PollEverywhere is an online service that lets your audience interact with your live presentation using their web browsers, or mobile phones. You can also insert the polls into your PowerPoint presentations or web pages. The poll that is embedded there will be update in real time.
Dropbox is a free file hosting service that helps you keep your files safe, synced and accessible from anywhere. According to Dropbox, “ Dropbox is a home for all your photos, docs, videos and files. Anything you add to Dropbox will automatically show up on all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox website – so you can access your stuff from anywhere.” After you have placed files in Dropbox, you can easily share your files with other people, and the files will be backed up and kept safe. The following image best illustrate how you can access files in Dropbox:
Wikis are an effective collaboration and organizational tool to archive student and instructor coursework, lessons, videos and other instructional materials. Wikispaces is a free and easy to use wiki resource currently used by faculty members, instructional technologists and students in a variety of fields.
WordPress is a free program that allows you to create and edit your own blog where you can post custom content, audio, video and approved user comments.
This module is designed to introduce new users to the features of the MERLOT World Languages collection and to demonstrate how to use MERLOT as a teaching resource.
Picasa is an image editing software from Google that helps you organize, edit, and share your photos. It’s free, and easy to use and works on both PC and Mac. The program is free and has many features that you’d typically have to use an advanced image editor such as Photoshop in order to make those same changes without Picasa.
DotSub is a free program that allows you to upload, transcribe, translate and share your own videos in multiple languages. You can easily bring in video content for use in dotSub by linking to any video in YouTube. This is a great tool for new learners as they can easily switch between the English subtitles and the subtitles in the target language.