9 EdTech Tools To Help You Succeed
Interested in 9 of the top rated eLearning websites, as selected by teachers and other edTech experts? Here is the list of our top 9 edTech tools:
Classkick is a tool for iPad that lets teachers view students’ work instantly as they’re working. Assignments are uploaded to the platform, and students complete the tasks online. If they need assistance, they push the “Help” button, and their teacher is notified. The teacher can then write back to them and the message will pop up on the student’s device.
Screencast-O-Matic lets teachers create videos that explain new topics and concepts to their students. Students can watch these on their own time, freeing up class time for more in-depth discussion and clarification. The videos can be uploaded to YouTube, so students have access to them whenever they need to review the material.
EduCanon provides a platform where students can take ownership of their own learning. Teachers can post video lessons, allowing students to catch up on work if they miss class. This also allows them to review topics that they aren’t as comfortable with yet. The website is free to use for teachers and students
4. Exit Ticket
Exit Ticket lets teachers work one-on-one with students at their own level. It’s an interactive device and tool that lets teachers monitor each student’s progress individually and respond through the device without other student’s being aware. This lets each student learn at their own pace, allowing students to succeed, rather than fall behind.
Padlet lets students interact with one another in an online classroom. You are presented with something like a white board. From this platform, all of the students who are logged in can create images, write, work out equations, and work together on projects. Teachers can log in as well.
6. Pear Deck
Pear Deck is an interactive video presentation website that lets teachers and students log into a shared “chat room” of sorts. Then the teacher can give a presentation in real time. Students can write in questions or comments directly to the teacher, who can then share them anonymously with the class. This anonymous engagement allows students to ask questions more freely, and for teachers to make sure the students really understand.
Showbie is a “paperless classroom”. Students get work assigned online and then upload their documents to the Showbie website. Teachers can then grade everything from home and students can access their grades (and tailored feedback) from the site. Teachers are able to offer more feedback because the platform is a lot easier to use, and students get the help they really need.
If you study math, you’re going to want to know about Desmos. The website lets you create graphs of equations. You just choose form the selection of equations, and then plug in the variables. Desmos makes the plotted equation for you.
With Formative, teachers can create interactive assessments to see where their students still need guidance and what concepts they’re already mastered. As a student, you can get immediate feedback on areas that need improvement. As an educator, you can assess students as they take the assessment. You can also upload documents and allow them to be drawn or written on as part of the assessment.
As an eLearner or instructor, you have a lot of resources available to you. While this list is a great place to start, don’t feel like you have to limit yourself to these sites. Find the ones that work for you, and use them to help you achieve the success you are striving for. What edTech tools would you recommend to other students and educators?