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Teaching and Learning Tools: February 2013

The following are a few tools that I tested and in some cases got lost in over the past month. I hope that you find a few of them useful.

iPad Apps/ Resources

Voice Dream Reader ( $4.99) – Text to Speech – With this app individuals using iPads can have their devices read out loud an entire novel with the tap of a finger; pause, rewind or fast forward when using voice over to take a test; or easily jump to different sections of the text. Voice Dream Reader also allows for these functions and offers a number of other text-to-speech customizations.

Kno –  provides a method for students to digitally consume, organize, create and share learning materials and teaching/learning notes.

 Course Management Tools

Lore –  Open access, easy to use tool for instructors to manage courses, including discussions, grading, calendar, etc.

Curious Minds Want to Know….

Quora – “Quora’s mission is to share and grow the world’s knowledge….Ask any question, get real answers from people with first hand experience, and blog about what you know.”

Skillshare – provides a global learning community where individuals can learn skills from each other.

Stack Exchange – provides a network of questions and answer sites that discuss topics from software programming to cooking to photography and gaming.

One comment on “Teaching and Learning Tools: February 2013

  1. knittedfog
    March 8, 2013

    This is a really interesting post. It will be useful for my partner.

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