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S BYOD Dream Tools: Free Tools that Work on ANY device!

S BYOD Dream Tools: Free Tools that Work on ANY device!
Other TeachersFirst Special Topics Collections This collection of reviewed tools from TeachersFirst includes apps that are available for FREE on iOS (iPad, iPhone), Android, and web devices. Ideal for BYOD classrooms or 1:1 computer/tablet programs, these reviewed tools allow users to create and access projects using the same app, no matter what kind of device they have. This collection includes only "DATs" (device agnostic tools) that are FREE on all devices and offer free access with sufficient features to be useful without upgrading to a paid account. Whether you call it an "app" or a "web tool," a DAT allows you to access your projects from almost any device. Be sure to read the "Edge Features" list at the end of each review to know whether you need to create individual accounts, how products can be shared, and other tips on using these DATs safely and within school policies. Even the best DAT has slight differences in capabilities on different devices. (image credit: Jeremy Keith)

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