5 Cool resources I learned about at #2015TAA

5 Cool Resources I Learned About at #2015TAAThis year’s TAA conference sessions were jam-packed with great tips, strategies and take-aways. Here are just 5 of the cool resources I learned about at #2015TAA:

Quizlet provides free study tools and apps for students and teachers. It has transformed the traditional paper studying methods, such as flash cards, matching games, and multiple choice tests, into digital interactive tools that can be shared by students and teachers worldwide.

ThingLink allows you to create interactive maps, images, infographics and videos. It offers both free and paid accounts.

Lexile Analyzer is a tool that can be used to test the readability of your short classroom text or to get an estimated readability (or Lexile) measure for your book. It is free to registered users and has an initial 1,000-word limit or you can request access to the professional version to measure longer pieces of text. Educators can upgrade for free.

Animoto provides tools for creating presentations that incorporate images, video clips, music and text. Educators can apply for a free Animoto Plus account for use in the classroom.

Buffer is a social media scheduling tool that allows you to pre-schedule posts to various social media platforms and track analytics to see how they perform.

What cool resources to you use? Share them in the comments below!

About Kim Pawlak

Kim Pawlak is Director of Publishing & Operations for the Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA). She has been writing about the textbook and academic authoring and publishing industry for 20 years.