It never hurts to try new digital learning tools--and summer is a great opportunity to explore potential new additions to the classroom

7 fun digital learning tools to try in the classroom


Top 10 of 2021: It never hurts to try new digital learning tools--and summer is a great opportunity to explore potential new additions to the classroom

3. Parlay is a discussion-based learning tool and global community of educators who are reimagining class discussions for the 21st century.

4. Get Lit provides support for implementing a comprehensive curriculum that has the power to enrich the lives of students through engaging and accessible coursework. Programs include professional training for educators and access to Get Lit resources throughout the school year.

5. Kialo Edu is a custom version of Kialo (kialo.com), the world’s largest argument mapping and debate site, specifically designed for classroom use. Its clear, visually compelling format makes it easy to follow the logical structure of a discussion and facilitates thoughtful collaboration. Kialo’s mission is to promote well-reasoned discussion online, and to that end, Kialo is free for educators to use.

6. Google Lens allows users to point their camera at something and identify it. Students can identify plants and animals, scan math problems to check for accuracy or get help, translate text, and more.

7. Dotstorming is a collection of tools that enable collaborative brainstorming, planning and decision making. Voting boards help users prioritize a list of options to create a sense of engagement and allow participants to see the decision process in action. Walls are digital whiteboards that allow the capture, organization and prioritization of ideas through virtual stickies. Collages enable a group of participants to draw together on either the same or individual canvases in real time.

Laura Ascione

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