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10 Tools Suitable for your classroom!

10 fun and creative apps/websites to help engage young children in the classroom

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Kahoot

Kahoot

Kahoot is a very versatile app on whom it can be useful for. The app allows you to create questions, which can be used as a quiz. Kahoot can also be used as an "exit slip" in the classroom, to show the teacher what the student has learnt that day. Kahoot is also a very good way to get students to actively participate in the days activity

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Plickers

Plickers

Plickers is a great tool, where only the teacher needs the technology tool, so it would be great in a low income school that does not have a great deal of Ipads. Plickers allows teachers to create questions during a lesson to keep the students focused. Plickers uses cards that have A,B,C,D on them and students till hold up their card which the answer they choose. Plickers keeps students entertained because they physically have to move to display their answers

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Quiver

Quiver

Quiver is a 3D augmented reality app, that allows students to create their own ideas on pages that they can color, and design themselves. With Quiver, students can have their creation come to life. Quiver is available for all ages, and is a great tool because not every student will need technology to experience quiver, teachers can use quiver as stations in their classroom allowing the students to share the tool

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Lunch Rush

Lunch Rush

Lunch Rush is designed by PBS kids and will motivate students to be more focused in areas such as math. Lunch Rush has many colorful icons and sound effects that will attracted students, opposed to math problems on a white board. Lunch Rush gives students a motive when they are solving the math problems, "Ruff" whom is the main character in the app will guide students through a fun and exciting math lesson that will have students thinking that math is actually fun!

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Anatomy 4D

Anatomy 4D

Anatomy 4D is an augmented reality app available on any apple product. The app supplies worksheets that teachers can print out and allow students to explore the human body, taking major organs out and viewing them as if they were right there during a major surgery. Anatomy 4D is a great way to help students study major body parts and print out facts about each body part they will be learning about in the classroom

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Padlet

Padlet

Padlet is a free tool that is used as a blank space for students to take notes, and jot down anything they wish. Teachers can use Padlet to set up class discussions where students can comment on their peers work. Padlet is a very low-tech tool but will benefit all students and certainty students that English isn't their first language, because they will be able to participate through typing

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Little Bird Tales

Little Bird Tales

Little Bird Tales can be accessed with any apple product, or even web-based. Little Bird Tales helps students express their voice and their stories. This tool can be used as a book review that students can present. Little Bird Tales offers many options that vary from different effects, colors and sounds students can add to their story. Teachers can also use Little Bird Tales to introduce themselves at the beginning of the school year, this tool will capture the students attention through pictures and the sound of their own teachers voice reading his/her story

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Grammly

Grammly

Grammarly.com is a web based tool where students can edit and revise their work. Grammarly is a simple and low tech tool that will help teachers when it comes to the process of grading. For students of all ages grammarly can be used to help find mistakes and errors in their writing before handing it into their teacher

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Google Docs

Google Docs

Google Docs is a tool, used for all ages but mainly suitable for older students. Google Docs has, google slides, word, and google excel. This tool allows students to be able to collaborate, so it would be very handy for group projects. For many students, it is very hard to arrange times to meet to do a group project, Google slides will fix this issues by letting students each work on the document at the same time

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Wizard School

Wizard School

Join the fun at Wizard School! Wizard School is a free app, available on any apple product. When entering Wizard School each student must create an avatar, which will then allow them to explore games, quizzes, facts, videos and much more. Wizard School attracts students of all ages and creates a new way to learn. Students can pick from many different topics and explore many different ways to learn