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Technology Top Ten List

These are my top ten favorite technologies for classrooms! Enjoy.

1

Flipgrid

Flipgrid

Flipgrid is a website that allows teachers to create “grids” to facilitate video discussions. Each grid is like a video message where teachers post questions and students answer.
Benefit: It is free and easy to use
Barrier: Many kids don’t like recording themselves
SAMR: Redefinition
Six C’s: Collaboration and creativity
Flipgrid is both teacher and student centered

3

Kahoot

Kahoot

Kahoot is a game based learning platform for both students and teachers. Kahoot is free and easy to use. Using this app or website, teachers can test the student’s knowledge for an upcoming quiz. Teacher’s can add whatever they would like to on this kahoot!
Benefit: It is free and easy to use
Barrier: It may be easy to cheat since students are able use it on their own devices
SAMR: Redefinition
Six C’s: Critical Thinking and collaboration
Kahoot is both teacher and student centered.

2

BrainPOP

BrainPOP

BrainPOP is an animated educational site for kids that includes social studies, math, science, music, arts, english, health and technology! These cartoonized videos teach kids about any subject that the teacher is trying to get across.
Benefit: It keeps the kids intrigued
Barrier: Videos don’t have built in comprehension checks
SAMR: Modification
Six C’s: Critical thinking and creativity
BrainPOP is student centered

4

Google Classroom

Google Classroom

Google classroom is a free and easy tool to help both educators and students. You can use Google classroom in your school to streamline assignments and boost collaboration with not only students but educators and parents as well. It helps to have communication too.
Benefit: It is free and boosts communication
Barrier: Google classroom doesn’t allow access from multiple domains.
SAMR: Augmentation
Six C’s: Communication and collaboration
It is both teacher and student centered

5

Class Dojo

Class Dojo

Class dojo builds a classroom that boosts and makes communication between students, parents, and educators much easier. Using this app, you can share photos and videos as well messaging that has more than 30 different languages.
Benefit: It’s reliable and allows communication
Barrier: It’s not aimed at older kids
SAMR: Modification
Six C’s: Collaboration and communication
ClassDojo is both teacher and student centered

6

Nearpod

Nearpod

Nearpod helps educators create any type of lesson whether it’s at virtual or in the classroom. It also allows for students to be interactive with their teachers. The teachers are able to make presentations that have quizzes, videos, polls and so much more.
Benefit: It is perfect for times like this pandemic
Barrier: It is time consuming and can get expensive
SAMR: Modification
Six C’s: Communication and Creativity
Nearpod is both teacher and student centered

7

Quizlet

Quizlet

Quizlet makes simple learning tools that encourages you to study. It’s free with premium purchases. It’s not just a site that gives answers, it’s a site that helps you come to the answer. It has flash cards that are perfect for learning.
Benefit: Easy to use
Barrier: You can only use it for so long before they charge
SAMR: Redefinition
Six C’s: Critical thinking
Quizlet is student centered

8

Whiteboard.fi

Whiteboard.fi

Whiteboard.fi is a simple tool that is easy to use! Educators are able to make classrooms for the students that they are able to join. Everyone receives their very own whiteboard where they can draw, write, and solve problems on!
Benefit: It intrigues the students
Barrier: Saved images may be difficult to find
SAMR: Modification
Six C’s: Collaboration and Creativity
Whiteboard.fi is student centered

9

Google Slides

Google Slides

Google slides is a free presentation maker! It’s perfect for both students and teachers. Much like powerpoint, google slides allows you to put slides of pictures, links, questions, into one video where you can show the class!
Benefit: It’s free and easy to use
Barrier: You have to have a google account
SAMR: Augmentation
Six C’s: Creativity
Google slides is teacher centered

10

Mursion

Mursion

Mursion is the best tool to use for both current teachers and potential teachers. This technology tool allows teachers to practice and talk with a fake virtual classroom of students. These students are able to talk, ask and answer questions. They resemble actual students. It is a virtual reality simulation.
Benefit: They prepare you for a classroom
Barrier: There are limited hours for newbies
SAMR: Modification
Six C’s: Communication and Creativity
Mursion is teacher centered