I had a request from a teacher to do a post about the top five new tech tools that are spreading around these days. Here's my highly subjective list. If you have any tools you'd like to add, please comment and I'll build them into a new post.
5. KaizenaA Google Apps add-on that allows you to make voice comments on Google Docs.
3. CanvaA super design tool that makes GREAT LOOKING images of all kinds: business cards, posters, menus. Very flexible. I see this as being a much easier tool to use for infographics than Piktochart.
2. PadletAn online bulletin board. Users generate the bulletin board, pose a question and anyone can post to it if they have the URL. Possible use: in small groups, one person starts a board, and everyone contribute thoughts, comments, media. The group analyzes the posts and groups them into themes. The owner of the board can move posts around.
YouTube also has a simple online video editor. It lets you insert music, cut, insert transitions and text. You don't need iMovie anymore to make simple videos, that's for sure.
1. ThinglinkThere's no special reason why this is number 1. I don't know if it's the best. But I think it's interesting because it lets you insert links into images. You can take a historic photo from an archive and annotate it with video, note, and links. Students can annotate images and post them on a Padlet to share them--that's called app-smashing :).
Here's one I made:
Oh, I almost forgot: 10 minutes ago I just found out about this very cool tool called Rocketboard that uses your smartphone camera to scan your whiteboard, pluck you out of the picture, and share your whiteboard as it progresses with remote users.