Integrating Technology in a 21st Century Classroom

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Description of App or resource

Create a Document

Google Docs (Google App on App store & through Apps on email)

Similar to Microsoft Word with added features for sharing and commenting on the same document.

Add-ons for Google Docs: Easy bib for citations, Thesaurus, Table of Contents

Capabilities within Google Docs: Google Translate, Speech to Text, Outline

Provide Feedback on a Document

Kaizena (Chromebook App)

Rubric Maker (Chromebook App)

Makes it easy for teachers to give high quality feedback on student work - simply highlight and speak to give verbal feedback, or attach reusable resources for common problems.

Build Rubrics based on Common Core Standards.

Create a Presentation

Google Slides (Google App on App store & through Apps on email)

Prezi (website, no App currently available)

Voicethread (Chromebook App)

Pear Deck (Chromebook App)

Similar to Microsoft Powerpoint with added features for sharing within groups.

Presentation software that uses motion, zoom, and spatial relationships in a non-linear presentation format

Web-based platform that enables teachers and students to upload images, video, or documents, record audio, video, or text comments.

Interactive presentation software with the ability to add in formative assessments

Interact and Collaborate

Nearpod (Chromebook App)

Padlet (Chromebook App)

Realtime Board (Chromebook App)

Splashtop Classroom (Chromebook App)

Mural (Chromebook App)

Trello (Chromebook App)

Today’s Meet (Chromebook App)

Interactive classroom tool for teachers to engage students with interactive lessons.

Platform for interactive class presentations.

RealtimeBoard is an online collaboration software created as a team collaboration and online brainstorming tool.

Allows teachers to share their desktop and applications with the ability for students to view, control and annotate over lesson content directly from their own devices.

A collaboration suite that enables creative student teams to work better together.

Collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what's being worked on, who's working on what, and where something is in a process.

Chatroom style website where students can have online discussions with a limit of 140 characters. Transcripts are stored on the cloud for later use.

Create a spreadsheet

Google Sheets (Chromebook App on App store & through Apps on email)

Similar to Microsoft Excel with added features for sharing within groups.

Create and Edit Audio Files

Twisted Wave (Chromebook App)

Soundcloud (Chromebook App)

Screencast-O-Matic (Website)

Audio editor that allows you to edit audio files as well as Apply effects.

Audio platform that lets you listen to what you love and share the sounds you create.

Fast, free screen recording. Screencast-O-Matic is trusted by millions of users to create and share screen recordings.

Create Animation/Digital Storytelling


Create your own avatar with voice recording function.

Create avatar on your own page.

Create and Edit Videos

WeVideo (Chromebook App)

Animoto (Chromebook App)

ThingLink (Chromebook App)

Stop Motion Animator (Chromebook App)

Adobe Spark

Video editing software that allows you to trim videos as well as as effects and animations.

Produces video from photos, video clips, and music into video slideshows

Create interactive image and video content.

A simple tool for creating stop motion animation sequences using a webcam.

Turn your ideas into impactful social graphics, web stories, and animated videos - in minutes.

Take a Picture

Chromebook Camera (Chromebook App)

Webcam Toy (Chromebook App)

Take and edit photos

Take and edit photos

Create a graphic/drawing

Google drawings (Chromebook App)

Sumopaint (Chromebook App)

Sketchpad (Chromebook App)

Pixlr Editor (Chromebook App)

Canva (Chromebook App)

Lucidpress (Chromebook App)

Google Art Project (Chromebook Extension)

Similar to Microsoft Publisher with added features for sharing and commenting on the same document.

Image editor and drawing Application.

Experiment with photos by painting new elements into the composition, add notes, manipulate graphics, and overlay text.

Photo editing software.

Create designs using templates.

Create designs using templates.

With this extension, in every new Chrome tab you’ll see masterpieces ranging from Van Gogh and Monet, all the way to contemporary works from street artists around the world.

Play Music

Google Play Music (Google App)

Allows you to listen to radio stations much like Pandora. You can click on settings to block songs with explicit content.

Create a comic strip

Powtoon (Chromebook App)

Pixton Comic Maker (Chromebook App)

Create presentations and animate videos.

Tool that gives students a fun, new way to express themselves in the colorful graphical format of comics.

Create a thinking/mind map

Lucidchart (Chromebook App)

Cacoo (Chromebook App)

Mindmeister (Chromebook App)

Popplet (Website)

Connected Mind (Chromebook App)

Create online flowcharts, diagrams, and models.

Drawing tool. Multiple users editing the same diagram means Real-Time Collaboration.

Create, edit, and share mind maps.

In the classroom and at home, students use Popplet for learning. Used as a mind-map, Popplet helps students think and learn visually.

Draw unique and memorable mind maps, store them in the cloud for free and access them anywhere.

Use a graphing calculator

Desmos Graphing Calculator (Chromebook App)

Geogebra (Chromebook App)

Graphing calculator

A geometry package providing for both graphical and algebraic input

Finding Primary Sources

Primary Source Project (Website)

The network brings together openly licensed primary source texts, exemplar lessons and professional learning resources to support educators in addressing the standards.

Unique Search Engines

Wolfram Alpha (Chromebook Extension)

ISeek (Website)

Instagrok (Chromebook App)

Clusty (Website)

Gives you access to the world's facts and data and calculates answers across a range of topics.

Targeted search engine for students, teachers, administrators, and caregivers.

It's a research engine that lets you learn about any topic. A graphical concept map shows you how important ideas connect.

A research-oriented search engine, perfect for education or the family PC.

Practice Keyboarding

Typing Club (Chromebook App)

Type Scout (Chromebook App)

Master touch typing using this free game / training program.

Typewriter training app to improve your typing skills in a game like manner..

Organize Favorite Websites and Ideas

Pocket (Chromebook App)

Evernote (Chromebook App)

An App that allows you to save and information from your browser or Apps. (A great place to store favorites.)

Keeps your projects, ideas, and inspiration handy across all your digital devices.

Formatively Assess Students

Exit Ticket (Chromebook App)

GoFormative (Website)

Socrative (Chromebook App- both teacher & student version)

Kahoot (Website)


Playposit (Website)

Zaption (Website)


Student response system to deliver real-time formative and summative assessments.

Assessments for students with real time results.

Formative assessment tool with real time results.

Allows teachers to ask consecutive quiz-show type questions using a highly engaging and fun format.

Allows teachers to ask consecutive quiz-show type questions using a highly engaging and fun format.

Simple tool adds interactivity and formative assessment to videos.

Interact and learn with videos.

Students build word collaborative word clouds based on a teacher’s question.

Organize Student Assignments

Google Drive

Google Classroom

Create folders and have access to all apps in the Google Suite with the ability to share & collaborate.

Create assignments for students in an easy to organize manner with the ability to share, grade, and provide feedback.

Read Books

Google Play Books (Chromebook App)

Kindle Books (Chromebook App)

Open Library Book Source (Chromebook App)

Download books both for cost and without cost with the ability to read when offline.

Download books both for cost and without cost with the ability to read when offline.

A simple app for quickly searching the book catalog which includes all ebooks and physical books in libraries near you and around the world.

Explore Science

Biodigital Human Body (Chromebook App)

3D Solar System (Chromebook App)

Planetarium (Chromebook App)

Weatherbug (Chromebook App)

Chemreference Periodic Table

MolView (Chromebook App)

EdTech Teacher (Website)

Anatomy Skills- Bones (Chromebook App)

OER National Science Library (Website)

PhET Simulations

The BioDigital Human is a 3D platform that simplifies the understanding of anatomy, disease and treatments. Explore the body in 3D!

Explore Solar system in 3D. Learn how each planet moves, at which speed it moves, its distance from the sun and so much more.

Planetarium shows you over 1,500 stars.

Access the world’s largest network of real-time weather and lightning sensors for the best forecasts, the fastest alerts and more.

ChemReference is a detailed and powerful periodic table of the elements and chemistry reference tool designed with a fast workflow in mind.

MolView is a web application which helps students and teachers to visualize molecular structures and view their properties.

From virtual labs to computational tools, there are dozens of options for integrating technology into the science curriculum.

Learn the bones of the human body in 3 different modes.

National Science Digital Library

Interactive simulations for science.

Create and Interact with Maps

Google Maps (Google App)

Google Earth (Google App)

Scribble Maps (Chromebook App)

Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps.

Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the


Easily Create and Share Maps. Share with friends, embed maps on websites, and create images or pdf.

Build/Interact with Vocabulary

Quizlet (Chromebook App)

An online learning tool for creating and studying vocabulary through flashcards and games.

Voice to Text Recognition

Dictanote (Chromebook App)

VoiceNote II- Speech to Text (Chromebook App)

These programs will write what is dictated through a microphone. They have the ability to recognize multiple different languages.

Explore History

Timetoast (Website)

TimeMaps (Website)

Timeglider (Website)

Ancient History Encyclopedia (Website)

Digital Vault (Website)

World Data Atlas (Chromebook App)

Learn States and Capitals (Chromebook App)

U.S. Citizenship Test (Chromebook App)

The Revolutionary War- Guess My Name (Chromebook App)

The Civil War- Guess My Name (Chromebook App)

A Battle a Day- Revolutionary Way (Chromebook App)

Allows you to create timelines

A timeline of maps covering 5000-plus years of world history begins with a map of the ancient world in 3500 BC, showing the first civilizations.

Create, collaborate, and publish zooming and panning interactive timelines. It's like Google Maps,

but for time.

The web's source of information for Ancient History: definitions, articles, timelines, maps, books, and illustrations.

Screenshot of the Digital Vaults showing an interconnected web of records.

Key statistics, data and visualizations about the world and world's countries and regions at your fingertips

Learn the 50 states and their capitals in a fun interactive way.

Master the material for the US Citizenship - Civics Exam

Narrates the events of the American Revolutionary period.

Narrates the events of the Civil War period.

Descriptions of the 80 most important figures of the Revolutionary War and Civil War period.

Explore Math

Buzz Math (Website)

Monster Math Flashcard  (Chromebook)

Front Row (Chromebook App)

Visnos (Website)

Fraction Wall by Visnos (Chromebook App)

IXL (Chromebook App)

 Prodigy Math Game (Chromebook App)

CCSS aligned math review. (Free and paid version.)

Basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division practice.

Differentiated math instruction.

Visnos interactive whiteboard materials for use in teaching mathematics. Animated activities can teach key concepts numbers factors multiples primes.

Interactive fraction wall - explore equivalence between fractions, decimals and percentages.

Engaging, adaptive K-12 math and language arts practice. Discover the joy of learning with IXL!

Join Prodigy, a free math game for Grades 1 - 8 that's already being used by over 3 million teachers and students..

Explore English

Google Lit Trips (Website)

Read Write Think Tools (Website)

Read & Write for Google Chrome (Chromebook App)

Kidblog (Website)

Newsela (Chromebook App)

Diigo (Chromebook Extension)

Grammarly (Chromebook Extension)

VideoANT (Website)

Writing Fix  (Website)

NoodleTools (Website)

Easy Bib Toolbar (Chromebook Extension)

StoryBird (Chromebook App)


Lit Trips are downloadable files that mark the journeys of characters from famous literature on the surface of Google Earth.

Engage your students in online literacy learning with these interactive tools.

Boost reading and writing confidence. Offer support for Google Docs/web to students with learning difficulties, dyslexia or ELL/ESL. (cost for student registration.)

Safe & Simple Blogs for Your Students.

Find current events and choose based on reading level- also available in Spanish.

Diigo is the #1 extension for annotating, archiving and bookmarking webpages.

Check your spelling and grammar as you type. Boost your credibility everywhere you write!

VideoAnt is a web-based video annotation tool.

Quality Teaching Resources for K-12 strategically designed lessons to help "fix" teachers who don't enjoy teaching writing.

Student research platform with MLA, APA and Chicago/Turabian bibliographies, notecards, outlining.

Cite web sites with one click using the EasyBib Toolbar and receive advice on the credibility of the website you're citing.

Creative digital story-building tool for readers, writers, and educators.

Read books with soundtracks connected to them.

Work with and Edit PDF Files


Securely edit, fax and sign PDF and Word documents for free. Fill forms. Merge documents and reorder pages.

Create 3D Objects

Lego Builder (Chromebook App)

Design Something (Chromebook App)

TinkerCad (Chromebook App)

Project Ignite (Chromebook App)

3D Tin (Chromebook App)

Create 2D and 3D models using legos.

3D design tool.

Design in 3D what you've always dreamed of, but never thought possible..

Build creative literacy in 3D design, 3D printing, electronics, programming and more.

3D Modeler that runs in your browser.

Work on Music Compositions

Noteflight (Chromebook App)

Soundtrap (Chromebook App)

AudioTool (Chromebook App)

AudioSauna (Chromebook App)

Noteflight is an easy to use, full-featured application to write, playback and share musical scores.

User-friendly platform for music making that disrupts how music is taught and learnt in schools across the world.

Audiotool is a powerful online DAW right in your browser with a built-in publishing platform to share your creations.

Full-featured audio workstation for making music online.

Create a Collage

PicMonkey (Chromebook App)

Free photo editor with Collage, Touch Up, Teeth Whiten, Fonts, Effects, Filters, Frames, Stickers & more

Create a Word Cloud

Tagul (Website)

Jason Davies WordCloud (Website)

Tagul is an online word cloud generator that enables you to create amazing and unique word cloud art with ease.

Word Cloud Generator

Create an Infographic

Piktochart (Chromebook App) (Website)

Piktochart is a web application that helps non designers create infographics. is a simple web tool that empowers anyone to create and share powerful visuals (infographics, posters)... no design experience needed!

Student Planner

My Homework Student Planner

(Chromebook App)

A digital student planner that helps students stay organized.

Cross-Curricular Resources

BrainPop (Website)

Achieve the Core (Website)

CK-12 (Chromebook App)

Khan Academy

Open Educational Resource Commons (Website)

Hippocampus (Website)

Blendspace (Website)

EdModo (Website)

Learn Zillion

TED Ed (Website and Chromebook Extension)


Power My Learning (Website)

SAS Curriculum Pathways (Website)

Gooru (Chromebook App)

Curriki (Website)

Merlot (Website)

Learning Registry (Website)

$$ Learn more and understand better with BrainPOP's animated movies, games, playful assessments, and activities covering Science, Math, History, English, and Social Studies.

Ready-to-use classroom resources designed to help educators understand and implement the Common Core.

CK-12 Foundation provides a library of free online textbooks, videos, exercises, flashcards, and real world applications.

Learn for free about math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more.

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse at no cost.

Explore videos in multiple subject areas.

Interactive lessons, content, presentations, and more.

Safe place for teachers and students to connect and collaborate.

LearnZillion is the world's first open, cloud-based curriculum.

Use engaging videos on TED-Ed to create customized lessons.

This extension inserts a button under any YouTube video to allow you to easily turn it into an interactive TED-Ed Lesson page!

PowerMyLearning is a national non-profit driving student achievement through blended learning, professional development, and family engagement.

Interactive, standards-based resources in the core disciplines.

Free personalized learning solution that enables teachers to find, remix, and share collections of web resources.

A community for teaching or studying: Create, share, and explore high quality K-12 content.

Curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services.

The learning registry is a new approach to capturing, connecting and sharing data about learning resources available online

Current Events

Dogo News (Chromebook App)

Newsela (Chromebook App)

Tween Tribune (Website)

PBS Media (Website)

DOGO News has fun articles for kids on current events, science, sports, and more!

Newsela publishes daily news articles from leading publications like The Washington Post, Scientific American, and The Guardian at 5 reading levels from grades 2 – 12.

Features current events article with adaptable grade levels.

Lessons complete with free media spanning multiple subjects for preschool through 12th grade.

Teaching Videos

Teaching Channel (Website)

Common Core resources, teacher videos, strategies and lesson plans

Parent Communication

Remind 101 (Chromebook App)

Allows you to send out text and email based communication with families.

Student Video Creation


Students respond to a teacher created question using video.

Useful Chrome Extensions

Read and Write for Google

Annotate and highlight documents (free version for teachers, paid for students)


Read aloud any article found on the web with the ability to change the accent and the rate of speech

Read Comfortably

Remove all ads on any article from the internet

Google Translate

Translate any webpage or part of a webpage to a variety of languages

Google URL Shortener

Shorten any website link as well as get a QR Code


Annotate and highlight PDF documents.


Correct grammar with instruction for mistakes embedded.


Record your screen with voice over capabilities.

Turn off the Lights

Remove all unwanted ads on YouTube.

Google Dictionary

Highlight or type in any word on a web page in order to get a definition and synonyms/antonyms.


Turn any Google Slideshow into a nearpod (add formative assessment questions to a lecture.)

Tab Scissors, Tab Glue, and Tab Resize

Split your windows to view them side by side.

Allison Eckert, Adobe Middle School, 2016