Tag Archives: teacher tools

Cool Tool | Kids Discover Online

To provide teachers with age-appropriate, accurate, and engaging nonfiction for elementary and middle school students, long-time educational publisher Kids Discover has developed Kids Discover Online, a digital collection of its entire library. The web-based platform brings articles and nonfiction texts … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Istation

More than 4 million students on more than 8,600 campuses worldwide use Istation, a computer-adaptive learning program that has academic tracking down to a science. Istation was founded in 1998. The original engineers spent years developing software that has since been proven … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | FrontRow Juno Connect

Juno Connect gives a teacher complete control over their classroom with one simple tool – their voice. It provides great digital stereo sound, voice-activated control of projectors and other devices, plus totally hands-free lesson capture and intercom activation. Wearing a comfortable microphone, teachers can guide both … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | HoverCam Ultra 8

HoverCam Ultra 8, introduced in 2015, is perhaps the world’s first document camera with 8.0 MegaPixel resolution, 60 frames/second speed and HDMI, VGA and SuperSpeed USB 3.0 outputs. In plain English, it’s pretty cool. And it’s way more than just a … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Bloomz App

Here’s a teacher communication app providing real-time updates, event and volunteer coordination, and community building tools to engage with today’s generation of parents. Built primarily for the K-8 environment, it’s an excellent tool for helping to create connections between parents and teachers, … Continue reading

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Smart Build

Ensuring learning products are intelligently developed.   GUEST COLUMN | by Anand Subramanian New models of learning exist today thanks to technology, and more-and-more educators are willing to spend to take advantage of technology-enabled teaching methods that facilitate better student … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | EduShare

Here’s a learning content repository for schools, districts, higher education institutions, and other organizations. EduShare houses teaching and learning resources such as lesson plans, lesson content, research, multimedia, and other content. It is designed to ease the search and retrieve function for students … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | IEPPLUS

SunGard K-12 Education’s IEPPLUS allows district staff to efficiently manage the entire special education process; from referral, evaluation, and IEP development to maintaining historical information and ensuring compliance with IDEA regulations. Part of the PLUS 360 suite, IEPPLUS features web-based … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Edivate

Edivate is an intelligent professional learning resource that creates a personalized learning experience for educators, helping them improve their practice and raise student achievement. It offers a personalized experience for every teacher, delivers thousands of the best resources that can be … Continue reading

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EdChat Interactive | Personalized Learning, Digital Narratives

This week tune in to EdChat Interactive and enjoy an excellent show with two stars. First up, the enlightening Sherry Crofut, a veteran edtech specialist, discusses how to implement customized, personalized learning in your classroom and in your school. Then, effective … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | ClassFlow

Here’s an all-in-one teaching platform for synchronizing classroom devices and orchestrating lessons across connected learning environments. Launched at Bett 2014, ClassFlow enters the market as a new instructional technology product. Cloud-based and device-agnostic, it brings together classroom technology – tablets, laptops, interactive whiteboards … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | EssayTagger

Here’s a web-based tool that helps teachers grade essays more efficiently by eliminating the maddening, repetitive manual labor that grading normally entails. But it is not an auto-grader. The teacher still makes every decision, every judgment, while providing more detailed student feedback … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Edulastic

Edulastic is a free formative assessment platform that supports student mastery of the Common Core State Standards. Teachers can track student comprehension day-by-day—with homework and in-class assignments—to provide personalized feedback, remediation, and intervention. Edulastic also makes it easy to create and … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | The Chalkup App

Chalkup is a class collaboration platform that does anything a learning management system can do, but with a beautiful, intuitive interface. With its seamless Google Drive integration and powerful engagement tools for assignments, discussions, grading, rubrics, and flashcards, it’s also … Continue reading

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Digital Classrooms, Virtual Schoolbags and Remote Learning

The technology to reset an antiquated education system. GUEST COLUMN | by Krish Kupathil Kids today use smartphones even before they learn to talk — a phenomenon many of us would find hard to believe. Welcome to the real generation … Continue reading

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Tweet Learning

Inspire innovation with Twitter in the classroom.  GUEST COLUMN | by Jessica Sanders  To innovate is to “make changes to something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas or products,” according to Oxford. Twitter, the social platform with more than … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Personalized Print Learning Solutions 

HP and Knewton, a leader in adaptive learning, have partnered to develop Personalized Print Learning Solutions, a first-of-its-kind product that will make adaptive learning technology available for print-only K-12 and college classrooms through a smartphone app. Personalized Print Learning Solutions will allow publishers to … Continue reading

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A Startup Story

Lessons learned from an edtech company founder and teacherpreneur. GUEST COLUMN | by Zak Ringelstein True, some of the greatest companies started in a garage. Mine, however, began at my dining room table with me frustrated and fatigued, hunched over … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Listen Current


This tool makes it easy to bring current events, authentic voices and engaging non-fiction stories to the classroom. They curate the best of public radio to keep teaching connected to the real world and build student listening skills at the same time. Non-fiction storytelling works … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Hstry


This digital learning tool that enables teachers, students and historians to create and explore interactive historical timelines. Using a platform designed to mimic social media, “Hstry” presents history in a format that is easily understood, engaging, and familiar to the 21st century student.

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Cool Tool | Curriculum Tags

For teachers or librarians looking for high-quality content to strategically build or expand their collection, as well as support their curriculum, reliable resources can be limited. Many educators spend entirely too much time searching for standards-aligned resources, hunting and fishing … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Famigo EDU

The 43% of K-12 teachers today that are using tablets in the classroom face similar problems. Students are easily distracted—sometimes by the content itself—and credible information sources can be hard for teachers to find. As mobile technology becomes pervasive in the classroom, … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Neat for Schools

The Neat Company, a leading provider of smart organization systems, offers a suite of tools (cloud, mobile, desktop software and hardware) that help those in the education field get organized. Three areas in education where Neat solutions work best: School … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | eduCanon 

Here’s an online learning environment to create and share interactive video lessons. Teachers begin with any YouTube, Vimeo, or TeacherTube video content (screencasts, Khan Academy, Minute Physics, TED, NOVA, etc.) and transform what is traditionally passive content into an active experience for students. … Continue reading

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