This versatile tool integrates with Google Classroom. Students can make their voices heard by creating screencasts. Click the Learn More button and discover how to use it in education settings. Click here for the Chrome extension. Click here for the "Beginners Guide for Educators. Guide." Watch this video to see how one school uses Screencastify with their students.
This a great strategy for having whole class discussions and collaborations. Click here for an example of how to set up parameters for your meetings. Click the learn more button to watch a video of a great example of how regular classroom meetings can help students build communication skills.
App ideas from Common Sense Media
You'll find lots of fun apps that encourage collaboration on this site. Common Sense Media has a great review process and includes critical information about the apps so you can make more informed decisions before trying.
Classroomscreen is a free online tool that includes numerous "widgets" for teachers to using during both online and in-person instruction. The widgets can be used to engage and encourage participation, communication, and collaboration.