It's that time of year again for my favorite and most robust list on the top 100 Sites & Apps of the year.
Brainstorming/mind mapping is an educational technique that has been around since the beginning of thought.
Game-Based Learning has been rising in popularity and is a great way to integrate technology in the classroom, as well as help keep kids motivated for learning.
Sphero is a Bluetooth-enabled smart ball-shaped robotic toy that can be programmed by people of all ages.
Answerables is a 3D virtual world for students, designed to create responsible digital citizens in a “gamified” Learning Management System.
Online summer programs/camps are a fantastic way for students to spend time in the summer and help prevent summer learning loss.
I compiled a list that had a educational portal that allowed an educator to create a student account or that is safe for use in education.
The resources vary from drill and practice to all-out epic adventures in 3D virtual worlds, to help "gamify" a classroom.
Digital Passport for iOS and Android is an expansion of theWeb-based game that helps students in 3rd-5th gradeslearn skills around being safe, smart, and responsibleonline.
The app explosion continued through 2013, with digital storytelling and math being some of the mostpopular topics covered.
Readers are going to find more and more apps on the list and fewer sites, as the flux in mobile learning and BYOD (bring your own devices) continues to rise
Buncee is a new site/app for creating presentations, digital stories, and interactive multi-media creations, in a safe educational environment.
GoClass is a learning platform that allows educators to create lessons for mobile devices or the Web. It is ideal for Blended, Guided, or Flipped Learning, as well as Differentiated Instruction.
PBL allows for teachers to "ask" a question that allows students to solve in a variety of a ways using many different analytical methods.
Programs such as Project Lead the Way, Gen-Y, and now mobile devices help facilitate these skills with innovative technology tools.
A "Flipped Classroom" is a classroom that uses class time to do activities/lessons (guided by the teacher) and "homework" time for guided instruction, usually through video.
9Slides is a site/app that allows users to upload any format of presentation and then synchronize it with pre-recorded video, ideal for giving a stunning interactive presentation.
Creating a presentation or slideshow is a staple of any 21st Century Classroom, and a skill that every successful educator has and every successful student should learn.
BoomWriter is a free and engaging group-writing tool that lets students go online to create stories and other content that can then be converted into published books.
The Answer Pad is an enhanced student response system with an automatic grading tool for quizzes and assessments that supports BYOD