Easy (and Free) Tech Ideas for Your Classrooms

integrating technology easily and free for your remote and distance learning classroom
Infusing technology into my upper elementary and middle school science classrooms to spark engagement and motivation among my learners has always been a passion. Finding a balanced approach to hands-on learning while infusing digital components was something that I felt kept kids engaged and pushed boredom away.
Below, are some of my favorite easy tech tools and how I use them in the classroom.

Easy Tech Tools to Use in the Classroom



Use this easy tech tool as an option to have students summarize or explain rather than having to write a response. Learn more about what it is here. Again, it is a free feature. It is also safe
Using flipgrid as a tool to communicate and assess grade 4 5 6 students in the home school or remote distance learning classroom.

because only those with the code or link can join in. Use this in the classroom because it allows students to show what they know in a creative way. Students do not have to respond in writing. They can create a face-to-face video or get creative. Students who don’t like to have “facetime” can hold up an illustration, their notes, a diagram, etc and then respond. There are so many ways to get creative to help students. Read more about them here.



Kami is another FREE easy tech tool that lets users annotate and write
Kami is a PDF writer that can be used on worksheets in the home school and digital remote distance classroom.

on PDFs. This is a great tool to use if you haven’t gone digital yet. If you have PDF worksheets or assessments that you want to send the students, but you are unsure of how they will complete them and submit them back, Kami is something you should look into. You can read more about its features here.



Brainpop always has SOME free features. This easy tech tool is wonderful for many reasons. Use it to introduce or summarize a topic. This site contains short, easy-to-understand videos that do a great job of appealing to students to teach the concept. You can read more about how I use Brainpop in my classroom here.


Edpuzzle is an easy tech tool that takes videos and allows you to embed questions within them so that you can assess student comprehension. There are premade videos that you can use, or you can make your own. Again, this is a free program. You can also access my free states of matter Edpuzzle by clicking here.


Want to assign a fun review? This is the quieter, easier to use version of Kahoot. Take homework up a notch by using Quizizz. Quizizz has a homework feature that allows you to assign it through your Learning Management System. Use this easy tech tool for various reasons, notably because time is not a factor. Many students have an IEP that allows for extra time. Quizizz does not put these students at a disadvantage. Practice by using my Quizizz on the skeletal and muscular human body system by clicking here.
I hope these easy tech tools help you in your classroom. If you have additional questions, feel free to comment below! 

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