Kahoot! is a free game-based learning platform that makes learning awesome. The best way to play Kahoot! is in a group, like your classroom. Questions appear on a shared screen and you answer on your own device.

Many games (we call them ‘kahoots’) are designed as quizzes with multiple choice questions. Another type is a Jumble game where you have to put answers in the correct order – stay focused, precision is king here! But the faster you answer, the more points you can get. Discuss and celebrate together – it’s going to be loud!

Here’s how you play Kahoot!:
– Enter the game PIN that you see once the host has launched the kahoot. You don’t even need to create an account!
– On the next step, type your nickname.
– All ready to go! Look up to the shared screen and use your device as the controller to answer the questions.
– See how many points you got and where you’re standing on the scoreboard as you play. Next stop – top spot.
– Was the kahoot fun? Share feedback with the game host!

Getting Started
Teachers will need a make a free Kahoot account in order to create quizzes in Kahoot! This can be done with an email address or your Google login credentials.
Kahoot! Video Tutorial
Teaching with Kahoot!

Explain Everything is an interactive screencasting whiteboard that allows users to quickly import photos, videos, presentations, record and annotate objects using voice, on-screen cues, and markers. The user can export the completed screencast as a video to present to others.


Newsela gives educators an insight into their students’ strengths and weakness. By registering, you and your students can take advantage of all our features including:

  • taking quizzes and immediately seeing quiz answers
  • annotating and highlighting articles
  • allowing students to read articles at a just-right reading level and help gauge their reading progress
  • The Newsela app extends your Newsela browser experience on to any iOS device. News articles are synced daily via WIFI or cellular network. You can view articles and take assessments offline.
Getting Started
  • Download the Newsela app from iTunes Store
  • Register using your New Trier Google account
  • Select school – choose New Trier Township
  • Teachers  can create classes and add students
  • Teachers can assign articles and monitor student progress
Teaching with Newsela
  • Quick Start Guide for Teachers
  • Sample Lessons
  • Teachers can assign articles to students in their classes and monitor their progress. 
  • Students discover reading level for any article by scrolling up or down with two fingers
  • Professional Learning and Development for Teachers
  • Curate content

Flipboard is your personal magazine, at your desk, in your back pocket or on your wrist. Filled with stories, photos and videos on any interest, it’s a single place to keep up with your world. And now, if you want just a few highlights, the top ten stories can be sent right to your Apple Watch. Scan a summary, save it to a Flipboard magazine or share it with a friend. Collecting and sharing stories you care about has never been easier.

Getting Started
  • Getting Started with Flipboard:
    • Login to Flipboard
    • Search for articles and tap the “+” button to add to your magazine
    • Look at Cover Stories on iPad to see highlights of everything you’re following
Teaching with Flipboard
Ways to Use Flipboard as an Educator

  • Find and curate content
  • Build and share flipboard magazine
  • Students can follow topics

The Canvas app lets users use their mobile device to:

  • Stay on top of your to-do items
  • View your course schedule and syllabus
  • Read and participate in course discussions
  • Turn in homework assignments
  • Upload files, videos, and audio recordings
  • Read, create, and reply to inbox messages
  • Study and navigate course pages
  • View grades for your courses and individual assignments
  • View submissions and participate in comment discussions with your instructor
  • Access and participate in Canvas groups
Getting Started

If you are using the Canvas app for the first time:

  1. Open the app
  2. Search for ‘New Trier’ and select it from the drop-down list.
  3. Log-in using your New Trier username (or student ID) and password.
Teaching with the Canvas app