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Updated by Carley Sue Robinson on May 31, 2016
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Tech Top Ten List

Welcome!
This is a list of my must have top ten technology based sites for my classroom.
Looking for some technology inspiration? Take a look at the links on my list to make your students engaged and excited to learn.

Visualizing student understanding has never been clearer

Socrative empowers you to engage and assess your students as learning happens. Through the use of real-time questioning, result aggregation, and visualization, you have instant insight into levels of understanding so you can use class time to better collaborate and grow as a community of learners.
I think Socrative is an awesome tool in the classroom. It has so many possibilities. I think this is great to have students reflect on what they have learned. I love how it can be open or closed ended.

Kahoot! needs JavaScript to work

Kahoot! is a free game-based learning platform that makes it fun to learn – any subject, in any language, on any device, for all ages!
This app is great to engage the students. It becomes a game when they realize that they can compete with other classmates. This app can be used in many different ways. It can be in groups or individual. I think a great way to use this is before and after a lesson to gage the students understanding.

Edmodo | Connect With Students and Parents in Your Paperless Classroom

Edmodo is an easy way to get your students connected so they can safely collaborate, get and stay organized, and access assignments, grades, and school messages. Edmodo is a great way to build a community in your classroom.

Plickers

Plickers is an awesome and engaging app. The students will receive a Plicker piece of paper. The teacher will ask a question with a series of possible answers. The students will hold up their Plicker according to what they believe is the correct response. The teacher takes a picture of their response and the results will appear on the board.
This is an awesome app to review a lesson. One of the features I like about the app is it is anonymous, the students names and pictures will not appear on the board, just the results. This takes the pressure of the students.

Poll Everywhere

Audience response system that uses mobile phones, twitter, and the web. Responses are displayed in real-time on gorgeous charts in PowerPoint, Keynote, or web browser.
After logging into the poll with your device you take the poll, as simple as that! The results will show on the board. This is a great way to engage the students and gage their knowledge.

HP Aurasma is changing the way

Aurasma is a classroom changing app! It is an augmented reality. This app has endless possibilities. By taking your device and holding it over the trigger site, it will show your either a video or a picture. This can change the way students learn. It is interactive and engaging.

Google for Education: Save time and stay connected

Google Apps for Education: A suite of free productivity tools for classroom collaboration.
Google classroom is a great way to build a community in your classroom. This is a way to let the parents and students be involved without physically being in the classroom. I think the parents would appreciate having this as a security blanket and allowing them to always be in the know. This a great way to have students, teachers, and parents all on the same page.

Popplet for School

Popplet is an app used to make brain maps. This is an awesome way to have your students organize their thoughts. You can use these maps for almost any topic. The students can save their maps and use them later for notes.

PowToon - Brings Awesomeness to your presentations

Powtoon is animated videos and presentations. This tool is very engaging and a fun way to learn. Many students will get bored with normal slideshow presentations but Powtoons is a great way to make it more interesting. Not only could a teacher use this in place of Prezi or Powerpoint but the students can make them and present them to the class.

Goodreads

Goodreads is a great tool for a teacher to have. This site will recommend you books and also let you see what you friends are reading. You can purchase the book right from the site. The Goodreads community lets you play Trivia and even has a section for "ask the author" where you can ask an author any questions you have.