Video & Animated Video

  • Powtoon
    •  Free with a watermark, monthly subscriptions without:
      • Pro: $19/month
      • Team: $49/month
      • Business: $59/month
  • Moovly
    • Free with a watermark, monthly subscriptions without:
      • Unlimited: $5/month
      • Business: $300/year
  • Animoto
    • Monthly subscriptions:
      • Personal: $13/month
      • Professional: $26/month
      • Business: $39/month
  • mysimpleshow
  • Moovly

Interactive Images

Thinglink works FacebookYouTubeFlickrSpotifyVimeoWikipediaSoundCloud, Google Apps and Twitter

  • Student: free
  • Professional: $20/month

ThingLink examples

Vectors & Graphics

  • Vectr is a free vector software available online and apps
  • Canva is a free, online graphics editor with free and paid templates
  • Lucidpress is a web based design and layout app



  • Free, limited to 6 sheets, limited sharing
  • Plus: $4.95/month
  • Business: $18/month



Free, project and task management tool uses Kanban style boards and cards. Available online and apps.

Blogs and ePorftolios

WordPress.com is free, offers a quick setup, provides built in tools for content creation and sharing, and offers a Twitter feed and Social Media sharing. Accessible WordPress themes proved to be more accessible than Blogger and Weebly in my tests.

Other blog options are:

Digital Curation

Storify allows learners to consume content, curate content (aggregate, filter and bookmark content), share content and collaborate.

Other options:

Synchronous Communications

  • Google Hangouts offers connections between other cloud based Google solutions and provides a recording feature for later playback for increased understanding or for sharing with others who were unable to participate in a discussion.
  • Zoom offers back channel chat and the option to record meetings, but limits meetings to 45 minutes.
  • Skype

Mind Mapping

MindMeister is a cloud based, free mind mapping tool that allows for group collaboration and idea sharing in the conceptualization of projects.

Other tools mind mapping tools:

Game engines

Collaborative design and development of game levels can be achieved using a game engine.

  • Unity 4, a free, industry standard game engine, is used to develop games on consoles, mobile, desktop and web.
  • MonoGame
  • GameMaker

About jhounslow

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