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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​EdTech Tools

The following is a "by-no-means-comprehensive" list of free or low-cost third party resources that can be used for creating engaging learning activities, improving course communication, and more. Please send your suggestions for this list to Include the names and links to your favorite EdTech Tools, how you use them, and why they are awesome, and we'll share!

Audio Capture​

Adobe Voice: free online tool – “create videos and include your voice in the videos.”  
SoundCloudfree online tool – “find music, create playlists, and connect with artists.”
VoiceThreadfree online tool – “allows students to interact with a video presentation or PowerPoint presentation using their voice, text, or video.”   

Digital Creation

Explain Everything: iOS app ($) – "a collaborative, interactive white board."
Piktochart: free online tool – "create, present, and print infographics"- Free for basic 
Pixlr: free online tool  "crop, edit, and change filter of photos" - Free 
Populr: free online tool  "easily create and track online pages."
Nearpod: free online tool – "create interactive presentations for your classroom."
SimpleMind: free online tool – "easy to use mind mapping tool."  
DocuViz​: free Chrome extension - "visualize the evolution of authors' contributions in a Google Doc"

Interactive L​earning

Edpuzzle: free online tool – "create videos that are interactive and you can track the number of views."
Family Feud PowerPoint Template​ - "create Family Feud classroom games on your course content for students."
Jeopardy PowerPoint Template - "create Jeopardy classroom games on your course content for students." 
Quizlet: free online tool – "study tools and flashcards studying games."
Socrative​: free iOS and Android app - "create quizzes and activities"
This page is maintained by the Teaching & Technology Center. Send comments and suggestions to​. Last reviewed 07/05/19.​