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Updated by Kirstin Marie Bunting on Apr 17, 2018
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Top 10 Tech. Listicle

Here is my top 10 list of technology you can use in your classroom! These tools can help with classroom management and even give you a hand in teaching your lessons

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Class Dojo

Class Dojo

Class Dojo is an app and a website that can assist you with parent communication and classroom management. Kids can receive points or get them taken away and parents are notified of their child's behavior and what is going on in the classroom.

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Story Bird

Story Bird

Story Bird is a way to create digital literature as well as printed literature. Students can create books, both picture and chapter as well as poetry using beautiful art and their own creativity. This can be used in the classroom in many different ways and can be especially helpful for ESE and ELL students. You can also use the stories your children create as a fundraiser for your classroom!

3

SeeSaw

SeeSaw

SeeSaw is another parent teacher communication tool much like Class Dojo, but more appropriate for higher grades like middle school through high school. It closely replicates a Facebook page but for your classroom. Students can turn things in on SeeSaw and receive feed back as well as you can post what is going on in the classroom like that fun field trip you took to the zoo!

4

Brain Pop!

Brain Pop!

Brain Pop is an online library full of videos and tools you can use during your lessons. There is just about no topic that Brain Pop doesn't have resources for. The videos are fun and keep the children engaged as they explore with Mobey and his friends.

5

Kahoot!

Kahoot!

Kahoot! is an online tool that students can use to take quizzes. Kahoot! is great to test background knowledge and gauge where students are at, for pop quizzes and as an exit ticket for the class. It is easy to use, great for ESE and ELL students and provides a fun interactive and competitive way to take quizzes.

6

Nearpod

Nearpod

Nearpod is an app that can be used to create interactive lessons for the classroom. The students can use their device to interact with the lesson, ask questions and receive real time feed back right in the palms of their hands.

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Free Rice 2.0

Free Rice 2.0

Free Rice 2.0 is a fun way to practice vocabulary as well as other skills through out all subjects all while making a difference! For each question you get right, they donate ten grains of rice. Watch your bowl fill all while feeding your brain and feeding someone in need!

8

Prezi

Prezi

Prezi is a new twist on your typical PowerPoint. It is creative, engaging and can even be interactive. It encourages students to use their creativity and can add some spice to your lessons!

9

Google Cardboard

Google Cardboard

Have you ever wanted to take your children to Rome to explore the Coliseum? Or to Chine to trek the Great Wall of China? Well you can with Google Cardboard! Google Cardboard allows you to take your students on adventures you would have never dreamed of all from the comfort of your classroom. You can go on a virtual field trip to almost anywhere all while feeling like you are actually there. This is a great way to have some fun and enhance your lessons.

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PowToon

PowToon

PowToon is another creative way to present presentations in the classroom. It allows you to create videos with voice overs and pictures making your lessons engaging and student presentations fun and meaningful.