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The 82 Hottest EdTech Tools of 2017 According to Education Experts

If you work in education, you’ll know there’s a HUGE array of applications, services, products and tools created to serve a multitude of functions in education. Tools for teaching and learning, parent-teacher communication apps, lesson planning software, home-tutoring websites, revision blogs, SEN education information, professional development qualifications and more. There are so many companies creating new products for education, though, that it can be difficult to keep up - especially with the massive volumes of planning and marking teachers have to do, never mind finding the time to actually teach! So how do you know which ones are the best? Well, as a team of people passionate about education and learning, we decided to do a bit of research to help you out. We’ve asked some of the best and brightest in education for their opinions on the hottest EdTech of 2020. Looking for a new learning management system that fits your needs? 1. Twinkl are pioneering EdTech in the classroom. 2. 3.

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27 Tech Tools Teachers Can Use to Inspire Classroom Creativity Students who grow up with a love of learning are more likely to stay engaged in STEAM subjects and other lessons as they grow older. They won’t take what they learn at face value, and will instead seek out ways to expand their knowledge and ask questions about what they learn. Teachers are always looking for ways to pique student interest, from engaging experiments to unique learning methods. If you want to add fresh elements to your classroom and encourage your students to be creative, check out these tools. They might offer the tech solutions you need to wow your students during the learning process. Evo Classroom Kit Smore Newsletters for Education Choice Boards are the ultimate tool for differentiating learning in the classroom! Students are given a variety of activities to choose from in order to demonstrate understanding of a topic or unit of study. By giving students choices, teachers will typically find that students are more engaged and will produce higher-quality products. Choice Boards are not new to the education world. Many of us used some sort of Choice Boards in paper format, but with all of the technology tools currently available in the classroom, why not move from the paper format to the digital format?

17 Great Teaching Tools for Organization, Assessment and More If you’re a teacher, you’re already doing a lot, but luckily there are many tools available to make your job a little bit easier. Teaching tools can help with everything from creating quizzes to promoting good behavior, and many educators find them incredibly useful. Practically anything can be a teaching tool; a handful of Post-It notes can be a tool if they help you with tasks like figuring out seating arrangements or keeping track of your calendar. However, for the purposes of this guide, we define teaching tools as an online resource that helps teachers with any aspect of their job.

10 of the Best Online Collaboration Tools for Students These 10 Collaboration Tools for Education are Boosting Student Engagement and Bringing Interactive Fun to the Classroom. In many discussions about educational technology, the conversation usually revolves around teachers and their ability to interact with the latest technology. This tendency makes sense, especially since teachers are responsible for guiding and shaping the classroom learning experience. However, as important as it is for educators to be familiar with EdTech offerings, it may be even more important to ensure students are given access to digital collaboration tools that encourage them to become active participants in their education.

20 Classroom Technology Tools You Might Not Know The use of technology in the classroom is no longer up for debate. It's now extremely clear: the effective use of classroom technology drives student results. But, any competent education professional would be quick to point out that student results are only positively impacted when they are introduced to the right tools. 11 Digital Education Tools For Teachers And Students Hundreds of digital education tools have been created with the purpose of giving autonomy to the student, improving the administration of academic processes, encouraging collaboration, and facilitating communication between teachers and learners. Here we present 11 of the most popular. 1. Edmodo

New SELFIE assessment tool for digital technologies in schools To further support European schools in their use of digital technologies for better learning outcomes, the European Commission is developing SELFIE, a self-assessment tool. The idea is that, every year, schools reflect on their current use of digital technologies for effective learning by taking a snapshot of where they stand and then reflect on and decide how they want to improve for the next year. They will receive a specific and confidential report for each school, including graphs and recommendations for development. This report will be accessible only by the school and can be the basis for school discussions and developing the school’s action plan. Why SELFIE? How will the SELFIE tool be tested?

Webinar: Games or Gamification… What’s Right For You? In this week’s webinar, we had our friends from The Game Agency stop by to discuss several game mechanics from their interactive gaming library and identify how to most effectively pair them with your learning objectives to improve learning outcomes. They announced the release of a new game that is being added to the Training Arcade and showed how easy it is to build games in The Training Arcade. You can learn more about implementing a Training Arcade game into your eLearning in another webinar we did not too long ago. We also showcased Motivate Cloud, a gamified-socialized learning platform that is being used to boost engagement, foster team collaboration and turn a passive learning experience into an active learning journey.

The path to paperless: 13 tech tools for teachers on a tight budget Flipgrid Holly Clark, education strategist and coauthor of The Google Infused Classroom, says video discussion platform Flipgrid is a great tool for teachers to capture information about student learning and growth. Flipgrid is a free app where teachers can post a question or other cues for student response, and students can then reply with short videos. InsertLearning The InsertLearning tool is a Chrome browser extension that allows teachers to turn almost any web page into an interactive classroom lesson. Teachers can highlight text; add questions, comments, and videos; and test students inside the app with a Google Classroom code.

25 Great Online Education Tools Modern Teachers Love Using – Wabisabi Learning Every teacher has their own favourite sites and tools, but the fact remains teacher toolboxes need terrific education tools. If you’re looking for something different, though, you might be interested in what’s below. We’re always scouring the Web looking for new ideas to share and new education tools for teaching and learning are cropping up all the time. Sometimes, it’s hard to keep track, so that’s why many of the tools here in the following list are suggestions provided by you. For this we thank you, and our community thanks you.

What is digital education? Defining digital education, plus University of Edinburgh strategy and vision in this area. Digital education is the innovative use of digital tools and technologies during teaching and learning, and is often referred to as Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) or e-Learning. Exploring the use of digital technologies gives educators the opportunity to design engaging learning opportunities in the courses they teach, and these can take the form of blended or fully online courses and programmes.

This is an EdTech roundup that covers all of the latest and greatest tools for educators. It's a great way to quickly review what are the best tools out there and pick and choose ones to use in your classroom. by daughertyc Feb 28

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