Communication matters–it’s a 21st-century skill. Whether it’s how a teacher communicates their lesson, or how a student communicates their knowledge and growth, the ability to work with others is based on a foundation of being able to communicate in a number of mediums (have you thought about what type of writing assignments would be well-suited to the internet era?).
Today, we are recognizing great apps for teachers to share lessons, apps for students to show what they know, core curriculum resources, and tools for tracking achievement.
Sharing Lessons & Reviews
- BetterLesson: Teachers sharing lessons
- Check out Blended Learning lessons
- Participate: Open source site with lessons created by teachers and edu organizations
- Pinterest: It’s for teachers, too
- ShareMyLesson: An AFT JV to share lessons
- ShowMe: Create and share lessons on iPad
- Teachers Pay Teachers: Sell stuff to other teachers
- Teaching Channel: Videos and community
- TED-Ed: Lessons worth sharing
Resources for Information on Core Curriculum
- Achieve: Parent resources
- Council of the Great City Schools: Parent roadmaps
- Hunt Institute: A collection of videos
- PTA: Parent resources
- Student Achievement Partners: Digital tools and resources
Show What You Know Portfolios
- Bulb: Digital portfolios for students
- Digication: K-20 portfolio system
- Glogster: Digital posters
- Google apps: Use it as a portfolio system
- LinkedIn: Students can create profiles starting at age 13
- Microsoft Office 365: Includes OneNote
- Nureva: Upload evidence and receive feedback
- Pathbrite: K-20 portfolio system, now part of Cengage
- Portfolium: Digital portfolios for students
- SchoolTube: Student created videos
Gradebooks & Achievement Tracking
- Engrade: McGraw’s super gradebook
- JumpRope: Standards-based mastery feedback
- Kickboard: Keep track of what matters
- PowerSchool: Web-based classroom management system
- SchoolRunner: Comprehensive student data system
- Schoolzilla: Launched by Aspire; do more with data
- Mileposts from Silverback Learning: Instructional improvement system
We’re sure we missed some great resources. Which would you add? Share in the comments section below, and don’t forget to check out our other recent Smart Lists at our Smart List Series Page.
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