EdTech Essentials: March 2015

March 25, 2015
Tanner Higgin Director, Education Editorial Strategy
Common Sense Education


Out of all the classroom tools our editorial staff reviewed in March 2015, these scored highly and stood out from the pack. They span subjects, grades, and platforms, and each offers innovative experiences that challenge learners to think in new ways.







Counting Kingdom: "Magical math game teaches addition, boosts problem-solving skills"

Grades: K-3; Platforms: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch; Price: $2.99


Plum's Photo Hunt: "Photo-finding missions get kids out to explore and enjoy their world"

Grades: 1-4; Platforms: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch; Price: Free


Listen Current: "Bring real-world stories from public radio into the classroom"

Grades: 6-12; Platforms: Web; Price: Free to Try, Paid


Gapminder: "Interactive animated charts explore global development trends"

Grades: 7-12; Platforms: Web; Price: Free


Never Alone (Kisima Innitchuna): "Illuminating native Alaskan folktale supports SEL skills"

Grades: 5-12; Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One; Price: $14.99