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Education Today, every teacher wants to make their classroom environment the best place for engaging, learning and interacting. As with the advancement in technology, teachers...
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Today, every teacher wants to make their classroom environment the best place for engaging, learning and interacting. As with the advancement in technology, teachers now have hundreds of thousands of technology options to enhance their instruction. These tools are changing continuously. So it is necessary to make the best choices, based on the resources available in your school. Here in this article we shed light on top sure fire picks to ensure that the goal you set has a real purpose, not just the technology introduction for the sake of looking tech-savvy.

Officemix:

This allows teachers to go further with their PowerPoint presentations polls, videos, questions and more. It makes your presentation more engaging and interesting. With the add-on it is easy for teachers to find everything easily that help them to create and share interactive online lessons. Some educators, users, find that they can record their own videos without feeling like the person on stage in front of the whole class. The flaw of their “performances” makes for engaging, yet entertaining, delivery to their students.

Nearpod:

When creating presentation you can start from scratch or use the already created presentation template available with this product. You can also keep your students on the same digital page that allows for more interaction. Whether you want to download CCSS approved lessons or wants to turn your own PDFs, PowerPoint or Google slides into interactive lessons the multimedia content grab students’ attention.

Kahoot:

Kahoot is one of the most popular tools with students because it’s quick, fun and gives a feeling of a game. For a deeper educational impact, the learning style of Kahoot engages the hand, mind and heart for better learning. It is very easy to create Kahoots and both students and teachers can create it in few minutes.

Socrative:

If you are seeking for opportunities for quick testing via short answer, true or false or multiple choice strategies, this tool is just for you. The popular “Space Race” allows the group to be split into two different teams that compete head to head to give the quickest answers.

Remind:

This application allows parents to sign up for text alerts for all schools or class related information. It requires no phone numbers. You can get the reminders in advance and as customized as you like it. It can save your precious time by sending one-way announcements or by starting a chat.

Edmodo:

Edmodo is one of the best apps that help create a more interactive online community within individual classrooms and around the school. It allows teachers to create their own space to share with parents and students. It is used for snapshot, quizzes, subject content, polling, and discussion boards which assess the competencies of a student.

Funbrain:

No one can deny the value of reinforcing skills and content with the playing of games. The curriculum available at Funbrain provides you the right enhancement to your lessons no matter in which grade you are and across a huge range of subjects.

Newsela:

This tool provides a broad range of current events stories geared to the interests and many reading levels of students. This is the best app for slower readers or ESL, as with this you will get an unlimited access to hundreds of thousands of leveled articles as well as Common Core aligned quizze’s, with new and innovative articles every day.

Edshelf:

This is a web based portfolio for teachers to create their own app collections, and see what tools other teachers are using in their classrooms.

 

Author Bio: Eddie Colin has a PhD in marketing from the University of Melbourne. His interests lie in the expansion of E-Commerce as an alternative to in store shopping and also he write articles on education, Technology and Markiting at Essay Writing. You can follow him on Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn | Ezine | Amazines

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