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10 Useful Technology Tools for Teaching

Listed here are tools that can be used to benefit learning outcomes in the classroom. Each tool can play a role in the different aspects of learning.

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Toontastic

Toontastic

Toontastic is another digital storytelling app that allows kids to be as creative as they'd like. They can draw, animate, and narrate, creating a variety of interesting stories. Students can design characters, plot their story, animate and narrate, and save and export their stories. The app has a wide variety of features for kids to use to tell any story their brain can imagine. I think this app is especially perfect for elementary age students because all of the different themes and characters are extremely engaging, and overall, its very fun and has many uses. link to toontastic

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Quivervision

Quivervision

Quivervision is an augmented reality app that supplies fun and educational coloring pages. It offers coloring pages for various subjects that teachers can use to engage their students. Its very simple to use, making it especially useful for younger children. Teachers simply download the app, have students color pages, and then hold the app's camera over the coloring pages. Students can watch their art come to life. I, personally, find Quivervision to be extremely beneficial because it can be used to teach certain subject areas while allowing students to have fun.link to access quivervision

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LittleBirdTales

LittleBirdTales

LittleBirdTales is a digital storytelling app that students of all ages can use to create their own stories. This app allows students to upload photos, add text, add music, voice overs, and art to their stories. It can be used to create stories or even presentations. LittleBirdTales is fun to use and allows children to be creative while critically thinking. Children become very proud of their work, and can share it with their peers. link to littlebirdtales

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Popplet

Popplet

Popplet is a digitial mind-mapping app or website. Students and teachers can use Popplet to create their own personal concept maps to help learn any subjects. This app or website allows students to add photos, videos, links, text, and drawings to their work, allowing them to be creative and learn to the best of their abilities. Popplets can be shared, saved, and presented. Popplet is a great app because there are many uses for it and students can personalize it. Its very easy to use and is great for students of all ages. link to popplet

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EdPuzzle

EdPuzzle

EdPuzzle is a website that teachers can use to assess students through the use of videos. Teachers can edit existing videos or upload their own to teach their students. EdPuzzle allows them to add voice overs and quizzes to videos to assess students as they go along. Teachers can see who watches their videos and grade directly on the website. EdPuzzle is great to use because it encourages students to fully complete their work. Teachers can see whether or not their students are making progress and adjust lessons accordingly. EdPuzzle would be more beneficial for older students because it is slightly complex. link to edpuzzle

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Socrative

Socrative

Socrative is a classroom app that allow for student engagement. It allows teachers to connect with students as learning happens. Teachers can quiz students with activities, quizzes, reports, and more. They can provide instant feedback and assess students as they go. Socrative is very easy to use and provides a meaningful learning experience for students of all ages. link to socrative

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Prezi

Prezi

Prezi is a presentation software with many unique features that allows students and teachers to use their creativity. The software includes many different themes for users to choose from, allowing them to make their presentations personal. Users can upload photos, add links, upload videos, and do a variety of other things to create unique presentations. Prezi is set up to be storytelling, as it uses motion and spatial dimension to engage the audience. Prezi is a great software for older students and teachers especially because its features make it complex.link to Prezi

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Explain Everything

Explain Everything

Explain Everything is an interactive white board app that is great for students and teachers. It allows students and teachers to create, collaborate, and share their work. Users can teach and present, create videos, provide feedback, create templates, create animations and media, and record their thoughts. They can do so by drawing, inserting text, and inserting photos or other media files. Explain Everything is available on a variety of devices, making it easy to access. This app could be used to teach students of all ages, and older students can use it to create their own work. link to Explain Everything

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Nearpod

Nearpod

Nearpod is a website that allows teachers and students to interact throughout different lessons. Teachers can create and download presentations and lessons, and then share them and control student's activity. Students can interact by submitting responses off of any device. Teachers can then monitor and measure students responses and assess them accordingly. Nearpod also gives teachers and students access to existing lessons for free. This app would be of great use for distance learning. Further, it is great for students of all ages. It forces them to be engaged and participate, allowing their knowledge to grow. link to Nearpod

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Class Dojo

Class Dojo

Class Dojo is an app that allows teachers, students, and parents to stay connected. Teachers create an online classroom with portfolios for each student. They can reward students when they make progress, encouraging them to participate and try their best. Teachers can contact parents to share special moments with them, and can additionally privately chat with them. Through the use of creative characters, this app makes success fun for kids. Students can give feedback and add photos and videos to their own portfolios. This app is great for kids of all ages; however, it may work best for younger kids because it is especially engaging for them. link to Class Dojo

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interactive quizzes

interactive quizzes

quizizz is a an online game base quiz that the teacher creates with funny meme's for when the students answer questions right and wrong this also allows for increased participation in class because students can challenge each other. also this can be use as a study tool just as much as a assessment tool because students can also create their own quizzes and test each other to see what they know. their are leader boars so that students can see were they stand with their peers.(https://quizizz.com/)