12 Apps of Christmas

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Regent's University London is running a fun and free online program to learn about new apps, starting on the 1st December. Each day you can spent 10 minutes of your time to learn about a new app, and how it can help your teaching and supporting of students.

Each day this blog post will update with an overview of each new app.

For the twelve working days of the program, each day will offer a new task with instructions on a different app, tailored suggestions of how to use the app with your students, and how it can work effectively in a professional context. Course material will be left up so if you miss a day then you can easily catch up.

Follow on Twitter with #RUL12AoC, and enroll on the course on the Open Education Blackboard.


  1. sli.do - easy audience interaction for presentations, accessible via web browser or an app
  2. Instagram - share and discover videos and photos on specific topics by using hashtags; also has the ability to comment for further discussion
  3. Evernote - collect, tagg, and organise content on the cloud, with a robust mobile app and significant desktop functionality
  4. feedly - automatically bring news, articles and other resources from across the web into one location on a desktop or smartphone
  5. Tayasui Sketches - Draw doodles, diagrams, or annotate over pictures from phone or tablet, which you can easily share online
  6. WhatsApp - a peer collaboration app to share text, images and audio to individuals or groups of people
  7. Periscope - interactive live streaming app which can be used for campus tours, library inductions, practical demonstrations, and much more
  8. RefMe - a simple online and mobile tool to create citations, reference lists and bibliographies, you can even just scan a bar code
  9. Trello - an app and browser based collaboration tool for organising projects and ideas into lists, showing progress, comments, attachments, checklists, and due dates
  10. Pinterest - allows you to pin content to different boards, as well as easily discover and browse content which others have posted
  11. Animoto - easy video production via app or desktop, by adding images, videos, text and choosing a theme
  12. Elf Yourself - create a video of you and 4 friends as Christmas Elves... Enjoy!

Do you have an app which you use in your teaching? Let us know in the comments below.

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