12 Interesting New EdTech Tools for Teachers

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The New EdTech Tools post for this months features a number of interesting web tools and mobile apps which you can use for a variety of educational purposes. From automatically generating citations in both MLA and APA styles to virtually exploring the most popular monuments in ancient Rome, check out the list to discover more.

Updated August 2019

1- Anatomypal

'Anatomypal has several resources for pre health students! We have interactive anatomy models from which the student can view any model as if they were in the classroom. Check out our study guide videos. From the pituitary to muscle origins/insertions, we have an a endless amount of resources!'

2- Kingcitation 

'Kingcitation is an online bibliography generator service that will simplify the tedious task of creating a bibliography in the correct style formatting the necessary info on a source into a required citation. And there is no need to remember the minor details of every style for numerous sources. Our citation machine is available to students and educators. Our citation machine allows you to enter your bibliographic data into a text box and it will be formatted automatically.'

3- Grade Spelling

'This is a free program which includes spelling placement test, spelling & vocabulary (games, activities & tests), writing lessons, & novel study guides. It provides teachers and parents of K-12 students with over 700 grade-appropriate word lists, 18 interactive learning modules, and printables. All free.'

4- Digital Explorer

'Digital Explorer engages young people in global issues for a better future. Our unique projects provide inspirational lessons and resources direct from the world to your classroom.'

'Type a short piece of text to find out how fast can you type, test your typing speed in wpm and impress your friends or employers with your own typing certificate.'

6- Slidebot

'This  tool aims to bring engaging TEDx-style presentations into the classroom by enabling teachers (and students) to create entire presentations in under 10 seconds using Machine Learning (or AI) based around design.'

7- 'FMath Editor' Docs add-on

'The Add-on is a professional 'Mathematics Editor' used to build equations and insert the images into documents. The user can easily add variables, constants, operators, fractions, exponents, logarithms, limits, integrals, derivatives and matrix. Also the Editor has a built in Wizard to build complex equation.'

'zipBoard is a bug tracking and visual feedback tool which lets software teams take screenshots and assign tasks while browsing their web-based (web-apps, websites and E-learning) products. It makes collaboration among agile teams easier. You can either use zipBoard when iterating over a new product or adding features to an existing one. It makes communication easier amongst web developers, designers, project managers and QA.'

'Explore ancient Rome in virtual reality using Unimersiv app.As its name suggests, this experience lets you explore Ancient Rome in Virtual Reality (available on the Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift for now). You will able to discover and learn about all the major monuments that made Rome such a fascinating.'

'Do you ever play along with a YouTube video to practice a song or learn from a music tutorial lesson? When you need to master a song in a different key you can use this tool to pitch shift the audio, repeat a section in a loop or slow it down to get a hang on it more quickly.'

'Simple Music Note Workout lets you practice where your notes are on your instrument, music notation reading, and note recognition by ear. Learn your guitar fretboard or your piano keyboard, with a teacher that’s always available and never tired.'

12- Nudge

'Nudge is an after school math app that is ideal for 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grades. It gently nudges you towards the solution one step at a time. The intuitive gestures and resulting visual transformations provide a unique sensory learning experience for an abstract topic like algebra. Parents and teachers get to see reports that provide comprehensive feedback including ratings for each concept that is used.'