Technology Tools & Apps

Learning and student engagement can be enhanced in both the face to face and the online classroom by integrating technology.

Below you will find ideas for using different technology tools, apps, and sites that can be incorporated into the classroom.

Video Tools

  • Panopto external website: Upload, create, share privately/publicly, in-video quizzing, screencasts, and much more. All hosted on a password protected Wilkes site. Visit our resource page on Panopto for more information.Kaltura Media Space (.pdf)
  • Edpuzzle external website: Convert online videos into interactive learning experiences with quizzes, images, and text.
  • Vialogues external website: Upload a video and start a discussion by adding comments, surveys and open ended questions.
  • PowToon external website: Create animated videos and presentations. Use to explain a concept to students or have student create videos to demonstrate understanding.

Audio Tools

  • VoiceThread external website:  Upload presentations, audio files and videos. Students can comment via text or audio, read and reply to other's comments.
  • Voki external website: Create custom speaking avatars. A great way to introduce a topic in an online course, especially for the camera shy instructor! Type, upload, or record audio.

Mind Mapping, Infographics & Timelines

Student Response Systems

Collaborative Presentation Tools

  • Google Slides external website: Create online, collaborative presentations. Great for virtual group projects because students can work simultaneously, offers a built in chat feature, and revision history to track who has done what.
  • Prezi external website: Online presentation software