GoNoodle- I LOVE GoNoodle. It is a website that focuses on brain breaks and exercise. There are multiple channels that focus on different movement skills. There is dancing, hand-eye coordination, gross motor skills, and exercise. GoNoodle is also working to include more curriculum driven content with their Blazer Fresh Channel (Check out my GoNoodle Lesson plans on the home page). GoNoodle can be for every student and allows students to become more engaged by giving them a chance to get the wiggles out.
Seesaw-The Learning Journal, is one of my new favorite apps. It allows students to take ownership of their learning. Students can write, draw, and record their learning. It is a great way for students to create graphic organizers, explain their thinking in Math, label parts of different organisms in Science, and so much more. Seesaw also allows you to share student's work with their parents, inviting parents into the class.
Flipgrid-Flipgrid has taken the tech world by storm. Flipgrid is a video sharing app, that allows students to create videos on their "grid." It is a safe domain that allows them to record videos about different topics that you create, and they can also reply to each other. I use flipgrid for exit tickets and will respond to students. My 5th grade teacher uses it to have students explain their math homework. There are endless possibilities for flipgrid.
Google Classroom-Google Classroom has changed my life. I currently teaching Reading to 3rd-5th graders and use google classroom to have students submit their final assessments. There are endless possibilities with google classroom. Other apps are also appsmashing with google classroom to give students easy access to their content. For example, you can assign Edpuzzle videos through Google Classroom.
Chatterpix-Chatterpix is a fun app that allows students to be creative. Students can take photos, they draw a mouth and then record themselves. I have used Chatterpixs to have students describe characters as the characters. I could see a history teacher using this app to have students recording as historical figures. Chatterpix is a great app to appsmash. I will have students record a Chatterpix and then upload it to Seesaw.
Front Row-Front Row is my new favorite app, and the best part is there is a FREE Version. Front Row is an adaptive learning software that offers curriculum in Reading, Math, Social Studies, and Science. I primarily use Front Row for reading to track reading scores, and to assign reading assignments. My favorite thing about Front Row is I can assign a reading article and it adapts it to each student's reading level. The data is also emailed to you every week, which makes it easy to track and monitor students. There is a paid version, but for now, the free version is great for my class.
There are so many other Tech Tools to use, but these are the ones I use successfully in my classroom every week. As I find more Apps I will update this list. If you have an app you love comment on my page and share!