15 Tech Tool Favorites From ISTE 2016

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference brings together a huge cross section of educators who share a common belief that technology in the classroom can make learning more relevant, engaging and fun for kids. Among the 20,000 or so conference-goers are ed-tech evangelists, teachers new to technology, passionate makers and many others. Educators at the conference are looking for new ideas and tools to bring back to their districts and classrooms.
Monica Martinez creates professional development for the EdTechTeam, a partner of Google For Education. She has tried and vetted many of the apps available to teachers on many different platforms and has compiled an in-depth list of resources that can help educators find what they need.
During an ISTE session, Martinez highlighted several of her favorite tech tools that often get overlooked by both savvy ed-tech teachers and those newer to the space.
Google ExpeditionsThis virtual reality field trip tool works in conjunction with Google Cardboard and has just been officially released. The app allows teachers to guide students through an exploration of 200 (and growing) historical sites and natural resources in an immersive, three-dimensional experience. The app only works on Android devices and is free.
App users can also apply Google Street View by taking a picture in 3D and pushing that experience to virtual reality. “You and your students can create your own content,” Martinez said.
FlippityThis app works in conjunction with Google Sheets and allows teachers …