9 Free Online Tools for Teachers to keep your Class Organized and Engaged in 2024

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There are so many different tools out there - how do you know where to find the best stuff? We’ve got you covered! We’ve got the perfect tools to help keep you organized and engaged in the new year. In this blog post, we'll explore nine teaching tools that we love and have been used by our community of teachers within their classrooms.

Classroomscreen: Your starting point

Of course, we are a little biased but Classroomscreen is a great starting point to get the party started! From clocks and timers to stickers and noise meters, we’ve got a lot of different widgets you can use in your classroom that support you during all kinds of activities. 

All of the following tools can be easily combined with Classroomscreen through the Embed widget or Hyperlink widget. Classroomscreen will be a solid base during the lesson to keep you organized, set the directions, and not lose track of time.

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Padlet: Collaborate and brainstorm effortlessly

Padlet is a collaborative platform that enables students to share ideas and brainstorm collectively within projects. You can create virtual bulletin boards where students can post multimedia content, making it an ideal tool for fostering creativity and teamwork in the classroom. For a generation that is familiar with social media, this will get your students engaged in a whole new way. 

Here’s how to embed Padlet into your screen: 

  • Log into your Padlet account and click the Share arrow in the action bar.  
  • Go to the Share section and click Embed. 
  • Copy the Padlet embed code and paste it into the Embed widget in Classroomscreen. 

Miro: Add notes onto a digital canvas

Miro is a versatile platform that offers valuable tools for educators aiming to enhance collaborative learning experiences. Functioning as a digital canvas, it enables real-time visual collaboration, making it ideal for group projects, brainstorming sessions, and interactive presentations. With a user-friendly interface and features like real-time editing, Miro facilitates seamless collaboration among teachers and students, fostering engagement and creativity in both in-person and remote learning environments.

Here’s how to embed Miro into your screen: 

  • Log into your Miro account and click the Share button in the top-right corner.
  • Select the Embed tab and make sure it's a public board!
  • Copy the Miro embed code and paste it into the Embed widget in Classroomscreen. 

Genially: Transform information into engaging infographics

Visual aids are powerful tools for effective learning. Genially allows teachers to transform information into visually stunning and interactive infographics in just a few steps. Teachers often have to wear many hats, but with Genially, you can take off your graphic designer hat for good! 

Here’s how to embed Genially into your screen: 

  • Log into your Genially account, open your "creation" and click the Share button in the top-right corner next to Present.
  • Select the Insert tab and copy the iframe code.
  • Paste it into the Embed widget in Classroomscreen. 

There are loads of other possibilities to include more into your Classroomscreen lessons. Definitely check out our embed blog with some useful tips on what to include in your lessons.

GoNoodle: Energize your class with brain breaks

Incorporating physical activity into the learning process is crucial for student well-being and engagement. GoNoodle is the go-to tool for quick and fun brain breaks, helping students reenergize and refocus. With sing-a-longs in multiple languages (this is our favorite), anxiety relieving stretches and tours with Charlie Brown, there is something for everyone! 

Tip: GoNoodle also has a YouTube page; the videos on YouTube can be embedded directly into Classroomscreen without showing ads. Not sure how to Embed videos? Learn how to use the Video widget with our tutorial template.

Edpuzzle: Enhance learning with interactive videos

Edpuzzle revolutionizes the way teachers use videos in the classroom. With Edpuzzle, educators can add questions and interactive elements to videos, ensuring students remain engaged and comprehend the content thoroughly. This tool provides valuable insights into student progress, making it an essential asset for personalized learning.

Embed the Edpuzzle video by clicking on "Share preview" in your Edpuzzle account. Then, paste the iframe code into the Embed widget. Unfortunately, you cannot save answers when the quiz is embedded so if you want to keep the scores, you'll need to conduct the quiz on the website directly. But if this is not a concern for you, then fire away!

Kahoot: Create a classic virtual quiz

Kahoot has been a classroom favorite for years, and for good reason. Turn any lesson into a quiz show by creating Kahoot games with questions related to your curriculum. Imagine a history quiz where students compete to answer questions about different time periods. The excitement builds as the leaderboard updates in real-time, making learning a thrilling experience.

Blooket: Enjoy interactive tests

Looking for something a little different? Blooket takes the traditional quiz format and adds a gamified twist. Create sets of questions, set the game mode, and let the competition begin. Blooket introduces variations like Tower Defense and Snake to keep students on their toes. In Tower Defense, correct answers power up a virtual character defending against incoming challenges. Blooket turns quizzes into immersive adventures that captivate students' attention - pop quizzes just became fun!

Quizalize: Tailor your learning experiences

Do you have lots of students at different knowledge levels? Quizalize allows you to create quizzes that adapt to students' performance. As they answer questions, it adjusts the difficulty level to provide a customized learning experience. This adaptability ensures that every student is appropriately challenged, maintaining engagement throughout the quiz as well as giving you direct feedback on student knowledge. 

Let's get going!

From multimedia collaboration to gamified learning, these tools cater to various aspects of modern teaching, ensuring a dynamic and interactive learning experience for both educators and students alike. Add these to your Classroomscreen and watch your classroom transform into a hub of creativity and engagement.

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