Welcome! Here are some tutorials for signing up and using various internet resources. All of these are free. Some you need to create an account. I use them a certain way, but it is not the only way. See what I do, think about your own pedagogy, then become an innovator and create your own uses for these! Enjoy!
Polleverywhere-This website generates polls that students can respond to by sending text messages. You can either create a multiple choice question or an open ended question. Great for formative assessments, discussions, questions on lectures. Here is a link to a tutorial on how to use it.
QR Codes (Quick Response Codes)- These are essentially hyperlinks to websites that certain electronic devices can use with a reader application. This website links to a generator (there are many different sites that are great as well for generating QR Codes).
Twitter- Social Media website with many different educational uses.
Blogs- Here is a link to PBworks.com. That is the blog I use. It is a private domain where only students with an access code can enter. Great for current events, fostering discussions, giving students autonomy, enabeling collaboration and many more uses.
Screenr- This is a website that you can use to create 5 minute videos of your screen (screen shot). Essentially it is a recording of whatever is on your screen plus any audio that you provide whether it is music or your own voice. Great for recording lectures, providing audio feedback, recording tutorials, etc.
YouTube- Most likely a very familiar site (I hope!). I use this in combination with Screenr to create and post my recordings online.