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.
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.
Since 2005, Edublogs has grown into the largest educational blogging network in the world
The team believe that blogging transforms the educational experience of students and have seen first hand how Edublogs increases ownership of learning, engages students, and becomes a source of pride in the classroom. Edublogs is a project of the prominent WordPress company Incsub; the same team behind CampusPress and WPMU DEV.
Trovvit allows you to create a “record” of what you are learning – save school work, maker projects, sports photos, art work, camp crafts, after school certificates. Once you save your record, you’ll have it forever.
Trovvit’s mission is to help learners at every stage – from toddler to senior citizen – learn, save records of their work, share their passions and grow their network. The team behind the app believe that creating a personal and permanent record of a learning experience is an important part of reflection and growth.
As building a community network is critical to successful learning, so Trovvit encourages learners to share their work and experiences with family and mentors through a private, secure feed and portfolio. Through sharing, they can get feedback, encouragement and ideas, telling their personal development story with an online profile and curated portfolio.
As nominated by George Webb, CEO of Revision Buddies.
Zzish finds the best learning apps and makes them useful for real classrooms. The platform enables students, teachers and developers across the world to ensure that smart technology in a mainstream education can be as good as possible.
With their platform they are helping over a million students learn better: because they’re better engaged, and because the technology can personalise their learning content. 50,000 Teachers are saving time, because data can instantly answer and record the key questions that teachers really need to know to help their students.
Furthermore, they are helping developers around the world have access the online schools market saving them thousands of hours of development, and get their apps in the hands of teachers and students.
Kami is an educational technology application that provides educators and students tools to view and edit documents and PDF files.
Kami offers easy-to-use and valuable tools to millions of educators and students needing a document and PDF solution. Kami also enables the increasing number of American K-12 schools to edit and collaborate on worksheets and interact with publisher-supplied PDF files.
Kami is a proud Google Partner, a 2012 The University of Auckland Velocity 100K Challenge finalist, and the 2015 New Zealand Innovation Award winner.
Ozobot launched in fall 2014 with the vision to create an innovative way to play, learn and socially interact in an ever-expanding digital world. Through game applications and creative curriculums, Ozobot introduces interactive robots by blending entertainment and education in the family room as well as the classroom. Their mission is to provide learners as well as gamers of all ages a new option to play, learn and interact as well as inspire them to make the jump from using technology to actively shaping and creating it.
“As we have a K-12 computer science pathway we were looking for CS toys to use at our younger grade levels, and of course students love robots! Ozobot is a fantastic tool for teaching coding as the robot and programs are scaffolded allowing us to use Ozobots at numerous grade and skill levels.” – Brian Seymour
The My Simple Show video maker tool allows users to create professional educational explainer videos in minutes. The tool is a great resource to be used inside or outside the classroom, both for teachers and students. To create a video, users simply choose a storyline and write the script, copy the script from a document, or upload a PowerPoint, and My Simple Show will create the video for you, with graphics and voiceover.
My Simple Show is so easy to use and intuitive to learn that it make a great tool for setting homework or assignments. Get students to create animated presentations or explanations of key topics to cement their understanding and allow them to demonstrate their knowledge.
Founded in 2012, Wonder Workshop is the market leading platform for children to learn computer science and robotics beginning at elementary school age. The company’s first generation robots, Dash and Dot, are widely recognized in education and have won many major industry awards.
Today, their Dash and Dot robots, which work in tandem with a suit of free apps compatible with more than 40 iOS, Android and Kindle devices, are used as learning tools in nearly 10,000 elementary schools around the world and hundreds of thousands of homes with children. The annual Wonder Workshop Robotics Competition, which has grown 5x year-over-year, currently has over 22,000 participants from 57 countries, almost half of which are women.