7 Good New EdTech Tools to Try Out

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Below is a collection of some good EdTech tools to try out. Some of the things you can do with these tools include: accelerate your typing by replacing abbreviations with frequently used phrases you define, easily manage highlights and notes for Kindle and iBooks, control opened tabs in your browser, access tons of resources and articles covering a wide variety of global issues and many more.

‘SelfCad announces free licenses for all students and teachers for 3 years! SelfCAD is an online 3d printing software application which allows users to design and print in 3D. Teachers who have successfully been using TinkerCad for the past few years and have been searching for a more advanced 3D software without purchasing new expensive new licenses for their school, can now turn to SelfCAD to supply their students with advanced 3D models, sculpting, drawing, a built in slicer, and a 25,000 3D object library.’

‘Empatico, an initiative of The KIND Foundation, is in the early stages of creating a free tool for teachers to connect their students to classrooms around the world using seamless video conferencing technology. Activities are standards-based and designed to promote meaningful interactions and positive perceptions. As students learn together, they explore their similarities and differences with curiosity and kindness and develop practical communication and leadership skills.’

3- aText

‘aText accelerates your typing by replacing abbreviations with frequently used phrases you define. E.g. make an abbreviation “myname” to insert your name “First Middle Last” in any application. With aText you can easily avoid typing the same thing over and over.’

‘Wrapper is an awesome tab manager that lets you control your tabs in the browser.
1. View/close open tabs.
2. Group tabs into wrappers and save them, view them and open them anytime you want.
3. Share wrappers with friends and colleagues.’

5- Klib

‘Klib is a new way to manage highlights and notes for Kindle and iBooks. Some of its features include: Import from Kindle, iBooks or Amazon.
- Read highlights in an elegant way.
- Review highlights in Kindle for macOS.
- Copy highlights in Markdown format.
- Export highlights to Evernote.
- Share highlights with friends.’

'YaleGlobal Online is a free and independent online publication that explores globalization and the connections of our world in the global economy, politics, the environment, security and more. The articles are reprinted in up to 40 newspapers around the globe.'

7- WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources

'WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources is a cost-free academic Internet directory that is part of the volunteer-run WWW Virtual Library System, with over 2000 carefully selected, annotated links in 34 international affairs categories. It is frequently maintained, receives worldwide use daily, and is designed for teachers, scholars, students, researchers, diplomats, and the interested public, among others.'