Tools


Incorporate digital tools into your course without having to become an expert yourself. The following is a list of digital tools that DH faculty have taught and which DH@SDSU can assist you in implementing into your class. Click on a tool below to see lesson plans, sample student projects, videos, etc. to assist you in your own teaching. Also listed is a faculty point of contact associated with each lesson. (Listed alphabetically)

  • Adobe Creative Cloud: collection of software used for graphic design, video editing, photography– free for SDSU faculty and students (2020-2021) via SDSUid
  • Digital Annotation: different tools for marking up digital images
  • Podcast: audio recording and storytelling
  • Prezi and PowerPoint: simple tools for multimedia presentation
  • Scalar: robust program for interactive, non-linear and multi-media essay-building
  • Text Analysis: tools for engaging in computational text analysis for processing text, assisting in sense-making, and stimulating research questions about texts
  • Timeline and StoryMaps: easy tools for building visually rich, interactive timelines & maps that tell stories.
  • Twine: robust program for interactive, non-linear storytelling
  • Videos: various tools for making videos and sharing them
  • Visualizations: simple tools for different data visualizations, particularly network visualizations
  • Wikis: allows collaborative editing of its content and structure by its users
  • Wordle: simple plug-and-chug word cloud visualizations