S'Cool Tools of the Week: GooseChase, OneVote, StoryBots Classroom, FlipQuiz

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!OneVote—A suite of resources to teach the underlying principles and history of the 2016 election. OneVote takes students through each stage of the election: declaring candidacy, primaries and caucuses, national conventions, a mock election and general election coverage. If your class wants more, students can try out to be a member of Team OneVote and share their political opinions on Channel One News, which also runs a daily student news show. Privacy flag: OneVote’s privacy policy is the same of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, which collects personally identifiable information and may share details with third-party advertisers.

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. 

FreemiumFlipQuiz—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.

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