EdTech Tools

Animated Maps by Business Insider

Business Insider has some truly amazing animated maps on YouTube that are sure to start some amazing conversations in your social studies class. Here's the Google search that will get ...
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Rocketbook: Write Notes in a Microwavable Notebook and Post Them Straight to Google Drive

by Randy Fairfield, 10/24/17... My mind was blown when a teacher demonstrated to me how she could take notes in her Rocketbook and send them straight to Google Drive and ...
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Quizziz: An Engaging Formative Assessment Tool!

Quizizz is a lot like Kahoot, but it's better for having students work individually. One of the best things about Quizizz is that you can share it directly to Google ...
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The Fallen of WWII: Interactive Documentary

The Fallen of World War II is an interactive documentary that examines the human cost of the second World War and the decline in battle deaths in the years since ...
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Words With Friends EDU App

Zynga has taken the Words With Friends App that we have come to know and love and turned into an educational app! This is a really great way for students ...
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How to Screencast Your Android Phone with AZ Screen Recorder

Ever wanted to show somebody how to do something on your smart phone? With AZ Screen Recorder, you can quickly and easily create a video of what's happening on you ...
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WeVideo: Make and Share Videos Online

WeVideo is a free and very easy to use web-based platform that does a really great job of integrating with other websites such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Facebook, and Instagram ...
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CoolText: Word Art on Steroids!

CoolText is a incredibly useful site to use where you're looking to do some graphic design with text. You can create and use something quickly and easily, or you can create an ...
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Autodesk 123D: Free Web-Based 3D Design Program

Check out Autodesk 123D! You'll simply be blown away by the types of things you can do with this free web-based application! The quality of this program is something you ...
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ThingLink: Create Interactive Digital Word Walls

ThingLink is really neat way to tag images up digitally with links, photos, or other information over it. The possibilities are endless! ... and did I mention there's Google, Facebook, ...
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BlendSpace: An Amazing Tool for Project-Based Learning and More!

Blendspace is one of my most favorite ed tech tools of all-time! It's an incredibly visual way to aggregate all sorts of things such as links, pictures, video clips, Google ...
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Kahoot! = Guaranteed Engagement

Kahoot is one of the most engaging web apps I've ever come across! Students compete with one another to try and answer questions as quickly and accurately as possible. It's ...
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GeoGuessr: Guess Where the Google Map Image is From!

Put this one in the "fun" category. Students guess where in the world a Google Map image is from and get awarded points based on how close their guess was ...
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The Snipping Tool: Screenshots Made Easy!

Check out my brief tutorial on the Snipping Tool, which is a really easy way to take screenshots. While there are more advanced tools out there (like Snagit, for example), ...
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Common Sense Education: Great Resources for Digital Citizenship

Common Sense Education has put together a great collection of resources for teaching Digital Citizenship at any grade level! Check it out! This resources can be incredibly helpful to school ...
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VideoNot.es: Have Your Students Annotate YouTube Videos

Want to make sure that your students are doing their flipped classroom homework? Use Videonot.es to have them take time-stamped notes on the video! Videonot.es is integrated with Google Drive ...
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Quizlet: Create Vocabulary Flash Cards Online!

Quizlet is a very simple tool to use that allows you to make vocabulary flash cards online! This is a great tool that can be used for both formative and ...
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Haiku Deck: Create Slick Presentations

Do you and your students sometimes struggle to make great looking PowerPoints and Google Slide Decks? While it's important to teacher students how to avoid these presentation mistakes, Haiku Deck ...
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Sporcle: A Fantastic Source for Quizzes, Trivia, and Brain Games

Sporcle is one of my favorite places to go when it's time to drill and kill. There are a countless number of user-generated quizzes you can use to have fun and master ...
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Newsela: Current Events with Lexile Differentiation!

Newsela is an innovative way to build reading comprehension with nonfiction that's always relevant: the daily news! The best part about Newsela is being able to adjust the Lexile level ...
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Piktochart: Create Infographics for Free!

You or your students can create infographics for free! You can create your own or use templates that have been pre-made for you! This can be a great way to ...
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NoRedInk: Grammar Made Fun!

Have you ever had students look forward to grammar? I didn't either until I started using NoRedInk, which is a very student-friendly web application that gives learners a chance to ...
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Wordle: Beautiful Word Clouds

Wordle is a quick and easy way to generate fancy-looking word clouds and is a great tool to use for teachers and students alike! http://www.wordle.net/ Update, 2/1/16 A number of ...
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The Visual Thesaurus

The visual thesaurus can be a great tool in helping students build their vocabulary and meet the following Common Core State Standard: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.9-10.4.C Consult general and specialized reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, ...
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Using Parodies to Teach History

Amy Burvall is a private school teacher in Hawaii that has made a number of parodies from songs past and present to engage students. Her most popular song is "The ...
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Use Storyboard That to Enrich Your History and English Classes

StoryBoard That is an incredible tool that students can use to create storyboards. Students can use these storyboards to get ideas for narrative writing, recreate historical events, and depict key plot ...
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Paper Be Gone, The Digital Classroom

Anitmoto CNN Student News Student Log KWL If the World Were 100 Share That Form ...
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Animoto for Education – Tutorial for Teachers

Combine pictures, video clips, audio, and text to make snazzy looking presentations. It's quick and easy to use, either for yourself or for your students! Animoto videos can be a great ...
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