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The top 10 tools used by educators in 2015 (part 2)

Following a consultation carried out at the end of 2015, the teachers spoke: here are the 10 applications (mobile and / or online) that are winning the favor of many of them. Today, find positions 5 to 1.

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Following a consultation carried out at the end of 2015, the teachers spoke: here are the 10 applications (mobile and / or online) that are winning the favor of many of them. Today, find positions 5 to 1.

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(continued from yesterday)

#5 ChallengeU

Capture d’écran 2016-02-12 à 15.38.32A popular Quebec platform, ChallengeU allows teachers to create and share interactive activities for students. Available on almost any digital device, the interface offers multiple ways to engage and engage, at school and at home. The sharing of content between the teachers who form the ChallengeU community and who are active on the site I share can facilitate the work of those who are less familiar with the technologies because it is possible to use their productions for its own class.

#4 Explain Everything

Capture d’écran 2016-02-12 à 15.38.37It is not surprising to find Explain Everything in 4e position. With over 2 million users, its bold motto is: "If you can't do it with Explain Everything, it probably can't be done!" ". Whether creating tutorials, lessons, stories or presentations on iOS devices, this whiteboard-like app is sure to deliver a quality end result that can be shared online. See this tutorial to guide users who want to use it.

#3 Twitter

Capture d’écran 2016-02-12 à 15.38.42Twitter plays different roles in the educational community. Used for professional purposes, this social network is extremely popular because it allows for quality educational monitoring, especially by subscribing to publications by Edutweeteurs who share their findings or their class experience on a daily basis. Also, for several years, classes have been present there in order to share writings or productions with their subscribers, to collaborate in various projects initiated for the most part by the teachers themselves, and to participate in twitterature contests such as that of the REFER which is currently taking place. To know everything about Twittclasses, here is a website to consult and a series of articles published on the website of theÉcole branchée.

#2 Continued Google

Capture d’écran 2016-02-12 à 15.38.46The Google Disk (or Drive) contains several tools, ranging from word processing to the creation of questionnaires or presentations, to an online storage solution. In addition to these free tools, which are as user-friendly as they are efficient for teachers and students, the platform Google Education that several schools have adopted. here is a interesting resource to get a better idea of the possibilities of the Google suite in the classroom.

#1 Book Creator

Capture d’écran 2016-02-12 à 15.38.54It is heartening to see Book Creator at the top of the list as it is a way to create and share multimedia digital books on tablets and to bring the productions of students of all ages to the fore. Available on mobile devices, all brands combined, its uses the only limit is the creativity of teachers and students! In addition, we knew that designers will soon offer an efficient way to share books as a reader "in the cloud", which will make the productions accessible to everyone. To be continued!

So here are 10 safe values for anyone who wants to integrate technologies more frequently in the classroom! The race has been fierce throughout this consultation. Here are five other tools worthy of mention since they are winning the favor of several educators: Class Dojo, iMovie, Kahoot, Math Learning Center, Pic Collage and NetMaths.

And you, what are your favorites?

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About the Author

Brigitte Léonard
Brigitte Leonard
Brigitte Léonard teaches elementary cycle 1 at Campus Mont-Tremblant, at the CS des Laurentides. Passionate about the world of technology and recognized as an “Apple Distinguished Teacher” (ADE), she shares her discoveries and work on her blog: http://brigitteprof.brigitteleonard.com

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