Common Sense Media's Educator Portal is one of my favorite sites for exploring new tools that have been evaluated by educators. The reviews with a focus on the impact on student learning is the best feature.
They recently published their list of 25 best apps, games, and websites. The tools are broken down by categories: Arts & Socio-emotional Learning, ELA, Math & Science, Social Studies, Teacher Tools, and Tech Skills.
Of the 25 tools listed, many of them were new to me! I will enjoy spending time exploring them. On the top of my list with questions I want to find out include:
- Inq-ITS virtual labs (Will they work on Chromebooks?)
- Beyond the Bubble history assessments (How are they different from more traditional assessments?)
- Spiral instant feedback tool (Why is it called Spiral?)
- Itch; a tool to help teachers teach with Scratch (Can it be true? I don't find Scratch to be that intuitive)
Enjoy the list: Best EdTech of 2017. Thank you Common Sense Media!