Adobe Voice lets you create a stunning animated video in minutes. Simply record your voice, add photos and music, and your masterpiece is complete. This app is free, however, it requires a Creative Cloud account (which is also free). The options are endless when it comes to using Adobe Voice in the classroom...book reports, presentations, how-to videos, persuasive essays, and the list goes on. Check out the video below and give it a try in your classroom!
Grading made easy! As a classroom teacher I dreaded grading papers. It was time-consuming and I was always looking for a better method. Let me introduce you to ZipGrade. ZipGrade allows you to turn your iPhone or iPad into a optical grading machine!
The first 100 scans are FREE! If you love the tool (and I'm convinced you will), you can purchase a year subscription for $6.99 or two months for $1.99. Click here to watch ZipGrade in action!
Canva is a FREE graphic design web tool. It includes features such as free icons and shapes, millions of images, photo filters, and hundreds of fonts. It's simple interface makes creating designs and presentations easy...no design skills needed! There are several ways to publish your design including a link. image, PDF, or social media.
Canva can be used in the classroom numerous ways: create posters, app smash with other apps, presentations, etc. Spice up your next project with Canva and watch the creativity come to life!
Since Hour of Code is hosted in the month of December, I thought this month would be a great time to highlight a coding app. Let me introduce you to Hopscotch! This FREE app teaches users how to code while creating their own games, stories, animations, and more. Users can also share their creations with others. Click HERE to learn more!
Thinglink is a neat tool that allows users to create interactive images Be creative! Every image contains a story and Thinglink helps you tell your story. Click below for samples:
Life Cycle of a Chicken
Google Forms in the ELA Classroom
Thinglink provides endless possibilities in the classroom! This tool offers FREE or paid account options. You can access it online or via an app for mobile devices.
Bring the classroom to life with interactive mobile presentations that teachers can create and customize themselves. Nearpod is a FREE tool that allows you to do this in four simple steps!
Tackk is one of new fav tools! Tackk allows you to create a single page website with ease. Simply add titles, text, images, videos, maps, and much more with a click of the button. Need to reorder your page? It's as easy and clicking an up or down arrow. It is available on iOS and Android devices, as well as online. More importantly...its FREE!!
Tackk offers the ability to share on multiple social platforms, such as Twitter and Facebook. You can also share via email or embed it on your website.
How can you use Tackk in the classroom? The possibilities are endless! Some examples include: book reports, research projects, essays, newsletters, flyers, student portfolios, and much more! Tackk even allows collaboration using Tackk Stream. Students can share their work and teachers and peer can leave feedback. Tackks can be made public or private. Teachers can create Tackk boards to collect student work in an organized manner (Tackks must be public in order to appear on boards).
Click HERE to see my sample Tackk. Have you tried Tackk? What other ways can Tackk be used in the classroom?
Looking for a new way to communicate with parents? Let me introduce you to Bloomz. Bloomz is an all-in-one app for parent communication. It is an educators dream come true! With its intuitive user interface, this app allows educators to connect, communicate, and coordinate with just a few easy steps. You can post announcements, daily updates, share photos, request volunteers, schedule parent conferences, and much more! I introduced the Bloomz app to my children's preschool teacher and she LOVES it! One of the teachers at one of the schools I serve is using it this year too. Bloomz is available across multiple platforms. Most importantly, it is FREE!! Visit bloomz.net to sign up for your account today! After you have created an account and gotten started, come back and comment and let me know what you think.
About this Blog
Welcome to my Tech Tool of the Month blog! This blog will feature a review on one outstanding app each month. Feel free to submit an app for review!