7 New EdTech Tools to Try Out

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November 13, 2017
Over the last weekend, we dug through the piles of emails in our inbox and curated for you the collection below. These are tools and apps that we think might have some educational value to the work you do as a teacher and educator. Some of the things you can do with these tools include: schedule, organize, and keep track of your work projects and enhance team work; manage your Gmail attachments in a better and effective way; discover the celestial sphere  and virtually explore the cosmos; create a wide variety of multimedia activities such as quizzes, games, interactive maps...; make videos from your favourite songs; search for and locate information across hundreds of PDFs. Check them out and share with us your feedback in our Facebook page.

‘Outplanr is a project and resource manager that turns your to do list into a weekly work plan, where you can see what your team is doing in real-time. Organize and keep track of multiple projects, while making sure that everyone knows what do do now and next, avoiding stress for the team and keeping everyone motivated and on track.’

‘Dittach is an attachment manager for Gmail that saves you time and stress. Some of its features include: Search or browse every email you’ve ever sent or received, search directly from the Gmail search bar, go direct from an attachment to the email it came with…’

‘Discover the fascinating relation between time and the cosmos. Enjoy this interactive learning tool and understand the concept of the celestial sphere and the apparent movement of the sky.’

4-  Educaplay

'Educaplay is an  online platform that allows you to create and play multimedia educational activities. Some of the things you can do with Educaplay include: Create multimedia activities such as quizzes, crosswords, interactive maps and matching games among other things.Use activities from our online archive with more than 1 million activities generated by teachers. Integrate your activities within Moodle, Blackboard or any other LMS. Get progress and results of the users of the activities.'

Musical.ly is a platform that ‘makes it super easy for everyone to make awesome videos and share with friends or to the world.’

‘Search within multiple PDFs with maximum relevance! Save time! PDF Search is a PDF reader making relevancy search to find the most relevant pages inside thousands of PDF documents quickly. It will show you the most accurate pages by ranking them using its AI powered algorithm.’

‘Easy to write notes from anywhere, even if you're offline. When you update notes on your laptop, they are also reflected on your mobile devices.,Boostnote works everywhere.’