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With Edumate (formerly ClassMaster) teachers can take their classwork, homework and assessments online in a fraction of the time by turning their paper-based or digital resources into online assessments, using our AI-powered smart resource converter. With assisted marking, personalised feedback, real-time progress tracking and individual learning insights built-in,... Show more

While a 10 star review may be seen as near impossible, I can hand on heart say ClassMaster is the software of the future to enhance and completely transform education and teaching in Northern Ireland and beyond. We all have used various platforms over the past 18 months but none that allows you to use your tried and tested resources. As teachers, we all have those go to resources we're never going to stop using (we all know that feeling) - we tweak and develop and enhance.... And then photocopy! This particular software allows you to use what you already know, just in the digital World. The tools allow you to almost instantly convert any resource, even down to picking out a simple question in that resource or converting the entire resource, and then circulate that resource with groups of children, homework groups, testing groups, booster groups etc. From that, the ongoing and instant marking, collation of data and the graphing abilities done behind the scenes which allow us as teachers and leaders to instantly spot trends, improvements, and ultimately areas for improvement with the touch of a button removes that stress of marking and analysis of data - we can focus entirely on making improvements to our education processes. My leadership career has been about developing and enhancing ways to make teaching more enjoyable and less stressful, and teaching and education more efficient and beneficial to our stakeholders - our families and children in our care, and our teachers - and I genuinely feel ClassMaster is the tool to do that. The advances it has made it such a quick timeframe only shows what is to come!


5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-18, 19+

Powtoon provides enables easy creation of videos and presentations intuitive animation software by faculty, students and admin staff. Powtoon offers education, training, and communication templates, as well as a massive media library to empower easy and intuitive creation of engaging learning materials, assignments, announcements, safety training etc. Our greater... Show more
Animation softwarecommunication templatesmedia library


11-13, 14-16, 17-18

Pixton EDU is a web-app that gives teachers and students a unique way to create stories, demonstrate learning, and enhance writing assignments – in any subject – through digital comics. Users can explore topics in Math, Science, Social Studies, History, English, Art or any other subject. Choose... Show more


5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-18

Genially is a free to use web application that teachers use to create interactive learning resources for any subject of study and grade level. There are 12 categories of creations and hundreds of stunning templates to choose from. No design or programming skills required! Create interactive lessons, choice... Show more


5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-18

Nearpod is a student engagement platform that can be used to amazing effect in the classroom. The concept is simple. A teacher can create presentations that can contain Quiz's, Polls, Videos, Images, Drawing-Boards, Web Content and so on. They can also access over 7K k-12 standards-aligned lessons.... Show more


0-4, 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-18, 19+

Quizlet is a revision tool to help every student learn any subject or topic with confidence. Quizlet improves motivation and increase exam results by providing access to a database of millions of pre-created study sets on thousands of topics - created by teachers, lecturers and other students.... Show more
Flashcardssmart study toolsstudy sets

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8-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-18

Planet eStream is a powerfully simple and secure video platform, making media more accessible and engaging for students and educators across secondary, further, and higher education. Planet eStream offers a wide selection of intuitive tools that assist educators to streamline the integration of video content into teaching and... Show more
Video on DemandLecture & Classroom CaptureInteractive Learning Tools


5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-18

Stop-motion and time-lapse video software available with or without an animation book with tips. Tell your story with stop motion videos made using HUE Animation, which was built specifically for students by teachers. A simple, user-friendly interface enables students of all ages to visually express their ideas within... Show more


5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-18

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