Updated by Jon Samuelson on Oct 31, 2013
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10 Tools Every Teacher Should Master This Summer

Taken from the Getting Smart post from Alison Anderson.

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  1. LiveSlide | Atlas

    When you set out to create a truly captivating experience for students, you have to start from the very root. We've eliminated many of the social pressures that affect students' ability to learn, participate, and ask for help. And we've made the classroom more fun in the process.

  2. graphite | Ingredients for effective teaching

    There are no limits to what a great educator can achieve when they have the right tools. Graphite, a free service from Common Sense Media, helps teachers find, understand, and share the best digital learning products available.

  3. WeVideo - Online Video Creation

    WeVideo is the leading online video creation platform, providing editing, collaboration, and sharing capabilities across any device. Learn more today!

  4. Scoot & Doodle

    Scoot & Doodle supports essential 21st century learning and innovation skills like communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking. Teachers and students use our online, collaboration studios to: Bring physically separated classes together Think and prototype visually together Involve remote experts and parents in class projects Collaborate on projects, homework & after-school activities Tutor individuals and small groups face-to-face On Google+ Hangouts Students illustrate, discuss, ideate and problem-solve.

  5. BiblioNasium

    Excite, encourage and engage kids to read! Check out BiblioNasium, where young readers connect & share book lists and good reads with friends, teachers & parents. Look up the reading level difficulty of thousands of books and find the right fit books. A powerful teacher tool and valued parent resource.

  6. UJAM - Make your music.

    With UJAM, you can create music for all the things in your life, for free!

  7. Teachley

    We produce high quality, educational apps for kids that are research-based, build skills, and promote conceptual understanding.

  8. Sanderling Field Journal - A Bird's-Eye View into the Development of the Profession.

    Sanderling begins as a field journal and personal tracking tool designed for self directed learning, especially professional development. Where Sanderling goes is up to you.

  9. CyberWise

    CyberWise helps parents, educators (& kids) learn and use new media to invigorate education. An explosion of digital devices and platforms has created a seismic shift in how we learn, play and communicate with one another. While

  10. Klikaklu - Photo Treasure Hunts

    A quick, fun way to create and play outdoor treasure and scavenger hunts using pictures from your iPhone's camera and GPS

  11. 10 Tools Every Teacher Should Master This Summer

    According to Common Sense Media, 95% of teachers agree that using technology increases student engagement and 92% of teachers want to add more technology to their classroom. We at Getting Smart are still basking in an ISTE afterglow...

  12. Presentation Software That's Simple, Beautiful, and Fun | Haiku Deck

    Haiku Deck, a free presentation app for iPad, makes presentations simple, beautiful, and fun.

  13. The world's first micro-learning platform.

    People do not get knowledge they want giving up 9 of 10 online courses. Usually they lack time and motivation to pass long online course.
    Coursmos.com is a micro-learning platform that solves this problem:
    1. Knowledge is represented with micro-courses of up to 9 lessons each 3 minutes long
    2. Micro-lessons can contain additional materials
    3. Lessons of each micro-course can be extended into separate micro-courses
    4. People can request micro-courses on certain topics
    5. Each micro-course can be easily created with web and mobile app