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5 EdTech tools you need to try

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Whether you’re looking for a great Wakelet appsmash or a new platform to play with in your classroom, check out our pick of the top 5 EdTech tools you need to try

Flipgrid

If you haven’t tried Flipgrid yet, what are you waiting for? There’s a reason why it’s one of the most popular EdTech tools in the world! Every student has a voice and Flipgrid helps you amplify it. Task students with recording short videos in response to a question or as part of a debate. They can run from 15 seconds to 5 minutes – perfect for practicing presentations, answering questions, or taking part in virtual debates. Plus, you can add your Flipgrid responses into your Wakelet collections!

Go Noodle!

Get your students moving as they learn with Go Noodle! The app aims to help teachers and parents get their children moving and using their minds, keeping them engaged and motivated all day. Designed for K-5 classrooms, you can choose from a range of educational games that challenge body and mind – there are even activities that help promote calm and mindfulness if your lesson is getting out of hand!

Remind

If you’re looking to improve your communication with your school’s community, Remind is a great app to have in your arsenal. The platform allows teachers to send group emails, text messages and notifications to teachers, students and parents. It could be updates about school events, homework reminders, invites to the school play or even Wakelet collections (find it in the ‘Share’ menu). Plus, it was built for educators so you don’t have to worry about privacy or security.

Kahoot!

A games-based platform, Kahoot! helps make learning fun! Teachers can create fun learning games or choose from a menu of existing games and then play them with the class. Students can then answer questions on their own devices while games are displayed on a big screen to keep the whole class engaged. You can even assign games as homework, which can be played on phones!

Screencastify

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to record your desktop, Screencastify offers an easy solution. All you need is the browser extension and you can produce professional quality videos with narration, annotation and polished editing. It’s a great way to guide students through an activity or set an engaging homework task. And when you’ve finished recording, you can publish your video straight into your Wakelet collection.