Top 10 Digital Learning Tools

Zionsville Community School Corporation

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Are you looking for ways to meet the ZCS technology goals for this year? Are you wanting to find ways to engage your students in and out of the classroom? Check out any of the digital tools from our Top 10 List. Every one of these tools are easily embedded into the Canvas LMS. Contact Kyle or Carly if you would like more information, or would like for us to model a lesson utilizing the tool.


Screencast-o-matic is a screen capture software that can be used to create video from your screen (i.e. mini-lessons or content description), and it doesn't require any downloading or installing. Videos can then be uploaded directly to YouTube, or downloaded to your computer.


Quizlet is a free website providing learning tools for students, including flashcards, study and game modes. Students and teachers can create custom content, or choose from the thousands of resources that are already created.


BrainPOP has over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades K-12 , together with quizzes, concept maps, educational games, and standards-based related materials, covering the subjects of science, social studies, English, mathematics, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music.


Padlet is a virtual wall that allows students to express their thoughts on a common topic easily. It works like an online sheet of paper where students can put any content (e.g. images, videos, documents, text) anywhere on the page, together with anyone, from any device.


Newsela is an innovative way to build reading comprehension with nonfiction that's always relevant: daily news. It's easy and amazing. Every Article is written at 5 Levels. Assessments are available in quiz and writing formats.


Symbaloo is a free visual bookmarking tool that makes it simple to organize your favorite websites. With an account you can access your bookmarks from everywhere with any device and share your online resources with others.


VoiceThread is an interactive collaboration and sharing tool that enables users to add images, documents, and videos, and to which other users can add voice, text, audio file, or video comments. You can post your VoiceThread on your website or save it to an MP3 or DVD.


ThingLink is a platform for creating interactive images and videos for educational channels. Be creative! Make your images come alive with video, text, images, shops, music and more! Every image contains a story and ThingLink helps you tell your stories.


Piktochart is a web-based infographic software which allows students and teachers to create professional looking infographics, using templates or start from scratch.