Friday, December 29, 2017

Sites/Apps Every Teacher Should Try in 2018

Regardless of if you're making a New Year's resolution to integrate new, more or better technology into your teaching in 2018, here are a few outstanding tools that almost every teacher should consider using:

*In alphabetical order

  1. BoomWriter - BoomWriter is a group writing site and a Google for Education Partner that lets students write, share and assess original fiction and nonfiction content in a highly engaging, collaborative environment.  BoomWriter lets teachers provide their class/groups with guidance and directives to reinforce what's being taught in the classsroom followed by personalized  feedback to support and instruct individual students using their own writing submissions. 
  2.  Buncee - Buncee is a fantastic learning tool that educators are using in a wide variety of             ways.  This simple-to-use tools gives students and educators a digital canvas to create               presentations, digital stories, announcements, and much much more.  Best of all is the               educational portal that allows teachers to create and manage students as well as a wide variety   of educational resources/templates to help educators integrate Buncee into their curriculum.
  3. EDpuzzle - EDpuzzle is a wonderful website that educators around the world are using to          "flip" their classroom or lesson.  This tool lets any user take a video and "make" it their own      by adding questions or voice to assess their audience's learning.  This makes it easy to                differentiate instruction.  Also, EDpuzzle has a fantastic online curriculum which makes it        easy for educators to find resources to meet their needs.
  4. Storyboard That - Storyboard That is a widely popular website that teachers are using to            integrate technology in their classroom.  This is a great learning tool that educators are using      for project based learning, graphic organizers, digital storytelling, writing prompts, and much    much more.  Also, there are lots of lesson plans, assignments, and templates, for teachers to      choose from to help meet their needs.
  5. ThinkFluency - ThinkFluency is an innovative new iOS app that lets teachers easily assess        student's Reading fluency.  Best of all, the scoring is done in real-time and generates detailed    reports that can then be shared w/ others.  Finally, ThinkFluency helps create individualized      instruction plans for students, saves teacher's time, and makes assessing super-easy.

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