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101 Days of Free Tech for Teachers, Day 1.
What better way to kick off a new year than to tell you about some of the most useful, fun, interesting, coolest, student-friendly (oh, and teachers love them too) free apps, sites, tools, and services on the planet, all especially useful for classrooms, teachers, schools, or students.
Each week day we'll present a new free app or tool, in no particular order, give a quick overview of it, and offer a classroom application or two.
The idea is to make it rapid-fire… so you can check out the app or tool and decide if it's something you'd want to dig into.
Finally, if we have any related video recordings in our webinar archves, we'll point you to those too.
So, let's get to it… Day 1 of 101 Days of Free Tech for Teachers.
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How We Decide Which Free Tech Tools to Feature
Yup, there are thousands of apps, tools, services, websites, and other offerings — many free — designed for teachers and students. So, how do we sort through all of those to feature the ones which are most useful and interesting? Well… we start by sorting through thousands of these things… then we talk to the presenters in the SimpleK12 Teacher Learning Community and watch their videos closely… then we talk to many of the members in the Teacher Learning Community, teachers just like you who are using these apps and tools day in and day out. We've been doing this for over 30 years and have, in that time, developed a sense for what's good and bad. Have we missed something that we should feature here? Most certainly. So, let us know in the Comments section what we should take a look at and we'll throw 'em into the hopper.
Carolina Fransen is the EdTech Apps and Tools Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms. If you have an app, tool, website, or service that you think we should know about, please send your information or tip to firstname.lastname@example.org.