What are the Top Technology Tools that Every Teacher should know About or try to implement into their classroom?
Wirelessly mirror any device to a projector by using this web application Reflector. It works on any device as long as you are connect to Wifi. The software is downloaded to the laptop or desktop computer that is connected to the projector. Share up to five screens at one time.
Free interactive tools that can reteach, enhance, or provide extra support to students in grades 6th- 12th grade. Subject areas include, Math, Science, Social Studies, English Language, Spanish, and More. No extra login required, just use Clever or Google to sign right into the program. Did I mention that it is FREE?
Create a backchannel for the students to post questions, answer questions, post links, and just comment about the lesson in class. This is also a great tool to use parents or during staff meetings. Defiantly a tool to put on the list of need to know.
Create your own Jeopardy, Connect Four, or Spinner game with this free online teacher tool creator, Classtools.net. I love being able to design my own games for the students to play during or outside of class. Check out Connect Four! My Favorite.
Create interactive timelines within minutes using TimeToast. Easy to use free tool that will allow the students to use pictures within their timeline.
Create a digital paper quickly by using trending topics or key phrases from social media and the internet. Take a look at the Paper.IL on the Blended Learning Cookbook.
Need to put tougher a presentation fast but yet still want it to look professional? Take a look at Haiku Deck. A simple presentation tool that helps to locate images from the internet to produce a professional looking presentation in minutes.
Take pictures of your screen or capture screen recording with this tool Snag It. Works great with the Chromebooks.
Plickers is a low tech easy way to gather quick formative assessments within the classroom. Every students will be able to answer the question and data will be gathered quickly for the teacher to see who might need a little extra help with the concept.
Use your voice to convey messages or create a chat within your classroom. Voxer reminds me of a walkie-talkie system. Friends can talk back and fourth but with Voxer the messages are all saved so you can listen to them when you are free.