Digital Tools for Teaching

There are numerous digital tools available to use in teaching. Here are some that my students and I have used and recommended. Prices are accurate as of 11/9/2022, although some subscriptions are currently discounted.

What do you use? Add your favorite tools in the comment box below.

Classroom response apps & surveys
Survey MonkeyAdministering surveys & pollshttps://www.surveymonkey.comDesktop & mobile$25/month + Tiered pricing plan
KahootGame-based classroom response tool (students reply to questions on cell phones); & mobileFree
SocrativeReal-time quizzes & responses; designed for K-12; Maximum of 50 students; only allows 1 classroom per account; multiple languages & mobileFree with a tiered pricing plan for more features
Poll everywherePolling/response tool using cell phones for 25 audience members; Tiered pricing plan for more features
Audiorecording & sharing tool
SoundcloudA tool to record audio tracks and upload these to share with others; you can use these to provide announcements to students; also provides a way to share musical compositions & mobileFree for up to 3 hours of track uploads, with a tiered pricing plan  
Developing online presentations and screencasts
Articulate 360Develop sophisticated presentations that integrate with a Learning Management system (LMS); Accessibility Compliant only; if you have a Mac, you need to run a program for PCs (e.g., VMware Fusion, Parallels Desktop)Free trial; $549.00 annually for an individual plan, other plans available    
Screencast-o-maticRecord screencasts/videos & MacCurrently, $2.40/month paid annually with other plans with added features  
PowtoonCreate videos and presentationshttps://www.powtoon.comPC & Mac$10/month billed annually and other plans
VideoscribeCreate animated whiteboard presentations & mobile$39/month $168/year with a single-user license
1 second everydayCreate 1-second videos that can be used to create longer movies with paid version (Pro) that records up to 10 seconds
PreziDevelop online presentations that integrate audio, video, documents, images, slides, infographics etc. & mobileTiered pricing plan From $3/month billed annually with a tiered pricing plan for added features
ISpringSuiteDevelop presentations for elearning (screencasts, lectures, eBooks, etc.) Mobile PC & Mac$470-$670/year depending on features for academic authors
SnagitScreencapture and recording software & Mac$37.99 for a single-user license (Education)
CamtasiaDevelop and edit screencasts & Mac$212.99 for a single-user license (Education)
ScreenflowDevelop and edit screencasts only$169/single user-license
SkitchTake screenshots, mark up and shareAlso integrated in EvernoteMac/WindowsFree
Video commenting tool
EdPuzzleUse videos on the web  to insert questions for students & initiate discussions & MobileFree plan Teachers: $9.50/month Plans for school districts
Bookmarking & saving online resources
PocketSaves articles, website, videos & mobileFree with paid plans $44.99/year $4.99/month
EvernoteProductivity app that saves articles, websites, videos & images; notetaking app & mobileFree with paid plans $8.99/month $9.99/month

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