Engagement and teamwork tools:
Google Apps: We used and discussed Docs, Drive, Sheets, Forms and Slides. Learn about Google Apps @UMass
Data Storage: Learn about data storage options at UMass Amherst.
Grayboard: This Chrome extension tool allows instructors to build libraries of comments to post in discussions or provide feedback in one click. Sign up for a free trial: Grayboard
Post-it Plus: Capture and organize notes from collaboration sessions with Post-it Plus iOS app.
A Web White Board (AWW): Easy way to draw, write, add images and share the link with collaborators.
Padlet: Platform-agnostic real-time online collaboration. Use Padlet boards via web browsers, iPad app, Android app, Safari extension, or Wordpress plugin.
Explain Everything: This white board app allows you to create interactive presentations, collaborate and share your work. Explain Everything is available for Windows, Chrome OS, iOS and Android platforms. Learn to use this app with this User Manual.
Instagram: Social engagement, visual research and reporting tool for the classrooms. (Instagram)
Twitter: Social media tool for engagement, professional online presence and research. (Twitter)
IFTTT: Stands for if this then that. This tool allows you allows you to create recipes that automate online tasks— for instance, if Instagram hashtag X then put in Google Spreadsheet. There are LOTS of useful recipes ready to go. (IFTTT)
Flipgrid: Video sharing platform for student engagement and assessment. Create Video Boards for the students to post video responses and comments. (Flipgrid)