Tech Tools are lists of mobile apps and web-based technology tools that the USA library staff have personally vetted as tools that could be useful to you as faculty and staff members. At least the basic version of all the tech tools are free.

View the archive of the library's 2015/2016 Tech Tools emails for more information on these tools.

Blogging Tools - Create your own blog or explore others'

Coursera - Free online courses on a variety of topics

Docphin - Mobile app linking users to key medical journals

EBSCOhost - Mobile app to access the USA library's EBSCO resources (e.g. Search USA) on the go

FlipBoard - Create a personalized magazine reflecting topics that interest you

PubMed for Handhelds - Access PubMed on the go

READ by QxMD - Mobile app linking users to key medical journals

Research Managers:

  • diigo - Bookmark and organize online resources
  • Mendeley - Reference manager and academic social network
  • Zotero - Citation management software (More info)

TED - Short, powerful talks on a variety of interesting topics

Grammarly - Grammar check tool (More Info)

Polling Tools - Poll your class using text messaging

Presentation Tools:

  • Educreations - Record your iPad screen, with whiteboard tools, and share
  • Emaze - Professionally designed presentation templates for your content
  • Haiku Deck - Instant presentations, just add content
  • Prezi - A more creative alternative to PowerPoint

Quiz Tools:

  • Jeopardy Labs - Use a ready-made Jeopardy-style game, or create your own
  • Quizlet - Flash cards, tests, and study games

Remind - Stay in touch with your students via text message

SimpleMind - Mind mapping tool for iPhone or iPad

Skyro Voice Recorder - Create digital sound recordings with a smartphone

Storyboard That - Create digital storyboards

Video Tools:

Wordle - Enter text for instant word clouds

CamScanner - Manage and share documents in the cloud

Cloud Storage - Save your documents online; access them anywhere:

IFTTT (If this, then that) - A multipurpose tool for controlling your smartphone (e.g. If my phone is connected to USA wifi, then put phone on vibrate)

LiveBinders - Manage e-resources and create portfolios

Padlet - Create and share online

Pocket - Save online content to view later

Print Friendly - Make any web page print friendly

Productivity and Collaboration Tools:

PushBullet - Get notifications from your phone on your computer, and more

TinyURL - Make even the longest web addresses manageable