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5 Educational Technology Tools To Try This School Year (2017-2018)

A new school year is upon us. For me, this means discussions with other educators about how to best infuse technology into their teaching. There is always the core set that I would always recommend. This includes Google Apps, Twitter, and Adobe Spark among others. However, here are some others to check out that I have yet to mention in my posts. The tools mentioned here are worth checking out, but don’t forget that the core set are in my core set for a reason. They are solid tools that continue to prove themselves in the classroom. Here we go:

Google Keep: I know, I know. I started with a Google App, but wait! Keep is not usually included in the list of Google Apps for Education Suite. It is great for gathering and sharing ideas in different formats. You can make lists, bookmark web pages, take pictures to save for ideas. You can then share these ideas for collaborative purposes.

Green Screen by Do Ink: This IOS app can be used to create green screen videos. The app is only a few dollars and you can pick up a big piece of green fabric from a fabric store for under fifteen dollars.

LiveBinders: A great tool for creating ePortfolios. Here is an example I created for a class.

NearPod: You can use your computer or device to cast to your students screen. They can follow along on their own devices during classes and you can include assessments.

Google Expeditions: A great tool for any social geography class. You can guide students as they explore anywhere from a far away region to the bottom of the ocean to Mars! Check out this Tutorial with more information about how to use Expeditions.

Please share with others who may also benefit. Don’t forget to also follow me on Twitter @JoshuaElliott3 for more tips and ideas.

 

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joshuacelliott1@gmail.com • August 28, 2017


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