learning, specially for those individuals in various design and engineering fields.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile (limited)

    Implementation

    Standalone Site

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRModification/Augmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors can use this site to supplement their lessons on 3D design. They can adopt projects from the education section to use in their classrooms. Instructors can also have students use the site as a hosting site for student examples and projects (portfolio).

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeInteractive Site
  • Tiki-Toki

    Interactive Site/Application
    Title

    Tiki-Toki

    Link

    https://www.tiki-toki.com/

    General Description

    Tiki-Toki is a timeline creation software. It can be used to develop online, web-based interactive timelines.

    Foundational Knowledge

    Timelines can be used across various disciplines to represent and organize foundational knowledge.

    Application

    All three areas of thinking can be touched upon in creating an interactive timeline.

    Integration

    Instructors can help guide students in making connections between timelines and ideas/perspectives both inside and outside of class. Students could also make these connections on their own.

    Caring

    This would depend mostly on the instructor and the subject matter of the class.

    Learning How to Learn

    The practice of creating interactive timelines can help students better learn how to organize and categorize information in a digital space.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop (Mac and Chrome) and Browser

    Implementation

    Embeddable into any LMS (premium feature)

    ConnectivityOnline/Offline
    SAMRAugmentation/Modification
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors can use platforms like Tiki-Toki to help present information to their students in an organized and structured way. Students, on the other hand, can use interactive timelines to help them create and develop their own model-building efforts and knowledge structures.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeInteractive Site/Application
  • TimelineJS

    Tool/Spreadsheet template (Google Sheets)
    Title

    TimelineJS

    Link

    https://timeline.knightlab.com/

    General Description

    TimelineJS is an incredibly easy-to-use timeline creation tool that works through Google Sheets.

    By downloading and modifying a simple spreadsheet template, TimelineJS allows you to incorporate free, embeddable timelines into all manner of online content.

    Foundational Knowledge

    Timelines can be used across various disciplines to represent and organize foundational knowledge.

    Application

    All three areas of thinking can be touched upon in creating an interactive timeline.

    Integration

    Instructors can help guide students in making connections between timelines and ideas/perspectives both inside and outside of class. Students could also make these connections on their own.

    Caring

    This would depend mostly on the instructor and the subject matter of the class. For instance, TimelineJS has women in computing as its primary timeline demo.

    Learning How to Learn

    The practice of creating interactive timelines can help students better learn how to organize and categorize information in a digital space.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile (spreadsheet template should work within Google Sheets)

    Implementation

    Embeddable into any LMS

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation/Modification
    Usage (Examples)

    Interactive timelines are a great way to incorporate interactive content that is structured and organized within an LMS system. Any instructor could easily use this tool to provide a more rich and engaging experience for his or her students within the confines of an LMS. Students could also use this tool to do equally the same. Imagine a class in which students respond to each other within a discussion board with interactive timelines as a way to share information.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeTool/Spreadsheet template (Google Sheets)
  • TimeMapper

    Tool/Spreadsheet template (Google Sheets)
    Title

    TimeMapper

    Link

    http://timemapper.okfnlabs.org/

    General Description

    TimeMapper is another timeline-creation tool, similar to TimelineJS. It uses a simple Google Spreadsheet to create a digital timely. It, however, differs from TimelineJS is that the timelines created, also include a digital map that tracks each time point.

    Foundational Knowledge

    Timelines can be used across various disciplines to represent and organize foundational knowledge.

    Application

    All three areas of thinking can be touched upon in creating an interactive timeline.

    Integration

    Instructors can help guide students in making connections between timelines and ideas/perspectives both inside and outside of class. Students could also make these connections on their own.

    Caring

    This would depend mostly on the instructor and the subject matter of the class.

    Learning How to Learn

    The practice of creating interactive timelines can help students better learn how to organize and categorize information in a digital space.

    Cross-Platform

    Any Browser

    Implementation

    Embeddable into any LMS

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    Interactive timelines are a great way to incorporate interactive content that is structured and organized within an LMS system. Any instructor could easily use this tool to provide a more rich and engaging experience for his or her students within the confines of an LMS. Students could also use this tool to do equally the same. Imagine a class in which students respond to each other within a discussion board with interactive timelines as a way to share information.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeTool/Spreadsheet template (Google Sheets)
  • TimeToast

    Interactive Site
    Title

    TimeToast

    Link

    https://www.timetoast.com/

    General Description

    TimeToast is an interactive website that allows users to create multimedia timelines.

    Foundational Knowledge

    This would entirely depend on the subject matter. However, a timeline could potentially be used for any class and could require the use foundational knowledge to build.

    Application

    This site could be used to tap into all three thinking areas.

    Integration

    Again, this would entirely depend on the instructor. Any timely assignment could potentially be connected to anything inside the course and outside of the course.

    Learning How to Learn

    In some instances, a more visual representation of a series of events through a timeline can help students better learn the material and retain the information.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop (browser based)

    Implementation

    Embeddable into any LMS

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    Timelines might be a good way to get students to become more aware of the chronology of a particular school of thought, concept, or idea. In this way, students might actively draw connections between what they're learning and how it fits with anything else that might have been going on throughout history.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeInteractive Site
  • Tumblr

    Interactive Site/Application
    Title

    Tumblr

    Link

    https://www.tumblr.com/

    General Description

    Tumblr is a simple to use online micro-blogging platform. It is especially useful for those teachers wanting to incorporate internet writing into their classes. The advantage of using something like Tumblr is that it comes with robust, dedicated applications for mobile devices, so it truly provides a truly universal experience across all devices.

    Foundational Knowledge

    For students studying writing, journalism, and certain aspects of social media, a tool such as this becomes indispensable in order to teach students the real-world application of writing for a massive global audience.

    Application

    Potentially all three areas of thinking can be tapped into when using any writing platform.

    Integration

    Within writing classes, it because easy to draw connections among the various aspects of writing both inside and outside of the classroom.

    Caring

    Students should learn to care about being responsible writers in a digital space.

    Learning How to Learn

    Again, in this particular scenario, students pick up certain skills by actively engaging in the activity. They learn about editing, writing, electronic publishing, journaling, design, etc. They also learn about being a responsible global citizen when it comes to electronics.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    Standalone Site/Application

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRModification
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors can create assignments where students go from drafting, research, and final copy within an online medium. Instructors can also ask students to start a blog about areas of interests within their chosen disciplines.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeInteractive Site/Application
  • Twitter

    Interactive Site/Application
    Title

    Twitter

    Link

    https://twitter.com/?lang=en

    General Description

    Twitter is a popular social-media application focused on extreme micro-blogging.

    Foundational Knowledge

    Again, certain classes do bring up certain aspects of social media within the curriculum. There's also the added bonus that students can learn quite a bit about writing online while using such a platform.

    Application

    Potentially all three areas of thinking can be tapped into when using any writing platform.

    Integration

    Within writing classes, it because easy to draw connections among the various aspects of writing both inside and outside of the classroom.

    Caring

    Students should learn to care about being responsible writers in a digital space.

    Learning How to Learn

    Students can sometimes not make certain connections between technology and education. By actively asking students to apply this tool in learning scenarios, we can encourage students to develop meta-cognitive awareness of how to use other applications such as these to encourage life-long learning.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    Standalone Site/Application

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRModification
    Usage (Examples)

    Twitter is an interesting micro-blogging application. When instructors use the platform to encourage students to engage in a more global dialogue and learn to follow current events in real-time, it becomes an indispensable learning tool.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeInteractive Site/Application
  • Vimeo

    Interactive Site
    Title

    Vimeo

    Link

    https://vimeo.com/

    General Description

    Similar to YouTube, Vimeo is another video sharing and hosting site.

    Foundational Knowledge

    Vimeo also has a large repository of videos that can be used as supplementary material to embed within the LMS.

    Application

    Vimeo tutorial have the potential to target all three thinking areas.

    Integration

    Connections can easily made to information within the classroom and outside of it.

    Learning How to Learn

    Students can learn how to find resources for themselves, which they can then employ in other classes.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    Embeddable

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRModification
    Usage (Examples)

    Vimeo can be used to provide students with supplementary videos embedded within the LMS. Instructors and students can also create their own videos and upload them to the site to share with others.

    DifficultyTen steps or less
    TypeInteractive Site
  • Virtual Microscope

    Interactive Site
    Title

    Virtual Microscope

    Link

    http://www.virtualmicroscope.org/

    General Description

    A resource website hosting a collection of various rocks and minerals that can be viewed at several different magnifications. The magnifications are interactive and sharable.

    Foundational Knowledge

    The material hosted on this site could be foundation for classes focused on the earth sciences.

    Application

    Critical thinking and practical thinking can be targeted based on created assignments (questions prompts) from the instructor in using examples from the site.

    Integration

    This site could easily be used for a geology class. Ideas within the class can be directly connected to sample rocks and minerals, which are and exist in other regions of the world.

    Caring

    Student should adopt an interest in the components that constitute certain elements and rocks.

    Learning How to Learn

    Students can use a website such as this for studying and developing their analytical skills.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile (somewhat buggy)

    Implementation

    Each sample rock and specific magnification can be shared via direct link. There is the potential for embedding.

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRSubstitution
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructor can use the examples and provide student questions with identifying certain marked features within the rock or mineral. Students could also annotate their own examples and send them back to the instructor for evaluation.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeInteractive Site
  • Vocareum

    Plugin
    Title

    Vocareum

    Link

    https://www.vocareum.com/

    General Description

    Browser-based, interactive coding LMS that allows instructors to teach programming to students within a browser. A sort of content/lab delivery system, similar to Code Academy and Programmr. However, it seems to be more of an LMS. It also checks for plagiarism and allows autograding.

    Foundational Knowledge

    For programming classes, vocarium offers a direct connection to foundational principles and practice.

    Application

    Since students would be putting together and creating code, all three thinking areas are targeted.

    Integration

    Since this tool is focused on providing programming practice, connections can be made between specific items within the class and outside of it.

    Caring

    Students should be able to gain an appreciation for constructing and designing code.

    Learning How to Learn

    Students can use this tool to practice what they've learned in class and strengthen their understanding of certain principles.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop (Mobile?)

    Implementation

    Vocareum seems to have direct integration in Canvas through the EduAppCenter:

    "Vocareum is a seamless plugin for Learning Management Systems. Upon setting up of the course on Vocareum, a key and secret is automatically generated with the associated link(s) available at an assignment or course level."

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRModification
    Usage (Examples)

    Coding exercises could be embedded directly into LMS systems for students to program and test coding. Vocaerum also offers autograding features.

    DifficultyVaries
    TypePlugin
  • Voicethread

    Video Conferencing and Interactive Presentation
    Title

    Voicethread

    Link

    https://voicethread.com/

    General Description

    Voicethread is a multimedia conferencing solution geared towards education. It allows instructors and students to create video presentations around other types of multimedia.

    Foundational Knowledge

    Any instructor could easily provide a tie-in to any type of foundational knowledge from any class. Voicethread works mostly as a presentation tool.

    Application

    Voicethreads, especially when students are using it themselves to create dynamic presentations, target all three areas of thinking.

    Integration

    Connections between ideas in the course and outside of it can easily be made based on how the instructor or student use the tool.

    Caring

    This would entire depend on the subject area.

    Learning How to Learn

    Voicethread could be used by students as a study tool to practice analyzing and evaluating content that they are learning.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    There are instructions on how to implement a voicethread within a learning management system as a plugin.

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRRedefinition
    Usage (Examples)

    Voicethread can be used to create assignments, presentations, ect. Within its own system, voicethread does allow assignments submissions and cloud storage for your own videos.

    DifficultyVaries
    TypeVideo Conferencing and Interactive Presentation
  • W3 Schools

    Resource Site
    Title

    W3 Schools

    Link

    http://www.w3schools.com/

    General Description

    This is a resource website for various topics in web-based programming. It houses various definitions, examples, tutorials, examples, and references.

    Foundational Knowledge

    This is a great reference website for web-based programming. There are definitions and examples of all foundational concepts for website building.

    Application

    With the examples in particular, students should be able to develop practical, creative and critical skills in choosing when to use various techniques or expand on them.

    Integration

    Students should be able to use the website to make connections across various courses within web programming. Students should also be able to reference examples to other examples they see around the web every day.

    Caring

    Students should learn how to appreciate the underlying programming behind certain websites.

    Learning How to Learn

    Website is an example of asynchronous resources that are available online that aid in learning and developing skills.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    This is a website. It can be pointed to via link... there's also the possibility of embedding to a certain degree.

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRAugmentation
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors can use pre-generated examples of HTML code to have students experiment with breaking or adding to the examples.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeResource Site
  • Wikipedia

    Wiki
    Title

    Wikipedia

    Link

    https://www.wikipedia.org/

    General Description

    A cloud-based site that acts as a repository of information and knowledge, which can be edited by multiple users around the world at the same time.

    Foundational Knowledge

    Scholarly articles suggest using Wikipedia as a tool for teaching students how to publish work online. In this particular sense, not only can foundational knowledge be tapped into, but students will also be able to learn best practices with regards to online publishing.

    Application

    As a vehicle encouraging students to publish online, all three areas of thinking are targeted.

    Integration

    Because Wikipedia houses knowledge and content on any topic, it can be used to relate to information inside and outside of the classroom.

    Caring

    Students should learn to appreciate the value of having accurate and original knowledge published on the site. Students can also learn quite a bit about the actual process of having such a large sharable space.

    Learning How to Learn

    Using the site in this manner encourages students to apply various skills: researching and organizing information, creating content, reviewing content, and preparing content for online publication.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    Not Embeddable

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRModification/Redefinition
    Usage (Examples)

    Again, having students write or edit their own articles online provides an unprecedented level of collaboration, creativity, and application.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeWiki
  • Wikispaces.com

    Wiki
    Title

    Wikispaces.com

    Link

    N/A

    General Description

    Wikispaces is a third-party website that provides wiki services for education and personal use.

    Foundational Knowledge

    Scholarly articles suggest using Wikis as a tool for teaching students how to publish work online. In this particular sense, not only can foundational knowledge be tapped into, but students will also be able to learn best practices with regards to online publishing.

    Application

    As a vehicle encouraging students to publish online, all three areas of thinking are targeted.

    Integration

    Because Wikis are typically used to create a shared learning space, they can be used to relate to information inside and outside of the classroom.

    Caring

    Students should learn to appreciate the value of having accurate and original knowledge published to a wikispace. Students can also learn quite a bit about the actual process of sharing information with each other in wikispaces.

    Learning How to Learn

    Using wikis can encourage students to apply various skills: researching and organizing information, creating content, reviewing content, and preparing content for online publication.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop

    Implementation

    Not Embeddable

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRModification/Redefinition
    Usage (Examples)

    Again, having students write or edit their own articles online provides an unprecedented level of collaboration, creativity, and application.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeWiki
  • Wiris Editor

    Plugin
    Title

    Wiris Editor

    Link

    http://www.wiris.com/editor

    General Description

    The Wiris editor is a chemistry and math editor plugin for learning management systems.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop

    Implementation

    This is a plugin that will work directly within an learning management system.

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRSubstitution
    Usage (Examples)

    As an example, Wiris Math Editor is a plugin that provides students with a chemistry editor and equation editor with handwriting support.

    DifficultyLMS Administrators
    TypePlugin
  • wix.com

    Interactive Website
    Title

    wix.com

    Link

    https://wix.com

    General Description

    Wix is a cloud-based wysiwyg website builder/editor. It is great tool for students who want to delve into creating their own websites or personalized portfolios. What's great about Wix is that it provides students with various free plugins and options for creating dynamic websites.

    Foundational Knowledge

    For students learning about web design, or students who want to create and develop sites of their own, Wix is a great place to get started, especially when it comes to understanding overall design choices and the application of various plugins to achieve a more comercial site.

    Application

    This site could potentially be used to touch on all three thinking areas.

    Integration

    Connections both within and outside of the course could easily be made if the instructor assigns students to create sites that focus on the specific discipline area.

    Caring

    Students should learn to care about the organization of ideas in an online platform.

    Learning How to Learn

    Wix can teach students the principles of having an online presence and general design without asking them to learn hard coding or programming.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop

    Implementation

    Standalone Website

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRModification
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors can use Wix to teach students principles of web design while having them create personal websites or digital portfolios. Instructors could also have students create specialized sites for particular subjects within their disciplines.

    DifficultyVaries
    TypeInteractive Website
  • Word Cloud Generator

    Interactive Site
    Title

    Word Cloud Generator

    Link

    https://www.jasondavies.com/wordcloud/

    General Description

    This is another simple word-cloud generator.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile (Web Browser)

    Implementation

    Word clouds can be downloaded as image files that can then be uploaded to any LMS.

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRSubstitution
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors can use the site to develop some very powerful imagery for LMS design and lessons. Word clouds can often be used as great starting pieces for may different types of assignments.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeInteractive Site
  • Wordclouds.com

    Interactive Site
    Title

    Wordclouds.com

    Link

    https://Wordclouds.com

    General Description

    Wordclouds.com is a world-cloud generator. It gives you several options in terms of how to set up the word cloud. It allows to use various shapes as well as the ability upload your own shapes. You can add your own world list and even change what size you want each word to be. It lets you choose your colors as well as select from a listing of themes. It definitely gives you many options.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile (Web Browser)

    Implementation

    Word clouds can be downloaded as image files that can then be uploaded to any LMS.

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRSubstitution
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors can use the site to develop some very powerful imagery for LMS design and lessons. Word clouds can often be used as great starting pieces for may different types of assignments.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeInteractive Site
  • Wordle

    Interactive Site
    Title

    Wordle

    Link

    http://www.wordle.net

    General Description

    Wordle is a simple word-cloud generator.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile (Web Browser)

    Implementation

    Word clouds can be downloaded as image files that can then be uploaded to any LMS.

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRSubstitution
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors can use the site to develop some very powerful imagery for LMS design and lessons. Word clouds can often be used as great starting pieces for may different types of assignments.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeInteractive Site
  • YouTube

    Interactive Site
    Title

    YouTube

    Link

    https://www.youtube.com

    General Description

    YouTube is a video sharing and hosting site. The site allows the uploading of videos of any size, which can be embedded anywhere.

    Foundational Knowledge

    YouTube has thousands of videos on practically any topic imaginable. Instructors can use YouTube videos as supplementary material to their own lessons, or they can even upload their own videos tutorials and lessons to share directly with their students.

    Application

    YouTube tutorials have the potential to target all three thinking areas. It also possible to have students develop their own videos and upload them for the same effect.

    Integration

    Connections can easily made to information within the classroom and outside of it.

    Learning How to Learn

    Students can learn how to find resources for themselves, which they can then employ in other classes.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    Embeddable

    ConnectivityOnline
    SAMRModification
    Usage (Examples)

    YouTube can be used to provide students with supplementary videos embedded within the LMS. Instructors and students can also create their own videos and upload them to the site to share with others.

    DifficultyTen steps or less
    TypeInteractive Site
  • Zoom

    Video Conferencing and Interactive Presentation
    Title

    Zoom

    Link

    https://zoom.us/

    General Description

    Zoom is a very powerful video conferencing program that allows a large group of people to interact with each other while sharing a digital whiteboard or screen. The advantages to using Zoom versus other products is that it's free (with very little limitations).

    Foundational Knowledge

    Similar to ShowMe and Explain Everything, Zoom can be used to create quick simple tutorial videos while in conference or not. It has a set of powerful features that can aid instructors in creating on-demand instruction from anywhere.

    Application

    Video presentation tools that allow for audio recording provide students to audibly work through critical thinking steps. They also allow students to work through the potential practical application of theories and skills.

    Integration

    Students can easily make connections to other areas while using the tool.

    Caring

    The goal should be to get students to become more comfortable with their own thought process by moving it from unconscious to conscious awareness.

    Learning How to Learn

    Students can also use Zoom to review their own thought process and ability to organize if they desire to submit video assignments to the instructor.

    Cross-Platform

    Desktop and Mobile

    Implementation

    Zoom videos are small. They can be uploaded to other media sharing sites.

    ConnectivityOnline/Offline
    SAMRModification/Redefinition
    Usage (Examples)

    Instructors can create quick video lessons and tutorials for students about various subjects. Zoom allows quick and easy screen recording and video capture in and out of conference.

    DifficultyFive steps or less
    TypeVideo Conferencing and Interactive Presentation