20 Education Technology Tools Everybody Should Know About

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Although educators tend to feel like they are left all on their own to deal with students that are getting crazier by the day, there are plenty of technology resources that can make their teaching job more effective. Educators should definitely start using some of the online solutions that are meant to promote modern education and take the classroom organization to the next level. In this article, we will cover 20 education technology tools that educators should start using as soon as possible.

Writinghouse

Writinghouse is a citation generator that allows its users to easily create bibliographies and citations in the format required for their document. Being able to instantly use the correct referencing style makes an educator’s job much easier. Not only will they create textbooks more easily, but they can also recommend this tool to their students and contribute towards more effective and easier academic writing.

Edmodo

Edmodo is the coolest virtual collaboration hub that actually makes social media useful for educational purposes. As an educator, you may have your doubts about social media, but this website is a great way of providing customized classrooms that make the teaching process much more advanced.

DoSomething

This website features weekly calls to action, which encourage teens to collaborate and join their forces with a noble goal of making positive social changes.

Cool Math

Are you looking for a way to make math more interesting for your students? This website offers a collection of fun games that are safe to be used in the classroom environment and cover not only mat subjects, but geography, science, and reading as well.

Collaborize Classroom

Collaborize Classroom is a free online platform that complements the classroom environment with additional discussions, assignments, and activities that students and educators can access online.

Fun Brain

Maybe you don’t like that young students are interested in computer games, but you can actually use that affinity to your advantage. Fun Brain is an online games portal features games with real educational value. Both you and your students will love them! You can find not only games on this website, but also flash cards that can be used for the subject matter you are covering in class.

First In Math

First In Math is another online program that makes math skills interesting to learn through online games. It can be used to teach young kids (starting from kindergarten) the basic math skills, and it’s making this subject fun because the kids earn rewards and stickers from their teachers.

Exploratorium

Even science can be made easy to teach and learn when technology is put into use. Exploratorium is a website created by San Francisco’s Museum of Science, Art and Human Participation. You will find many interesting online activities that will bring the matter of science closer to your students.

iCivics

iCivics is an online education projects that has the aim of teaching students about civics, thus inspiring them to participate actively in the U.S. democracy.

HowStuffWorks

HowStuffWorks is one of the most famous educational websites. It features thousands of videos, illustrations, and articles that help students and educators learn about how things work.

HippoCampus

HippoCampus‘ goal is to provide students and educators with access to high-quality, free multimedia content on various education subjects. This website has become very popular among high school and college students, because it explains the most complicated subjects in an understandable manner.

Raz Kids

Raz Kids presents a full curriculum of reading lessons in the form of mini online books. Students from all ages can easily use the system, and teachers can monitor their students’ progress through the same platform.

PowerSchool

PowerSchool is an online information system that instantly provides updates on all classroom-related things, from searing charts to attendance. Its users can access it via Android and iPhone apps.

My BackPack

My BackPack is an online tool that enables teachers to establish direct communication with students and parents. The website gives real-time updates on attendance, schedules, grades, and more.

Melody Street

In this virtual world of Melody Street, instruments come to life through online videos, music files and games that help the students learn everything about melody and instruments.

Weebly

Weebly  is an online tool enabling educators to create a classroom blog and site that can be used for communicating with parents and students. The students can also create sites of their own by using this platform.

Starfall

Starfall is the easiest way of teaching children how to read. The website uses phonics via interactive storybooks and online games to make the learning process more interesting for young children.

 

Spelling City

Spelling City is a website that offers games about writing, spelling, vocabulary, alphabetical order, handwriting, and parts of speech. It can be used as part of the in elementary, middle and high-school program.

Scratch

Scratch allows kids to program their own animations, games, and interactive stories, and share them with the online community. This program inspires young people to work collaboratively, reason systematically, and think creatively.

Schoology

Schoology is a social network and learning management system that allows educators to easily create academic content and share it with their students.

2 Comments

  1. Pam Hill

    November 26, 2013 at 8:37 am

    FYI, I tried out Writinghouse and it incorrectly formats MLA citations. It looks promising otherwise. I’m going to check it out again later.

  2. Jung Koo

    December 2, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    How about Khan Academy? (khanacademy.org) It’s a great way to try flipping the classroom!