7 New EdTech Tools to Try Out

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December 20, 2016
In this week's series of New EdTech Tools for Teachers, we are sharing with you this collection comprising seven interesting web tools and apps to use for a variety of educational purposes. Some of the things you can do with these tools include: teach kids about drawing and colouring using a multitouch whiteboard, enhance the look of Google Calendar by using an intuitive interface,  create and share customizable forms, learn and improve your music knowledge at your own pace, provide your website visitors with the ability to hold realtime chat and discussion with you, learn how to code on iPad, and effectively manage your tasks and organize your workflow. Enjoy

1- Lucas’Whiteboard

‘A whiteboard for children to learn colors and paint. It supports multitouch so they can draw with multiple fingers, and is sensitive to the pressure to make lines thinner or thicker. When you select a color it says the color in English or Spanish.’

2- Mimo

'Learn how to code on your iPhone or iPad - whenever and wherever you have a minute. Dive into app development, learn how to build websites, and get the hang of databases - from the very beginning to intermediate and advanced-level concepts.'

3- Yousician: Your personal music teacher

'Yousician is your personal music tutor for the digital age. Learn at your own pace, whenever and wherever you want. The app listens to you play and gives instant feedback on your accuracy and timing. Our curriculum, designed by expert music teachers, will help musicians of all levels improve, from complete beginners to professionals.'

4- Clean Google Calendar

‘Makes Google Calendar look nicer and launches it as a desktop application…An interface for Google Calendar that makes it more straightforward and enjoyable to use’

5- Paperform

‘Paperform is a web platform that enables anyone to create online forms or product pages quickly, intuitively, and to brand them as they like, all without writing code. Whether you’re involved with organising events, sporting groups, marketing agencies, tech startups, or any other project, Paperform is your solution. Quickly and simply create customizable forms that take payments, and are easy for your customers and communities to complete on mobile or desktop. Paperform allows its customers to engage their audiences; to get to know them better and to share their products.’

6- LiveChat

LiveChat is web tool that allows you to chat with the websites of your visitors in realtime. Some of the features it provides include: file sharing, timeline, chat transcripts, chat archives, visitor banning, automatic and personal greetings and many more. LiveChat offers a 30-day free trail after which you need to pay to use the service.

7- LifeTracker

‘LifeTracker is an application which helps users manage their free time and achieve meaningful life goals through the unique artificial intelligence prediction algorithms’.

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