Hottest EdTech Tools of 2017- Virtual Field Trips

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 63. Learn Around The World – Virtual Field Trips

As nominated by Nicholas Clayton.

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.

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Hottest EdTech Tools of 2017- Thrively

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59. Thrively – Kids Activities and Strength Assessment

As nominated by Angela Maiers of Choose2Matter.

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.

Hottest EdTech Tools of 2017- Help Students Graduate

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48. AspirEdu – Educational Analytics to Identify your At-Risk Students

As nominated by Josh Murdock.

Founded by educators who are creating solutions to the problems of educators, AspirEDU helps schools help more students graduate. They analyse the data that schools already have, allowing their solutions to identify students that are most at risk of dropping out of or failing courses, and to identify the best practices that instructors can use to maximise the performance of their students. Retaining more students is good for schools and even better for the students themselves.

Hottest EdTech Tools of 2017- Paperless Classroom

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41. Showbie – The heart of your paperless classroom

As nominated by Kerry Gallagher, Director of K12 Education at Connect Safely.

Showbie combines all of the essential tools for assignments, feedback, and communication in one easy-to-use platform.

Showbie’s features were designed with teachers and students in mind. Unlike other learning management systems that require extensive training and time to implement, teachers can start using Showbie’s powerful platform within minutes. Teachers who use Showbie love how it transforms their classrooms into engaging, collaborative, and organized learning environments. Showbie’s suite of tools make it easy to give rich, differentiated feedback to students, so everyone gets the help they need to succeed. Showbie allows students to share files and ideas with each other, ensuring everyone is on the same page and encouraging collaboration.

Showbie lets teachers work with their peers and easily engage with families. Teachers can set up groups to work directly with colleagues, share best practices, or discuss the needs of particular students. Parents can easily be part of the conversation too; teachers can set up groups just for families where they can post class updates and even permission slips.

Hottest EdTech Tools of 2017- Avatar Animation

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40. SiLAS Solutions – Avatar animation software for social skills

As nominated by Chris Aviles of The Teched Up Teacher.

SiLAS is a browser-based web app that allows students to act out social scenes using video game pads and microphones to control their 3D avatars. SiLAS records the interaction in real-time, then produces a studio-quality animation that teachers and students can re-watch, critique, and assess. Student-performance data is tracked and animations are saved in guardian accounts allowing for crucial carryover year-to-year and outside the classroom. Kids can also create and watch interactions in full virtual reality.

The instructor selects the setting location for where the students will interact. Does the student need help initiating conversation in the cafeteria? The students can now practice the situation in the virtual cafeteria setting before going to eat their actual lunch. SiLAS is a great tool for helping kids who have social anxiety or interaction difficulties and for educating those with SEN about different social situations.

Hottest EdTech Tools of 2017- Peardeck

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39. Peardeck – Powerful Learning Moments for Every Learner, Every Day

As nominated by Kerry Gallagher, Director of K12 Education at Connect Safely.

Created by Educators for Educators, Pear Deck creates interactive presentations for 100% student engagement and real-time formative assessment. With options to build presentations from scratch, or import existing Google Slides or PDFs, Pear Deck makes it as easy as possible to start engaging every student in every row of the classroom.

Their library of existing sample lessons provides great examples on how to use the 5 Pear Deck interactive question types, embed youtube videos or web pages. The recently launched Student-Paced mode allows teachers the option to send Pear Deck home with students for homework, or administer in class quizzes. With unlimited storage and sharing capabilities, the options are endless.

Hottest EdTech Tools of 2017- Community Involvement

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29. Living Tree – The private social network for your school community

As nominated by Erin Klein of Kleinspiration.

LivingTree is your district’s own private, social network for family engagement. It replaces public social media, websites, emails, blogs, single purpose apps, paper flyers, etc. LivingTree simplifies engagement for both families and teachers. Each classroom and school has a private network which nests into the broader district network. Within your network, you have all the engagement features you need in one easy to use app (web or mobile) and even two-way translation to 100+ languages. LivingTree was recognized at the 2016 Stevie Gold Award winner for Community Involvement Program of the Year and 2016 Stevie Silver Award winner for Smartphone App of the Year.