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Updated by futureteacher46 on Nov 25, 2018
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My Top Ten Technology Tools for My Future Classroom

Tools I learned about in my college Educational Technology Class.

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Kahoot

Kahoot

Kahoot is an interactive learning platform that allows your students to be engaged in what is being taught and discussed. It also allows your students to want to study in order to receive first place and receive a reward, if you have that option available for them. Furthermore, Kahoot is an assessment tool that can test students knowledge on specific topics that are taught in class. Kahoot gives your students the opportunity to learn and study in a fun way, which is far more motivating for them, as they can do this in a way that they enjoy. Not only does Kahoot do all of this but, it also entails the 4 C's, such as critical thinking, as it allows students to think about the best answer choices and make a decision rather quickly as there is a time clock.

Kahoot! | Learning Games | Make Learning Awesome!

Kahoot! is a game-based platform that makes learning awesome for millions of people all over the world. Sign up to create and play fun quiz games!

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ClassDojo

ClassDojo

ClassDojo is an interactive platform that allows students and their parents to monitor what is going on in the classroom. Not only this but, parents can monitor their child's behavior and see their attendance. Many parents would prefer to use something such as ClassDojo for class socialization, as they believe it is safer since it is only used for school use, rather than facebook or twitter. Rather than printing newsletters for parents, they can have a more updated access to events occurring in the classroom. Furthermore, pictures can be uploaded on ClassDojo to start communication digitally throughout the classroom. Along with this idea, the teacher may also post pictures of the board or notes for further reference for children to review and look over while at home.

Learn all about ClassDojo ♥

Build wonderful classroom communities with parents and students

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AR Flashcards

AR Flashcards

AR Flashcards is an educational tool to help children learn their alphabet, addition, colors, shapes, etc. It allows children to learn in a fun way, as pictures presented are three dimensional. For example, if a child is learning their alphabet, you can print the animal flashcards that have the letter and type of animal to which that letter corresponds to. When the app is dowloaded on an electronic device, the device can be held over the flashcards and an 3 dimensional animal will appear. This is good for visual learners. Not only this but when the child sees the actual picture, they will be able to take the picture and correspond what the animal is and what letter is starts with.

AR Flashcards | Bringing Education to Life

Bringing Education to Life

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ClassTag

ClassTag

Classtag is an interactive tool to create communication between the teachers and parents. Furthermore, is allows parents to be updated about upcoming events happening in the classroom and even just stay up to date on current day-to-day things occurring in the classroom. Classtag gives parents the opportunity to be involved in their child's school life and communicate with the teacher. The teacher can also post events or opportunities for the parents to sign up for. Pictures of the children and classroom can be uploaded with permission from parents. Some pictures to post may include field trips, parties in the classroom etc. They can further be broken down into albums for organization. Also, Classtag coins are earned by communicating with parents, which are redeemable for supplies for the classroom.

Free all-in-one parent communication app with free supplies and exclusive offers for teachers!

ClassTag is a trusted teacher app facilitating parent teacher communication and parent engagement. Try ClassTag today.

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BrainPOP

BrainPOP

BrainPOP is an educational tool to use in the classroom with videos and quizzes. There are multiple different subject areas to choose from such as science, social studies, math, etc. Along with this, there are multiple free lessons that you can choose to go along with lesson plans. Although, BrainPOP does cost money and therefore, options to choose from are limited. As you choose and watch a video, your class can take a quiz at the end to see what they know and what you need to go over again or review. By doing this, it will help them prepare for the graded quiz to see what they have learned.

A Universe of Learning

BrainPOP - Animated Educational Site for Kids - Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Arts & Music, Health, and Technology

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Flipgrid

Flipgrid

Flipgrid is an interactive platform that allows you to interact with one another by video. In other words, Flipgrid would be a great tool for creating and starting discussions in your class. The students are furthermore able to record themselves answering a discussion question. With the ability for the students to video record themselves, it can be more defined as individual work. Not only this but to create discussion, students are able to respond back to their peers through video or writing.

Flipgrid - Video for student engagement and formative assessment

Flipgrid is where social and emotional learning happens! The leading video discussion platform for millions of PreK to PhD educators, students, and families.

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Photomath

Photomath

Photomath is an educational tool that can be used to help solve math problems. In other words, if a student gets stuck on a question and are not able to ask their teacher at the moment, Photomath can help. Photomath is an app that you download on your phone or other electronic device. Simply take a picture of the question to which you are stuck on and there is your answer with a step-by-step explanation. Being able to see the step-by-step explanation is very helpful, as it can help a student learn and know how to do a certain type of problem for a future test, so they can get it correct. (This app is also free)

Photomath - Scan. Solve. Learn.

Photomath is the #1 app for math learning; it can read and solve problems ranging from arithmetic to calculus instantly by using the camera on your mobile device. With Photomath, learn how to approach math problems through animated steps and detailed instructions or check your homework for any printed or handwritten problem.

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Khan Academy

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a very helpful website to use, that has many educational video tutorials to many different topics and subjects. Khan Academy is essentially like a free "online tutoring" service. Khan Academy also has a course summary to see what each grade level learns about. Therefore, it is broken down in a way that help is easy to come by. Each video tutorial has step-by-step explanations and solutions to problems. Furthermore, Khan Academy can be very helpful when it comes to trying to solve a similar problem to that of the homework given. Sometimes, if a students sees a similar problem solved and broken down, they are able to solve the problem to which they are struggling with.

Khan Academy | Free Online Courses, Lessons & Practice

You can learn anything. Expert-created content and resources for every course and level. Always free.

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Quiver

Quiver

Quiver is a tool used to further engage students and bring their coloring page to life. Quiver has multiple different free coloring page options that you can choose from. After the coloring pages are printed, the Quiver app will need to be dowloaded in order to bring their coloring picture to life in a three dimensional way. Once the student has colored the picture however they choose, they hold the electronic device over it and it as if their coloring/art is right there in front of them or in person. This could also be a good tool to help children build their fine motor skills.

Coloring Packs - QuiverVision 3D Augmented Reality coloring apps

Quiver 3D Augmented Reality coloring apps: print, color and see your drawing in beautifully hand-animated 3D worlds

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Google Classroom

Google Classroom

Google Classroom, is essentially used as an online classroom. Students are able to go at their own pace, as you as a teacher can post things for them to review or reflect on. Videos can be posted to show lessons if students were absent. Furthermore, pictures as well as homework, can be posted for further convenience. Homework and discussion boards can also be posted on Google Classroom, which integrates discussion and communication in the classroom. Also, important events can be set up on Google Classroom to ensure important dates are being communicated in the classroom.

Google Classroom | Google for Education

Google Classroom is a free Google app that lets educators create classes, distribute assignments, send feedback, and see everything in one place.