Equip and empower students and educators in 2022 with these EdTech tools
Technology that improves teaching or learning is referred to as EdTech. It’s not necessarily a hardware or software solution created specifically for education, but it’s used to help. For example, Zoom was widely adopted by school districts during the global pandemic, so it is now lumped in with EdTech.
If you’re a teacher, tutor, or principal, you need to keep your eyes on the ever-changing technology landscape. But that effort is as exhausting as it is exciting! It seems like there’s a new app, software, or website popping up every time you turn around.
“I barely have the time to get through my lesson plans, and you want to give me more work?!”
Educators are stretched thin as it is. One of the most common messages we get from teachers is that schedules are too busy to sit down and evaluate new technologies.
In other words, you don’t have time to figure out how to save time. Maybe this list will help.
Try these nine EdTech tools in 2022:
- Book Creator. Resources and ideas to encourage reluctant readers and turn your students into authors. Combines text, images, audio, and video.
- Equity Maps. Charts the interaction of students to illustrate levels of participation and types of contributions. Promotes more engaged class discussion.
- Bit.ai. Built for teams and individuals to create, collaborate, and organize project files all in one place. Especially helpful for hybrid or remote classes.
- World Brush. Augmented Reality app where users can paint on the world, visible only where it was created. Fun for field trips or other special destinations.
- spikeview. Digital portfolio for students to track their learning journey, create personal stories, and stand out from other college and job applicants.
- Canva. Canva is an online design and publishing tool with a mission to empower everyone in the world to design anything and publish anywhere.
- Kahoot. Who says learning can’t be fun? Teach interactive lessons, host games live via videoconferencing, and turn learners into leaders.
- Screencastify. Increase 1:1 interactions with students and save time by adding video to your classroom.
- Anchor. 41% of Americans listen to podcasts each month, and the listener numbers keep increasing. Podcasts are a powerful way to reach students.
About your students’ digital portfolio…
We all know images and videos make a document so much more engaging than a simple list of facts. The same is true for portfolios. Here’s a great way to test out a couple of the edtech tools from the list above.
Give your students a short assignment by having them follow these easy steps:
- Create a free Canva account, and then design a digital banner that includes their first name, their face, and a quote that’s meaningful to them.
- Create a free spikeview account, and then add a story about why the quote on their personal banner is meaningful.
Check out this video for some ideas to use Canva for education.