We have talked about this one before, but I feel like it deserves to be brought up again. This is a great tool to get quick feedback from students on what they are learning. Like its name says, it is all about formative assessment. You can build a variety of questions and now they can be tied to standards which makes data tracking easier. There are functions for math equations and they are very responsive to questions from users. I use this often in my classroom as bell work, exit tickets, and practice quizzes/questions to see how my students are processing our content.
Canva is a great tool for the blogger and social media user, but it could also be great for teachers. I know many teachers that use Canva to make posters and memes for their class. Students could also use it to make posters or infographics to showcase their learning or as a multimedia product for a concept or project. There is a lot of potential in this for classroom use.
Padlet is a great collaboration tool for students. Basically users create a board and then invite others to share that board. Users can add websites, pictures, video, etc to it with text. It can be arranged in a few different formats. This could be great for students to use for collaborating on a project, a way for teachers to share websites and resources for content, or a way for students to organize research. This could also be used as a graphic organizer, because of the different formats the padlet can take.
This is a great tool for schools that are 1:1 iPads. This tool allows you to share a presentation with students and control the pace that students move through the slides. At the same time is also allows you to add in places for the students to interact with the material like polls, questions to respond to, and drawings while the students go through the presentation. This takes lecturing to a new level. This is a great way to keep students engaged in a whole class activity like a lecture or discussion with guided prompts where students respond on their screen and you can see it.
Newsela is a great website to look for nonfiction reading material for your classes. They have a variety of types of articles that you can assign to students. The best thing is that the articles can be adjusted by lexile level. The teacher can adjust them and the students can as well. If you are looking for a way to add current events to you classroom, this is a great way to do it. The articles are well written and factual. They articles for math, science, ELA, and social studies. They allow you to organize information into binders for your students and you have students take reading quizzes after the article as well.