Top Pick
 

Starter App and Website Tools for 1:1 Programs

Is your school starting a 1:1 program? Load on top picks like dictionaries, calculators, and productivity tools to get students going.

1.
Google Earth
Cool geographical exploration tool has endless classroom applications
Grades K-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Learning Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
2.
Desmos URL: http://www.desmos.com
Innovative online graphing calculator makes pretty pictures
Grades 6-12
Type Website
Price Free
Learning Rating 3
Teacher Rating 4
3.
Dictionary.com Publisher: Dictionary.com, LLC
Useful reference tool with voice recognition and daily updates
Grades 6-12
Type App
Price Free - $2.99
Platforms Android
Learning Rating 3
Teacher Rating 4
4.
eBackpack URL: https://www.ebackpack.com/
Easy system to submit, review, and store digital assignments
Grades 6-12
Type Website
Price Free - $99/year
Learning Rating 3
Teacher Rating 4
5.
uVocab - Vocabulary Trainer
Impressive but utilitarian vocab practice for SAT/ACT prep
Grades 6-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms Android
Learning Rating 4
Teacher Rating 3
6.
Animoto URL: http://animoto.com/
Snazzy video slideshows a snap to create
Grades 7-12
Type Website
Price Free
Learning Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
7.
Google Art Project URL: http://www.googleartproject.com/
Massive online global collection makes art accesible to all
Grades 7-12
Type Website
Price Free
Learning Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4
8.
Shmoop URL: http://www.shmoop.com
Pop culture plus solid content equals legit learning
Grades 9-12
Type Website
Price Free - approx. $10/student/guide and up
Learning Rating 4
Teacher Rating 3