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Just to share them on our blog as well, here are some of the tools we added on October 7th.
- FluencyFinder - An iPhone/iPad app designed by a 4th grade teacher that lets you tap to record each reading mistake made by a student, so you can have an instant words-per-minute fluency score.
- ComicBook! - A mobile app (both iPhone/iPad and Android) that lets you turn photos and videos into comic book pages, complete with half-tone patterns, speech bubbles, and multiple panels. Good for storytelling activities.
- Boundless - A website that lets you put together custom digital textbooks from OER resources. The textbooks are accessible on any web browser, even those on your mobile devices.
- In Touch Teacher - A website that lets teachers share information with parents, such as a class calendar, sign-up sheets, cafeteria menus, daily summaries, etc. A possible replacement for parent newsletters. Currently free while they’re in beta.
- Poll Everywhere - A website to create quick and easy polls & questionaires. Students can answer via a web browser or mobile device. Free for most classroom sizes.
- QuizSlides - Speaking of polls & questionaires, here’s another way to create them, with each question accompanied by a PowerPoint slide. Currently free while they’re in beta.
- Three Ring - A website and mobile app (both iPhone and Android) that lets you privately upload photos of student work for parent-teacher conferences, administrative meetings, or formative assessment.
- Sumo Paint - A website and iPad app that can be a cost-effective alternative to the Adobe Photoshop image editing program. The free online version offers a set of powerful tools.
Lots of you have suggested even more tools. Thank you! We know we’re behind in our suggestion queue, but don’t let that deter you from making more suggestions. There are thousands of educational tools out there, but with your guidance, we can make sure the tools you use get listed first.
- Mike Lee, Cofounder of edshelf