Using external tools in your session

After creating a session, you can customise your session to help improve the student experience.

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Types of tools

There are tools that are supported by Technical Services at SCU and tools that are not supported. Many of these tools have really good interactive features. The following is an introduction to some of the tools with links for you to further explore.

Supported by SCU

Supported tools means you can get help from Technology Services (TS) if you are having problems using it. Additional tools that are supported by TS are Camtasia, Matlab, Foodworks, Excel with Stats plugin. Some of these may be specific to certain schools or topics.

Tools not supported by SCU

Office 365 is available to all students and staff and has some good tools that can be used by students and staff.

Yammer and Sway are two examples of these tools

Yammer is a freemium enterprise social networking service used for private communication within organisations.

This is a good way to stay connected from your phone or computer.

Office Sway is a new app from Microsoft Office that makes it easy to create and share interactive reports, personal stories, presentations, and more.

EdTech tools and more

Socrative gives you a comprehensive student response system with a wide variety of quizzes and class exercises. You can use it to create multiple-choice, true/false, short answer, or space race type of exams that runs on tablets, laptops and smartphones.

Kahoot is a game-based learning platform that adds fun to learning. Teachers can create and share interesting games and quizzes.

Padlet is an Internet application that allows people to express their thoughts on a common topic easily.

Powtoons creates amazing videos and presentation that are engaging and animated.

FlipGrid is mainly a social learning tool where students record a presentation or answer questions verbally and post to a specified link. It’s a tool that can be used by teachers and students across all grades to enhance their learning process.

PhET simulations provide interactive engagement where students can apply theory from science topics.


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