What Are The Best Educational Technology Tools?

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Students of today are much more technologically savvy than previous generations. Whatever age they are, once they step into the classroom, they will probably be internet literate and technologically knowledgeable, at least at some extent.

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Presenting technology to students gives the teacher more ways to connect with them, and this is one of the most important parts of a rewarding teacher-student relationship. Once you find something in common with the student, you are on the right way.

Here is a list of websites that specialize in educational technology and will give you inspiration and practical ideas for your lessons:

Learn anything through interactive practice. College math and science, Advanced Placement®, SAT®, ACT®, GRE®, GMAT®, literature, social science, history, and more.

Alice Chen is an English Language Arts teacher, a Google Certified Innovator, a Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer, a presenter, and a technology coach.

Steven W. Anderson is a learning evangelist, educator, speaker, and author. As a former classroom teacher and Director of Instructional Technology, Steven is highly sought after for his expertise in educational technology integration and using social media for learning.

The blog is run by Jason Horsman, an Instructional Technology Director, and Kristy Rubenstein, a Technology Instructional Support Coach.

Monica Burns is a Curriculum and EdTech Consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and Founder of ClassTechTips.com. She aims to provide a resource for educators and make technology integration exciting and accessible.

Clever powers technology in the classroom. It is a platform to easily connect with schools and give districts a central location to manage all of their learning resources.

Vicki Davis is a full time classroom teacher and IT Director. She is a top global teacher blogger, author, and speaker.

Beginning, intermediate, and advanced programs in core skills that meet and enhance national and local STEM teaching standards. Coaching educators on how they can bring technology and making into their learning environment.

Fun and engaging apps that encourage imagination, creativity, and learning in children. Part of Khan Academy.

EdSurge provides independent news and resources to help readers understand the role of technology in education.

Thoughts on the world of education, the importance of educational technology, and occasional random topics.

A boutique consultancy focused on providing strategic research and counsel on issues at the intersection of education, public policy, technology, and innovation.

Each week, the EdTechTeacher instructors share ideas that you can take into your classroom.

A global network of educational technologists.

Colette Cassinelli’s visionary use of information literacy and educational technology.

A resource of educational web tools and mobile apps for teachers and educators. Operated and owned by Med Kharbach, a doctoral researcher and a former teacher.

Free resources for teachers, educational ideas and tips. Owned by David Andrade, an educator and educational technology specialist.

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A free, subscription-only bi-monthly magazine featuring the latest edtech news, opinion, and event reviews from across the education sector, including primary and secondary schools, further and higher education. Part of the Edquarter Hub, a cross-education learning platform for the schools and higher education sector.

Harry Tuttle aims to improve student learning through teacher’s decisions and technology.

Provoking deeper thinking in the e‑learning space. Owned by Ryan Tracey.

Kelly Walsh is the CIO at The College of Westchester in White Plains, NY. EmergingEdTech is his personal weblog where he interacts with a worldwide community of educators and technologists, exploring the use of technology as an instructional tool and enabler.

eSchool News covers education technology in all its aspects – from legislation and litigation, to case studies, to purchasing practices and new products. It is a monthly print and digital newspaper providing the news and information necessary to help K-20 decision-makers successfully use technology and the internet to transform North America’s schools and colleges and achieve their educational goals.

A global team of expert educators, leaders, makers and creators working passionately to share the best techniques, tools and toys for meaningful learning. Focused on K-12 students and family learning, Fractus Learning aims to be the single best place for finding amazing techniques, tools and toys to spark a life full of fascination, curiosity and learning.

Richard Byrne is former social studies teacher, an international speaker, a Google certified teacher, and five times winner of the Edublogs award. His blog aims to share information about free resources that teachers can use in their classrooms. He believes that when used correctly, technology has the power to improve student engagement and student achievement.

Explore also these free software tools for the classroom, in this video created by the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center.

Audrey Watters describes Hacked Education as a technological solution, a technology intrusion, a technological possibility, a technological disaster. Ed-tech is all those things.

Kelly Tenkely aspires to give teachers a resource where they can find easy-to-implement ideas for using technology in their own classrooms.

A team of educators, teacher trainers, and administrators, whose aim is to support teachers in their digital classrooms and digital schools in the K-12 school education sector.

Innovative ways to prepare students for relevant and real-world success. Among other things, this means ensuring educators and students have a voice in conversations, issues, and policies that affect them.

Lux Science is reimagining modern science education by applying timeless storytelling principles to an immersive, 3D open-world adventure game.

Jason Neiffer and Mike Agostinelli explore leadership and innovation in learning.

Books, presentations, and various other teaching resources with a strong technology focus.

Portfolium partners with colleges and universities to help students connect learning with opportunity. It helps millions of students from over 2,500 academic institutions prove their skills and launch their careers, while providing educators and employers with the tools they need to assess learning outcomes, build pathways, issue badges, and recruit talent.

Richard Byrne helps teachers discover how they can use technology in their classrooms. He offers practical ways to use technology to enhance their lessons, increase student engagement, and save time.

Daily tips, tutorials, and commentary on pedagogy, productivity, and technology in higher education.

A national education nonprofit group based in Irvine, California. Project Tomorrow aims to ensure that today’s students are well prepared to be tomorrow’s innovators, leaders and engaged citizens of the world. By supporting the innovative uses of science, math and technology resources, students will develop the critical thinking, problem solving and creativity skills needed to compete and thrive in the 21st century.

Creative tools for student engagement. Empowering students to take ownership of their learning and to reflect on their progress over time. Creating a meaningful home-school connection so families can better support their child’s learning.

Find resources to help you learn how to integrate technology meaningfully into your classroom, pick up some cool tips and tricks, and access free resources and ideas.

The easiest way to create & share lessons on your iPad, Android tablet or Chromebook.

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The five star homework app for all subjects. Take a photo and get answers, math solvers, explanations, and more.

Created by educator Jeff Bradbury, TeacherCast features educational podcasts and live broadcasts, instructional technology news and updates, STEM education reviews and tutorials, educational leadership and instructional coaching support.

A resource for educators and parents to discover exceptional tools in the digital space. Reviews are authored by teachers, therapists, and educators with specific expertise in the different ages, content and special areas related to what they review.

Owned by Alice Keeler, a teacher, author, Google Certified Innovator, keynote speaker, and workshop presenter.

Award-winning educational technologist Russell Stannard is especially known for his pioneering work in using technology to enhance feedback and his experiments with screen capture technology. He is helping organisations build online learning / blended learning courses as well as training staff in the use of technology all over the world.

Gavin Middleton is a business and information technology teacher. He aims to inspire educators to teach with and about technology. He is devoted to finding new technology that is applicable to teaching.

Chris Aviles is passionate about the crossroads where education and technology meet, because he has seen the amazing things that can happen when you combine teaching with EdTech.

A roundup of the latest educational technology news as well as a collection of reviews, lesson plans, suggested applications, and professional development ideas. Run by Michael Karlin, an award-winning educator with over a decade of classroom experience.

The Nerdy Teacher is an educational consulting business focused on supporting school districts, educational conferences, and EdTech businesses. It is run by Nicholas Provenzano, an award winning educator and best selling author who has travelled the world promoting best practices in education.

EdTech ideas from all around the world. Fun, engaging yet educational ideas for incorporating technology into your classroom by Julie Smith.

ThingLink’s image interaction technology helps students become fluent in using digital media to express themselves and demonstrate their learning. With ThingLink, teachers and students can easily create interactive infographics, maps, drawings, and engaging 360 documentaries in a classroom setting, at home, or on field trips.

A blog by Pam Shoemaker about everything EdTech.

Savas Savides
Education born and bred. I have worked as a teacher for many private language schools, as a test centre administrator, as a teacher trainer, as an educational consultant, and as a publisher. I am an advocate for literacy and a huge proponent of using technology in the classroom. I have a BA in English and an MBA in Marketing. I mostly write about English Language Teaching. I live in sunny Athens.