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PDF Candy is both a great online and/or downloadable program that allows multiple options for editing PDF documents. Users may also choose to convert existing PDFs to several other formats (i.e. PDF to Word, etc.).
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Flashcard Factory by Pear Deck

Change the way your students learn vocabulary with Flashcard Factory by Pear Deck. Students compete and work together in their respective groups in order to create sentences and illustrations. Students make arguments for their cards and the teacher accepts or rejects the arguments for approval. Once the cards are approved, they may be uploaded to Quizlet as part of their database of flashcards. The best thing about it is that a greater understanding of each of the vocabulary words is gained by adding the illustrations and sentences to each of the cards created. Try it out!

Pear Deck

Pear Deck is one of my favorite tools for learning and providing another quick formative assessment option to a lesson. Teachers simply create and upload Google Slides or PowerPoint presentations to peardeck.com and then insert interactive questions for students to answer and submit. Teachers can then view those answers live or export a spreadsheet of the results for their records. Try it out!
Read&Write for Google Chrome is an awesome extension that can be installed from the Chrome Store and added to your browser extensions. This is a great tool for helping students struggling with reading and writing. Read&Write does several things, but one of its main features is reading what's on a web page back to the user.
Once it has been installed, simply look for the extension on the main menu of the Chrome browser and select it and the Read&Write toolbar will open. Once it's opened, simply highlight the body of text that you wish to be read aloud, and select the play button.
As stated, there are lots of other features too, so I highly encourage you to play around with this extension to learn about all of its other features.
Chrome Music Lab

Have you tried Chrome Music Lab yet? This is a great interactive website for students of all ages to play with sounds, rhythms, melodies and more. You can even draw your own sounds. Check it out on any device at g.co/musiclab.

Kahoot!

Kahoot! is a great game-based digital classroom response system that is engaging for students and an awesome tool for teachers to integrate a little BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) into their classroom. Teachers and students may choose from hundreds of Quizzes, Discussions or Surveys that others have posted or you can create your own. I highly recommend checking it out!

Study Blue - Digital Flashcards

Study Blue is a great app/website for creating flashcards and other study tools for studying. As an educator I am always on the lookout for tools that will make learning easier for students. This is a good one!