Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Best of Ed Tech for 2016

THE Journal magazine, which talks about transforming education through technologies,  has once again come up with their 2016 Readers' Choice Awards.  Here is what they have picked for various categories:)!!!!

Most Valuable in You Schools:
1. Lexia Learning
2. Google Chromebooks
3. Edsby

Top 10 Favorite Technologies Currently Used:
1. All Things Apple - mostly iPads, but also MacBooks and iPhones; and all things Google, particularly Apps for Education
2. Interactive Whiteboards - particularly from SMART and Promethean
3. Lexia
4. More computers, tablets, desktops, carts
5. Renaissance, especially Star 360 and Accelerated Reading and Math
6. Google Chromebooks
7. Microsoft Office and Office 365
8. Projectors - especially EPSON's and Boxlight Mimio
9. Schoology and Edsby
10. Document cameras

Best Reading Programs:
1. Lexia Learning
2. Renaissance Learning - Accelerated Reader 360
3. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Read 180

Best Math Programs:
1. iXL Math and Renaissance Learning Accelerated Math
2. DreamBox Learning
3. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt GO Math!

Best Science Programs:
1. Discovery Education
2. Delta Education's Full Option Science System (FOSS)

Best Robotics System/Curriculum:
1. Lego Education
2. Vex Robotics
3. Wonder Workshop Dash & Do Coding Robots

Best Coding Tool/Curriculum:
1. Hour of Code
2. Tynker

Best Formative Assessment:
1. Renaissance Learning
2. Kahoot!
3. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt GO Math! and NWEA

Best Summative Assessment:
1. Renaissance Learning Star 360
2. NWEA MAP

Best Learning Management:
1. Google Classroom
2. Schoology
3. Edmodo

SERIOUSLY I could go ON AND ON - check out the November 2016 for the ENTIRE list.  I simply linked and wrote the ones I felt like, but there's MORE AND MORE as you know - technology is ENDLESS:)!!!

Happy Wednesday all -
Mrs. I:)

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