Everyday new web 2.0 tools emerge and some others die. It is thanks to the existence of such tools that internet became interactive and users shifted from the basic role of just passive consumers of digital input to active participant in the creation of the digital knowledge. The fact that this information revolution has radically transfomed education is no novel news to teachers and educators. The use of technology in education has become pervasive and the more we continue to invest in this field the better our instrction become.
As I said before to keep track of the new web tools that are created almost every day is not an easy task for a teacher who already has several other peocupations. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, however, can help you stay informed about these recent releases. In this regard, we have compiled a list of some of the best web tools that are relatively new but have a great potential in education. Check the list below and hopefully share it with your colleagues .
This is a great web platform for teachers and students . It is basically a smart student response system that empowers teachers to enagage their classrooms through a series of educational excercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets.
2- Late Nite Labs
This is another website which has a great potential in education. As its name suggests, it is a platform that offers more than 100 interactive lab simulations for secondary and higher education. It also enables teachers to have their own accounts where to assign, assess and organize lab courses.
3- Three Ring
Three Ring allows teachers to quickly and easily create digital portfolios of student work. Just snap a picture by your smartphone and Three Ring will sort the work by student, tag its content, and upload it to an online interface accessible by teachers, students, and parents.
4- Global Scholar
Global Scholar supports parents, teachers, and students with great online services that include tutoring and homework help for students, as well as school matching services/online school finders to help parents find the right school for their child.
ClassDoJo is a classroom tool that helps teachers improve behaviour in their classrooms quickly and easily It also captures and generates data on behavior that teachers can share with parents and administrators.
6- Scientific Learning
This is another great website that can hep your students develop their academic skills particularly reading. It provides reading assistants just like a personal interactive tutor. It listens to each student read and gives feedback.
Lore is a community of curious people , spanning every discipline, campus, country and age. It's a platform for learning: a new venue for education that allows you to exlpore.
ClassConnect is an awesome learning tool. It allows teachers to build lessons with the use of websites, videos, Google docs, files and many more. These lessons can be stored online and then shared with students and parents. This service is free to use and has a user friendly interface.
It is a great platform for teachers looking forward to expand their teaching beyond their classroom walls. 19Pencils provides a set of awesome free tools that allow you to create your class page and start adding links and materials to it. Users can also search content submitted by other teachers covering more than 1000 topics.