category 2018

App 12: Dec 18 Mentimeter

Mentimeter Submitted by Emily Renoe, Educational Consultant, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, University of British Columbia What is it? Mentimeter is a cloud-based polling tool that allows you to engage and interact with your participants/students by creating questions, getting… Continue Reading →

App 11: Dec 17 HP Reveal

HP Reveal (formerly Aurasma) Submitted by Keith Webster, Instructional Designer, Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies, Royal Roads University | @keithatwork1 What is it? HP Reveal (formerly called Aurasma) is an augmented reality development and distribution platform. It lets you… Continue Reading →

App 10: Dec 14 Xodo

Xodo Submitted by Ken Harmel, Educational Technologist / Sessional Faculty, University of the Fraser Valley | @harmelken What is it? Xodo is a PDF reader & annotator that can also read other eBook formats. What can it do? There are… Continue Reading →

App 9: Dec 13 Zoom

Zoom Submitted by Heather Wik, Child, Youth and Family Studies Coordinator, College of the Rockies What is it? Zoom is a web conferencing application that can be used with a desktop computer or mobile device. What can it do? Zoom… Continue Reading →

App 8: Dec 12 Microsoft Teams

App Name Submitted by Lisa Ransom, Learning Technology Advisor/Trainer, Auckland University of Technology What is it? Microsoft Teams is a tool in the Office 365 suite of tools. This “Introduction to Microsoft Teams” youtube video explains it all: What can… Continue Reading →

App 7: Dec 11 Insight Timer

Insight Timer Submitted by Donna Desbiens, Learning Designer, Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies, Royal Roads University | @donnadebien What is it? InsightTimer is a free meditation app you can use individually or in groups either as a self-care or… Continue Reading →

App 6: Dec 10 Mattermost

Mattermost Submitted by Ian Linkletter, Learning Technology Specialist, UBC Faculty of Education | @Linkletter What is it? Mattermost is an open source team chat technology similar to Slack or Microsoft Teams. It is a communication and collaboration technology, combining threaded… Continue Reading →

App 5: Dec 7 Coggle

Coggle Submitted by Sylvia Riessner, Educational Consultant, Educomm | @NorthernTweeter What is it? Coggle is a cross-platform freemium app that you can use to create visual diagrams or representations of ideas (e.g., mind maps or flow charts) to aid decision-making… Continue Reading →

App 4: Dec 6 UMU

UMU Submitted by Lisa O’Neill, Learning Developer, Teaching and Learning Support, Delft University of Technology | @capermags What is it? UMU (stands for you, me and us) is a microlearning platform that allows 10,000+ learners to interact at the same… Continue Reading →

App 3: Dec 5 Lychee

Lychee Submitted by Grant Potter, UNBC Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology | @openetc What is it? Lychee is a free photo-management tool, which runs on you own web server. What can it do? Upload, manage and share photos. Lychee… Continue Reading →

App 2: Dec 4 Submitted by Aideen Gibson, Educational Developer (Digital Education), Queen’s University Belfast | @AideenGibson What is it? is an audience interaction platform that allows you to host real-time online conversations as you present, as well as deliver quick polls/surveys…. Continue Reading →

App 1: Dec 3 Plotagon

Plotagon Submitted by Jamie Billingham, Instructional Designer, JIBC | @jamiebillingham What is it? Plotagon is a robust yet simple to use animation app available on iOS, Android, Windows and Mac. The free version offers an in-app purchase with new scenes… Continue Reading →

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