A Big List of 50 Must-Try Online Teaching Tools

by | Jan 19, 2017

Having a database of useful online teaching tools is a great practice for every teacher. After all, you can’t do everything on your own and there are many developers out there who want to help you. The tools below were made for educators—and in many cases by educators—to help them with many aspects of classroom teaching. Now we bring them to you.


8 Teaching Tools for Lesson Planning

Lesson planning can be tough, so why not make it easier? These tools allow you to create lesson plans online that suit every student’s needs. Use them for unit planning, professional development, networking, and much more.

  1. Solution Fluency Activity Planner
  2. Versal
  3. Chalk
  4. Planbook
  5. TES Teach
  6. Standards Toolbox
  7. Common Curriculum
  8. Core Planner

10 Teaching Tools for Assessment

Effective assessment means a student has a task or activity that gives them the chance to receive quality feedback from themselves, peers or the teacher to enhance and support their learning. Assessments are made easy with these cool online tools.

  1. Formative
  2. Socrative 
  3. Edmodo
  4. ClassMarker
  5. AnswerGarden
  6. ForAllRubrics 
  7. Geddit
  8. Kahoot
  9. Verso
  10. Waggle


6 Teaching Tools for Classroom Gaming

Gaming in the classroom is a popular practice with many a modern teacher. The websites below are terrific resources for utilizing game-based learning.

  1. Classcraft
  2. MinecraftEdu
  3. C3 Softworks
  4. Mission U.S.
  5. Twine
  6. Gamestar Mechanic

8 Teaching Tools for Coding

STEM learning is really starting to cement its place in education, and with good reason. It’s estimated that about 75% of our fastest-growing occupations will require a STEM-based education. Part of that is computer science and coding, and the skills students need for it can be developed with the resources below.

  1. Code Academy
  2. Code.org
  3. Code School
  4. SkillCrush
  5. Code Avengers
  6. Codeanywhere
  7. Tynker
  8. Coderdojo


9 Teaching Tools for Flipped Learning

Teachers and students alike love the versatilty and interactivity that flipped learning provides. No matter if you’re a seasoned flipper or just getting started, the links below offer something for everyone wanting to explore the flipped clasroom.

  1. Educreations
  2. GoClass
  3. Screencast-O-Matic
  4. Flipped Institute
  5. VoiceThread
  6. TED Ed
  7. Panopto
  8. Tegrity
  9. Camtasia Studio

9 Teaching Tools for Collaboration

Collaboration is at the heart of the modern workplace, and is a big part of learning in the modern classroom. Our digital students thrive on working in groups, and the right tools make it even more productive and enjoyable. Check some of these ones out.

  1. Google Drive
  2. Podio
  3. Twiddla
  4. TitanPad
  5. ThinkBinder
  6. Haiku Learning
  7. Appear In
  8. Stormz
  9. Classes

What tools are in your teaching toolbox? Why do you like them and how have they helped you? Feel free to share them with our community.


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