Solution #7 – For the Paperless Classroom

11 02 2016

The Best Tools for the Paperless Classroom

For this post I decided to see what the best tools out there would be, I found a site that claims the following are the best tools.  Here’s the site: Daily Genius.

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*The following was taken directly from DailyGenius.com*

8 ESSENTIAL TOOLS FOR YOUR PAPERLESS CLASSROOM

  • Google Drive: Use Google Drive to share documents with your students, encourage collaboration, and more. Drive is a one-stop-shop for paperless classrooms, covering nearly all of your document-sharing and collaboration needs.
  • Evernote: Use Evernote for any and all of your note-taking needs, and your students note taking needs. Create lesson plans,  digital student portfolios, content curation, classroom materials for multiple classes, and for student collaboration on projects.
  • Noteshelf: When handwritten is easier, Noteshelf should be your go-to handwriting note taking app. Use your hand or a stylus, create, share, export, and print your notebooks. Use as a personal or a collaboration tool.
  • Socrative: Socrative is a great student response system that allows you to create games, quizzes, and other learning materials. Offer feedback to your class, take polls, and more. All within the app- so no more paper!
  • ScreenChomp: ScreenChomp is a recordable whiteboard app that records your touchscreen actions and screen to share with others. Create videos for class or have students create videos for projects or sharing.
  • iAnnotate: iAnnotate has you covered for all of your PDF needs. It allows you to highlight, mark up, and note anything necessary on a PDF. At $9.99 it is more expensive than many apps, but is well worth it – its the best PDF app out there, hands down.
  • Class Dojo: Keep track of classroom behavior and offer rewards with Class Dojo. You can easily keep parents in the loop with just a few clicks!
  • Wunderlist: Everyone has a to-do list, and why would you keep you to-do list on paper when the rest of your classroom life is online? Wunderlist is a free to-do app that is simple to use and visually pleasing. Adding items, organizing lists, sharing lists, and checking items as ‘done’ are easy as pie.

It is a fairly good list because it does cover all the bases from what was discussed in my previous post, Solution #6 – which was about the Manual for a Paperless Classroom.  This site introduced me to apps I have not considered yet but would definitely be an asset to the paperless classroom!  The app the really gained my interest Evernote, because I have used this app but didn’t not consider how powerful it can be in the classroom.

 

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