Favorite Free Tools for Educators Part 1

Favorite Free Tools for Educators – Part 1 (much more to come in future post)

#1 Jing – Free Screen Shot & Recording Tool

Jing Screen Recording Tool

Snap a picture of your screen.

Record video of onscreen action.

Share instantly over the web, IM, email.


#2 YouTube


Upload videos up to 15 minutes in length

Share videos to millions or use privacy settings

Unlisted privacy option allows videos to now be available to everyone but you can’t search, must know the URL to find the video

Don’t waste space on videos on faculty website or inside online courses

YouTube very accessible on many mobile devices – including iPhone and iPad

Lots of videos to search through; including history, news, current topics, and more

YouTube homeHave students build their own YouTube Channel to upload video projects and share with fellow students

Currently all my videos are unlisted but here is my channel http://www.youtube.com/user/TheProfessorjosh

#3 Twitter

Network and connect with fellow educators Twitter Follow Meand students

Get updates, links, and great information from all over the world

Search for topics, trends, and ideas

Keep up to date with your favorite companies, software, colleges, and news

Follow Me http://twitter.com/professorjosh or @professorjosh


RubiStar is a tool to help the teacher who wants to use rubrics but does not have the time to develop them from scratch.rubistar

RubiStar provides generic rubrics that can simply be printed and used for many typical projects and research assignments.

The unique thing about RubiStar, however, is that it provides these generic rubrics in a format that can be customized. The teacher can change almost all suggested text in the rubric to make it fit their own project.

RubiStar also does away with the tedious typing of similar content across all the various quality rating. When you choose a category to evaluate, all the quality ratings are filled in and are ready to customize.


More to come in the future….


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