All TechEd Up is my personal blog, that includes some of my favorite tech tools.
Kahoot - Game-based activities. Kahoot has now come out with team challenges if you do not have one to one.
Prodigy Math - Great game-based math website or app. Some of my teachers lovingly refer to this as "Math Crack".
Post it Plus
Post - it - Plus is an app that allows you to place sticky notes on a wall, snap a picture and then manipulate the image
Zip Grade - Allows you to use scantrons and using the app it will grade by capturing the image. You can also get good data and reports from this program.
Socrative Teacher - Online testing that gives you live results as the students are taking the quizzes or tests. Good visuals displays.
Nearpod - This is an amazing tool that teacher can either search for pre-made presentations or drop their own PowerPoints into. You can make it interactive and control the pace on the student's device. You can use the web version or the app.
Schoology is an LMS. It has an App and is web-based. It is very intuitive. There is a free and a paid version. My district has the paid version and we love it.
Read Write Think
Readwritethink.org is an amazing website, they also have a few apps, for graphic organizers and developing critical thinking and writing. If you are working on getting your students to write, I would definitely look at this website.
Padlet is essentially sticky notes on the web. They can be used for projects, formative assessments, bell work, etc..
Quizizz is much like Kahoot but can be played individually or assigned as homework. Quizizz also uses memes that are hilarious.
Chatter Pix Kids is an App. Students can either take or import a picture and then make it talk. It has been a really good motivator for Kindergarten students to write and then read what they have written using Chatter Pix.
Quizlet is an online flash card system and it does have an app. Quizlet has added games and more classroom functions over the years, but one of the latest additions is the Quizlet Live. Students are randomly groups and made to help each other. The teachers in my district are loving it.
Canva is a website that you can make all kinds of info graphics. It has a ton of free formats and graphics to choose from. I really think students could use this tool in a project format. A lot of information can be shared in an infographic, especially since Canva has a presentation format.
Edpuzzle - Have you ever wanted to be able to uses videos in your classroom and have students do activities or answer questions while watching? Well now you can. Edpuzzle is a great educational tool that not only can be used in so many ways, but also will give you great data.
Bingo Baker is a free website (there is paid version as well) that is essentially an electronic version of Bingo. It automatically generates 8 different versions of the same card. You can use images and/or words and both students and adults really enjoy playing.
This is one of the coolest "toys" ever. I was AETC (Alabama Tech Conference) in June and went to a session that used these. This is an App-enabled robotic ball. It an amazing way to introduce students to coding. They have The Lightening Lab which is a website dedicated to educational activities.
No Red Ink - Great Grammar Tool
No red ink is a great website for teaching grammar and writing skills. It starts off asking the students a series of questions and then all the activities they complete involve their interests based on the questions they answered. It is a pretty cool tool.
Quizlet Live is such a fun activity to do with your class. It takes vocabulary review and bumps it up to a brand new level. It randomly creates teams then within those teams, only one person has the correct answer. So they HAVE to work together. Not only do students love this, we have used it in PD and the adults had a blast as well.
Edulastic is a great testing resource. It has a library full of example tests that are Common Core Aligned. One of the great features of this is that it has examples of tests that have manipulatives built in. So using some of these tests, your students can practice drag and drop activities.
Brain Pop is an amazing tech tool for educators. Not only does it have videos, it has games, concept mapping and now students can create on their own movies. It has a Jr. Version, regular and ELL. Amazing tool you should check out.
AutoDraw is a fun tool put out by Google, that allows less creative people to draw and then the program helps you out. It would be a fun addition to any classroom and great for PBL.
Flipgrid is an amazing tool that gives students a voice. You record or type out your prompt then share the link. That is all... Kids LOVE it. Try it out!!
ClassHook is a great tool that has a library of videos from television and film that teachers can use in their lessons. These are great for illustrating points, giving students something to relate to or as writing prompts.
OSMO - Osmo is actually a "kit" or "kits" you can buy to go along with your iPad. My teachers absolutely love it. It is very engaging and they have kits that cover most subject area. If you have iPads you should definintely check it out.
Wakelet is a curation tool/website. It allows you to create collections from different sources. Why I like this is because I don’t have to copy and paste into Wakelet, I send from the source. Like if there was a Twitter post I really liked, I could send that post to my collection from Twitter.
Study Stack is an website and app - that is like quizlet. It is free and has a lot of fun activities such as hangman and crosswords. It is a fun option for vocabulary.
AnswerGarden is a great tool to collect answers to make something like a Wordle. Its motto is “Plant the question and grow the answers”.
Deck Toys is a great tool to gamify lessons. They have plenty to choose from that are pre-made and you can make your own. Students love this tool.