Digital tools for teaching

This is a collection of open educational resources, online tools, webpages and applications that can be used for educational purposes.

As declared: “OpenLearn Create is an innovative leading open educational platform where individuals and organisations can publish their open content, open courses and resources. It is Moodle based and has tools for collaboration, reuse and remixing”. It aggregates videos and audio made available via other Open University channels.  

OpenStax believes that everyone has something to learn, and everyone has something to teach. It aims providing authors and learners with an open space where they can share and freely adapt educational materials such as courses, books, and reports.

An infographics application with which we can present the information to our students by organizing it into an image. The program is easy to use, its possibilities are endless, as our language has long been familiar with the law: a picture says more than a thousand words.

Pixabay is a large repository of open images, released under a specific Pixabay license which, with very few limitations, also allows commercial use, modification and distribution without requiring either the citation of the author or the maintenance of the same license.

A tool for creating animated presentations.

Prezi is a sort of open canvas allowing you to organize your presentations and view them as a whole. It also allows navigating freely among the several resources inserted in the canvas showing them at one's own wish. Its “Smart structures” make it simple to organize content simply dragging and dropping resources. The function "zoom reveal" allows focusing on concepts and unveiling specific parts while presenting your work.     

Quizizz is a test creating tool in which you can browse through ready-made tests or create one yourself easily and quickly.

Creation of flashcards.

Slide Share is a presentation sharing environment.

TED is a brand of US conferences whose mission is summarized in the "ideas worth spreading" formula. TED events are held throughout North America, in Europe and Asia, with lectures being broadcast in live streaming and then made available for free at the address under CreativeCommons license, with the support for automatic translation of subtitles. Currently there are over 3,000 lessons available.