SoundCloud

SoundCloud is the world’s leading social sound platform where anyone can listen to or create sounds and share them everywhere. Be a creator. Easily record and upload sounds to SoundCloud and share them privately or publicly to Blackboard, blogs and all your social networks. Comprehensive stats make evaluating your performance …

Nearpod

Nearpod is an interactive presentation and assessment tool that can be used to amazing effect in the classroom. The app’s concept is simple. A teacher can create presentations that can contain Quiz’s, Polls, Videos, Images, Drawing-Boards, Web Content and so on. The children can access a teacher’s presentation through a …

Calendly

Calendly is an appointment setting app designed to allow others to automatically schedule time on your calendar. Calendly helps you schedule meetings with students without the back-and-forth emails. How it works Availability Let Calendly know your availability preferences and it’ll will only offer students suitable slots. It also works with …

Vyond

Vyond is a cloud-based, animated video creation platform. It is designed to allow business people with no background in animation to quickly and easily create animated videos. These videos can be created in multiple styles, including 2D animation, whiteboard animations (a.k.a. videoscribing or scribing) and video infographics. Vyond provides its users …

VideoScribe

VideoScribe is software for creating whiteboard animations automatically. It was launched in 2012 by UK company Sparkol. By April 2014 it had more than 250,000 users in 135 countries around the world. VideoScribe is developed in Adobe Flash and produces QuickTime movies, Flash videos and image sequences (JPEG or PNG). Some …

Prezi

Prezi is web-based presentation software. The platform is a visual storytelling software alternative to traditional slide-based presentation formats like PowerPoint. Prezi presentations feature a map-like, schematic overview that lets users pan among topics at will, zoom in on desired details, and pull back to reveal context. This freedom of movement enables …

ecoffee @ SGH: Universal Design for Learning

What is Universal Design for Learning? Why does UDL matter? Architect Ron Mace coined the term “universal design” to describe the concept of designing all products and the built environment to be aesthetic and usable to the greatest extent possible by everyone, regardless of their age, ability, or status in …

ecoffee @ SGH: Virtual Reality in education

February’s eCoffee saw attendees taken on a series of virtual adventures, using Oculus Go headsets.  Recent university Virtual Reality (VR) projects include creating interactive 360 experiences from footage gathered on field trips.  This supports students in getting the most out of the trip by preparing them in advance, helping answer any questions or address anxieties they …