Technology Resources

Nearpod is an interactive presentation and assessment tool that can be used to amazing effect in the classroom. The app’s concept is simple. A teacher can create presentations that can contain Quiz’s, Polls, Videos, Images, Drawing-Boards, Web Content and so on. The children can access a teacher’s presentation through a code. It is up to the teacher to then move the class through the presentation and let them interact with the media as they go.

Web-Based: Free account (Upgrade available for a fee)
iOS: Free
Android: Free

Prezi is a presentation tool that can be used as an alternative to traditional slide making programs such as PowerPoint. Instead of slides, Prezi makes use of one large canvas that allows you to pan and zoom to various parts of the canvas and emphasize the ideas presented there. Prezi supports the use of text, images, and videos and also provides a collection of templates to choose from to help new users get accustomed to the interface.

Web-Based: License available for a fee
iOS: Free
Android: Free

Socrative is a smart, student response system that empowers teachers to collect data from their students via smartphones, laptops, and tablets.

Web-Based: Free account
iOS: Free – student
iOS: Free – teacher
Android: Free – student
Android: Free – teacher

Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design, screencasting, and interactive whiteboard tool that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere.

Web-Based: $3.99
iOS:
 $3.99
Android: $3.99

Use Notability to take notes, sketch ideas, annotate PDFs, mark-up photos, record lectures, provide audio feedback and more. It is uniquely designed for each device to provide the best note taking experience at school, at home, and at work.

iOS: $5.99

Solve mathematical equations by hand without actually having to crunch the numbers yourself. Easy, simple and intuitive, just write the mathematical expression on the screen then let MyScript technology perform its magic converting symbols and numbers to digital text and delivering the result in real time. Get the same experience as writing on paper with the advantages of a digital device (scratch-outs, results in real time, etc.).

iOS: Free
Android: Free

MyScript MathPad allows you to handwrite your equations or mathematical expressions on your screen and have them rendered into their digital equivalent for easy sharing. The result can be shared as an image or as a LaTeX or MathML string for easy integration with other documents.

iOS: Free

Schoology is a dynamic, intuitive, and user-centric learning management solution focused on making improvement accessible in diverse educational environments. With custom webpage and content creation, interactive collaboration capabilities, and seamless, third-party application integration, Schoology empowers educators, inspires students, and simplifies administrative tasks across the board.

Web-Based: Free for instructors; upgrade to Enterprise Package for a fee
iOS: Free
Android: Free

Edmodo is an educational website that takes the ideas of a social network and refines them to be appropriate for a classroom. Using Edmodo, students and teachers can reach out to one another and connect by sharing ideas, problems, and helpful tips. A teacher can assign and grade work on Edmodo, and students can get help from the entire class. Edmodo is a safe environment with no bullying or inappropriate content, because the teacher can see everything that is posted.

Web-Based: Free with account
iOS: Free
Android: Free

Quizlet is a free website providing learning tools for students, including flashcards, study and game modes. As a memorization tool, Quizlet lets registered users create “sets” of terms customized for their own needs. These sets of terms can then be studied under several study modes such as Flash Cards, Learn, Speller, Scatter, Space Race, and Gravity.

Web-Based: Teacher Subscription $25/yr
iOS: Free
Android: Free

WolframAlpha is an engine for computing answers and providing knowledge. It works by using its vast store of expert-level knowledge and algorithms to automatically answer questions, do analysis, and generate reports.

Web-Based: Classroom and Educator Resources
iOS: $2.99
Android: $2.99

TI-Nspire™ CX technology includes handhelds, software, apps for iPad® and a classroom management system that use the same functionality and content to deepen student’ understanding of mathematics by allowing exploration of math and science concepts.

Web-Based: Free Activity Downloads for Math, Science, English, and Social Studies
iOS: $29.99 TI-Nspire; $29.99 TI-Nspire CAS

Instructables is a website specializing in user-created and uploaded do-it-yourself projects, which other users can comment on and rate for quality

Web-Based: Explore creative projects and have students submit their work to document an innovative assignment
iOS: Free
Android: Free

Glogster is a cloud-based platform for presentation and interactive learning. It allows users to mix all kinds of media on a virtual canvas to create multimedia posters, and access a library of engaging educational content created by students and educators worldwide. Glogster encourages interactive, collaborative education and digital literacy.

Web-Based: Limited Free trial; paid options available for more features
iOS: Free

Build lessons around any TED-Ed Original, TED Talk or YouTube video. Include multiple-choice and open ended questions, web links, and discussion boards.

Web-Based: Free account
iOS: Accessible through Safari® at ed.ted.com
Android: Accessible through web browser at ed.ted.com