For any teacher or technology leader who has ever needed to record your screen, you know that this can sometimes be a more difficult task than imagined. Fortunately, tools like Screencastify make this process incredibly simple and straightforward. For anyone using a Chrome browser, you can install Screencastify’s free extension, and quickly begin creating screencasts. While the free plan does have some limitations, compared to other options, you can still do quite a bit. Let’s take a look!
Edsby is a K-12 learning and analytics platform that includes a wide range of features and integrations in order to meet the needs of students, teachers, administrators, and parents. It is one of the few learning and analytics platforms that was designed specifically for the K-12 market, and is completely customizable to district needs and use cases.
In short, Edsby offers universal integrations across district tools, and provides a hub where K-12 stakeholders can connect and collaborate.
iknowit.com is a math practice site designed for K-5 students. It’s currently a completely free resource, until August of 2018 (at which point it will cost several dollars per student). The site has over 25,000 Common Core aligned math practice questions across 300 lesson topics, and was designed with an eye towards engaging early elementary students.
In addition to being CCSS aligned, the resources also align with most common math textbooks and curriculums. It’s an excellent resource for elementary teachers, so let’s take a look!
Lightwell is a new creation tool for students and teachers that allows you to build and publish fully interactive, mobile iOS apps without the need for writing code. The Mac (and soon to be Chromebook) app is well-suited for secondary students, particularly those who have previous video/photo editing experience, though that certainly isn’t necessary. In addition to the application, the Lightwell team has put together a great collection of support resources so that teachers can feel more comfortable putting the application to use in the classroom.
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