Finding the right tool can be difficult for a lot of reasons.

Sometimes the tech tools are hard to find because we aren’t quite sure what we are looking for. We can search by the names and types of tools, but it is harder to search based on what we want them to do. When we find a tool, we are not sure it will work for our situation and students.

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It’s not easy to navigate the flood of options out there, but this collection of recommended apps and related references and tutorials may give you a few new ideas and strategies.

I’m looking for…

An online platform for my classes

Google Classroom classroom.google.com
Google Classroom Tips blog.whooosreading.org/20-best-google-classroom-tips-from-google-pros 
ANVILL – Virtual Language Lab anvill.uoregon.edu
ANVILL overview from FLTMAGfltmag.com/anvill
Canvaswww.instructure.com/canvas/about
Canvas – Tips for Remote Teaching www.instructure.com/canvas/higher-education/tips-for-using-canvas-during-school-closure

Ways to create activities that will integrate with my platform

H5P – Create and embed activities h5p.org/content-types-and-applications
Quizlet Teacher quizlet.com/upgrade/teacher/remote-teaching
Formative – Create assignments from uploaded docs goformative.com

Some tips for recording and sharing videos

Creating and Sharing a Video Presentation

Snagit – Screen capture, image snipswww.techsmith.com/screen-capture
Snagit Tutorials from TechSmithwww.techsmith.com/tutorial-snagit-how-to-capture-video
Video Review by TechSmithwww.techsmith.com/video-review
Ted Ed – Find lessons and make your owned.ted.com
Ted Ed Lesson Example on COVID-19ed.ted.com/on/xEhr2nGn
Ted Ed | About Student Accountssupport.ted.com/

Some other sites and tools that language teachers like

FlipGridhttps://info.flipgrid.com/
Screencastifyhttps://www.screencastify.com/
EdPuzzlehttps://edpuzzle.com/
This is Languagehttps://www.thisislanguage.com/
Minato for Japanesehttps://minato-jf.jp/
Senor Woolyhttps://www.senorwooly.com/
Insert Learninghttps://insertlearning.com/
Fluency Matters | Resource Listhttps://fluencymatters.com/helpful-links/
Book Widgets (integrates with Google Classroom too)https://www.bookwidgets.com/

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