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12 Tech-Savvy Educators' Favorite Apps

Want to know which applications the top 12 tech-savvy educators love? Find out which tech apps are great for organizing classes, managing lessons and can save you time in your everyday busy life! This list originally appeared on our EasyBib blog post which you can check out here: http://content.easybib.com/12-tech-savvy-educator-favorite-apps

Source: http://www.imagineeasy.com/blog/12-tech-savvy-educator-favorite-apps/

EDUCATIONAL: Shadow Puppet Edu

“Shadow Puppet Edu is a free app, and is excellent for providing ongoing formative feedback. It is also a great way for students to take pictures and record their audio to demonstrate what they have learned, engage in reflection and more! You can upload the recordings to YouTube blogs, and even share via social media.”
Submitted by Deborah McCallum, Teacher Librarian, Ontario, Canada (@BigIdeasinEdu)

EDUCATIONAL: Haiku Deck - Presentation and Slideshow App with Beautiful Charts and Graphs

“I love the Haiku Deck app for use at work, especially with the presentations I give to students, faculty and at conferences. I love the clean look, the sparse text and as a librarian, the availability of numerous Creative Commons photos with attribution makes me feel good about the product. I offer Haiku Deck to my students as an alternative to PowerPoint Presentations.”
Submitted by Margaux Delguidice, Teacher Librarian & Public Librarian, Long Island, NY (@metadatachick)

EDUCATIONAL: ChatterPix Kids

ChatterPix Kids is an entertaining way to add voice to anything you snap a photo of! Simply take a photo, draw a line for the mouth, record your voice, and save. Instantly, your picture comes to live with your recorded voice.
Submitted by Erin Klein, Elementary Teacher, Michigan (@KleinErin)

EDUCATIONAL: ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard

“Show Me is a great interactive whiteboard that is easy to use. I have my younger elementary students use it to put together simple presentations, complete with photos and voiceovers.”
Submitted by Michele Kirschenbaum, Teacher Librarian and In-house librarian at Imagine Easy Solutions, NYC (@Michele_EasyBib)

EDUCATIONAL: Cargo-Bot

“Cargo-Bot is a very engaging iPad app that will quickly capture students’ interest while secretly teaching them principles of computer programming.”

Submitted by Dave Guymon, Technology Integration Specialist for Blaine County School District, Idaho (@DAVEGUYMON)

PERSONAL: Codea

“For those interested in learning how to create their own games or simulations, Codea is a non-threatening program that lets you play around with writing and customizing your own code with the ease of an iPad.”
Submitted by Dave Guymon, Technology Integration Specialist for Blaine County School District, Idaho (@DAVEGUYMON)

EDUCATIONAL: Voxer Walkie Talkie Messenger

“Voxer is a walkie talkie app that I use to provide feedback for my students. It creates a 2 way conversation that we can have about their learning.”
Submitted by Starr Sackstein, High School English and Journalism Teacher, Flushing, NY
(@MSSACKSTEIN)

PERSONAL: Twitter

“The app I can't live without is Twitter, it has breathed new life into my career. I'm excited about teaching all of the time because of the connections I've made with other innovative teachers on chats and blog sharing.
Submitted by Starr Sackstein, High School English and Journalism Teacher, Flushing, NY
(@MSSACKSTEIN)

EDUCATIONAL: Educreations Interactive Whiteboard

“Educreations is a great app to create flipped Lectures or basic tutorials. I used this for my Junior/Senior elective class to review topics and on our Cyber Snow days to provide background prior to the students assignment.”
Submitted by Bill Brannick, Director of Technology, Archdiocese of Philadelphia
(@CoachB0066)

PERSONAL: Trello - Organize Anything

“Trello is the app for Trello.com a project management site. Busy administrators and teachers have the ability to collaborate and manage projects. It has allowed me to visualize all that my department has going on and keep track of the team’s updates easily.”
Submitted by Bill Brannick, Director of Technology, Archdiocese of Philadelphia
(@CoachB0066)

EDUCATIONAL: Adobe Voice - Show Your Story

“Adobe Voice is one of my favorite educational apps for digital storytelling. It's simple to use, has customizable features, and helps students create a fantastic finished product.”
Submitted by Monica Burns. EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, NYC (@ClassTechTips)

PERSONAL: Pocket: Save Articles and Videos to View Later

“One of my favorite apps for keeping up with my PLN is Pocket. I love how easy it is to bookmark articles that I've seen mentioned on my Twitter feed and want to read later.”

Submitted by Monica Burns. EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, NYC (@ClassTechTips)

EDUCATIONAL: Team Shake

“One of my most used educational apps right now is one called Team Shake. It's a $.99 cent app that allows me to enter my class, then pick by random people, by group, or by size of group. I love it as do my students as they know it's totally random!”
Submitted by Darin Johnston, 6th Grade Teacher, Iowa (@AnIowaTeacher)

PERSONAL: RockMyRun - The Best Running and Workout Music in the World

“I have some good running music, but I'm always on search for something better and found it with Rock My Run. They offer remixes of all kinds of music and if you register on their website, you can download one of their files free per month."
Submitted by Darin Johnston, 6th Grade Teacher, Iowa (@AnIowaTeacher)

EDUCATIONAL: Feedly. The free blog, tumblr, Youtube, news, RSS reader

“As a study app I find Feedly a fantastically useful way of staying on top of educational blogs and the Google Alerts I have set up. It summarises any new posts and resources that have been added to dozens of websites since the last time I've looked, all in one place.”
Submitted by Russel Tarr, History Teacher, Toulouse, France (@RusselTarr)

PERSONAL: Waze Social GPS, Maps & Traffic

“I don't have GPS in my car so Waze is really useful whenever I'm on my travels.”
Submitted by Russel Tarr, History Teacher, Toulouse, France (@RusselTarr)

PERSONAL: Flipboard: Your Social News Magazine

“Flipboard as a curation tool for topics of great interest to me including the Learning Commons, Inquiry, Pedagogy, Literacy and other areas.”
Submitted by Deborah McCallum, Teacher Librarian, Ontario, Canada (@BigIdeasinEdu)

EDUCATIONAL: Remind: Safe Classroom Communication

“Remind is the app that I love to use with my students because I am able to send them a reminder of what the homework is for the night as well as positive thoughts on how class went for the day. It's a great way to keep students connected to what is going on in class.”
Submitted by Nicholas Provenzano, Teacher & Technology Curriculum Specialist, Michigan (@TheNerdyTeacher)

PERSONAL: Evernote

“Evernote is the app that I can't live without. I use it for all of my lesson plans and assignments with my students. I use it every day to help me remember everything.”
Submitted by Nicholas Provenzano, Teacher & Technology Curriculum Specialist, Michigan (@TheNerdyTeacher)

EDUCATIONAL: Follett BryteWave K-12 Edition

“I love Follett BryteWave and Mackin Via, both e-book apps. The students love that they can access these resources easily from their devices. I even just did a Parent University workshop at our school where I showed parents how to access these resources.”
Submitted by Rose Luna, Teacher Librarian & Public Librarian, Long Island, NY (@RoseMLuna)

PERSONAL: Google Drive - free online storage from Google

"I love Google Drive. I use it everyday to access my documents and files from one place. If you need to collaborate with a teacher on a lesson you can comment and make edits to the same document without having to meet in person or at the same time."
Submitted by Rose Luna, Teacher Librarian & Public Librarian, Long Island, NY (@RoseMLuna)

PERSONAL: Zite

“In general, I am a big fan of all curation tools, but the one that I love for my personal use is Zite. Because Zite is able to learn a user's preferences, my "Top Stories" are always a combination of topics that help me professionally and personally.
Submitted by Margaux Delguidice, Teacher Librarian & Public Librarian, Long Island, NY (@metadatachick)

PERSONAL: SongPop

SongPop is a social way to challenge your friends to music challenges. The decades and genres are endless in their massive and easily categorized archive of popular selections. I have so much fun challenging friends and family to fun, quick games of music trivia.
Submitted by Erin Klein, Elementary Teacher, Michigan (@KleinErin)

PERSONAL: Cameo - Video Editor & Movie Maker

“Cameo is an awesome app that allows me to easily create and share short videos. I enjoy using the app’s editing tools to put together a montage of photos and videos from vacations, field trips, and events.”
Submitted by Michele Kirschenbaum, Teacher Librarian and In-house librarian at Imagine Easy Solutions, NYC (@Michele_EasyBib)