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! Note: If we have not appended a privacy flag to a tool’s description, it does not collect personally identifiable information. If a tool collects personal information, parents or educators should create an account for users under 13.
Free!—GooseChase—Organize scavenger hunts of all flavors. Teachers can create specific scavenger hunts with unique purposes—for example, “Historical Monuments”—and track the actions participants take. The site and app offer photo and video clues, GPS check-ins as well as classic text clues. Privacy flag: Goosechase collects personally identifiable information when users register, though it is possible to use the site anonymously. GooseChase requires its users be 13 or older.
Free!—StoryBots Classroom—A repository of digital resources that teachers can use in conjunction with their curriculum. Classroom consists of a teacher network, lessons, videos and games on different skills such as math and reading.
Freemium—FlipQuiz—Jeopardy-style review games. Educators can use pre-made boards with a range of topics or create their own. The Pro model offers extra features including in-game scorekeeping and image uploading. Privacy flag: FlipQuiz collects personally identifiable information when users register, which it may share with third-party advertisers.