eSchool Media readers chose 40 products as their favorite ed-tech tools.

Which ed-tech products and services do our readers like best? Here are their top 40 choices for the 2013-14 school year.

This past spring, we asked readers to give us their top picks for school hardware, software, websites, and services. Nearly 700 readers responded via one of our three websites:,, and

In nominating their favorite products, we asked readers to tell us how they’re using these products to improve teaching, learning, or school administration—and to what effect. We then chose the 40 best responses, which appear alphabetically by product name.

The result is a list of ed-tech products and services that have proven to be effective. We hope you’ll find this information useful as you consider how technology can help transform education in your own schools.

Here’s a quick table of contents to help you navigate:

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Alert Solutions
Camtasia Studio (TechSmith)
Canvas (Instructure)
Centricity2 (Schoolwires)
Collaborate (Blackboard)
CrashPlan PROe (Code 42 Software)
Digital Passport (Common Sense Media)
Discovery Education Techbook (Discovery Education)
Enterasys Network Access Control (Enterasys)

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eTrition (Harris School Solutions)
Futaba (INKids)
Gizmos (ExploreLearning)
GoClaim (Go Solutions Group)
Google Chromebooks
Google+ Hangouts (Google)
Hobsons Retain (Hobsons)
In2Books (ePals)
Insight 360 (eInstruction)

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Interactive Campus Map (NuCloud)
Lexia Reading (Lexia Learning)
Luna Interactive Projection Camera (Learning Resources)
My Big Campus (Lightspeed Systems)
Office 365 for Education (Microsoft)
Remote Proctor (Software Secure)
SAFARI Montage

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SAM Animation (iCreate to Educate)
SCORE21 (TE21)
SNAP Health Center (Professional Software for Nurses Inc.)
Student Lingo (Innovative Educators)
TalentEd (Netchemia)
TreeRing Yearbooks (TreeRing)
WalkKits (The Walking Classroom)
Zinch (Chegg)

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Honorable Mentions

(Next page: The winners)