Other bits and pieces worth exploring

  • iClickers and REEF - supported by TAMU Instructional Technology Services.  Other than using the podium for projecting, iClickers were the first real technology I used in the classroom.  There is a pretty steep learning curve and a few moments when you heart goes in your mouth... but overall entirely worthwhile trying.  Dr. Cynthia Werner and I gave a presentation several years ago summarizing our first experience with clickers --- the link to the PDF of our presentation is here: Our First Experience with Clickers  The new incarnation i-Clickers called REEF is not a product that I would use (it it's current configration)... it lacks in a lot of the basic functionality of other options (like Slid.do and PollEverywhere).
  • NearPod.com  "an interactive classroom tool for teachers to engage students with interactive lessons."  My students really liked this; however I found it a little cumbersome working on one screen (instructor) and projecting another (student) in the classroom --- again, it's a learning curve.  It was really easy to upload PowerPoints to the NearPod website and integrate polls and questions.  
  • bubbl.us  "Brainstorm and easily create colorful mind maps to print or share with others." 
  • gliffy.com  "Collaborate on flowcharts, org charts, UML, network diagrams & more."
  • padlet.com Create and collaborate on a shared board --- this is super cool.
  • Slido This is something that I am exploring to replace PollEverywhere (only because o the expense)
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