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Updated by shannon-selph on Aug 17, 2018
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Top 10 Classroom Technology Tools for the New Teacher

Here are some of the technology tools that I have came across through some trial and error. I did the research so you don't have to :)

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5. Rubistar

5. Rubistar

Need a great tool to make rubrics for your students? Don't have enough time to learn how to make your own? Well rubistar is a great tool to make rubrics. You pick the type of project it is, and select from some pre-made criteria and the generator makes the rubric for you! You can then customize it how you want. Link to rubistar

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9. Scratch

9. Scratch

Scratch is a great tool that you can use in your classroom to teach your students the possibilities of computer science. Computer science is a growing field and they need more people that can work in these jobs. Teaching your students by using scratch can help them with math concepts, and help them succeed in the future. Link to scratch

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6. Piktochart

6. Piktochart

Want a fun and easy to use tool to make anchor charts? Piktochart is the tool for you! Sometimes you see great charts on pinterest or teachers pay teachers but you don't feel like paying for it or want to make it your own. This is a great tool to do just that. You can make posters and info graphics. Link to piktocahrt

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4. Mindmeister

4. Mindmeister

Do you and your students hate making graphic organizers? I know as a student I hate making outlines and concept maps. Using mindmeister actually makes the process fun! You can pick your bubbles, arrows, and colors. You can make it as big or as small as you want. It makes the process of concept maps much more enjoyable and easy. Link to mindmeister

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1. Storybird

1. Storybird

Writing is such an important skill to foster in our students. If they can write about it then they know it! Story bird is a great tool that you can use to make writing interesting and fun for your class! They pick a topic and write about it. Story bird provides the illustrations. You can share the stories with other classes across the world to build culture. Link to storybird

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10. Knovio

10. Knovio

Knovio is a great tool to use in meetings or if you ever have a substitute in your classroom. With Knovio you insert pictures or upload a PowerPoint and you narrate over them. This would be great if you had a substitute in the classroom, so you could still teach your students the material they need to know without you even being there. Link to Knovios website

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8. Arloon Plants

8. Arloon Plants

Arloon plants - if one of your standards has to do with plants this is a great tool to use! This is an AR tool that teaches students the internal and external anatomy of different plants. There are also capabilities to let your students grow and take care oft their own plants, to teach them a sense of responsibility. Link to all of Arloons apps

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7. Prezi

7. Prezi

Prezi is a great tool that you can use to make presentations. You just insert your information into a pre-made template and you have a stunning presentation. This would be a great tool to teach your students to use. They could use it in small groups to make presentations. Give them a topic to research together and then put together a presentation for the class. Link to Prezi

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3. Emaze

3. Emaze

Prepare to be emazed! Emaze is the best presentation tool that I have found. You can create your own on the website or you can upload your PowerPoint to the website and it will spruce it up. There are animations, different templates to choose from, and the best thing is you don't have to worry about the design! All you have to do is insert the information in the slide of your choice and everything else is done for you...and it looks emazing! (see what I did there) You can use this to spruce up your teaching PowerPoints or you can have your students make a presentation with it! Link to emaze

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2. Class Dojo

2. Class Dojo

Class dojo is a great classroom management tool. Your students get assigned little monsters and you can reward them points for various things that they do throughout the day, or you can take points away. The great thing is that parents have immediate access to the app and can see what their students are achieving throughout the day. You can also message parents this way so you don't have to give out your cell phone number. You can use this for prizes, rewards, or set up a classroom economy with it. Link to Class Dojo