When I found out that I was going to teach at a 1:1 school, I spent my summer reading (aka stocking) blogs that used tech in the classroom. The real resource that I thought was missing was... what is ACTUALLY being used daily in the classroom. I found blog posts about reviews and so on... but I needed help finding what is used in the classroom. So I decided to come up with a list... of course this list is ebb and follow of what is used. Websites and apps are added and removed as I find things that work in my classroom. (That's what makes teaching with tech so much fun.... right?)
Websites that my students use daily. (These are all free or have a option to upgrade)
Spelling City: I upload my spelling list and assign "games" for my students to complete weekly. My third grade students love Spelling City and it is an option for my do if they finish early or when you have that extra 5 minutes.
Flocabulary: Flocabulary is the mecca of educational songs usually set to a Hip-Hop beat. My fellow-teaching-rock-star partner and I switch our kids daily during our EL time. I use Flocabulary as my foundation in my EL instruction. There is so much "buy in" from my EL students and it's fun to hear them humming the song throughout the day.
Google Classroom: Enough said! Well... almost! I use this hourly in my classroom. This is the best gift that Google has given to teachers. Thank you Google!
Front Row: I cannot rave about Front Row enough. It makes my life a "techy" teacher so easy. It is common core aligned math practice for K-8. It is so fun for kids because after you set up your class, Front Row uses your students' names in the word problems. They have a ranking systems (top 5 in the class) but FR automatically groups students and students are "competing" within their differentiated groups. They get so excited to earn coins, that they forget they are doing math practice. I use this daily in my math centers during Tech Time. Oh and did I mention it's 100% FREE!