Technology Tools for the Classroom

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ZoomZoom is a web-based video conferencing tool with a local, desktop client and a mobile app that allows users to meet online, with or without video. Zoom users can choose to record sessions, collaborate on projects, and share or annotate on one another’s screens, all with one easy-to-use platform. Zoom offers quality video, audio, and a wireless screen-sharing performance across.
ScreencastifyScreencastify is an ultra simple screen recorder that will supercharge the way you communicate at work. Record, edit and share HD videos in seconds. Instead of typing up long emails, reports or documentation, deliver your message more quickly and clearly with a screen video.
PlayPositPlayPosit allows teachers to take instructional videos and make them interactive. By adding questions, reflective pauses, or even teacher narration to videos from sites like YouTube, Vimeo, etc., teachers can greatly enhance student engagement and retention in a blended learning environment.
Google ClassroomGoogle Classroom is a free web service, developed by Google for schools, that aims to simplify creating, distributing, and grading assignments in a paperless way. The primary purpose of Google Classroom is to streamline the process of sharing files between teachers and students.
FlipgridFlipgrid is a video discussion platform. Users can add topics to spark the discussion and users build a dialogue as they share short video responses.
KahootKahoot is a tool for using technology to administer quizzes, discussions, or surveys. It is a game based classroom response system played by the whole class in real time.
LinoLino is an easy to use online tool for taking notes and collaborating. Users can join a discussion by posting sticky notes. Images and videos can also be posted to Lino.
MentimeterMentimeter is a site that lets you send out polls and questions to audience members. Your audience responds to a prompt or question using a smartphone, tablet, or computer.
PadletPadlet allows you to create an online bulletin board that can display information on topics as well as feedback from audience members. Many templates are available to create KWL charts, bookmarks, Q&A, storyboards, or organizational charts.
PiktochartPiktochart is an online tool that lets you create infographics, presentations, and print flyers.
QuizizzQuizizz allows users to conduct student-paced formative assessments in a fun and engaging way (similar to Kahoot). It is a game-based classroom response system played by the whole class in real time, or played by individual users in homework mode. Add videos, images, and diagrams to spice up your game.
SwaySway is a presentation app that allows you to create presentations that include images, video, embedded formative assessments and other multimedia.
TimelineJSTimelineJS is an open-source tool that lets you create interactive timelines. Use a Google Sheets template to add the content for your timeline, as well as images, videos and links to enhance the appearance of your timeline. When you're finished, you can share a link to your timeline or embed it on your website.
WakeletWakelet is visual content site that allows you to organize and curate online resources, making it easier to find and share with students and colleagues. Teachers can log on to Wakelet using their Office 365 account.
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