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Updated by Kali Kessinger on Apr 12, 2018
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My favorite top ten technology tools we talked about in class

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Remind

Remind

Remind is a faster and easier way to reach out to parents or students.
Teacher can see if you have read there message or not.
It’s a better way to communicate important information.
Teachers can also let parents know what's been going on in the class and if there child has been misbehaving. It is also a free app that you can download and use. The pro’s are
parents and students will immediately get a notification when you send out a message.
Its easy to use and access and you don’t have to worry about wasting paper or ink. the con's are that some parents don’t sign up or apply and you also needs more characters. It only has 140 characters that you can use.

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Class Dojo

Class Dojo

Class Dojo is a classroom communication app and website that can be used to share any reports between parents and teachers. Teachers can track student behavior and upload photos or videos to share. Create a positive culture for teachers so they can encourage students for any skill or value. Whether that being them working hard, being kind, and helping others. It give students a voice.
Students can show and share what they have learned by adding photos and videos to their own portfolios. Parents can also participate by sharing photos and videos of their child's classroom moments. Some pros are its easy to access and use. Its free. parents get notified right away. Some cons are its not for everyone. some school districts don't like it.

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Kahoot

Kahoot

Kahoot is a game based learning and trivia platform. It is used all over in many different classrooms and grade areas. Teachers and students can create a learning game in minutes. Anyone can make a bunch of multiple choice questions. As the creator the format and number of questions are entirely up to you. You can also add videos, images and diagrams to your questions. the pros are anyone can use this. Its a great way to self quiz yourself on. its fun. Its also a app. It is free and easy to use and access. The only cons are connection issues.

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BrianPop

BrianPop

BrainPop is a short animated movie for students who are in grades K-12. They have and talk about quizzes and related materials. BrainPop can cover subjects like science, social studies, English, mathematics, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music. BrainPop is veary popular and is used a lot in elementary schools. BrainPop is available by subscription. this is a con to many. a pro for that is some schools already pay for it for teachers to use. It also has some free things for those who don't have to pay.

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That Quiz

That Quiz

That Quiz is a free online testing tool site. It lets kids practice online multiple choice, matching, and short answer tests. Each assessment is graded by the site, and kids get immediate feedback. It is a free. Kids can use it to practice on their own or take assigned tests from their teachers. Teachers will only see the results if they're from a test they assigned on their own classroom page. The pro's are its free, it scores the results for you. It dose not take forever to grade. some con's are it's not very modern. It looks difficult to make a test. Kids with focus problems can struggle.

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myOn

myOn

myON is a digital book library that has a lot of age-appropriate books for Pre K-12. myON is dynamically matched to each individual learner’s interests, grade and reading level. This tool is also available 24/7. The pro's are teachers can pick books based of a subject and read it to the class or let the program play the book to the class as well.Teachers can look to see what their students are reading. Students can access myON from there computers even if they are not at school. It helps improve there reading level. Students can pick books they are interested in. The con's are not everyone can use it if its not linked with your school. if you don't have it through your school your going to have to pay for it.

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Schoology

Schoology

Schoology is a learning management system for K-12 schools, higher education institutions, and corporations that allows users to create, manage, and share content and resources.

Schoology can be used for everyone, like students, teachers, and parents. You can continue chatting with students after classes. Students can ask questions at any time. Schoology, is designed like a like social networks that are familiar to them. Teachers also like work of students. the pro's are its modern and easy. It has a large number tools to use. Parents love Schoology, because they can control their children, learn their progress, attend lessons. its free and easy to use. The one con is the mobile app slightly behind the desktop version.

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QuiverVision

QuiverVision

QuiverVision is a world leading Augmented Reality specialists. That focus on cutting edge color technology, providing high quality engaging experiences for all ages. Your coloring page can come to life by putting your tablet or phone over the picture. some pictures come with interactive games. there are pictures that you can print for free as well as some that you can buy. the pros for this is it is fun and engaging , its a free app, The con's are you will have the same sheets unless you want to spend your own money and buy more as well as buying paper and ink to print out all these pages.

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Storyboard That

Storyboard That

Storyboard That is a graphic organizer and a storyboard creator that can crate story's on any subject. This program is applicable across every grade level. Teachers can use this program to help those who are visual learners. This also helps improve students’ imagination and collaboration. The program provides pre-made scenes, characters, text boxes, shapes, and other images to choose from, and premium users can also upload their own pictures. the pro's for this is it is free and easy to use it ids also engaging as well as it is iPad & Android Friendly you can
login from either a computer or a tablet and there is no flash drive required. The con for this is some may find it not fun as well if you want more features you have to pay.

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Storybird

Storybird

Storybird can let anyone make a visual story. It is fun and easy to use. Storybird curate artwork from illustrators and animators all around the world. They have inspired writers from any age to turn those images into stories of their own. the pro's are it is free and easy to use. once you are done you can publish your work for others to see. For cons it can be time consuming.