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10 Tech Tools To Engage Students

Websites, apps and devices help teachers teach and kids learn in new ways. Check out these 10 great education tech choices.
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Powering all those smartphones and tablets students use in class? Thousands upon thousands of apps. Educational apps cover every possible topic, help students improve their reading, intervene with kids who are struggling with math. That's not to say all apps are good; in fact, many are really bad. Educators must carefully vet any apps they recommend for student use.

What technology tools are you using in the classroom? Leave a comment!

Follow Deb Donston-Miller on Twitter at @debdonston.

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Cara Latham
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Cara Latham,
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7/18/2013 | 12:40:17 PM
re: 10 Tech Tools To Engage Students
I've seen Twitter used in the classroom as a way for students to write and share haikus. I think innovative uses like this are awesome ways to engage students, but I think boundaries are needed to ensure technology is not being incorporated just for the sake of incorporating it.
Mike Blumenstein
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Mike Blumenstein,
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7/18/2013 | 5:19:03 PM
re: 10 Tech Tools To Engage Students
Another application that should be on every teacher and administrator's radar is ExitTicket.

ExitTicket captures the student's progress, checks for not only understanding of the specific question, but the understanding of the concepts and curriculum and engages the students with Gamification and badging. We are still in our Early Adopter stage, preparing for the full launch August 1st, sign up today to get grandfathered into the Early adopters group while you compare these for FREE.

"ExitTicket is a engaging student response system delivering instant feedback and performance metrics to teachers and students, allowing immediate intervention and reteaching with a tap of a finger, while tracking the student's progress."

http://exitticket.org
Deb Donston-Miller
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Deb Donston-Miller,
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7/18/2013 | 11:23:01 PM
re: 10 Tech Tools To Engage Students
Thanks, Mike. Sounds a little more interactive than the traditional exit note on Post-It :)

Deb Donston-Miller
Contributing Editor, InformationWeek
Mike Blumenstein
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Mike Blumenstein,
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7/18/2013 | 11:25:56 PM
re: 10 Tech Tools To Engage Students
You are most welcome!
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