Digital Tools Repository


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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PRESENTATION

Pixtochart

Link: http://piktochart.com/

Description: Excellent tool for creating and sharing free infographics.Can be used for posters, charts, presentations and more.


Powtoon

Link: http://www.powtoon.com/

Description: Make quirky, fun and engaging animated videos and presentations. Simple to use and can be embedded easily in files, presentations and on webpages.

 


Prezi

Link: https://prezi.com/

Description: A prezi is a presentation of text and visuals that you zoom in and out of. It is very similar to a power point, except you do not make slides. Instead, you make one big prezi and zoom in to different views. You can show a prezi to others on a computer through your prezi account, or you can link to them.

Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/user/PreziVideoChannel


SlideShare

Link: https://www.slideshare.net/

Description: Community repository for sharing slides, infographic, presentations and documents to inform and educate. Fantastic for networking and showcasing knowledge. SlideShare presentations can be inported into your LinkedIn account.

 


Tableau

A free data visualisation tool which requires you to download the software before use. Creates an interactive visualisation that can be embedded in a website or shared.

Link: https://public.tableau.com/s/


Wordle

An online word cloud generator. It creates a word cloud image with words and terms you enter. A great way to quickly highlight key concepts and topics visually.

Link: http://www.wordle.net/


REFERENCE

Cite This For Me

Useful digital tool which will provide guidance with generating citations for various types of digital content. However, it may vary, so worthwhile checking over references with your lecturer or a member of Learning Centre staff.

Link: https://www.citethisforme.com/


RESEARCH

Correctica

Correctica is a free spell and grammar check which will check your documents, PDfs, and written content for errors. 


Duck Duck Go

Search engine which doesn't track your activity online, promising less ads and spam, and quicker, more efficient searching.

Link: https://duckduckgo.com/


Google Scholar

This is Google's own educationally minded, academically designed search engine, and is well worth checking out.

Link:http://scholar.google.ca/



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