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Nearpod is an interactive presentation tool that allows the teacher to control the pace of a lesson while keeping students fully engaged. Activities such as polls, assessments, drawings, collaboration boards, etc. can be added, and results can be shared in real-time.

GoNoodle helps teachers get kids moving with short interactive activities. Desk-side movement helps kids achieve more by keeping them engaged and motivated throughout the day. In addition, GoNoodle provides content-embedded songs with movement to help students retain information.

Haiku Deck is the simple and fun new way to create stunning presentations – whether you're pitching an idea, teaching a lesson, telling a story, or igniting a movement. Haiku Deck Zuru is a powerful new application that uses artificial intelligence to instantly transform your ideas into beautiful presentations.

Seesaw empowers students of any age to independently document what they are learning. Students capture learning with photos & videos of physical work or by adding digital creations. Everything is uploaded and kept organized for teachers. In addition, teachers can invite parents to get an immediate, personalized window into their student's learning.

Flipgrid is an active, social learning platform that engages learners through video-based discussion. Teachers can post a question, and students respond with a video. The app extends the web-based environment and creates new possibilities for reflection, discussion, demonstration, and collaboration.

Annotate is a web-app that allows completely untethered instruction by transforming virtually any tablet into a mobile interactive whiteboard. It supports an integrated real-time student response system, screen mirroring and recording from iOS and Android tablets, student collaboration, and remote desktop control. Instructors can freely walk around as they teach, assess and encourage student participation.

Edpuzzle is a free interactive assessment tool that lets teachers select a video and easily modify it making it personal, engaging, and effective. Crop a video, explain it with your own voice, and embed quizzes at any time.

Class Dojo is a behavior management tool for the classroom. Each student has a profile – complete with their own avatar – to which teachers can assign positive and negative points (or 'dojos') throughout the lesson. In addition, Class Dojo can serve as a communication tool to parents and can house student portfolios.

Padlet is a free Internet application that allows people to express their thoughts on a common topic easily. It works like an online sheet of paper where educators can put any content (e.g. images, videos, documents, text) anywhere on the page. The padlet can be shared through a simple web address.

PowToon is a cloud-based website where students and teachers can create animated presentations and videos with a professional look and feel for free! Students can create how-to, informational, or persuasive videos as well as many more with easy-to-use templates or from scratch.

Flocabulary is a learning program for all grade levels that uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum. Students can answer questions, create rhymes, and even their own videos in Flocabulary.

Breakout EDU is an immersive game platform for learners of all ages. In Breakout EDU games, players work collaboratively to solve a series of critical thinking puzzles in order to open a locked box.

Pear Deck is an interactive tool that converts your Google Slides deck into an interactive presentation. Students can answer multiple choice questions, vote, give feedback, or be assessed in the middle of the presentation, and educators can view immediate feedback. Click on the link below for a short tutorial and to sign-up for free premium access.

QR codes are barcodes that students can scan with a smartphone or iPad that links them to other websites, images, Google tools, or a huge variety of other media. QR codes can be used as a great interactive timesaver in the classroom

Buncee is an interactive presentation platform that can be used by teachers and students. Buncee has graphics, moving illustrations, stickers, text, and many more interactive tools built into its program. Users can create a single poster or a multi-slide presentation.

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The Hour of Code is a global movement by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming.

Canva is an easy-to-use graphic design platform that allows teachers and/or students to create eye-catching posters, newsletters, website headers, and much more using free templates.

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Global Read Aloud is a project designed to give your students the opportunity to connect with students around the globe who are reading the same book. This project offers books at many reading levels and happens during a six week period every year in October and November.

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GooseChase is a mobile device driven scavenger hunt application that is a popular team building tool. Participants complete picture/video missions, short responses and GPS locations through the app. 

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Canvas is a learning management system (LMS). It is a way to simplify teaching and learning by connecting all tools that educators use in one accessible place. 

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Adobe Spark is a free online and mobile graphic design application. Easily create beautiful images, videos, and web pages that make you stand out. Adobe Spark enables you to tell stories and share ideas quickly and beautifully.

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Chatterpix can make anything talk -- pets, friends, doodles, and more! Simply take any photo, draw a line to make a mouth, and record your voice. Then share your Pix as silly greetings, playful messages, or creative cards.