Socrative Teacher – Engage, assess and personalize your class with Socrative! Educators can initiate formative assessments through quizzes, quick question polls, exit tickets and space races all with their Socrative Teacher app. Socrative will instantly grade, aggregate and provide visuals of results to help you identify opportunities for further instruction. Save time and visualize student understanding when it matters, now!
Popplet – Students can create their very own word map using popplet! Popplet allows for easy word clouds to be created and attached together for students to demonstrate an understanding of a certain concept.
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Animoto – The easy way to create and share extraordinary videos. The video maker tutorial brings your project to life with different music and animations!
Photopeach – Automatically make your own free slid show in seconds. Upload photos, pick music, and add captions to the show!
ToonDoo – Let’s you create comic strips and cartoons easily with just a few clicks, drags and drops.
Wordle – Use wordle to create an expression on a given topic using words. It would be great for students to pick a character from a book and list several different adjectives to describe the character. The more words you use the bigger the word is in the wordle.
Powtoon – A different way to present. Add animation and great design to help create amazing presentations!
Emaze – Create amazing presentations with these cutting edge designs. Pick one presentation that walks you through an art gallery or another that drives you down a road during your presentation. Pick what best suits you!
Adobe Voice: Have your students create a simple video using adobe voice to tell a story about a character or summarization of a story. The video will be narrated and edited by your students.
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Achieve3000 – Achieve3000® is the only patented, cloud-based solution that delivers daily differentiated nonfiction reading and writing instruction precisely tailored to each student’s Lexile® reading level.
NewsELA – Differentiate your articles by using NewsELA. News ELA takes different articles and breaks them up for students with different reading (lexile) levels. This way all students can participate in the conversation. Also, it generates quizzes for students to take as based on what they read at their level.
Flocabulary – Flocabulary creates educational hip-hop videos, interactive activities and online assessments for students in grades K-12. Over 35,000 schools use Flocabulary to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum. The company’s team of artists and educators is committed not only to raising test scores, but also to fostering a love of learning in every child.
ThinkCerca – ThinkCERCA is an online platform designed to empower teachers to personalize literacy instruction across disciplines. ThinkCERCA helps whole school teams differentiate for engaging learning in classrooms of diverse learners. The CERCA Framework provides a common language for students, teachers, parents, and administrators to drive sustainable growth in student achievement.
Still thinking about what to do?
Check out this great article from education world on how to incorporate technology while using common core standards.