Free apps and tools to help teachers in their daily challenges:
IPAD APPS FOR SCHOOL
Written by Richard Byrne: “I believe that good teaching is good teaching regardless of the technology that is used in a classroom. That said, technology does offer us the opportunity to enhance our students’ learning experiences like never before”.
GOOGLE APPS ACTION
One educator’s journey along the Google Apps winding road.
Movenote is a one-of-a-kind video presentation tool online and on your portable devices. Movenote is incredibly versatile and is being used in education for blended and flipped learning, in sales and marketing and in everyday messaging. Recording your presentations is easy and quick and everything is sharable online by email or social media with a simple link.
EduSync makes planning and communication apps for teachers, students, and parents that offer amazing integration with Google Apps. EduSync’s apps are designed by teachers and students with a focus on saving time planning and communicating by simplifying tasks and synchronizing information between teachers, students, and parents.
TeacherCal is the teacher planning calendar for Google Apps. We designed TeacherCal to offer features that teachers want while integrating Google Apps in ways that save time and reduce frustration. TeacherCal can push plans to Google Calendar, share assignments to Google Classroom, and in the future it will enable amazing collaboration between teachers!
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TECH WITH KIDS
We publish expert reviews and Best Picks recommendation lists of children’s apps, video games, websites, and tech toys. Our mission is to help parents, grandparents, and teachers find the best tech to use with their kids.
TEACHER ADVISOR WITH WATSON
Free lesson planning and instructional guidance with the power of IBM Watson™.
The number one class management tool used by more than 1 million teachers around the globe.
WEB 2.0 TOOLS FOR TEACHERS
This document is intended as simple introduction to some free Web 2.0 type tools that can be used by teachers who are interested in using technology in language teaching.
TEACHERS WITH APPS
An Educational App Review and Resource Site: TWA field-tests every app with a cross-section of students/teachers as part of our review process. Teachers With Apps is dedicated to the idea that quality mobile educational apps are the tools of the future but they need to be used responsibly.
Class123 is a free classroom management tool with various classroom tools and communication features.
VIDEO TOOLS FOR TEACHERS
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TeacherBox helps you manage your paperwork so you can spend more time doing what really matters. Stay ahead of the pack and try TeacherBox now. It’s free but places are limited.
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THE INTERACTIVE STUDIO
Blicker is the revolutionary Classroom Response System that uses Bluetooth Low Energy for student and teacher interaction.
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PHP Webquest is a free educational software developed in order to help those teachers who want to create their own activities without the need of wrtitng any HTML code or uploading files to a web server. If you want to install it at your school’s server, please click on the image of the International Version.
PHP Webquest es un software libre educativo diseñado para ayudar a los profesores que quieran crear sus propias actividades sin necesidad de escribir código HTML o subir archivo a un servidor. Si quieres instalarlo en el servidor de tu Institución Educativa, haz click en el enlace correspondiente a la versión en Español.
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Join teachers from over 6,000 schools around the world that connect and engage with their classes on Chalkup.
Pear Deck was founded by educators on a mission to improve teachers’ lives by making rich, active teaching easy.
A HootCourse is an online classroom. And then some.
Instead of cumbersome forums or complicated lesson-plan formats, HootCourse uses a combination of the most popular social networks and blogging platforms to provide a new type of online classroom.
FreshGrade allows teachers and students to quickly and easily capture artifacts and create portfolios to communicate student learning. Free for teachers, parents and students.
With Bloomz, teachers can safely communicate with parents, share class photos & updates, and coordinate through volunteer and conference signups.
Puzzle Me makes it easy to create online games that inform and educate – and are fun to play. Any individual or organization, publisher or marketer, teacher or student, can use our tools to create valuable content. We provide the Puzzle Me creator. You provide the subject expertise. Your games can be embedded into responsive websites or blogs or iOS and Android apps. They’re mobile-friendly and easy to share and lend themselves to contest or competition.
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eduClipper is born out of the educational need for teachers and students to have a better platform to explore, share, and contribute resources and materials to help enhance teaching and learning of both a formal and personal nature.
WeLearnedIt is an easy to use project-based learning platform that allows teachers to create and share dynamic assignments, leave meaningful feedback on student work, and allows learners to capture and track their academic growth and achievement over time in digital learning portfolios.
TeachAde is the first interactive website with Web 2.0 tools designed exclusively for K-12 teachers, giving them the ability to share, search and create resources to enhance their teaching and professional development as well as network with other teachers. The free site is designed to improve education by enabling online teacher communities and resource sharing.
TEACHERS USE CROWDSCHOOL TO CREATE, SHARE, AND DISCOVER PROJECT BASED LEARNING CHALLENGES. YOU CAN TOO!
- Create a project based lesson in minutes online.
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twiducate is the perfect solution for elementary and secondary students. Rather than having your students sign up and enter an email address, you sign up and create a class code.
Using this code, your students log in to your class network.
Here, they can answer questions, collaborate on problems, and even embed pictures and videos. As a teacher you have full control over the network. You can even add other teachers!
Classroom turns your iPad into a powerful teaching assistant, helping a teacher guide students through a lesson, see their progress, and keep them on track.
PrimaryAccess is a suite of free online tools that allows students and teachers to use primary source documents to complete meaningful and compelling learning activities with digital movies, storyboards, rebus stories and other online tools.
Edcite enables teachers to create high-quality, easily customizable, interactive content to fit their class. Our mission is to improve teacher efficacy and student learning through an engaging digital experience.
Create, market & sell online courses: Thinkific is an all-in-one software that allows you to sell courses online without any design or technical knowledge.
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Teach Online TV
Welcome to Teach Online TV, the best source for tips and tricks on creating and marketing online courses, brought to you by the nice folks at Thinkific. Every day, we produce a short episode based on questions we receive from our fans and followers.
Review your e-learning courses with your stakeholders on the cloud. Simply upload your SCORM files and get started.
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Udutu’s Course authoring tool is an easy‑to‑use and easy‑to‑master, web based tool helping you create engaging content that gets results. Udutu is FREE TO TRY, and remains free forever for up to 5 users.
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Your secret weapon to building amazing courses.
ThinkCERCA is an online platform designed to empower teachers to personalize literacy instruction across disciplines.
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We will market your course on Facebook to over 100 000 people per month. We offer free step by step guides to creating your online course with 24 hour support. No Monthly fee: We pay you 70% of the course selling price.
The non-profit ReadWorks is committed to solving the nation’s reading comprehension crisis by giving teachers the research-proven tools and support they need to improve the academic achievement of their students.
Class Messenger makes it effortless for teachers to send home important notes and updates about the day’s learning experiences. They can even see exactly which parents have read each note. And whether via app, text or email, communication through Class Messenger is always private.
We founded Educreations to build technology that multiplies the reach and impact of great teachers. We make creative tools that enable students and teachers to share ideas, collaborate, and learn new things. Basic version available for free.
Haiku Learning revolves around your content. Create classroom pages, add and organize content blocks, change layouts, and publish whenever you’re ready. Embed content from YouTube, Google Docs, Maps, Skype and dozens of other third-party services or create your own from scratch. And when you’ve crafted the perfect classroom page? Resource sharing in Haiku Learning lets you share your classes, pages, and content blocks with any other Haiku Learning user–and use content in your own class created by other teachers.
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GatherEducation is an interactive virtual learning platform that allows teachers to host classes online from the comfort of their own home. The virtual classroom environment made possible by the GatherEducation platform allows the instructor to maintain their teaching style without leaving home. Students and instructors are able to interact and collaborate virtually as they would in a physical classroom by using the many features offered in our virtual learning platform. Features in the GatherEducation platform that help teachers and students collaborate include live voice chat, an online interactive whiteboard, and a public chat for those without microphones. All an instructor needs to run a virtual class with our software is a computer with internet connection and a Kinect. GatherEducation not only works great in a blended learning environment where getting students together is challenging due to distances, but it works great for tutoring sessions or hosting a conference for professionals around the world.
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eduCommons is an Open Educational Resource (OER) repository that supports OpenCourseWare management, as well as other course based materials. It optimizes the visibility as well as enhances your content with several adttional features that raises the quality of your materials.
Real time, collaborative lesson planning for teachers & schools. Free for teachers.
nanoHUB.org is the premier place for computational nanotechnology research, education, and collaboration. Our site hosts a rapidly growing collection of simulation tools for nanoscale phenomena that run in the cloud and are accessible through a web browser. In addition to simulations, nanoHUB provides online presentations, cutting-edge nanoHUB-U short courses, animations, teaching materials, and more. These resources help users learn about our simulation tools and about nanotechnology in general. A good starting page for those new to our site or to nanotechnology is the Education page. Our site offers researchers a venue to explore, collaborate, and publish content, as well. Much of these collaborative efforts occur via workspaces, user groups, and projects. Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) is now automatically available for most nanoHUB tools, and adds powerful analytical and predictive capabilities for researchers.
EASY BIB SCHOLAR
Students annotate, organize and synthesize digital content.
Teachers can track and help improve their process in real time.
Used by educators all over the world, Voxopop talkgroups are a fun, engaging and easy-to-use way to help students develop their speaking skills. They’re a bit like message boards, but use voice rather than text and a have a specialised user interface. No longer confined to a physical classroom, teachers and students of oral skills can interact from home, or even from opposite sides of the planet!
CLASSROOM TIMER LITE
A Simple Fun Timer, designed for teachers or anyone else who needs to set timed tasks for groups of children in a classroom or similar environment.
ILEAP PICK A STUDENT
Pick A Student is a simple app designed to help teachers pick students to help or participate in class. It supports multiple different classes and various options to choose students. Choosing a student randomly will pick any student from the class, and using turn based selection every student will be picked before any student is picked again.
Infuse Learning provides a platform by which teachers can seamlessly engage every student on any device. Make informed decisions at the point of instruction with real-time, student feedback. Infuse Learning isn’t limited by device or location. Students in a distance learning environment, homebound students, or even students collaborating internationally can participate at the same time from any location via the internet.
eduCanon is an online learning environment to create and share interactive video lessons. Teachers begin with any YouTube, Vimeo, or TeacherTube video content (screencasts, Khan Academy, Minute Physics, TED, NOVA, etc.) and transform what is traditionally passive content into an active experience for students.
This tool allows the placement of videos in a formative loop allowing the teacher to check for student understanding as videos are watched.
TodaysMeet is the premier backchannel chat platform for classroom teachers and learners. Designed for teachers, TodaysMeet takes great care to respect the needs and privacy of students while giving educators the tools for success.
Students join fast, easy to start rooms with no registration, and can immediately start powerful conversations that augment the traditional classroom.
Free Online Plagiarism Checker for Students, Teachers, Scholars, Educators, Scientists, Essayists, Writers. Free Turnitin and Copyscape Alternative.
EDUCATION WORLD EDFEED
This app offers the latest news on what’s happening in education.
EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY AND MOBILE LEARNING
A resource of educational web tools and mobile apps for teachers and educators.
RubiStar is a tool to help the teacher who wants to use rubrics but does not have the time to develop them from scratch. RubiStar provides generic rubrics that can simply be printed and used for many typical projects and research assignments. The unique thing about RubiStar, however, is that it provides these generic rubrics in a format that can be customized. The teacher can change almost all suggested text in the rubric to make it fit their own project.
CK-12 provides open-source content and technology tools to help teachers provide learning opportunities for students globally. Free access to high-quality, customizable educational content in multiple modalities suited to multiple student learning styles and levels will allow teachers, students and others to innovate and experiment with new models of learning.
Schoology lets you manage your classroom, engage your students, find resources, and connect to other teachers anytime, anywhere.
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A safe way for teachers to text message students and stay in touch with parents.