When it comes to the most popular edtech tools among teachers, some apps, websites, and games have stood the test of time, while others tend to come and go with each new year. So, what are the most popular edtech tools this year? Here's a collection of some of the most-searched-for edtech tools among today's teachers.\nBut just how effective are these tools at helping students learn? Some tools definitely have more potential than others. Click on any of the titles below to read our full review of the tool's classroom potential. From there you can also see a collection of teachers' candid reviews of how these tools actually performed with their students. What's more, many of these reviews also include a link to our privacy evaluations -- before choosing any tool for your classroom, be sure to check them out.\nDon't see your favorite tool? This list is just the tip of the iceberg. Since we have over 3,000 apps, websites, and games reviewed for classroom potential, chances are we've already got a listing for it. Do you know of a great tool we haven't reviewed yet? Let us know and request a review!\nABCYa!\nTons of options, though pesky ads can annoy without a subscription\nBottom line: Practice core subject skills with fun games at school or at home.\nClassDojo\nHandy management and portfolio tool can promote student growth\nBottom line: With thoughtful implementation, it can help teachers and parents support students' growth through goal-setting, feedback, and celebration.\nCode.org\nPopular games, big names get kids and teachers pumped to program\nBottom line: A well-planned, -produced, and -curated set of free resources bound to get kids hooked on learning to code.\nCommonLit\nFeature-rich literacy resource offers superb support for readers\nBottom line: Access a hefty collection of reliable, ready-to-print, leveled passages that allow you to tailor lessons, assign online reading, and track progress.\nDreamBox Learning Math\nIndividualized, game-based math adapts to kids' needs\nBottom line: This is a pretty nice all-in-one solution for extra math support and practice with solid adaptive tech, but students might need help with the interface.\nEdPuzzle\nCrop, customize, and remix online video content with interactive tool\nBottom line: As a flipped-classroom or student-creation tool, this tool offers lots of opportunities for use, but teachers will need to be creative if they want students to engage.\nEpic! - Unlimited Books for Kids\nFree, expansive digital library unlocks treasure trove of books\nBottom line: This large collection of books and videos on a wide variety of topics is an easy -- and free -- enhancement to any classroom library.\nFlipgrid\nPose questions, spark thoughtful video responses with stellar tool\nBottom line: A simple way for students and teachers to create online discussion, so long as your classroom culture is mature enough to use it wisely.\nFlocabulary\n"Schoolhouse" Rock meets Tupac in this delightful hip-hop-based platform\nBottom line: Flocabulary has the goods. It's savvy enough to keep kids focused, and teachers will be tapping their toes to the unorthodox learning method.\nFreckle\nTarget skills and differentiate with dynamic practice and assessments\nBottom line: Rich with content-aligned assessments, printable worksheets, and progress analytics. Mindful teachers will find it a valuable resource to promote skills mastery through practice.\nGoNoodle\nBrief bursts of physical exercise add classroom fun, build brainpower\nBottom line: In a genre of its own, GoNoodle is a ready-to-go and classroom-friendly exercise program that challenges students to get moving.\nGoogle Classroom\nSimplify communication, collaboration, and document sharing\nBottom line: Google Classroom is a great way to manage and organize learning, though teachers who need more features may need to look elsewhere.\ni-Ready\nSolid adaptive instruction in reading and math, with data at the ready\nBottom line: Quality, responsive instruction and the deep dive into data make this a strong contender for classrooms.\nImagine Math\nGreat adaptive learning comes with live teacher support, unique rewards\nBottom line: A fantastic, comprehensive program where teachers can track progress and motivate using meaningful rewards.\nIXL\nImmediate feedback and breadth a major plus, despite emphasis on drills\nBottom line: Students can improve targeted skills with tons of practice modules and visually appealing tasks.\nKahoot!\nGamelike student-response tool can spark competitive fun\nBottom line: Effortlessly fun quizzing that can lead to productive formative assessment and student reflection if implemented effectively.\nKhan Academy\nMissions boost learning with balance of focus, freedom to explore\nBottom line: A solid resource for Common Core math instruction as well as foundational knowledge in a number of other subjects.\n\n\tKhan Academy Kids\nCreative, smart mix of pre-K to K activities is a breath of fresh air\nBottom line: It's tough to stand out in the crowded early learning space, but this collection does just that, offering a one-stop shop for creative learning of foundational skills.\nKodable - Coding for Kids\nFun procedural reasoning for kids; great curriculum for teachers\nBottom line: With impressive supports for teachers, Kodable is a fun way for elementary school students to understand coding.\nMobyMax\nTrack progress, play games with standards-aligned multisubject lessons\nBottom line: Use these standards-based lessons to promote independent, self-driven learning and monitor student growth, but avoid overreliance on them.\nMystery Science\nBig questions, kids' curiosity drive impressive science curriculum\nBottom line: These powerful science units capitalize on elementary school students' natural curiosity.\nNBC Learn\nVideo-centric resource good for discussion starters and research\nBottom line: There are a variety of worthwhile classroom applications for this interesting video content resource.\nNearpod\nInteractive slideshow tool engages students, promotes collaboration\nBottom line: This effective tool leverages the capabilities of 1-to-1 environments and offers both teacher- and student-paced learning.\nNewsela\nAbsorbing daily news stories offer kids just-right learning content\nBottom line: Up-to-date, high-interest articles meet students right at their level. Use this robust tool to bolster students' nonfiction reading practice.\nNitro Type\nCustomizable multiplayer auto races rev up basic typing practice\nBottom line: Nitro Type is pretty darn engaging, but teachers need to prep students' typing skills first.\nNoRedInk\nUseful supplement for ELA has expanded beyond grammar to writing\nBottom line: The easy assigning and tracking features for teachers -- matched with the interest-based questions and feedback for students -- make this a useful tool to grind through grammar and writing practice.\nPadlet\nCreate and collaborate via interactive multimedia bulletin boards\nBottom line: The versatility of Padlet presents kids with opportunities to share content and knowledge in ways most comfortable for them.\nProdigy\nAdaptive math practice wrapped in role-playing adventure\nBottom line: Sometimes kids just need some math practice to get things to stick, and Prodigy delivers in a fun format with great teacher support.\nQuizlet\nFlexible study aid supports learning at home, at school, and on the go\nBottom line: A quality study tool for learning and memorizing facts. Extensions to support higher-level thinking would be a nice addition.\nRaz-Kids\nSolid choice for leveled readings and progress tracking\nBottom line: Trusty -- if a tad dated -- tool for helping younger students become proficient in many aspects of reading.\nReadTheory\nUseful, adaptive tool for assessing, tracking reading ability\nBottom line: It's very utilitarian, but what it does it does well: getting students test-ready by effectively assessing and tracking reading ability.\nReadworks\nDifferentiate reading instruction with high-quality texts and lessons\nBottom line: The quality and scope of texts, lesson plans, assessments, and supports on this platform can help facilitate targeted reading instruction in any classroom.\nReadWriteThink\nExcellent free resource for all things reading and writing\nBottom line: A language arts teacher's dream: lesson plans, professional development, and all-around quality support.\nRemind\nTeachers' text reminders keep students -- and parents -- up to speed\nBottom line: Well-designed, highly effective messaging tool has the potential to keep students and families connected with their schools.\nScratch\nCreative sandbox opens the door to coding in any subject area\nBottom line: Scratch draws students of all types into coding and lays a foundation for future learning.\nSeesaw: The Learning Journal\nVersatile digital portfolio appeals to teachers, students, and parents\nBottom line: A powerful multimedia learning and communication tool that demonstrates student progress over time.\nSmithsonian: TweenTribune\nTrustworthy tween news site has cool classroom component\nBottom line: TweenTribune's questions, quizzes, and educator tools can help kids follow and understand the news. Its content may work best with younger users.\nStarfall.com\nWell-designed literacy site with great activities for new readers\nBottom line: This fantastic learn-to-read site has valuable extension materials for classwork or homework.\nStorybird\nSocial storytelling site helps kids create, publish storybooks\nBottom line: A great fit for teachers looking to develop students' writing and digital citizenship skills through storybook creation.\nTIME for Kids\nKid-friendly news/info resource can help boost brainpower\nBottom line: News content is presented in a digestible format, which, along with educator guidance, can help kids learn about key current events and other topics.\nTinkercad\nAmazingly simple yet powerful online CAD tool turns kids into makers\nBottom line: A big step forward in making iterative 3D design more accessible and social.\nTypingClub\nGamified, data-driven activities help mastery of keyboarding skills\nBottom line: This highly effective tool helps students of all skill levels improve their typing ability through guided lessons and engaging assessments.\nZearn\nInnovative combo of live instruction and adaptive online math lessons\nBottom line: If you're looking for the perfect balance of online lessons and in-person support, at home or at school, look no further.