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Technology Teaching Tools

Technology Teaching Tools are short, online, asynchronous modules highlighting a technology teaching tool along with relevant pedagogical implementation strategies. Some of the CIRT Technology Tools discussed below rely on freeware downloads. Prior to utilizing these technologies, you are encouraged to understand the potential risks associated with freeware; see the article "Why Free Software Downloads Aren't Always Safe" for an overview of key considerations.


  • https://www.emaze.com/
  • Emaze is a cloud-based presentation tool that allows the user to provide an engaging, colorful and animated presentation. A free subscription is available that has a wide variety of tools, templates, and other gadgets to enhance your presentation. With a paid subscription you also have the ability to download presentations to view offline and additional resources. Presentations can be shared via a link to ones Emaze presentation.

Pedagogical Ideas

Emaze is a valuable tool that can be leveraged to enhance content, whether from a teacher’s standpoint, or a student’s.  Here are a few ideas for using Emaze.

  • Classroom Presentations – This online application allows teachers to create dynamic presentations that are cloud-based. Presentations can be accessed via any internet enabled device, making presentations available to anyone with the link. This is convenient for students who like to manage classroom resources without having to print out pages of a traditional PowerPoint presentation.
  • Student Presentations – From technocrats to technology deprived students, Emaze is a very user friendly app to create classroom projects. The site itself has various tutorials to help users navigate the different aspects of presentation creation. Students can embed various forms of media in their Emaze, and even embed other Emaze presentations within their projects.
  • Classroom Assessment - Emaze has a template that allows users to create assessments. These assessments are not recorded, but allows a viewer to walk through questions and view the answers.

How do you utilize this technology in your classroom?

Please share your thoughts, ideas and suggestions for utilizing this technology to foster effective teaching and learning.

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