Applications

Halftone 2: This app allows students to create comics and is great for class projects. (iOS)

Binder: This app allows students to gather and organize digital texts and media for their classes in one location using any internet capable device. Instructors are also able to upload and share these digital resources for their course. It also allows for offline use of these texts. This free app is most effective for use in high school and higher education with some potential for middle school use. (iOS, Android, Website)

Quiver: This app allows students to bring drawings to life on their iPad. A number of coloring sheets are available to print through the app with some being education focused. Most educational pages are science and social studies related and all pages are appropriate for elementary and middle school students. This app is free with the option to purchase different coloring sheet collections. (iOS, Android, Kindle)

Mindomo: This free application and website allows students to create outlines and mind maps. Students can work alone or collaboratively with peers and can access tools without needing an internet connection. These tools are more sophisticated than other mind mapping programs and is best for upper middle school and high school students. (iOS, Android, Website, Desktop)

Quizlet: This application and website allows students and teachers to create and study digital flashcards. Students and instructors can create their own sets from scratch or look up sets made by other users. There is a variety of study options including games allowing students to review material in different ways. Instructors can create digital classrooms and share their cards with their students. (iOS, Android, Website)

Seesaw: This application and website allows students and teachers to create, share, and manage digital portfolios of classwork. Student work can be shared with the class in the classroom ‘blog’ space and teachers have the option to allow parents to view their student’s work. (iOS, Android, Kindle, Chromebook, Website)

Post-It Plus: This app allows students and teachers to to create digital copies of their notes and organize them on a digital board. Users can share their board with others and collaborate. (iOS)

Nearpod: This app and website allows teachers to create interactive presentations for their students. Teachers can choose pre-made lessons or create their own. When shared, students can access the presentation and participate on their devices while the teacher goes through it. (iOS, Android, Windows, Website)

FreshGrade: This application and website is a classroom organization system where teachers and students can create digital portfolios. In addition to uploading assignments to student profiles, teachers can grade assignments, create a digital grade book, and communicate with parents and students. (iOS, Android, Website)

Hopscotch: This app allows students to create and share their own games/programs in a simple way. Great for projects and as an introduction to programming. (iOS)

Talkboard: This app is a digital whiteboard allowing students to create and share with their groups. The app allows students to speak with one another as they work, upload images, and export their boards. Most appropriate for high school students. (iOS)

Tiny Tap: This app and website provides interactive presentations and activities for students at all levels in a wide range of topics. Users can search for pre-made material or create their own. The creation function is great for student projects. Teachers can also create digital classrooms where they can assign activities and track student data. (iOS, Android, Website)

Skitch: This app allows students to draw over images. Students can use images from their device or search images through the app. It is good for creating digital posters. (iOS, Android, Windows)

Quip: This app and website allows students and teachers to store and collaborate on documents. Documents can either be created in the app or imported from other document sources such as Google Drive. A chat function allows discussion between group members as the document is edited in real time. Files can be accessed offline. (iOS, Android, Website)

Websites

Piktochart: A site that allows you to easily create attractive infograph you can use in your classroom.

GoConqr (ExamTime): A site that allows to create various note and study tools. You are able to organize your materials into folders, share with a group, and search the site for tools created by other site users. This site has an accompanying app called GoConqr that is available for free (iOS, Google Play ((Android)) ).

Binder: This website allows students to gather and organize digital texts and media for their classes in one location using any internet capable device. Instructors are also able to upload and share these digital resources for their course. This site is most effective for use in high school and higher education with some potential for middle school use.

Mindomo: This website allows students to create outlines and mind maps. Students can work alone or collaboratively with peers and can download the program to their desktop in order to access tools without needing an internet connection. These tools are more sophisticated than other mind mapping programs and is best for upper middle school and high school students.

Quizlet: This website allows students and teachers to create and study digital flashcards. Students and instructors can create their own sets from scratch or look up sets made by other users. There is a variety of study options including games allowing students to review material in different ways. Instructors can create digital classrooms and share their cards with their students.

Seesaw: This website allows students and teachers to create, share, and manage digital portfolios of classwork. Student work can be shared with the class in the classroom ‘blog’ space and teachers have the option to allow parents to view their student’s work.

Nearpod: This website allows teachers to create interactive presentations for their students. Teachers can choose pre-made lessons or create their own. When shared, students can access the presentation and participate on their devices while the teacher goes through it.

FreshGrade: This website is a classroom organization system where teachers and students can create digital portfolios. In addition to uploading assignments to student profiles, teachers can grade assignments, create a digital grade book, and communicate with parents and students.

Tiny Tap: This website provides interactive presentations and activities for students at all levels in a wide range of topics. Users can search for pre-made material or create their own. The creation function is great for student projects. Teachers can also create digital classrooms where they can assign activities and track student data.

Quip: This website allows students and teachers to store and collaborate on documents. Documents can either be created in the app or imported from other document sources such as Google Drive. A chat function allows discussion between group members as the document is edited in real time. Files can be exported for offline access.

Miscellaneous

Echo 360: An interactive lecture-capture and sharing system to enable mobile and blended learning. This is geared toward higher education but can be adapted for the secondary level students. (This resource has been reviewed! Click here to learn more)

(Disclaimer: FUTD is not associated with any of the resource creators and does not benefit from the use/sale/download of these resources in any way)

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