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Adobe Spark

Create impactful graphics, web pages and video stories in minutes with Spark’s free graphic design app on the web and for phone.

Chrome extension that reads selected text on any website out loud for students to follow.

Read&Write for Google Chrome™ provides personalized support to make documents, web pages and common file types in Google Drive (including: Google Docs, PDF & ePub) more accessible. It’s designed to help everyone engage with digital content in a way that suits his/her abilities and learning styles. Premium version is free for teachers!

A teacher starts a kit and his/her students go toplay.gimkit.com on any phone, tablet, laptop, Chromebook, or desktop. Each student inputs the game's 4 digit code and their name. Interfaces with CSV file and Quizlet also. Gives analytics for class. and individual

Free install for your desktop/ laptop for Smartboard and screencast demos.

Flat Music Score and Tab Editor

Create and edit your music score documents with your Chrome browser in realtime with your friends or colleagues.

Quite simply, an extension that does what it says!

Mentimeter is an easy-to-use presentation software. With Mentimeter you can create fun and interactive presentations. Make your events, presentations, lectures, and workshops innovative and memorable.

Infographics make data and processes accessible and memorable. Choose from a 100+ infographic templates on Venngage and follow these steps to create your own infographics.

A free tool to help teachers search or create quality rubrics. An easy-to-use online rubric generator and repository with a bonus analyzing tool.

Newsela provides teachers, parents, and students with over 1,000 current event articles scaled at five different Lexile reading comprehension levels w/ accompanying Common Core-aligned quizzes. Teachers have the ability to assign articles and monitor student progress through the Newsela Binder feature. A large portion of Newsela’s offerings are free for users, however, schools and districts may opt for additional features through Newsela PRO . . . OT has a pro license!

Newsela PD Final Movie.mp4

Extension that offers a way to annotate, tag and share online articles and webpages and save them to your scrible Account. While browsing the Web, click the Button to load the scrible Toolbar on webpages and use to, annotate articles, add sticky notes, share annotated articles, save articles to Library in the cloud.

The Writing Reviser add-on is a free suite of tools that provides guidance and support throughout the revision stage of the writing process. This add-on provides students with feedback about their writing and enables them to address a range of potential writing problems, including weak verbs, excess prepositional phrases, dangling modifiers, and faulty sentence structure. By learning to ask questions experienced writers ask automatically, students begin to express themselves with greater precision and power.

The Vertex42 Template Gallery add-on lets you browse a gallery of more than 100 templates for Google Sheets and Docs, including calendars, financial calculators, invoices, budget spreadsheets, letters, and other time-saving tools.

Designed from the ground up, iRubric supports a variety of applications in an easy-to-use package. Best of all, iRubric is free to individual faculty and students. iRubric School-Edition empowers schools with an easy-to-use system for monitoring student learning outcomes and aligning with standards.

Google Keep is great for teachers and students to capture quick thoughts and to collaborate. One trick I use a lot is using the web version with the mobile version at the same time. Check out 7 features used to teach with Google Keep.

See more ideas on this Padlet of how to use Google keep in your classroom.

As an assessment tool, Nearpod provides immediate feedback and opportunities for re-teaching. As a presentation tool, students move through content at their own pace which allows for differentiation. As an interactive tool, students complete polls and results are immediate for classroom discussion. As a homework tool, students access the assignment outside of the classroom on their own device using the free app or or on the website.

AnswerGarden is a new minimalistic feedback tool. Use it for real time audience participation, online brainstorming and classroom feedback.

Take any photo, draw a line to make a mouth, and record your voice. Then share Pix with friends and family as greetings, playful messages, creative cards, or even fancy book reports.

Real-time messaging for your school, group, or just a single person. Schedule reminders ahead of time. iKeepSafe has certified Remind’s practices for the protection and privacy of student information.

A game-based platform that makes learning awesome. Kahoot can quickly become a go-to for teachers looking for an engaging way to run checks for understanding or exit tickets. Try establishing something like Kahoot Fridays for quick review. You could even have students take over the review process or class discussion by rotating responsibility for making the weekly quiz. Go beyond memorization of facts and allow Kahoot to introduce scenario questions/prompts with multiple decisions

Practical classroom strategies and tips from real educators, as well as lesson ideas, personal stories, and innovative approaches to improving your teaching practice.

Avatars, leaderboards, themes, music and memes! The Quizizz editor makes it super-easy to create great quizzes. While your students are having a blast, you are provided with detailed class and student-level data. works on any device with a browser. It also has iOS, Android, and Chrome apps.

Take already existing videos from YouTube, Khan Academy, Crash Course, etc. or upload your own. Enable self-paced learning with interactive lessons, add your voice and questions along the video. Know if your students are watching your videos, how many times and see the answers they give.

A digital pen and paper where you and your students can learn, create, and collaborate. Kami tools boost creation and creativity with features that are familiar to users of every age. Also, with Kami’s Google Classroom and Google Drive integration, students can finish their assignment and automatically sync.

Edcite is a web-based tool designed to help K-12 teachers create, organize, and share digital assessments. Various multi-media resources are available for teachers to create an assignment, assign tasks to students, and assess student performance. Users can also search through a large database of digital resources

Presentation software that uses motion, zoom, and spatial relationships to bring your ideas to life and make you a great presenter

Freerice is an ad-supported, free-to-play website that allows players to donate to charities by playing multiple-choice quiz games. For every question the user answers correctly, 10 grains of rice are donated via the World Food Programme.

Developed a social network that aims to provide other with technology based educational resources. With over 75,000 users we are now one of the leading platforms in regards to computer science related videos and tutorials.

This is a great tool for creating short screen casts and animated GIFS for my high school students. Being able to save directly to Google Drive makes it easy to share quickly. The direct uploading to Youtube comes in handy for editing or adding annotations to a video.

Draftback lets you play back the revision history of any Google Doc you can edit. It's like going back in time to look over your own shoulder as you or your students write.

An audio editor to create or modify any music or audio file.The new features of that this integration provides are: any MP3 or WAV URL link can be imported in AudioStudio with a simple click; the MP3 and WAV create that the audio editor have created can be shared using the cloud platform hosted by RedcoolMedia. It contains features to import, export, duplicate, split, trim, modify the speed, increase the volume, merge, etc, audio files.

TwistedWave is a browser-based audio editor. You only need a web browser to access it, and you can use it to record or edit any audio file. All the audio is stored and processed on the server, so you don't need to download anything, or save your work when you are done. Close your browser window and your work is saved. Open TwistedWave somewhere else, and all your audio files, with the complete undo history, are still available. With a free account, you can edit mono files up to 5 minutes in length.

Gives you quick access to your favorite Google services with a convenient drop-down menu that lets you use Search, Google+, Translate, and many others without leaving the page you’re on. Click on menu items to get a small windowed preview or click on the open in new button on the right to open them in a new tab.

Get notifications, read, listen to or delete emails without opening Gmail or Inbox by Gmail & easily manage multiple accounts. See the people emailing you just like in the Gmail chat notification, with an option to show their contact photos or your assigned photos for them.

Chrome Toolbar extension that will capture all or part of any web page. Add annotations, comments, blur sensitive info, and share with one-click uploads. Now with free desktop capture.

Tinkercad is a simple, online 3D design and 3D printing app for everyone. Tinkercad is used by designers, hobbyists, teachers, and kids, to make toys, prototypes, home decor, Minecraft models, jewelry

Free online diagram editor built around Google Drive(TM), that enables you to create flowcharts, UML, entity relation, network diagrams, mockups and more. Your data is stored only in Google Drive

Create lesson adventures and integrate with Your Drive, links, videos etc. Students unlock path by completing activities your provide . . . Breakout alternative.

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SketchUp Free is the easiest way to draw in 3D, now delivered in a web browser. Draw, orbit, push-pull: make anything you can imagine, however you envision it. It loads in modern web browsers on any operating system, so you can model on Chromebooks. SketchUp Free is versionless: you’re always using the fastest, most up-to-date iteration.