Nifty Teaching Tools

Note: These tools are third-party applications and are not compliant with FIPPA regulations. We are only able to provide basic guidance. For a more in-depth tutorial, please refer to the respective websites.

  • A free scheduling tool that simplifies the process of scheduling any meetings, office hours, and appointments.

    Cost: Free, FIPPA:

  • Edmodo is like Facebook for the classroom. Connect learners and share resources from across the world with Edmodo. Integrate Google apps and Microsoft office seamlessly!

    Cost: Free, FIPPA:

  • Enhance learning environments and engage students through customized lecture experience.

    Cost: Pilot (until Dec 2017), FIPPA:

  • Digital annotation tools transform the delivery of your course materials. Video annotations allow for contextual commentaries and conceptual tagging of information.

    Cost: Free, FIPPA:

  • Digital annotation tools transform the delivery of your course materials. Image annotations allow for contextual commentaries and conceptual tagging of information.

    Cost: Free, FIPPA:

  • Easily schedule meetings with Calendly. Mark your availability on your calendar to allow others to view and schedule meetings based on your availability.

    Cost: Free, FIPPA:

  • Create your own free poll online using Doodle. Schedule team meetings and events with a few simple clicks.

    Cost: Free, FIPPA:

  • Create an online room for classroom discussions and participation. Todaysmeet makes it very easy for collaboration in a team or a class.

    Cost: Free, FIPPA:

  • Collect ideas and vote with Tricider. Easily ask a question online and have your group members answer or vote.

    Cost: Free, FIPPA:

  • Annotate images and videos with Thinglink. Layer content on top of each other such as interactive links to videos or images and make your content come alive.

    Cost: Free, FIPPA:

  • A simple mind mapping tool for real time collaboration. Coggle is a easy to use platform that enables you to share information, present and download your mindmap.

    Cost: Free, FIPPA:

  • Create mindmaps, share with students, and create assignments with Mindmeister. Collaborate with others to brainstorm innovative ideas.

    Cost: Free, FIPPA:

  • Collaboratively brainstorm and work on projects using the Mindomo mind map tool. Include pictures, videos and text and present your ideas.

    Cost: Free, FIPPA:

  • Construct and share a variety of mind maps or concept maps through Cmaps intuitive software program.

    Cost: Free, FIPPA:

  • “Padlet is like paper for your screen”. Padlet allows you to work collaboratively online using multimedia such as links, videos and other multimedia content to share with the world and generate discussions

    Cost: Free, FIPPA:

  • An open source, self-hosted Slack-alternative. Mattermost is secure, workplace messaging from behind your firewall.

    Cost: Free, FIPPA:

  • A team oriented messaging application with integrated tools and add-ons. Slack puts all of your team communication in one place, allows you to spend less time in meetings and reduce emails.

    Cost: Free, FIPPA:

  • Hangouts bring conversations to life with photos, emoji, and group video calls for free. Connect with educators and students around the world through your phone, laptop, or tablet.

    Cost: Free, FIPPA:

  • Stay connected wherever you go – start or join a 50-person meeting with clear, face-to-face video, high quality screen sharing, and instant messaging – for free!

    Cost: Free, FIPPA:

  • Tiki-Toki is a web-based timeline maker that makes it easy to create interactive multimedia timelines in your browsers. Embed images, text and even videos (YouTube, Vimeo and MP4s) into your timeline.

    Cost: Free, FIPPA:

  • HSTRY is a digital learning tool which can create interactive timelines. HSTRY’s intuitive design makes it easy to create engaging projects to share in the classroom and beyond.

    Cost: Free, FIPPA:

  • Combine maps and timelines to create an interactive experience while capturing history, a biography, or an interesting topic. Share unique stories online!

    Cost: Free, FIPPA:

  • Create polls and collect real time responses through sms. See the responses live on the website or embedded in your powerpoint.

    Cost: Free, FIPPA:

  • Plickers collect real time assessment responses without the need for student devices. Simply give each student a card and scan the responses using your phone.

    Cost: Free, FIPPA:

  • Digital annotation tools transform the delivery of your course materials. Text annotations allow for contextual commentaries and conceptual tagging of information.

    Cost: Free, FIPPA:

  • Prezi’s cloud based presentation software combines the freedom of an open canvas with spatial dimension and motion allowing you to create engaging presentations.

    Cost: Free, FIPPA:

  • Sway makes it quick and easy to create and share polished interactive reports, presentations, and personal stories. Available as an app or through their website.

    Cost: Free, FIPPA:

  • A software that turns 2D data into high resolution 3D meshes, which can be used for design and engineering workflows. It is a much more simplified way of creating and editing 3D models.

    Cost: Free, FIPPA:

  • Explore world landmarks, discover natural wonders, and step inside locations such as museums with Google Street View. Also create photo spheres to add your own Street View experiences.

    Cost: Free, FIPPA:

  • Connect digital content with the real world using Layar. Layar allows you to create interactive print by integrating digital content with print media such as posters, cards, and flyers.

    Cost: , FIPPA:

  • See more with Wikitude. Wikitude’s “computer vision” connects you with the world in a completely new way. Experience augmented reality content and more by simply scanning the things you see.

    Cost: , FIPPA:

  • With a seemingly boring piece of cardboard, turn your phone into a state of the art virtual reality headset. Google Cardboard is a simple and affordable way in which users can interact with virtual environments.

    Cost: Free, FIPPA: