Top 10 Tech Ideas to Try in your Classroom

1.  Edmodo � This microblogging site was created specifically for teachers and students. Edmodo can be used to share notes, files, assignments, grades, and events. 

2. Google Applications � This free web based suite of tools from Google gives classrooms the ability to collaborate and share assignments online. The suite includes a word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation tool.

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  • Here is a google form I made to monitor student and parent communication and here is a rubric I made using google applications.

3. Quizlet � Quizlet is a free flashcard creation site that can be used to study, create, and share flashcards. Teachers can create their own flashcards for students or use pre-submitted cards.

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4. Wunderlist � Wunderlist makes it downright simple to organize your daily life. Just create a list and start filling it with things that need to be completed. Keep track of your more important tasks with reminders and notifications. It even syncs. For more information click here

5. Cel.ly � Celly creates mini social networks called cells that connect you with people and topics that matter most to you. A cell can contain anybody with a cellphone, people from your existing social networks, or any web feed.

6. QR (Quick response) Code is a barcode that can be scanned from any mobile device or computer. The code takes you to a specific website, content information, or more information about a particular concept.

7. Animoto �  Animoto is designed to bridge the gap between the high production value of film and television, and the more “amateur” feeling of most user-created videos and photo albums.

Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers by engaging their classrooms with a series of educational exercises and games. Our apps are super simple and take seconds to login. Socrative runs on tablets, smartphones, and laptops.

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9. Grade Chart is a simple grading tool for teachers and professors. Enter in the number of questions for the assignment you’re grading, and this will generate a quick reference chart to help you determine the grade percentage and letter grade for all possible numbers of missed questions.

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10 Dropbox � is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Never email yourself a file again.

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Wunderlist- No more paper to do lists

Wunderlist is probably my new favorite tech tool. I was looking for a way to eliminate endless to do “paper” lists as well as post it’s on my desk. Wunderlist is a wonderful and FREE tool that allows you to create a plethora of to do lists from food shopping to school work. The application can be downloaded to any computer or smart phone.

The wonderful benefit of this tool is that it syncs between all your computers and hand held devices. You can even share tasks or lists with friends, colleagues, or family members.

How I use it? I created a different tab for each day of the week. I write my tasks for each day whether it’s a staff meeting or a paper to grade. I delete my tasks as I complete them and if I don’t complete them on a particular day I simply drag them to a different day.

Benefits:

  • No more post it notes
  • Syncs between all your tech devices
  • Collaboration of projects and lists
  • You’ll never misplace a list again
  • ORGANIZATION

Check out wunderlist: www.6wunderkinder.com