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10 Apps and Websites that Connect Teachers with Their Students

I composed a list of ten apps and websites that I believe best connect students and teachers both inside and outside of a classroom to improve a student's education and an instructor's teaching abilities.

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Class Dojo

Class Dojo

Link: (https://www.classdojo.com/)
Features of this app and website include:

  • teachers can encourage students skills and values
  • students can showcase and share their learning by adding photos and videos to their own portfolio
  • have parents engaged by sharing photos and videos of wonderful classroom moments
  • make random group of students (like classrooms) display activity directions
  • free resources and FAQs with everything you need to present
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Go Formative

Go Formative

Link: (https://goformative.com/)
Features of this website include:

  • formative assignments, assessments, and homework that automatically display students work as it happens
  • keeps track of students growth to state standards
  • multiple subjects to choose from
  • upload any documents, click to add places for student to give feedback, and edit any questions or details
  • access to the class via link or join code
  • live responses: feedback, easily score/auto grade student work
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Naiku

Naiku

Link: (http://www.naiku.net/)
Features of this website include:

  • enables to teachers to easily share items, assessments and student performance information for teacher teams and conferences
  • includes a complete item and assessment bank with over 60,000 standards-aligned question items and 300 pre-built assessments
  • measure, track, and visualize student proficiency and thinking with intuitive standard-based reports and unique student engagement tools
  • individual classroom assessments to common formative assessments
  • create and share own quizzes and tests
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Socrative

Socrative

Link: (https://www.socrative.com/)
Features of this app and website include:

  • teachers can assess students with their own activities or prepared ones
  • immediate insight into the student's understanding of a question/project
  • auto-populated results to determine the best instructional approach to drive a student's learning
  • perfect for quizzes, assessments, or single questions for feedback
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Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere

Link: (https://www.polleverywhere.com/)
Features of this app and website include:

  • transforms one-sided presentations into something interactive
  • web-based audience response system
  • customize your questions and answers, and the live chart
  • download reports, analyze results, multiple choice, open response, live-word clouds, clickable pictures, rank order, etc.
  • immediate feedback
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Write About

Write About

Link: (https://www.writeabout.com/)
Features of this website include:

  • classroom community and publishing platform built by teachers
  • authentic and safe publishing, feedback, and revision
  • helps students with writing skills, digital learning, and digital citizenship
  • includes units and lessons, free choice, creative writing, journals, quick writes, content area writing, writing assignments, projects, and portfolios
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AdaptedMind

AdaptedMind

Link: (http://www.adaptedmind.com/)
Features of this app and website include:

  • research-based common core aligned and comprehensive over 300,000 math problems and explanations
  • teachers work hard in hand with designers to make sure math problems and videos are instructive
  • help students develop ways of thinking about math
  • math feels like an interactive game for children
  • each student starts with a pretest, determines the best starting point in the curriculum for the student
  • automatically adjusts difficulty, administers formative assessments on new and old skills, reassuring mastery of students
  • includes interactive video explanations
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Nearpod

Nearpod

Link: (https://nearpod.com/)
Feature of this app and website include:

  • create lessons, add interactive activities, websites, and videos to keep your students engaged in learning
  • share lesson with students and control their activity
  • students interact and submit responses through any mobile device or computer
  • monitor and measure student results on individual and aggregate basis
  • find free downloadable lessons
  • quizzes, polls, slideshows, videos, etc.
  • observe classroom activity and able to flip classrooms
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Classkick

Classkick

Link: (https://www.classkick.com/)
Features of this app and website include:

  • allows teachers to create quizzes and assignments for their students
  • multiple rosters/classrooms
  • free for both instructors and students
  • use text, videos, images, paint, etc.
  • students can privately raise their hand and receive feedback immediately
  • students can comment on what they do and don't understand
  • easy to share
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Versal

Versal

Link: (https://versal.com/)
Features of this app and website include:

  • teachers create assignments and courses for students
  • use texts, images, videos, surveys, and quizzes
  • easy to share collaborative knowledge sharing
  • puts power of creativity and content development in the hands of teams so they can teach and learn from one another
  • peer-driven online training
  • multi-author collaboration
  • manage courses, set access roles and rules, segment groups, and follow learner progress