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Internet tools that teaching faculty can utilize


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Accessibility Considerations

Please keep in mind accessibility for all students, as some tools in this guide such as Kahoot do not meet our campus wide accessibility standards. As such, faculty should avoid creating credit-bearing assignments based solely on these tools. For more information, please reach out to our accessibility office.


Welcome to this instructional tools LibGuide. My name is William Ortiz and I am the instruction librarian at the Pfau Library.

Much of my career has been in education, particularly working with adults in alternative settings. These settings include continuation schools, adult schools, and county jails. The tools outlined here have served me well in engaging students of all backgrounds, and this guide is designed to help you achieve the same. 

Although it may seem that these tools are targeting a younger audience, they are surprisingly effective in many settings. Working with adults, it has become clear to me that they want to be engaged in instruction just as much as younger students. As such, they always appreciate activities such as these, and using these tools will make your content all the more effective and memorable. 

This guide will be updated occasionally with additional resources. 

Enjoy, and feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions. 

UPDATE: I have created a page covering the Poll Everywhere platform and a page on how to use Google Slides for various classroom activities. 

Instruction Librarian