At Common Sense Education, the edtech reviewers have seen it all. To help teachers navigate the plethora of materials for the digital classroom, Tanner Higgin, director of Education Editorial Strategy at Common Sense Education, presented “50 Top Edtech Tools for the Classroom.”

Following are some of Higgin’s favorite classroom edtech tools.

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Adobe Spark: This flexible design tool lets teachers and students design everything from a web page to a social media post. It includes templates and color palates to make sure that student projects are looking good. Higgin said creative educators have found a million different use cases across all subjects and grade levels.
Google CS First: A computer science curriculum with themed coding projects, this program makes coding less intimidating and more accessible to people from all different backgrounds. In addition, the themes and activities motivate students from different backgrounds and knowledge levels.

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ThinkCERCA: Focused on argumentative writing, this research-based tool teaches critical thinking and has well-structured lessons that encourage thoughtful writing.
InsertLearning: With this program, teachers can take any website and add instructional content. By adding layers to a web page, they can make online research more engaging and encourage students to interact with content beyond just reading the text.

About the Author:

Stacey Pusey is an education communications consultant and writer. She assists education organizations with content strategy and teaches writing at the college level. Stacey has worked in the preK-12 education world for 20 years, spending time on school management and working for education associations including the AAP PreK-12 Learning Group. Stacey is working with edWeb.net as a marketing communications advisor and writer.


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