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Online Tools for Teaching & Learning – Designed by students in EDUC 595A at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

Online Tools for Teaching & Learning – Designed by students in EDUC 595A at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
Welcome to Online Tools for Teaching and Learning! This site was designed to help you identify online tools that you might use for teaching or learning. Each page includes a wealth of information about a specific tool (e.g., price, ease of use, description of the tool, innovative ways to use the tool for teaching and learning, how the tool fits with the SAMR model) to help you evaluate the tool and determine whether to use it in your practice. This site was created as part of a collaborative class project at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students in the class conducted in-depth research about four online tools and designed pages for each tool (see 2016 Tool Reviewers page). **The site was updated in 2019 with 21 new tool pages and again in 2020 with 16 new tool pages (see New Tool Pages). If you have any questions about this site, please contact Dr. Assessment Tools Community Tools Knowledge Tools Learner-Centered

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