There are so many options for teachers to add technology to their lessons now but which ones will add something really valuable and which aren’t going to go so far?
Here, we’ve hand picked our 15 favorite tools for your classroom and best of all, they’re free.
The Storyboard Generator
The Australian Centre for Moving Image presents the Generator which is a free tool for making interactive storyboards.
The Group Writing Tool
Want your kids to be able to write collaboratively? Then look no further than BoomWriter which has several feature strands to help with kids’ storytelling.
The Collaboration Tool
Edmodo lets you easily connect with and collaborate with both students and parents and allows you to share a lot of learning resources with very little effort.
The Blogging Tool
Need a safe environment for your kids to learn how to blog in? Then look no further than Kidblog which provides the platform and the management tools you need.
The Automated Quiz Tool
Kubbu is clever and lets you create a bunch of crosswords and quizzes and analyze their results. The downside? It needs Adobe Flash to work.
The Myths And Legends Club
This is a nice free resource for myths and legends to share with your classes and if you really like them, they offer paid teaching packs too.
The Digital Publishing Platform
Want your children to be able to take online storytelling to the next level? Not only can they share their work on StoryJumper but they can publish it too.
The Educational Organizer
SymballoEdu’s strength is giving you an easy way to organize all your online educational content. It’s really simple to use.
The Multi-Media Presentation Creator
Voicethread is a really powerful tool for students and teachers to create dynamic and interactive presentations with. It’s perfect for K-12 classes.
The Fund Raising Platform
It’s sad but it’s a necessary part of a modern educator’s life, sometimes you need to raise funds. Celly makes it easy to run a crowdsourcing campaign with no experience needed.
The Online Collaborative Word Processer
Primary Pad’s strength is its simplicity. It’s a no fuss word processing tool which allows you to work online with your students as a group.
The Music Learning Facilitator
JoyTunes is a unique approach to learning an instrument by making the online experience fun and intuitive. We really liked this tool.
The Art Like Picasso Tool
Picasso Head helps people create art from Picasso’s feature set. It’s a lot of fun and a great tool for a one off art project.
The Timeline Creator
Timetoast lets you create a timeline online and then share it with anyone. It only takes a few minutes to get started.
The Games Provider
There’s no doubt that ABCYA know what they’re doing. They’re the biggest online provider of mobile and tablet educational games for children today.
Well, hopefully, that will give you some ideas to implement in your classroom. We hope you like these free resources and please feel free to let us know if we’ve missed one of your favorites too.