A collection of free online resources to aid the enhancement of blended learning within your course. These digital tools are available as teaching aid/summative assessment for lecturers and as a means for students to demonstrate knowledge gain via the use of interactive technology.
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Description: Drive starts you with 15 GB of free Google online storage, so you can keep photos, stories, designs, drawings, recordings, videos – anything.
Google Fonts is a free directory of 600 free fonts which can be easily used for web content or downloaded for wider application.
Free creation of forms, surveys, polls and quizzes - a good choice for current Google + and Gmail members as you need to sign in. Link: http://www.google.co.uk/forms/about/
Google Hangouts allows you to video call, audio call or instantly message others individually or in groups.
This is Google's own educationally minded, academically designed search engine, and is well worth checking out.
Google Sheets is a collaborative spreadsheet tool, which allows you to add and manage data, analyse and create graphs individually or collectively.
One of the Google suite of applications, you will require a Google account to use this tool.
Collaborative presentation tool from Google, allowing online collaboration in creating and presenting a slide presentation. Accessible online anywhere, and has Powerpoint conversion features.
Grammarly is a free digital tool which scans your typing and checks for grammatical errors within a browser window.
It can be installed as a free Chrome or Firefox extension.
Link: Moodle Activity (https://h5p.org/)
Description: H5P is an interactive digital took that makes it easy to create, share and reuse HTML5 content and applications.
H5P empowers everyone to create rich and interactive web experiences more efficiently - all you need is a web browser and a web site with an H5P plugin.
Hemmingway App is a free editing application which helps fine tune your writing skills. Users paste written content into the app, and it assesses your writing and makes suggestions for improvement, including tips on rewording sentences, simpler alternatives, and allowing for formatting.