Digital tools… It’s hard to remember an analog world. A place where maps were two dimensional and books needed to be requested and mail ordered. Technology has transformed the educational landscape, providing us with instant access to information and resources that are influencing the way we learn. From Google search to its many applications like Art Project, which provides access to the world’s museums, to Drive, which makes it easy to collaborate and share work, information and amazing tools are only a few clicks away.
Every day, new applications and sites are being developed with the goal of helping our students learn. Here are a few technological study tools that stand out:
Remember flashcards? Quizlet makes it easy for students to define what they need to learn and create and share their quizzes with each other. The company was founded in 2005 by 15-year-old Andrew Sutherland who wanted an easy tool for mastering his French vocabulary. Quizlet was his solution and has since provided learners of all ages with some excellent resources for test preparation.
Difficulty filling in the blanks? This basic and brilliant web tool by Lucy Georges lets you test your reading comprehension and help you to identify the various parts of speech. Simply paste your text into the box and select what kinds of words you want eliminated. It removes the text so that you can test yourself with ease.
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Having trouble getting started? We all need a pep talk now and then. Kid President has just the words of the encouragement you need to get moving and “create something that will make the world awesome.”
Do you have a favorite educational tech tool? Share your ideas in the comments so that we can share and learn from each other.
By Miriam Bader, Private Tutor