7 New EdTech Tools for Teachers

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September 9, 2015
In this month's 'New Educational Web Tools' series, we are sharing with you this selection of interesting web tools and apps we have been curating over the last few weeks. The purpose is to keep you updated about the latest in the EdTech world and introduce you to some useful applications that might be of an added value to your teaching. Enjoy

‘Made with Code is an initiative to champion creativity, girls, and code, all at once. The movement is designed to do three things: To inspire girls by celebrating women and girls who are using code to do great things; to engage girls to try coding through introductory projects and resources; and to sustain their interest by creating alliances and community around girls and coding.’

‘FormSwift is a tool to help you quickly and easily create, edit, sign, and collaborate on documents and forms. As a member, you can choose from our library of more than 500 document templates and forms or upload your own documents and use FormSwift’s tools to edit them.’

Quizizz is a fun multiplayer classroom activity, that allows all your students to practice together. Here is how it works:
  • Select one of the public quizzes or create your own.
  • Click "Play" to generate your unique game code.
  • Ask your students to open join.quizizz.com and enter the game code.
  • See students joining on the live dashboard, and launch when ready.
  • The game begins!
  • Track live progress of your class on your dashboard.

‘FotoJet is a free online collage maker that enables users to quickly create amazing collages without downloading and registering. You can make collages not only from its 460+ delicate templates but also from 80+ classic layouts that can be decorated with new text, clipart images and background. ’

‘Feeling stuck? Need a boost of inspiration to get your creative juices flowing again? Now you can spark an endless supply of fresh ideas in one easy-to-use app! Join tens of thousands of people who are using Brainsparker's random creativity prompts to activate their imagination, disrupt their thinking, overcome blocks and brainstorm new ideas.’

‘Classcraft is a free online educational role-playing game that turns going to school into an adventure that teachers and students play together throughout a semester or school year. Acting as a gamification layer around any existing curriculum, the game is designed to make your class as engaging as possible while supporting students in becoming better learners!’

‘Web Reader 3.0 for iPhone uses text to speech technology along with web page content recognition to read web pages to you. You can configure web pages to be read as soon as they are loaded, read pages manually after they are loaded, or use Cut, Copy, & Paste to read only sections of text.’