Learn Around The World are constantly thinking of how they can leverage technology to bring new and unique programs to your classroom. Their sole mission is to provide you with fun, interactive and meaningful programs that will not only flatten your classroom, but increase student engagement and enthusiasm.
Learn Around The World are your go-to guide to the world providing virtual field trips, guest speakers, and collaborations. They strive to make programs interactive, unique and an experience that will get your students excited about global education.
As nominated by Jon Corippo, Director of Academic Innovation at CUE.
Prodigy has content from all major topics to help ensure your students are ready for standardized testing. With a diagnostic test to place students in the correct grade, embedded assessments, and automatic differentiation, Prodigy ensures that each one of your students succeed at their own pace. Everything your students work on in Prodigy is reported back to you in real time. Quickly see which skills your students have mastered, and where they may need some additional support.
Everything you need to make your ideas come to life—photo editing, collage making, graphic design—PicMonkey’s got it. It’s never been easier to feed your creative beast. PicMonkey makes creative tools for photo editing and graphic design because they want you to rock the universe. PicMonkey want your images to show your creativity, your style, and your spot-on brilliance.
The Writing Project provides a free platform for teachers, students, schools and anyone involved in education to share their thoughts, advice and expertise in writing. With over 10,000 pieces contributed to the site in the past half a year, The Writing Project is a brilliant opportunity to have your voice heard in a wider, worldwide educational community.
Every child is a genius. Every child deserves to thrive. Thrively are guided by those two core beliefs. With a little ingenuity and a lot of hard work, they’re helping kids reach their potential, helping parents understand their children better and helping teachers connect with their students on a more personal level.
Unimersiv’s mission is to help students of all ages learn faster through virtual reality.
They believe that Virtual Reality can strongly improve the capacity of the human mind to remember the things it learned for a long time.
Unimersiv believe that virtual reality should not only be used for gaming, but also for education. Research has shown students remember 20% of what they hear, 30% of what they see and up to 90% of what they do or simulate. Virtual reality yields the latter scenario impeccably; students can interact with the virtual environment in person and manipulate the various objects within it. This supports “learning by doing” and also results in creativity by constructionism.
ZeeMaps is an enterprise-class mapping service that allows you to easily create, publish, and share interactive maps. You can construct dynamic visualizations of geographic information, producing maps from your list of locations.
For example, you can create a map of places your class has visited on field trips. You can make maps pinning the locations of your tutoring clients, key locations of famous events for a history class, locations from news article stories, friends, or relatives. In addition to marking pins on a map, you can highlight areas of interest, e.g., zip codes, counties, city, state and country boundaries.
ZipGrade turns your phone or tablet into an optical grading machine similar to a Scantron. It reads free-to-download answer sheets in multiple sizes. Provide instant feedback to students by grading exit tickets, quizzes, and formative assessments as soon as they finish. Many teachers now grade as soon as students complete a quiz or test. Students receive immediate feedback and teachers can redirect differentiated learning quickly.
Revision Buddies GCSE Revision apps offer a modern approach to learning that is interactive and engaging. They are full of thousands of questions and detailed explanations that have been written by teachers to guide you to the most relevant facts that you need to know for your exams.
Through 1000s of multiple choice questions, split into each topic of the relevant syllabus, Revision Buddies test the knowledge of students and help them to find the gaps in their learning. Students can build confidence through monitoring their progress with performance based graphs and share their results with friends and family on Facebook and Twitter.
54. Istation – Computer-Adaptive Assessments, Instruction, and More
As nominated by Ossa Fisher.
Istation (aka Imagination Station) is an award-winning, comprehensive e-learning program used by more than four million students and educators around the world. Known for its accurate assessments, engaging curriculum, and trusted teacher tools, Istation helps students in prekindergarten through 8th grade achieve academic growth.
Istation’s computer-adaptive assessments (known as ISIP™) immediately place students on personalized instructional paths unique to their needs. And the animated, game-like interface engages students so effectively that they don’t even realize they’re being evaluated.
Along with Istation’s highly interactive digital curriculum, teachers also have access to a library of thousands of lessons perfect for instructing small groups or an entire class. Comprehensive reports are immediately available for educators, administrators, and parents. Istation offers its assessments and curriculum in reading, Spanish and math. Students can also use their Istation subscriptions at home.