Padlet users can pose open-ended questions and elicit multiple student responses—ideal for posing document-based questions using primary sources. Users can also create their own "post-it" notes in response to a directed question. Teachers can use Padlet as an online posterboard—a natural fit for group projects. Padlet can also function as a "bell-ringer" or "ticket-out-the-door" activity, as well as a homework assignment.
Edmodo is an educational website that takes the ideas of a social network and refines them and makes it appropriate for a classroom. Using Edmodo, students and teachers can reach out to one another and connect by sharing ideas, problems, and helpful tips.
Kidblog is designed specifically for teachers who want to provide each student with their own blog. It's free, uncluttered, ad-free, easy to set up and private by default. Teachers remain in control.
PowToon is a presentation tool that brings a fresh new communication style into the classroom. The drag-and-drop simple platform allows teachers to create content that captures students' imagination, and it gives students a language and medium to express themselves in a cool new way.
Newsela makes it easy for an entire class to read the same content, but at a level that’s just right for each student.
Diigo is a social bookmarking tool that enables you to search, bookmark, organize, archive, share, discuss, and annotate materials on the web. It's a useful tool for professional collaboration, student project collaboration, and for feedback and conversation between teachers and students.
Instagrok is a visual concept mapping tool that helps students to more accurately define what they are looking for when researching a topic.
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