Technology in Education

Communication
Class Pager – Send texts to parents and students without anyone knowing each other’s device numbers. This could be used for class announcements, but also as a questioning tool.
ClassParrot – Set up an opt-in code that parents and students can text to receive updates about the class
BayFiles – Upload a file to their server and generate a download link so you remove all need for email attachments (I prefer Dropbox.)

Math
IXL – Math games and activities broken down by grade level and concept
TenMarks – Create an online Math classroom and adjust lessons to fit student needs

Meetings
ConceptBoard – Create a shared whiteboard where you can comment, sketch, and even edit documents with a group
SimpleMeet.me - Creates a quick chat with a unique URL that you can message to other co-workers

Productions

Wix.com – Free website creation that is not bloated
LogoType Maker – Create logos based on text and small images in under five minutes
Komixo – Create comics online with your own images
Make Beliefs Comix – Comic strip templates
Veezzle – A search engine for free stock photos.
SpicyNodes – Create a visual map of nodes branching off of a central topic (like Inspiration)

Questioning Strategies
SoapBox – Get instant feedback from your students while you are teaching.

Reading
Project Gutenberg - Free ebooks of public domain works.

Science
We Choose the Moon – Celebrates the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11.

Standards/Test prep
NAEP sample questions – Look at questions from past tests and see how students scored.

Writing
BoomWriter – The teacher creates the first section. Students add to the story and then vote on the best continuation of that story. Do it again multiple times and you have yourself a collaborative book.
MyOpenLetter – Quick, one-page letters without the need for a login.
PenCamp – Quickly create one web page to display your work.
Wattpad – Self-publish chapters of a book to share with a writing community.

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