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This post is quite a departure from last week’s subject: 100 Tools to Develop the Next Killer iOS or Android App. Our normal audience may not get much out of this week’s roundup but don’t worry, I’ll be back with something you can use next week! In the meantime I figured hey, there are over 7 million teachers in America alone* and that’s a pretty big audience who could potentially be looking for some cool tech tools. Not to mention administrators, parents and students themselves–that’s quite an ecosystem. What got me started on this subject in the first place was the fact that I kept seeing a post I did a while back called The 50+ Best Ways to Curate and Share Your Favorite Social Media and News Content being shared on Twitter with hashtags like #EdTech or #EduTech. As I dug deeper I realized there was a whole connected community out there interested in this type of stuff.
So here’s what I’ve got for all you educators our there: some random and cool EduTech tools, tech tools for teachers and students, ways to integrate mobile devices into the classroom, social learning tools, elearning and online learning resources and finally some test prep, textbook, educational gaming and a few other random resources. What you won’t find here are any lame attempts to pawn off something that’s not an education-specific tech tool as something marvelous and new like I’ve seen on a few other blogs (like Gmail or Skype–definitely useful, but come on, not education specific). The scope of this list covers everything from Kindergarten-age up through college-age so there’s hopefully something for everyone here.
Actually, this post has been a long time coming. While I’m not a teacher (no where close) I am part of a committee called TDEC which stands for the Technology and Distance Education Committee, a part of the nonprofit organization I work for, and have been involved with a distance education (via telepresence) initiative within that same organization. Not to mention my wife’s parents are both teachers, so education is something I run into a lot in my ...