46 Top EdTech Tools for Virtual Learning

In 2020-2021, online-based learning was catapulted to the forefront of education. Teachers everywhere are being forced to adapt to virtual learning and hybrid learning environments and quickly find edtech solutions to reach their students effectively.

On this page, we have compiled some of the top virtual learning and edtech tools for remote learning and distance learning instruction. We hope this list will help schools and districts make the best choices for their virtual learning needs!

Below, Symbaloo has listed the top virtual tools in different categories. Click on one of the tiles to add it to your Symbaloo account; or use our Remote Learning webspace, where we have compiled them all in one place!

Wondering how to use Symbaloo in remote learning & classroom environments? Read more here

Top Video Conferencing Tools for Virtual Learning

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Skype

The original video conferencing tool. You need e-mailaddresses of all the attendees to use Skype.

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Microsoft Teams

Webconferencing tool, which is supported by the use of Microsoft Office. Popular by schools who have Microsoft office in use.

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Zoom

Web conferencing tool, which is very popular because it does not require a downloaded program.

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Flipgrid

Flipgrid is a simple, free, and accessible video discussion experience for PreK to PhD educators, learners and families. By creating a discussion topic, students can record and share short videos with you and your class.

Top Communication Tools for Virtual Learning

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ClassDojo

With ClassDojo, teachers can report students behavior. It is intended to foster positive student behavior and classroom culture due to Dojo points. Students can earn them positive behavior.

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Loop

Get student feedback in under 30 seconds on Loop’s student’s feedback app or website. Check how anybody feesls about anything and strengthen your relationship with your students.

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Remind

Remind is an easy to use communication tool for school and home. It provides a direct line between the people who matter most to students succes and is built for education, to make communication easier.

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Hapara

Hāpara provides educators tools to give their students frequent and timely feedback, support digital citizenship, personalize learning for every student and drive student agency.

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Schoology

Schoology is a learning management system that fuels collaboration. Schoology combines teachers, students, content and systems into one program.

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Seesaw

Seesaw creates a learning loop between students, teachers and parents. It motivates students to do their best and gains teachers insights in student thinking.

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ClassTag

ClassTag connects teachers and families with an app for all their communication needs. ClassTag is like a virtual classroom assistant, helping teachers win back time while keeping parents up-to-date and in the loop.

Top Lesson Plan Tools for Virtual Learning

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Nearpod

Make every lesson interactive, with nearpod! By uploading your PowerPoints, Google sheet or video, you can make every lesson interactive! Do not have any lessons ready? You can also choose over 8,500 template lessons.

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Khan Academy

Khan Academy created a set of online tools that help educate students. Khan Academy produces  lessons in the form of short videos.  It also includes additional practice exercises for students and teaching material for educators.

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BrainPop

BrainPop is a full curriculum website which contains multiple subjects. Find lessons in science, social studies, English, math, arts and music, health & SEL and Engineering & Tech.

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Symbaloo Learning Paths

Create digital lessons using the best online material for free. Guide quick students through more difficult pathways. Track your students’ progress using real-time analytics and keep track of your students easily.

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IXL

IXL has a comprehensive K-12 curriculum. It has individualized guidance, and real-time analytics in math, language arts, science, social studies an Spanish.

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Izzit

izzit.org is a free teaching resource website of streaming educational videos, teachable moments, lesson plans, current events articles, quizzes and other teaching resources.

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cK-12

cK-12 is a foundation, which provides a library of free online textbooks, video’s, exercises, flashcards and real world applications for multiple subjects, such as math, science, English, social studies and more.

Top Quiz Tools for Virtual Learning

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Kahoot!

Kahoot! is a live game that can be played with all your students! All have a device? All set! And quiz!

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Socrative

Socrative is a cloud-based student response system developed in 2010. It allows teachers to create simple quizzes that students can take quickly on their devices.

Top Math Tools for Virtual Learning

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Prodigy

Prodigy connects in-class learning to at-home math practice. Prodigy is effective in blended learning and virtual learning.

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Matific

Digital math platform, which is designed by education experts. 15 minutes of Matific a day has proven to improve math results to students.

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Dragonbox

Algebra has always been a hard topic to many students. Dragonbox explains and teaches algebra in a fun way students can engage with!

Top Reading Tools for Virtual Learning

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Starfall

Starrfall is a reading game website and app. It learns children reading and phonetics. And also features Anti-bullying activities for K-3.

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Epic!

At Epic, children can choose over 40.000 books to read, so there is always a book for every child! Epic is free to use for educators.

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myON

myON is a student-centered personalized reading environment. myON gives students access to over 6.000 books and articles. Titles are suggested by the students reading level and interests.

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Reading Eggs

At Reading Eggs, children learn to read with online educational games, songs and activities. They are easy to follow, self-paced and highly engaging!

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ReadWorks

ReadWorks is a resource for reading passage and lesson plans for K-12 teachers. Texts include pre-made worksheets, quizzes, and other printable materials to enhance the lesson. ReadWorks is free for teachers to use.

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Newsela

Newsela’s platform takes real and new articles from established newspapers and sources and turns it into learning materials that meet the standards of most states.

Top Game Resources for Virtual Learning

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ABCya

ABCya provides over 400 fun and educational games for PreK through 6th grade. Children learn better if they are having fun! The games are categorized by grade and subject.

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PBS Kids

TV broadcasting network PBS also has a webiste, which is full of educational games! Let your students play educational games accompanied by their TV heroes!

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Funbrain

Funbrain is a website for online educational games for kids of all ages. At Funbrain you find games about grammar, history, math, science and spelling.

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GoNoodle

GoNoodle has movement and mindfullness videos created by child development experts. It benefits kids’fysical wellness, academic succes, and social-emotional health!

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Tynker

Tynker is a virtual learning tool, which is a fun way to learn about coding, programming and develop problem solving and critical thinking skills. It includes real-world coding languages like JavaScript and Python and webdevelopment languages like HTML and CSS.

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CodeMonkey

No prior experience, but still want to learn some coding? CodeMonkey is a fun and educational game-based environment, where kids can learn coding easily! A skill they can use in their future work, but also in their future life.

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ABC Mouse

ABC Mouse has educational games for reading, math, science and arts for children ages 2-8. It has over 850 lessons and more than 10,000 learning activities.

Top Writing Tools for Virtual Learning

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Grammarly

Grammarly is a spelling and grammar checker for all kinds of texts. Grammarly checks your spelling, grammar and writing style and does suggestions how you can adjust your text to the ideal composition.

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Quill.org

Quill has loads of free writing and grammar activities for elementary, middle and high school students. With Quill, you can help your students advance from fragmented and run-on sentences to complex and well structured ones.

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Schoolastic Story Starters

Story Starters is a tool you can use to start a story for your students. Not in a creative mood? Drag the handle and Story Starters does the thinking for you!

Top Presentation Tools for Virtual Learning

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Sutori

Sutori is a collaboration and presentation tool for the classroom. Sutori fosters research & inquiry, stimulates critical thinking and drives collaboration.

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Pear Deck

Pear Deck is an interactive presentation tool. It can be used to make polls and voting available within Google Slides to make presentations more engaging.

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Gynzy!

Gynzy is an online whiteboard that combines pre-made lessons, class management tools, educational games, and a lesson creation environment. It saves educators time when creating a lesson and  keeps students engaged.

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Buncee

Easily create creative, beautiful and engaging presentations with buncee. Choose one of the templates or build one yourself and increase interactivity or flip the classroom.

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Genially

Genially brings your content to life! Easily create engaging and visually incredible presentations, infographics, Dossiers, Video Presentations, ePosters, Quizzes and more!

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Google Classroom

With Google Classroom, teachers and students can organize their work more efficiently. Also, they can communicate and collaborate easily in the Google Classroom platform.

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