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Powtoon is an alternative presentation tool that takes any slideshow and transforms it into an animated video.
Screencast-O-Matic is a screen recording tool that provides an easy way to record anything on your computer including narration and picture in picture. This tool makes flipping your classroom a breeze.
Screencastify is a free Google extension that records your computer screen along with narration and then automatically saves it to your Google Drive. You can also insert these videos directly into Google Classroom with a single click.
Discovery Education is transforming classrooms by offering quality digital content, interactive resources, virtual trips, classroom challenges and contests. Teachers can build and store content, assignments, quizzes, and writing prompts.
Kami uses annotation tools to turn any PDF document into an interactive resource. Users can annotate with text boxes, drawing tools and comments. Use the Kami extension in combination with Google Classroom to develop interactive files for students.
Remind puts you in touch with your students and parents without having to share phone numbers. One way or two way communication make this a versatile tool. Send reminders & updates to everyone at one time. You can even attach files.
Padlet is an online board that allows teachers and students to share information in a single location. Post answers to questions, images, documents and even videos to a padlet. It's a great way to get feedback from students and to easily share resources with others.
Smore takes your newsletters to a new level and that's not all. You can create newsletters, posters, events and more. Share the smore link and everyone can see your creations online - no need to print it all out.
Quizlet provides free study tools to students that can be used in and out of the classroom. Create online flashcards for that include text and graphics. Students use a game format to study. The new Quizet Live allows for collaboration that makes learning fun!
Nearpod is an interactive presentation tool that helps you build in elements such as quizzes, polls, open ended responses, videos, audio files and much more. Use your presentations inside Nearpod to engage your students.
EdPuzzle is an easy to use website that allows teachers to add interactive content to videos. Insert questions, links, your own audio notes and reminders directly into each video.
Piktochart web-based infographic application which allows users to easily create professional infographics and presentations using themed templates. You don't have to have graphic design experience to create with Piktochart.
Adobe Spark Post is a social media lover's dream. Quickly create an eye catching graphic with text to post on social media or save to your camera roll to use in other applications.
Adobe Spark Video turns anyone into a movie producer. Using a lot of images and icons and minimal text, users add their voices to make their videos come to life.
Popplet makes mind mapping and organizing a breeze with its free app. Users can also use the popplet.com website to create as well. Easily create and connect ideas together using text or graphics. Products can be saved as a graphic to use in other programs or printed out.
Virtual Field Trips takes you and your students to places around the world without leaving the comfort of your classroom.
Blogging using Blogspot, edublogs, kidblogs or any other blogging site is a great way to stay connected to students and parents. It also helps share information with other educators. It's also an excellent way for students to create an online portfolio of work and experiences.
QR Codes are scanable codes that contain information to access websites, twitter accounts, audio files, text and more. Use these codes to create answer keys, scavenger hunts, or quick reference cards.