TOO COOL (PERFECT FOR SCHOOL): We've got our favorite edtech teacher and administrator tools for the week right here, as highlighted in our Instruct newsletter. By the way--got a favorite S’Cool Tool you like to use? We would love to hear and share your recommendations! If you’ve got a tool that makes you or your students sing from the proverbial mountaintops, fill out this form to let us know. It might just get featured!
Our tools of the week are:
Free! If the graphics on your class handouts are looking a little tired, try out Canva. The site allows users to create graphics with pictures, charts, illustrations, text and more with a drag-and-drop tool. These would be great to spice up student presentations, too! (Users must be 13 or older.)
Free! Are you interested in trying out personalized playlists for your students? PowerMyLearning, developed by New York-based nonprofit CFY, which offers up thousands of simulations, games, and videos tagged by subject and grade--or add your own. Plus, check out Tasks and Checkpoints, its formative assessment tools.
Freemium: Tired of nagging students to bring back signed permission slips from parents--only to misplace the pile of papers? Permission Click lets you use send digital permission slips straight to parents (and yes, they can click them back to you). The premium version of Permission Click includes a 12-month plan ($4/student/year) and a 24-month plan ($3.50/student/year)--check out pricing plans for districts.