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15 Teacher-Approved Ways to Save Time With Tech

15 Teacher-Approved Ways to Save Time With Tech

By Jessica Sanders

There’s never enough time in the day—but with these teacher-approved tech tools, you may be able to squeeze out a few extra minutes.

1. Allow students to create their own curriculum with these popular apps. (Blog.WhooosReading)

2. Listen to AskaTeacher or Classroom 2.0 podcasts to get professional development while you’re sitting in traffic. (FractusLearning)

3. Supplement a lesson with videos from the best educational YouTube channels. (Blog.WhooosReading)

4. Use these tips from Digital Chalk to start a classroom blog in one afternoon. (DigitalChalk)

5. Expedite brainstorming, and make it more effective, with MindMeister, or another online mind-mapping websites. (Brilliant-Insane)

6. Replace your paper reading logs with Whooo’s Reading, which makes it easier to manage and track independent reading. (Blog.WhooosReading)

7. Organize all student resources in a live binder—you can update it quickly and easily with any device and an Internet connection. (PollEverywhere)

8. Connect with parents quickly and easily using a private Facebook group. (

9. Toss reflection journals in the trash—use a blog to track submissions and give feedback. (AvatarGeneration)

10. Use Books That Grow to allow every student to read the same book, at their own pace and reading level, so you can discuss as a class. (Blog.LearningBird)

11. Hold class wide discussions on Twitter, using a single hashtag, to make it easier for you to track. (Blog.Enotes)

12. Use Planboard to write, organize, and access your lesson plans anywhere with an Internet connection. (Blog.WhooosReading)

13. Create lesson presentations with Prezi. Share with students for reviewing to avoid creating new materials. (Edu.Prezi)

14. Use an online grade book like Corebook to track student behavior and participation in one easy-to-access location. (Educate 1-to-1)

15. Use Socrative to quickly create and evaluate online quizzes. (Blog.WhooosReading)

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