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Best-in-Category Winners: 2017

top teched toolsEvery year, I review a large number of websites, apps, and resources that help educators blend technology into their classrooms. I get lots of feedback from readers sharing their experiences, asking questions, and clicking through to see if a particular tool will serve their needs.

But, I often don’t hear how the product worked in the fullness of time.

Starting last year, I sought out your opinions:

  • how dependable is it
  • how versatile is it for time-strapped teachers
  • does it differentiate for the varied needs of students and teacher
  • do educators like it (fairly subjective, but there you have it)
  • how did it work when exposed to your students
  • was it easy to use and intuitive to learn
  • did it fulfill promises and expectations
  • has it become a beloved tool in your classes or a failed experiment

Based on your input, here are the 2017 Best-in-category winners and Honorable Mentions:

Winners: Please grab your award by copy-pasting from this page.



2017 Winners

Assessment

 

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Winner: Kahoot

Honorable Mention: Socrative

Classroom Management Tool

Winner: Class Dojo

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Honorable Mention: Sown to Grow

Coding/Programming

 

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Winner: Wolfram Alpha

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Honorable Mention: IFTTT

Collaborative Learning

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Winner: Edmodo

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Honorable Mention: PearDeck

Digital Notetaking

 

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Winner: OneNote

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Honorable Mention: Notability

Digital Storytelling Tool

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Winner: Buncee

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Honorable Mention: Adobe Spark

Keyboarding 

 

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Winner: TypeDojo

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Honorable Mention: KidzType

Learning Management System

 

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Winner: Seesaw

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Honorable Mention: Canvas

Lesson Planning

 

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Winner: TesTeach (Blendspace)

Honorable Mention: Sway

Math Tool

 

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Winner: Stepping Stones

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Honorable Mention: SumDog

Professional Development

 

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Winner: AmplifiEDucation

 

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Honorable Mention: Adobe Education

Reading Tool

 

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Winner: Flocabulary

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Honorable Mention: Teach Your Monster to Read

Resource Aggregator

 

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Winner: Larry Ferlazzo

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Honorable Mention: Mentoring Minds

Special Needs Tools:

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Winner: Open Dyslexic

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Honorable Mention: News2You (N2Y)

 

Tech Ed Tool

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Winner: CommonSense Media

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Honorable Mention: Empatico

Tech Tips and Help

 

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Winner: Eric Curts (Control Alt Achieve)

Honorable Mention: LearnZillion

Video Creation Tools:

 

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Winner: mysimpleshow

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Honorable Mention: EdPuzzle

Visual Presentations

 

Winner: Canva

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Honorable Mention: Smore

Writing Tool

 

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Winner: NoRedInk

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Honorable Mention: Revision Assistant

Hearty congratulations to all of our winners! Please grab your image above and display it proudly.


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