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12 ed-tech tools to try this term

By Gloria Kopp
October 18th, 2016

From essay help to keeping students on track, check out these sites and apps

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The school year is in full swing, so it’s time to kick things into high gear and push learning to a whole new level. Online technology tools can be an incredible asset in the classroom, enhancing the learning experience for students and making the teaching experience more pleasant and less stressful. Check out these ed-tech tools that you should definitely consider bringing into the classroom this term.

Sight Words
Sight words are those words that a child should memorize in order to help them learn how to read and write. And, the most effective way to learn those words is through repetition using flashcards and word-focused games. Sight Words helps you to supplement phonics learning through a series of lessons, flashcards and games.

Quizalize
Just because you’re doing a quiz, doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun while you’re doing it. And, on Quizalize, every quiz you find has been created to be both educational and fun. Teams of students can join forces in competition, while a live dashboard allows teachers to see each student’s strengths and who needs the most help from you.

The Purdue Online Writing Lab
On their mission to assist writers in their skill development, Purdue University offers their Online Writing Lab (OWL) as a free resource for users around the world. They make available over 200 resources, including information on writing and teaching writing, grammar, style guides, and more. Teachers can use this for in-class instruction or out-of-class teaching. There are even learning resources for English as a Second Language students.

Boomessays
No matter what a student has got to say in their written work, if they’re not using proper grammar, they could be missing out on marks unnecessarily. Boom Essay’s Grammar Guide outlines the basics everyone should know in order to get their message across clearly and without error. Improve spelling, punctuation, and grammar simply through following this easy to follow guide.


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