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Resources for Teaching and Learning

Review this list of helpful content creation tools as well as established collections to enhance your courses.

Collaboration Tools

Bridges Collaboration tools include Forums, Blogs, Wikis, Commons Social Media, Student Pages within Lessons that allow for peer review with rubrics and comments. Also available - Group Assignments, Peer-Reviewed Assignments.

Google Drive/Docs/Slides/Sheets available through the RWU Google Apps for Education at https://gmail.rwu.edu and click on the apps grid in the top right corner

Poll Everywhere - take advantage of the RWU licenses for Poll Everywhere to allow for formative assessment in any classroom using any device. Fun and easy to use. Link is on the Bridges My Workspace menu. Just email splatt@rwu.edu to get your own license.

NowComment Annotation Program - allows real-time commenting on a shared document. Like Google Docs on steroids!

Hypothesis Annotation program - allows real-time commenting on a shared document - currently integrated into Bridges!

Perusall Annotation program- allows real-time commenting on a shared document

Flipgrid - Flipgrid is Microsoft’s free video discussion platform. In Flipgrid, educators post discussion prompts and learners respond by sharing short videos. Also useful for digital office hours, research presentations, and project-based learning.

Pear Deck: create an interactive presentation. There is a cost but this is pretty impressive. Check it out at: https://www.peardeck.com/

GoFormative: free real-time student response system for formative assessments. Check it out at: https://goformative.com/

Socrative: Engage, assess and personalize your class with this app. Educators can initiate formative assessments through quizzes, quick question polls, exit tickets and space races all with their Socrative Teacher app. Socrative will instantly grade, aggregate and provide visuals of results to help you identify opportunities for further instruction. Check it out at: https://www.socrative.com/index.php

ClassFlow: Create and deliver interactive lessons. Check it out at: https://classflow.com/#!/