iTeach Resources

Over the past few several years the Resource tab of each WordPress iTeach respository has contained a wealth of links, tutorials, and information. While you can click on each year of iTeach and see the presentations and schedules and the resources for that year, we thought it might be most handy to collect and alphabetize these resources in one area.

iTeach 2012

iTeach 2013

iTeach Juneau 2014

iTeach2 Sitka 2014

iTeach 2015

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Audio Tools

  • Audacity – Free and powerful audio editing software.
  • voxopop.com – Create audio discussions
  • VoiceThread – A collaboration/presentation tool allowing audio, voice, text commenting, images and video (PC/Mac/I)

Blackboard Achievements and Badges

Concept Mapping and Brainstorming Tools

  • gliffy.com – Diagramming/charting, colorful and fun to use.
  • Google Apps for Education – (docs, sheets, presentations, etc) ua google apps
  • Lino – (sticky note & photo sharing) collaborative app with no sign up required.
  • LiveBinders – 3 ring binder for the web, collaborative and shared with others.
  • lucidchart.com – Diagraming/charting.
  • Mindmeister – collaborative mind mapping online or mobile.  (ios and android, Mac and PC)
  • mindomo.com – 3 Maps for free with this concept mapping tool.
  • NoteApp – Brainstorming, sticky note app.
  • Padlet – Brainstorming, easy to create a wall for students to write and add graphics and links.
  • Popplet Lite – (iPad app – free) Organize your ideas, can use images and text.

Copyright and Other Legal Issues

Create Animations/Cartoons/Comics

  • Muvizu – more advanced tool for creating animated stories. Fully customizable Muvizu allows a free inspection, however the complete watermark-free version will cost.
  • Pixton for Schools – make comics to make a point, and/or use the tool to create avatars or figures that can be used throughout your course. Pixton tutorials are short and easy to use.
  • PowToon – create animated videos and presentations. Fun to make and interesting to watch. Each year, educators are offered free ‘pro’ accounts for a limited time only. Free accounts have a “PowToon” ad at the end of the movie clip. (tutorials)
  • Puppet Pals HD – (iPad app free w/2.99 upgrade to use your own images)
  • Tellagami – Animation creating on mobile devices (Ios and android)

Create Banners Using PPT

Creating Study Aids, Games

Course Architecture

Feedback, Surveys, Polls

  • Google Forms – In the google apps suite, Forms allows you to easily create forms that automatically feed your results into a spreadsheet
  • GoSoap Box – “GoSoapBox is a web-based clicker tool used by educators around the world to keep students engaged and gain real-time insight into student comprehension.”
  • Mentimeter – “Free and easy-to-use tool for interaction with your audience. Mentimeter allows you to use mobile phones or tablets to vote on any question you specify. Our vision is to improve the meeting between a presenter and an audience. Device best used in a synchronous environment, a web-based clicker tool.
  • polleverywhere.com – Pretty slick tool, however the free version is more limited and only allows 25 responsers per polls.
  • Socrative – (teacher & student) “Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets.” Faculty who have used this say it is fun and engaging. App is downloaded to phone and ipad.

File Sharing and Storage

  • Box – 10 GB storage, sharing and collaboration. (web, windows, ios, and android)
  • Cloud On – create, collaborate, share, store and discover Microsoft Office docs on other sharing spaces (Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, OneDrive, Hightail. (web, ios, android)
  • Drop Box – Store, share, social (FB & Twitter) available on Web, Desktop (pc, mac, Linux, iOS and android. Free Basic plan entitles you to 2GB+ more if you refer friends
  • Google Drive –  15GB Free. Create, collaborate, share, web, desktop (mac & pc, ios android)
  • iCloud – 5 GB free to backup Apple devices online (in the cloud) store contacts, calendars, music, apps and more.
  • Media Fire – 10GB free with Basic Plan – 1TB for $2.49 per mo. for Pro Plan. Storage and sharing on web, windows and mobile (ios & android).
  • One Drive – formerly SkyDrive 7GB free (windows, mac, ios, android, xbox)

Flashcards, Timelines, Infographics and More

iTeach Presenter Materials

Making Your Material Visually Appealing

Photos and Video

Using You Tube Mashup Tool On Blackboard (pdf)

PowerPoint for Editing Images

Presentation Tools

    • Adobe Presenter – Currently UAS holds a license to this presentation software. Great training available on Lynda.com. Similar to Articulate Studio, this creates interactive presentations, PPT-style slides with audio, animations and the newest version allows you to create interactive activities that are included in the finished file. Can view on IOS devices but creation requires Windows platform. (PC)
    • Adobe Presenter Video Express – Simultaneously capture your screen and video feeds of yourself and easily mix and edit them to create interesting training presentations. (Mac)
    • Animoto – Music, photos and text turned into video slideshows. You provide photos, you pick the song, they create the mix. Hosted in the cloud or downloaded. (Mac/PC/I)
    • Articulate Studio – is considered a “rapid” e-Learning tool. Like Adobe Presenter, Studio is a PPT plug-in. It adds the ability to create interactive games, quizzes, audio and synchronize to animations. Sitka campus faculty have access to licenses through Title III. Can view on IOS devices but creation requires Windows platform. (PC)
    • Blackboard Collaborate – Web conferencing  for synchronous sessions or recorded for asynchronous use. The record feature can be used to create pre-recorded presentations.
    • Camtasia: – is TechSmith’s ‘Jing on steroids’ — a highly feature rich tool for screen capture, video and audio presentations. You can use a copy of Camtasia by downloading it from the UA Key Server:
    • Edynco – Create or upload micro lectures, quizzes, videos, pdf, image, and audio online. Create learning maps from your content library.
    • Educreations – Education “learning objects” created and shared with other educators on the web. Sorted by topic, you can create mini-lessons and share your knowledge with others; link to ones you created or ones that you’ve found. (I)
    • Explain Everything – Screen capture on the iPad.
    • EverySlide – Free service that lets you upload and share your PPT or PDF presentation so that it is shared by URL with others as you present. Engage, Get Feedback, Present Anywhere – send url to audience
    • Jing – Jing is TechSmith’s free tool for screen capture, image capture and video capture. It is easy to use and easy to share the finished product. Jing is a free download and limits you to a 5 minute video that cannot be edited. (Mac/PC)
    • Keynote – Mac and Ios mobile
    • Move Note – Create presentations with video and voice and send a video presentation directly from your Gmail or  Google Drive (tutorials) (Mac/PC/I)
    • myBrainShark – upload content and add audio try it | sign up
    • PowerPointtraining, free templates Not just a presentation slide-making tool. PowerPoint now has features that let you animate, create amazing graphics and so much more. Lots of tutorials and training available. (Mac/PC)
    • Prezi – free with 100MB cloud storage, all presentations will be publicly visible w/free account. New features – Collaborate with others to edit and design. Online presentations by sending link. Prezi Learn & Support page. A quick sample using an template. Here’s a nice tutorial (made in Camtasia) on using Prezi: http://teachertrainingvideos.com/prezi1/index.html (Mac/PC/I)
    • SlideShare – Now part of LinkedIn, SlideShare lets you create presentations with graphics  and more. The presentations can become part of collections and you can search for other presentations on your topic or of interest. Plugins exist to place presentation in WordPress. QR Code presentation by Kathi and Tina. Has a Word Press plug in and embed code.  This presentation was uploaded to SlideShare. View SlideShare presentations on mobile devices  iTunes |Google Hangouts (PC/Mac)
    • SlideShark – (app) upload PPT and present from PC, Mac, or idevices (50MB free presentations public) Try and sign up (PC/Mac/I)
    • YouTube & Bb Video Anywhere – (8 Overlooked YouTube Tools) (Mac/PC)
    • Sliderocket.com – Create and share presentations on the web. Can view on IOS devices (iPad/iPhone). (PC)
    • ScreencastOMatic – Hosts up to 15 minutes of presentation material for free. Also can publish your video to flash or avi or mp4 (so can upload to YouTube as well). Records both screen capture and webcam. (Mac/PC)
    • Teach – (by Knowmia) Over 30,000 video lessons created and shared by educators. (I)
    • Tellagami – (animation video) Created animated characters, add your voice and share with others. (I/Android)
    • Voicethread – A collaboration/presentation tool allowing audio, voice, text commenting, images and video. (PC/Mac/I)
    • 30 Hands – create and show what you know web and app) (I)

Recommended Blogs for Educators

Searching for Free Images

  • http://copyrightfriendly.wikispaces.com/ – Most of the media in these collections are attached to generous copyright licensing. Though you may not need to ask permission to use them when publishing on the Web for educational purposes, you should cite or attribute these images to their creators unless otherwise notified! If you see any copyright notices on these pages, read them for further instructions. Note: always check individual licensing notices before publishing on the Web or broadcasting!
  • Creative Commons Search– (includes Google, Flickr, Open Clip Art, Fotopedia, Pixabay)
  • Dreamstime – offers a free section, fully searchable and constantly updated. Its use may be available to all registered users or to a specific niche of members, depending on the agency’s strategy. The high resolution images downloaded from the free section may be used under the terms mentioned for the regular Royalty Free license, with a single additional restriction: the maximum amount of copies is limited to 10,000 copies. If you exceed this amount and you already purchased credits you may request to download the image under the regular RF license.
  • Every Stock Photo – This is an Adobe stock image repository. You can pay by image or by subscription. High quality photos.
  • Google Images – A very comprehensive image repository on the web. You can search for specific items, colors and copyright permissions.
  • Flickr Commons – A great repository where ownership to photographs has been reasonably determined to have been free of copyright restrictions.
  • FreeImages – Three Simple Steps to use a FreeImage:
    • Locate and Download the freeimage you want.
    • Credit us as the source of the image when you use it.
    • Join the Mailing List if you are not already a member.
  • http://freerangestock.com/ – You can do nearly anything with the images, commercial or not. Just don’t redistribute them – this means don’t host the images or repackage them, just post a link to this site and let others sign up download them, just as you did. You cannot offer image for sale, or offer images as part of printed products.
  • http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/ – Download free and premium stock photos and illustrations for websites, advertising materials, newspapers, magazines, ebooks, book covers and pages, music artwork, software applications and much more. All our free images are of high quality, produced by our community of professional stock photographers and digital illustrators. Our free photos and illustrations are ideal for business, personal and educational use. Every image is free, with an option to buy larger images at reasonable prices. If you use a FREE version of an image (that is, an image for which you do not make payment) you must publish an acknowledgement, on the same page or screen where the image is used, to FreeDigitalPhotos.net. This is mandatory and forms part of the user agreement.
  • Getty Search Gateway by Getty Museum’s Open Content Program – Brings vast library of documents and images and other media to researchers, scholars and educators.
  • Image After – Image After is a large online free photo collection. You can download and use any image or texture from our site and use it in your own work, either personal or commercial.
  • http://www.imagebase.net/ – These images are free to use for anything you want, non-profit, commercial, print, web, screen, film, or anything else.  You don’t have to credit my name or this site. We’d love if it you did give us credit or link back to the site, but it is not required.  Basically, you can treat the images as if they were in the public domain.
  • http://www.kavewall.com/stock/index.html –You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
  • Morgue File – This morgue file contains free high resolution digital stock photographs and reference images for either corporate or public use. The purpose of this site is to provide free image reference material for illustrators, comic book artist, designers, teachers and all creative pursuits. These photos are not in the public domain. You are still responsible for the legal content of the images including model releases and property releases. These images are provided with free usage rights, it is similar to taking the image yourself, but you can not claim ownership of the image. Credit to photographer recommended.
  • http://openclipart.org/ – Openclipart is the place for high-quality free clipart. We create high quality clipart for fun. Anyone may use our clipart for any purpose. Unless noted, content on this site is waived of all copyright and related or neighboring rights under the CC0 PD Dedication.
  • http://www.photogen.com/ – Download and use Photogen stock photos free for both commercial and personal projects.
  • Pics4Learning.com – Free images for educational use.
  • PicDrome – public domain photos
  • Pixabay – high quality public domain photos
  • http://pixelperfectdigital.com/ – Free Stock Photography! Pixel Perfect Digital offers free stock photos, backgrounds and textures. All our images are provided under a Creative Commons Attribution license. This license lets you remix, tweak, and build upon our work, even commercially, as long as you credit pixelperfectdigital.com for the original creation.
  • Public Domain Pictures.net – Large searchable colleciton of public domain images.
  • Public Domain photos –Public domain clipart and photos
  • http://www.stockfreeimages.com/ – All images downloaded from Stockfreeimages are licensed under the Royalty Free license which means you license the image once and then you can use it as many times as you like, with just a few restrictions. At the time of our original post StockFreeImages provided access to its content for free, in exchange of a link back to the website (where possible). This may have changed.
  • http://www.stockvault.net/ – All Images are copyrighted and they are the properties of stockvault.net or its Image providers. Your rights to use the Image are subject to this agreement and the restrictions specified. We hereby grant to you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the Image on the terms and conditions explained in this Agreement FREE OF CHARGE.
  • http://www.sxc.hu/ – All images on the Website are copyrighted and they are the properties of SXC or its image providers. All rights are reserved unless otherwise granted to you. Your rights to use the image are subject to this agreement and the restrictions specified at each image. We hereby grant to you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the Image on the terms and conditions explained in this Agreement and on the Image preview page FREE OF CHARGE.
  • http://www.toasto.com/ – You may freely use these photos for your personal projects under a creative commons license. All free photos downloaded require attribution / credit and remain the copyright property of toasto.com The photos are not copyright free, but they are free to use. All photos on toasto.com are copyrighted photographs and are the property of toasto.com. You can use as many photos as you need on your personal blog, personal website and emails, school projects, scout associations, registered charity projects etc. Each image used requires you to attribute / credit toasto.com. The free license agreement is for personal use only (if you earn a little bit of money from your blog, that’s okay).
  • http://www.unprofound.com/ – This collection of photos is for anyone to use in just about any way they’d like. You may NOT, however, redistribute these photos individually or en masse, as photos, to any other websites or offline buyers. The photos themselves are still the intellectual property of their respective owners and you are merely receiving permission to use them in your designs, your art, your personal and professional projects, as your desktop backgrounds.
  • UAS Logos – This brings you to the page where you can find the logo and the standards and rules for using the logo on your pages.
  • Unsplash – free high res photos – 10 new every 10 days.
  • US Fish and Wildlife National Digital Library
  • http://vintageprintable.com/wordpress/ – We provide free, public domain/out-of-copyright images for you to print or download. Most of the images are vintage naturalist or scientific illustration, but there are loads of other images, too. Navigate with the gallery buttons above for many more images. Images are free, downloadable and printable. Disclaimer and waiver *sigh*: Vintage Printable can’t guarantee anything in life.
  • Wellcome Images Library – All images on the site are available at low resolution (800×550 pixels) under theCreative Commons Attribution, Non-commercial, No derivatives licence CC BY-NC-ND.
  • Wikimedia Commons – a database of 21,117,976 freely usable – media files Copyright friendly images and soundhttp://copyrightfriendly.wikispaces.com/ Copyright friendly/Creative Commons/Fair Use LibGuidehttp://sdst.libguides.com/content.php?pid=192765&sid=2598362
  • http://worldart.sjsu.edu/ – You are free to use these images for non-profit educational purposes, but we ask that you give credit to the copyright holders who retain rights to the images.
  • http://4freephotos.com/ – We are a group of photographers who enjoy taking pictures and decided to share them with the public to use them for free in their private or commercial projects. We hope you will find the collection of free and public domain images useful.

Understanding by Design/Learning Objectives

Video Resources for Educators

  • 25 Best Sites for Free Educational Videos
  • Refseek – “RefSeek’s guide to the 25 best online resources for finding free educational videos. With the exception of BrainPOP and Cosmeo, all listed sites offer their extensive video libraries for free and without registration.”
  • A Dozen Great Free Online Video Lecture Sites
  • 100 Best Video Sites for Educators – “Bringing multimedia into the classroom is a great way to engage students in learning. Supplementing lessons, opening up new interests, and offering inspiration, online videos make for an incredible teaching tool.”
  • Edudemic
  • EDU YouTube (youtube apps available for capturing and viewing)
  • TED: Ideas Worth Spreading – “TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader.” (app available)
  • Khan Academy – “Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We’re a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a freeworld-class education for anyone anywhere. All of the site’s resources are available to anyone. It doesn’t matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. Khan Academy’smaterials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.” (app available)
  • Vimeo – “Vimeo is video + you. We put your videos first and give you the best ways to share, discover, and be inspired.” No ads.  (app available)