10 Great EdTech Websites for Teachers and Educators
One of the key elements in an effective integration of technology in education is having access to appropriate EdTech resources. This is not easy particularly for teachers who, because of their daily teaching and prep schedules, are lacking in time. This is where lists such as the one below come in handy. They offer teachers and educators with meticulously curated content that can help them access the best EdTech resources and transform their teaching practice.Now that we have turned to online education, the need for reliable EdTech resources is even more pressing. The collection below which is based on one of our earlier posts provides you with a good place to start your search for educational resources. This work is also available for free download in PDF format.
1- Khan Academy
Khan Academy provides free educational content in the form of instructional videos and practice exercises covering different subjects including math, chemistry, physics, science, arts, humanities and many more.2-ReadWriteThinkReadWriteThink offers a wide variety of classroom and professional development resources. These include student interactives, lesson plans, printouts, mobile apps, strategy guides, etc.
3- Common Sense MediaThis is a platform where you can access teacher-created reviews of educational tools and mobile apps, ready-made lesson plans, webinars, videos and many other resources.4- CK-12CK-12 provides teacher-curated STEM content that include lessons, activities, study guides, and practice exercises.
5- Smithsonian Learning LabSmithsonian Learning Lab empowers learners with materials and tools to hep them personalize their learning, create new ideas, find resources and access collections of educational content and build meaningful educational networks.
6- OER CommonsOpen Educational Resources is a public digital library of open educational content that allows you to ‘explore, create, and collaborate with educators around the word to improve curriculum’.7- Discovery EducationDiscovery Education provides tons of standards-aligned resources, tools to enhance students thinking skills, and opportunities for collaborative learning experiences to help teachers grow their professional practice.8- TED EdTED Ed is an education initiative from TED to help teachers, educators, and students access and create interactive video lessons.9- EdshelfThis is a ‘socially-curated discovery engine of websites, mobile apps, desktop programs, and electronic products for teaching and learning’.10- Symbaloo EDU‘SymbalooEDU is the visual resource management tool that helps educators and students organize and share the best of the web. Users save their resources in the cloud and access them from anywhere with any device’Sources:1- https://www.simplek12.com/ipads-mobile-learning/50-free-tech-tools-for-your-classroom/2- https://www.refseek.com/directory/teacher_resources.html3- https://www.huffingtonpost.com/scott-steinberg/education-tools_b_2567342.html4- http://www.ala.org/aasl/standards/best/websites/2015