EdTech Hot List: April 2015

Top-rated tools for the month of April, 2015.

May 01, 2015
Tanner Higgin Director, Education Editorial Strategy
Common Sense Education


Out of all the classroom tools our editorial staff reviewed in April 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.




A.D.A.M. Interactive Anatomy Online: "Explore detailed images with powerful, customizable anatomy curriculum"

Grades: 9-12; Platforms: Web; Price: Free-to-Try, Contact for Pricing


Brainzy: "Handy, engaging early reading and math topics in fun, inviting package"

Grades: PreK-1; Platforms: Web; Price: Limited Free Version, $5.99/Month Pro Version


CodeMonkey: "Puzzler's use of real code fills niche in crowded learn-to-code genre"

Grades: 4-12; Platforms: Web; Price: Free-to-Try to $19/Year and up


Global Oneness Project: "Dynamic multimedia resources explore life experiences around the world"

Grades: 9-12; Platforms: Web; Price: Free lesson plans and stories but films, screening packages, and toolkits are paid.


NOVA: "Compelling science videos have high-quality classroom applications"

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


The Orchestra: "Stellar interactive features bring classical music vibrantly to life"

Grades: 6-12; Platforms: iPad; Price: $13.99


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