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Cross-posted from Dr. Lanier’s site:

Finding the right tool can be difficult for a lot of reasons.

Sometimes the tech tools are hard to find because we aren’t quite sure what we are looking for. We can search by the names and types of tools, but it is harder to search based on what we want them to do. When we find a tool, we are not sure it will work for our situation and students.

It’s not easy to navigate the flood of options out there, but this collection of recommended apps and related references and tutorials may give you a few new ideas and strategies.

I’m looking for…

An online platform for my classes

Google Classroom
Google Classroom Tips 
ANVILL – Virtual Language Lab
ANVILL overview from
Canvas by Instructure
Canvas – Tips for Remote Teaching

Ways to create activities that will integrate with my platform – Create and embed activities including drag-and-drop, interactive videos, and submitting audio
Google Forms – for polls, writing assignments,
Quizlet Teacher – create activities and track student participation
Formative – Create assignments from uploaded docs

Some tips for recording and sharing videos

Creating and Sharing a Video Presentation

Snagit – Screen capture, image
Snagit Tutorials from
Video Review by
Ted Ed – Find lessons and make your
Ted Ed Lesson Example on
Ted Ed | About Student

Some other sites and tools that language teachers like

This is Language
Minato for Japanese
Senor Wooly
Insert Learning
Fluency Matters | Resource List
Book Widgets (integrates with Google Classroom too)