Teachers rarely have a moment to themselves, let alone time to browse the latest and greatest ed tech tools on the market.
So the Labster team scoured the web for the best new education tools for teachers, hopefully saving you some time and frustration looking for good tools for your students.
Our list includes some established players and rising stars, so check them out and start using one that fits your style. To get monthly Labster updates sent directly to your inbox sign up here!
If you are ever worried your students are too shy to ask questions in class, Piazza is your answer. Using Piazza, anyone, teachers included, can ask and answer questions.Students also have the option of asking questions anonymous, which enables even your shyest students to get involved. As students start to answer each other questions, you can promote good questions and answers to lead the discussion.
Remind 101 is a non-intrusive messaging tool to establish text message reminders with the parents of your students that opt in. Even better, its free and ensures important reminders and events won’t be lost in the shuffle at home.
3. Show Me
If you’ve ever struggle to walk your students through a lesson, Show Me makes it easy to create and share them via the iPad.In addition to creating tutorials, you can also use it as a tool for flipping the classroom. Students can complete the lessons you’ve created at home, giving you the time to work through problem sets or introduce experiential learning in the classroom.
Socrative is a fast-growing app that works to increase classroom engagement. And because of its rising popularity, it seems to be doing just that.Available on laptops, smartphones, and tablets, Socrative enables teachers to create real time questions and education games to keep students immersed in the lesson. The app also has an analytics backend that gives adaptive learning reports on every student.
Think of Padlet as a digital resource board that teachers can curate for their students. With multiple views and moderation settings, it gives teachers plenty of flexibility in how they want to post and share information.For example, students can encourage students to post resources they find or create and then organize them in a way that fits their needs.
Think all the best features of Facebook and Twitter combined into a platform for students and teachers. That’s Edmodo.You can gather materials for your class, connect with other teachers, and organize groups of students for collaborative learning. Students can also ask questions of you or their peers.
Desmos is a free online graphing calculator that is also available for the iPad and Android products. Students can graph functions, evaluate equations, and plot tables of data on an intuitive interface.Math teachers are racing to get their students to use Desmos in the classroom, as its already being used in 169 countries around the world.