2019 New Tools

My fabulous group of EDUC 592A (Online Tools for Learning & Instruction) students in fall 2018 developed 21 new pages featuring a variety of tools to enrich teaching and learning:

  1. Adobe Spark – video, poster, and website design
  2. Audacity – audio production and editing
  3. Book Creator – design multimodal eBooks
  4. CoSpacesEDU – create mixed reality content
  5. Coursera – massive open online course provider
  6. Educreations – interactive whiteboard screen recorder
  7. Flipgrid – video-based discussion forums
  8. Formative – real-time assessment
  9. Google Sites – website design
  10. Google Tour Builder/Creator – virtual reality design
  11. LucidPress – graphic design (brochures, newsletters, magazines)
  12. Newsela – differentiated reading levels for the news
  13. Pencil Code – creative programming
  14. Powtoon – animated video design
  15. Remind – text-based messaging
  16. Slack – community tool for project management
  17. Socrative – interactive assessment
  18. Sutori – collaborative multimodal timeline design
  19. Sway (Microsoft) – presentation, newsletter, and document design
  20. Twiddla – real-time, collaborative virtual whiteboard
  21. Wakelet – information curation

2019 Tool Reviewers:

Brian RamirezBrian Ramirez (BrianRamirez.infois a Computer Science & Education student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His research focuses on the development of educational software and computer science education. Previously, he has worked at Yale University as a summer instructor teaching Computer Science 247: Mobile App Development. In his free time, he works as the director of HackUMass, one of the largest student-run hackathons in the United States.


Dennis Spencer holding a 3D printed skullDennis Spencer, B.F.A and future grad student. is the 3D Print Services Supervisor in the W.E.B Du Bois Library Digital Media Lab at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He, with almost 15 years of digital media production experience, consults with and aids the campus body regarding video, audio, animation, 3D model, and 3D print production.  



Jacob Bensco

Jacob Bensco is pursuing a M.Ed at UMass Amherst, with the intention to teach High School History. His personal research interests include social justice education, disability and inclusion, and outdoor education.







Not pictured above: Adrial Lobelo, Ziyun (Carina) Chen, Juliana Denrich, Liam Flaherty, Taylor Hildack, Jessica Kadarisman, Elizabeth Conniff