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Equipment and Programs

A. Platforms, Programs and Apps for Language Learning and Teaching

  • SchoolShape - A platform for designing online listening, speaking, reading and writing exercises
  • Glogster - A platform for building multimedia electronic posters
  • Lingt - A platform for designing online exercises, particularly oral exercises or tests
  • Quia - A platform for designing online exercises and games
  • VoiceThread -  A platform for conducting group projects and presentations
  • BB Learn 9 Kaltura Media Tool - A tool for creating audio and video files in BB Learn 9
  • Quizlet - A program for creating electronic flashcards, vocabulary tests and games
  • Reflector - A program for projecting an iPad or iPhone to the screen - a software version of AppleTV
  • Recorder Pad - An App for voice recording on iPads
  • Extra Voice Recorder - An App for voice recording on iPads
  • Puffin browser - a Flash-enabled browser for iPads
  • Polaris Office - iPad versions of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Padlet - a program for collaboration on iPads
  • Kahoot - a game-based online learning platform
  • BlueJeans - a video conferencing tool
  • WebEX - a synchronous online teaching platform
  • Google Classroom - a Google product for class activity and assignment management

B. Equipment

  • Green Screen (in EN D151) - used with iMovie to create class video projects
  • AppleTV (with iPad lab) - used to project an iPad or iPhone to the screen
  • Flip Camera - portable video camera
  • VHS Converter (in EN B131) - used to convert VHS tapes to digital files
  • Turntable Converter (In EN D155) - used to convert records to digital files

C. Platforms, Programs, Apps and Equipment Suggested for iPad Lab

  • Puffin browser - used for websites built with Flash technology
  • Reflector/AppleTV  - used to project an iPad or iPhone to the screen
  • Padlet - creating collaborative projects
  • Kahoot - creating online learning games and quizzes
  • Quizlet - online vocabulary learning tools and games
  • Polaris Office - creating Word and PowePoint document on iPads
  • Glogster - creating online class posters
  • Explain Everything - an app good for digital story-telling
  • VoiceThread - creating online collaborative group projects with sound, pictures and videos
  • Recorder Pad/Extra Voice Recorder - used for creating speaking/recording assignments
  • Bb Mobile Learn - used to access the Blackboard Learn 9 course platform
  • Google Tool Set - Google Doc, Google Presentation, Google Sheet and Google Form.
  • Google Classroom - a Google product for class activity and assignment management and it works well on iPads and all other platforms