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NTI Communication

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Chalkboard drawing of kids communication with cans and a string.

Edmodo login (External Site)
Great for 4-5,
Middle School
Google Classroom login (External Site)
Google Classroom
Great for 4 -12

Pros:  FREE

  • Unlimited storage
  • teacher share assignments, polls, quizzes
  • Great for communication teacher to student, teacher to parent, 
  • Collaboration between students
  • Can make groups
  • Safe place to learn
  • Students can turn in assignments
  • Allows for feedback
  • Parents can have access with code (only seeing their students)
  • Works on all devices
  • Easy to use---resembles Facebook
  • Charts usage per school & district
  • Can integrate Google drive
  • Make assignments & turn them in
  • Quizzes
  • Poll
  • Small group setting
  • Discussion board
  • Reward badges to students


  • Easy to set up
  • Can use all of Google drive, Google Docs, to create and collect assignments
  • All real time and can give relevant feedback to students
  • Improve class communications



It is hard to upload work from iPads

Very plain no extras like the other Learning Management Systems (LMS) that would be good for preparing students with skills for college



Other Types of Learning Management Systems:
(LMS is a software application or web-based technology used to plan, implement, and assess the learning process. The LMS brings your classroom online with tools to deliver targeted information, engage beyond the classroom, promote collaboration, track assignments, and reach out to students effective through this learning platform)


OTUS logo Student Performance Platform (External Site)

4th  - 12th


Canvas login (Externall Site)



Schoology login (External Site)



Pros:  FREE

Easy to use:  Students join with code can access with Google login

Brings apps in one location

Works with mobile devices

Amazing Features: 

  • Deliver content in a variety of formats
  • Track student progress on assigned activities
  • Provide teacher-student and student-student communication
  • Works across all platforms
  • Multimedia presentation
  • Identify student’s behavior
  • Poll students
  • Share and gather resources among students
  • Use the Google account

Allows for co-teaching 


Pros:  FREE

  • Easy to Use ability to set class up the way you want it for your class needs
  • Simple Clean Design
  • Social media integration
  • Guides, video, and help community to assist teachers
  • Communication with teacher-students, student-student
  • Record live student work
  • Tracking and reporting student work
  • Quiz statistics page
  • Many apps to add
  • Has a student view so you the teacher can see exactly what the student is seeing

Learning Mastery Grade book instead letters

Pros:   FREE

  • Integrates with Google drive, dropbox, evernote,
  • Great support community for teachers
  • Install the apps you want to add to your class that you will use: Remind, Google drive, Khan Academy, dropbox, ScootPad k-8
  • Easily one log in---one toolbox
  • Direct messaging with teachers and students
  • Teachers provides parents codes
  • Time limit options
  • Google Compatible
  • Students can see multiple classes in one place from multiple teachers
  • Templates for classes

Connect classrooms

Cons:  Cons: No re-grade function Cons: 
  • Student comments/ discussions can’t be moderated by teacher
  • On the FREE account getting help can be time consuming
  • Profiles limited
  • Have to import calendars
  • Codes for students are too long—teachers can’t 


Great features:

  • Split screen
  • Class page
  • Book shelf
  • Poll
  • Assessment center
  • Student Analytics
  • Blog platform


  • Great features:
  • Blog
  • Wiki
  • Evaluate
  • Many apps to add to classes



  • Email and text notifications
  • Secure site for student learning
  • Supports multiply device