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! Ah, the tyranny of school fundraising projects. Monday Envelope offers parents and educators/administrators a way to collect and organize fundraising notes, permission slips, volunteer info and so on. Free for non-profit fundraising; there’s a fee involved (99 cents per user) if it’s used to pay for other activities.
Freemium: Consider animating your science class with these standards-aligned digital science lessons for your K-fourth graders from Science4Us. With offline lesson plans and activities, Science4Us could help keep your lessons fresh. Start by asking for a 60-day trial here. (Pricing varies per school/district size.)
License: Summertime is teachers’ time to learn, too. Need to brush up on your Excel or PowerPoint skills--or develop new skills? GoSkills is a collection of courses on traditional “business skills” that are widely applied in the classroom. Courses vary in cost, from $19 to $34/course.