Interactive Templates and More
Free and paid versions available. On-line grading/reporting program used for entire
schools, but can be modified for individual teachers.
Active Grade: http://activegrade.com
Another solution for those who are looking for an online grade book.
Great website builder for any application. Students will love the ease of designing. Let your imagination go wild, but be sure to have a plan and vision for what you want your website to do or suffer the consequences of having it become too cumbersome.
Haiku Learning: http://www.haikulearning.com
Cloud based tools. Great for schools who are looking for a whole-school solution.
On-line poster-simple website.
Great for promoting an event, giving parameters for a project, communicating details, etc. Some limitations to background, format and fonts, but great for the quick sharing of information
Compatible with JupiterEd.
Free with a school subscription to JupiterEd. Grades can be uploaded to the JupiterEd with a click of a button. Great tool for quizzes and assignments. Able to include graphic, audio and video files.
Give students a chance to interact and test them on their knowledge. Takes a little bit of work to find the right video or pictures to make it more meaningful, but a great way to check understanding. Make a quick quiz, start a discussion or conduct a survey! Students need their internet capable device to connect to the game. Input a code and get started.
Interact with mobile devices in and out of the classroom. Needs at least one mobile device in addition to the teacher computer to work.
Lingt Language: http://lingtlanguage.com Record audio answers to questions.
Free version is limited. Great for language learners
Needs at least 2 devices to work. No student sign up needed. Create quizzes, get instant results to download or analyze in class.
Includes simple games to make group work more challenging and fun. Teachers can set up a quiz or activity and give students the code to access.
Infuse Learning: www.infuselearning.com Needs at least 2 devices to work.
www.teacherinfuselearning.com teacher account controls activity.
www.studentinfuselearning.com students log with code provided by instructor.
Teacher Tube: www.teachertube.com
An alternative to YouTube. Many schools block YouTube, so this is a good alternative. You can upload your own videos and see what others have shared.
Promethean Planet: www.prometheanplanet.com
Needs ActivInspire software to work. Sign-up and download through website.
SMART Templates: www.mwcsd.org Needs software download to work.
Prezi: http://prezi.com More than Powerpoint!
A different, free flowing way to present information. Good for the non-linear thinkers.
VoiceThread: https://ed.voicethread.com Presentation and recording.
Great for students to document their learning. Also good for presentations.
Schools pay per enrollment and have access for the whole school. Needs a manager to input all the students and create accounts.
Padlet: http://padlet.com Build a wall!
Story Bird: http://storybird.com Online story writing.
Great for narrative writing. Includes many types of graphics.
Zoo Burst: http://zooburst.com
Free and paid versions available. Free version is limited, but can be useful.
GoAnimate Plus: http://goanimate.com
Personal use only with some limitations. Paid versions available.
GoAnimate for Schools: http://goanimate4schools.com
Price depends on number of teachers and students (5 teachers, 200 students = $355)
Create entertaining and engaging presentations in minutes. Start with a template or start from scratch to design just what you want. You can create a slide show or video in minutes. Be sure to have a plan! Video audio must be done as a single clip!
Glogster Edu: http://edu.glogster.com $95 for 1 teacher and 125 students.
Teachers can sign up and create student accounts. This is an online-virtual poster with the ability to add in text, graphics, video, links and more. Some limitations, but gets better every year. Allows students to show their personalities and creativity without the need for purchasing materials. Also good for doing a digital showcase or asynchronous gallery walk with feedback. Teachers can set up "projects," give feedback and assign a score.
Set up "Courses" to maximize the use of this brain-based program. Input your own vocabulary and sentences or find an existing course. Levels break down the content into manageable chunks. Let the students study on their own.
One of the best tools for vocabulary and concept memorization. Full of pre-made sets. Students can make their own sets to study. Includes flash cards, games, quizzes and more. Teachers can create classes and assign study sets to the classes. Also tracks progress.
Quia: www.quia.com Cost: $49 a year per teacher.
Great for vocabulary building. Includes pre-made games. Just add in the content and the program creates activities for you. Also includes an item back to use with quizzes. Teachers are able to track students in their classes. Can include immediate feedback for self correction.
Surveys and More:
Question Pro: www.questionpro.com
Great for taking surveys.
Micro Poll: www.micropoll.com
Good for a quick survey.
Google Drive: https://drive.google.com
Sign Up Genius: www.signupgenius.com Organizing groups and functions.
Great for organizing and keeping track of sign up details.
ThreeRing: www.threering.com SMART phone app. creates archives of student work.
TodaysMeet: http://todaysmeet.com Backchannel for engaging students!
Great for students to use during lectures, guest presentations, meetings, etc. that they may need to give feedback to. Should be used with strict parameters and focused content or this could get out of hand. Teachers can monitor in real time, save for different durations and get immediate feedback.
Reflection: http://www.reflectorapp.com Mirror your iPod/iPad on your screen.