90 Tech Resources for Teachers

With a hundred posts under my belt, I thought a recap would be good before moving forward with new material. Below are 90 tech resources that have appeared on the TESOL Blog over the past several years, organized somewhat loosely into nine major categories. Click the name of the resource to be directed to the TESOL blog post in which it is mentioned and click the URL to go to the resource itself.

Communication Tools & LMSs

1. ClassDojo (www.classdojo.com)

2. D2L (www.d2l.com)

3. Edmodo (www.edmodo.com)

4. Engrade (www.mheducation.com/prek-12/platforms/engrade.html)

5. Google Classroom (www.google.com/edu/products/productivity-tools/classroom)

6. Google Sites (sites.google.com)

7. Remind 101 (www.remind.com)

8. Schoology (www.schoology.com)

9. Showbie (www.showbie.com)

Listening & Speaking

10. Crash Course (www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/crash-course1#table-of-contents)

11. EDpuzzle (edpuzzle.com)

12. eduCanon (Now PlayPosit; www.playposit.com)

13. Google Hangouts (hangouts.google.com)

14. Khan Academy (www.khanacademy.org)

15. Lyrics Training (lyricstraining.com)

16. News in Levels (www.newsinlevels.com)

17. Shadow Puppet Edu (get-puppet.co)

18. TeacherTube (www.teachertube.com)

19. TED Talks (www.ted.com/talks)

20. VideoClass (www.videoclass.com)

21. VoiceThread (voicethread.com)

22. YouTube (www.youtube.com)

23. Zaption (www.zaption.com)

Organization & Storage

24. Dropbox (www.dropbox.com/home)

25. Evernote (evernote.com)

26. Google Drive (www.google.com/drive)

27. Google Keep (www.google.com/keep)

28. SugarSync (www.sugarsync.com)

Presentations & Digital Posters

29. Haiku Deck (www.haikudeck.com)

30. GlogsterEDU (edu.glogster.com)

31. Padlet (padlet.com)

32. PowerPoint (office.live.com/start/PowerPoint.aspx)

33. PowToon (www.powtoon.com)

34. Prezi (prezi.com)

35. Seesaw (web.seesaw.me)

Professional Development Resources

36. Academic Earth (academicearth.org)

37. Common Sense Media (www.commonsensemedia.org)

38. Connected Educators (www.connectededucators.org)

39. Coursera (www.coursera.org)

40. EdmodoCon (www.edmodocon.com)

41. EdSurge (www.edsurge.com)

42. EdTech.tv (edtech.tv)

43. edX (www.edx.org)

44. Electronic Village Online (evosessions.pbworks.com)

45. Graphite (www.commonsense.org/education)

46. TESOL Virtual Seminars (www.tesol.org/attend-and-learn/online-courses-seminars)

Reading & Writing

47. Blogger (www.blogger.com)

48. Breaking News English (www.breakingnewsenglish.com)

49. Children’s Storybooks Online (www.magickeys.com/books)

50. Dance Mat Typing (www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3c6tfr)

51. Duolingo (www.duolingo.com)

52. Elevate (www.elevateapp.com)

53. Google Groups (groups.google.com/forum/#!overview)

54. Kidblog (kidblog.org)

55. Lingogo (www.lingogoapp.com)

56. Newsela (newsela.com)

57. NoRedInk (www.noredink.com)

58. Project Gutenburg (www.gutenberg.org)

59. Quill (www.quill.org)

60. Storynory (www.storynory.com)

61. TIME for Kids (www.timeforkids.com)

62. TodaysMeet (todaysmeet.com)

63. Typing Web (www.typingweb.com)

64. Voice of America (learningenglish.voanews.com)

65. Wiggio (wiggio.com)

Student Response Systems & Survey Makers

66. Flubaroo (www.flubaroo.com)

67. Google Forms (www.google.com/forms/about)

68. Kahoot! (getkahoot.com)

69. Plickers (www.plickers.com)

70. Poll Everywhere (www.polleverywhere.com)

71. Socrative (www.socrative.com)

72. SurveyMonkey (www.surveymonkey.com)


73. Flashcard Machine (www.flashcardmachine.com)

74. Freerice (freerice.com/#/english-vocabulary/1487)

75. Quizlet (quizlet.com)

76. SayWhat (www.saywhatyo.com)


77. A Web Whiteboard App (AWW App) (awwapp.com)

78. Fodey.com (www.fodey.com/generators/newspaper/snippet.asp)

79. GoNoodle (www.gonoodle.com)

80. Hot Potatoes (hotpot.uvic.ca)

81. ifaketext.com (ifaketext.com)

82. Jing (www.techsmith.com/jing.html)

83. Leap.it (www.producthunt.com/tech/leap-it)

84. ManyThings.org (www.manythings.org)

85. Padagogy Wheel (designingoutcomes.com/the-padagogy-wheel-v2-0-its-all-about-transformation-and-integration)

86. Random.org (www.random.org/lists)

87. ScreenChomp (www.techsmith.com/screenchomp-snagitchrome-knowmia-retire.html)

88. SideVibe (www.sidevibe.com)

89. Super Teacher Tools (www.superteachertools.net)

90. The Wall Machine (thewallmachine.com)

I hope that if you have not had the opportunity to check some of these out in the past, you will do so now. Compiling this list was quite a trip down memory lane, and I rediscovered some resources that had dropped off my radar. Maybe the same thing will happen to you.

Please know that I struggled with classifying some of these, but also did not want to list a resource more than once. With that in mind, please feel free to weigh in on the list, categories, or resources by leaving a comment below.

About Tara Arntsen

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen recently completed her Master's degree in Teaching-TESOL at the University of Southern California. She currently teaches in the Intensive English Program at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota. She has taught ESOL in China, Japan, and Cambodia as well as online. Her primary interests are communicative teaching methods and the use of technology in education.
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5 Responses to 90 Tech Resources for Teachers

  1. Brigham says:

    Hi Tara! I definitely recommend adding http://www.beanbeanbean.com to this list. It’s been VERY popular with students at my school lately.

  2. Agreed that this post is fantastically useful. I’m not a teacher but I launched an app idea recently after inspiration from my teaching friends and mom who teaches ESOL.

    If you’ve played the game “Catchphrase”, Words For Us is a free app to play with any words and phrase lists you want to choose or create. You can combine as many lists as you’d like in a game, and lists can be created and made public or private by the user community.

    Link to iOS App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/words-for-us/id1111654123?mt=8
    Link to Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wordsforus.app

    Another idea potentially worth highlighting separately under Duolingo is their new app, Tinycards.

    I hope those are both helpful and fun for TESOL. Thanks!

  3. Hind Sabry says:

    I am really thrilled with this huge range of tools . I am a technology extrovert myself. Your classification of these websites and tools is absolutely helpful. Hearty thanks for your efforts. 🙂

  4. Good job Tara, I know most of these sites. A useful list, with many categories. Thanks!

  5. Olga Bedrina says:

    Hello Tara,
    This is a wonderful list that will be helpful to all educators!
    I might also recommend adding Notion.so for taking notes and storing information. It’s great because it allows to collaborate and work together on a document in real-time.
    Also, Animatron is a wonderful animation maker that both students and educators might find useful for creating animated videos, presentations or studying animation.

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