Integrating technology into our classrooms is a must in todays education. Our students are digitally focused and unless we speak digital with them our communication will be a complete fiasco. I know some of you are new to the concept of digitising a classroom and others are well experienced and have already been using some technology with their students, be it a beginner or advanced user , the following tools are of great help and , if you are not going to use all of them now, you should at least know about them.
It is the number one online gradebook in class management system with more than 2,410,506 members . Engrade is completely free and is a great way to post class information for students and parents .
2- Collaborize Classroom
This is a free online collaborative education platform that allows students and teachers to transcend the boundaries of their physical classroom to engage in an online collaborative learning environment.
3- Signup Genius
This is a great web tool that allows users to create a sign up page and organize their events. Teachers can use it with their students to send out reminders and classroom assignments.
This is a great website where teachers can create automatically graded online tests for free. It is very easy to use and you don't even have to register.
5- Quiz Station
This is a tool that enables teachers to easily create interactive quizzes and deliver them to students online. Teachers can use sound, flash, animations, music and many more.
This is a secure and professional web-based testing service for educators. It alows teachers to assign tests with public and private options and results are automatically graded and instantly available.
This is a flashcard tool with a variety of awesome features for teachers. They can for instance, create, learn and share flashcards. It also offers an intelligent memorizing system ideal for use with students.
This is a community of flashcard users. Teachers can join in for free and start using a wide variety of activities and games connected with flashcards.
This is a smart student response system that enables teachers to engage their classrooms via a series of educational excercises and games using computers, laptops, tablets and even smartphones.
10- Go Soap Box
This is an awesome tool for teachers interested in breaking down participation barries for their students and keeping them engaged. It also provides teachers with insight into student comprehension and thinking.
This is a web tool that allows teachers to : Improve specific student behaviours and engagement by awarding and recording real-time feedback.Teachers can also use it to email behaviour reports to engage parents.
This is an amazing web tool. It allows educators and teachers to manage their lessons, engage students , share content and connect with other educators from all around the globe.
This is a great tool that allows teachers to create private social networking and a safer online learning environemnt. Teachers have the full control over the network.
14- School Binder
I think its name says it all. This is a web tool that allows teachers to easily and effectively manage their classes including grades, assignments, discussions goals, and many more.
15- PlanBook Edu
This tool helps teachers with their lesson planning. It provides them with an easy to use set of tools to organize their plans, attach files and many more.
Edmodo is a “free and secure social learning network for teachers, students and schools. It offers a real time platform to exchange ideas”. It is one of the best means of teacher-student communication. Edmodo allows students and teachers to stay connected via sending notes , replying to postes, and checking messages and upcoming events while being away from the classroom.
This list is not conclusive and features only some of the important classroom tools