6 Great EdTech Tools for The 21st Century Classroom

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February 16, 2016
Once in awhile we curate a list of what we call veteran EdTech websites that have tremendously contributed to the enhancement of teaching and learning. Of course, there are tons of other websites and tools that are being used in different educational settings to promote learning and teaching but the platforms below are definitely among the best. If you are a teacher keen on integrating technology in your class, the collection below is a great place to start with. Check it out and share with us your feedback. Enjoy

1- ClassDojo

ClassDojo is a classroom tool that helps teachers save time, boost classroom engagement, and improve student behavior quickly and easily, with no painful data entry. ClassDojo also lets you communicate student progress with parents and students. Best of all, it’s completely free.

2- Schoology

This is a great website to help you ‘manage your classroom, create and submit assignments, participate in interactive discussions, perform assessments, collaborate with your peers, and much more!’

3- Seesaw

“Seesaw empowers students to document and share what they are learning in class.Students (as young as 5!) can independently create, capture, and store artifacts of learning in their private learning journal.Parents (after teacher approval) get notified of new items, giving them a glimpse of their child’s day and an opportunity to support learning at home.”

4- Edmodo
Edmodo is a web-based platform that provides a safe and easy way for your class to connect and collaborate, share content, and access homework, grades and school notices. It is like Facebook but in a safe and  controlled environment appropriate for school.

5- Kahoot

Kahoot is a great student response system that teachers can use to create and deliver quizzes and surveys to students. Kahoot provides a learning environment that is ideal for engaging students for it incorporates the precepts of both game-based learning and inquiry-based learning. Kahoot allows teachers to create quizzes and surreys that include a wide variety of multimedia elements such as videos, pictures and text. Each quiz you create can be accessed by students across different devices . Also teachers have the possibility to create time-controlled quizzes. You can set a specific period of time for the answer of each question. In this way students are rewarded not only for the correct answer but also for their timeliness.

6- TedEd

TED Ed is a website that allows teachers to create lessons around YouTube videos. Teachers can select YouTube videos and use their URLs to add questions in different formats. The added value of this tool is that it has a section where teachers can track stats of how many have responded to answers or have seen the lesson. Check out this visual guide to learn more about how to create video lessons using TED Ed.