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EdTech: 100 Tech Tools for Teachers and Students

EdTech: 100 Tech Tools for Teachers and Students
This post is #12 in DailyTekk’s famous Top 100 series which explores the best startups, gadgets, apps, websites and services in a given category. Total items listed: 104. Time to compile: 8+ hours. Follow @DailyTekk on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss a week! This post is quite a departure from last week’s subject: 100 Tools to Develop the Next Killer iOS or Android App. So here’s what I’ve got for all you educators our there: some random and cool EduTech tools, tech tools ... There’s more to this article!

5 ways tech has changed professional development Technology has not only changed the way students learn but also the way educators grow through professional development. We talked with tech-savvy, leadership-oriented teachers, principals and professional development organizations to find out what’s trending. 1. Educators are teaching one another on their own time—at edcamps, and beyond. In 2009, the edcamp, a new form of professional development, was born. Last year Dana Sirotiak, a high school history teacher in Hackensack, N.J., helped organize edcamp New Jersey, which drew more than 200 educators, and she taught a workshop on increasing family involvement. Virtual communities make it easier for educators to engage in immediate, specific and focused conversations with their peers. “Everybody there is positive, and they have similar goals, just different backgrounds. Sirotiak and others hope that this type of educator-to-educator PD eventually will be integrated within school districts and the school year. 2. 3. 4. 5.

10 Twitter Tools Used by Social Media Experts With so many Twitter tools out there, it’s hard to know which ones to trust with your Twitter account management. So why not take a look at what the social media and industry experts are using! Here are ten Twitter applications and tools used by some of the top Twitterers. The following list is presented in alphabetical order: is just a URL shortening service right? Buffer Buffer is deemed the smarter way to tweet, and is used by @tweetsmarter, @jaybaer, and @askaaronlee. CoTweet CoTweet, used by @nealschaffer, @chrispirillo, and @emarketer, is considered a Twitter marketing tool for companies who want to engage, track, and analyze conversations about their brand. HootSuite HootSuite is one of my personal favorites as far as Twitter management is concerned, and is also quite popular amongst the social media elite including @chrisbrogan, @tweetsmarter, and @tamar. SocialOomph Triberr TweetDeck Twitterfeed Visibli