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10 Apps Every Educator Doesn't Realize They Need

Come and encounter 10 apps that will completely redefine your students' classroom experience.

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Quiver

Quiver

Quiver is an augmented reality app that incorporates quizzes and other discovery functions into 3-D displays of coloring sheets. This app is very easy to use and requires very little setup work. It is highly effective for exploring the dimensions of object that students might never encounter close up in a learning environment like cells, outer space, and firetrucks.

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Seesaw Learning Journal

Seesaw Learning Journal

Seesaw Learning Journal is a website and app that provides a portfolio for student work. Teacher can assign work and students can upload their finished assignments to the folders. Parents can also access this portfolio and witness their student's work. Seesaw promotes student collaboration as well through the class blog, where they can share their work with each other.

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Popplet

Popplet

Popplet is an organizational mind map tool. It provides an easy to use web design for students to organize their ideas and include images, drawings, and videos. The best part? It doubles as a presentation tool. You can order the bubbles of the mind map into a presentation in a short time.

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Socrative

Socrative

Socrative is a formative assessment tool that provides teachers with the platform to ask students quick questions or planned quizzes concerning any subject. This tool is useful because students all have to participate, and answers can be anonymous. Teachers also have the benefit of asking questions on the spot, that are not pre-planned.

Aurasma

Aurasma utilizes augmented reality technology to enhance classroom learning. By hovering your technology over certain images, or triggers, you can see the overlay brought to life. This overlay could come in the form of an image or video that pops up in 3-D when you find the trigger. The only complication to this app is that teachers must have all of the prep work of finding the triggers and overlays ahead of time to create the Auras. However, it produces a unique and memorable lesson!

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Quizizz

Quizizz

Quizizz is a newer assessment tool that aids teachers in creating fun and exciting quizzes. The quizzes can be student paced or timed. The teacher can also lead a live session, so the whole class takes the quiz at once. However, Quizizz jumbles the questions for each student, preventing cheating. This tool also shows the answers at the end to help correct students, and immediately reports the statistics for teachers to review.

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Nearpod

Nearpod

Nearpod offers a new platform to display lessons. Teachers can launch a student-led session that students can do individually, or a monitored lesson, where each student follows along with the teacher's screen. Nearpod also allows the teacher to insert questions and activities into the lesson easily in order to receive immediate feedback.

TinyTap - Create interactive lessons fast!

Tiny Tap is a digital portfolio of lessons for all ages and content areas as well as a database to create your own lessons. Teachers can also assign activities and grade them on the app. This app is especially useful because it contains lessons for special needs and ELL students.

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Remind 101

Remind 101

Remind 101 is a communication tool for educators, students, and parents. It comes in an app and website. Teachers can create groups for each of their classes and send out reminders and notifications that parents and students will receive as convenient texts. This app is especially useful because the service does not allow any numbers to be exchanged, so students and teachers phone numbers and privacy are respected. Also, new updates allow the messages to be translated into other languages for parents that do not speak the native language.

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Little Bird Tales

Little Bird Tales

Little Bird Tales is perfect for creating your own short stories. This app features a narration tool to improve students' fluency and incorporates images and drawings to promote creativity. Once students have formulated and edited their stories, they can share them with their family and the world! Overall, it is an effective and efficient tool for producing your own stories.