Ten educational technologies you should try this year

9. Share with 911

School safety has never been more important, and Share with 911 aims to empower school staff and emergency personnel to act and communicate quickly and proactively in a variety of emergency situations through the use of smart phones, tablets, laptops, desktops, or any web-connected device to provide real-time information on emergency situations to first responders and colleagues. Through a very simple interface, any authorized member of a school’s staff can initiate a lockdown. After the lockdown is initiated, every staff member and law enforcement officer in the community is immediately alerted via a text message and/or eMail. http://www.sharewith911.com/

10. Skype in the classroom

At a time when budgets are tight, free is king—and Skype is no fool. Thanks to Skype’s new education platform, teachers can open up their classroom to meet new people, talk to experts, and share idea with someone as close as next door to a school across the world, all for free. https://education.skype.com/

Meris Stansbury

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