Hacking Education Technology: So Many Tools, So Little Time

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The problem with technology is there is so much of it. Sure, lots of EdTech can be a good thing, but when we’re faced with hundreds of websites and mobile apps, how can people who are not tech gurus know what works and what doesn’t?

In the Hack Learning podcast episode embedded above, longtime educator, author, and creator of the Teacher’s Guide to Tech, Jennifer Gonzalez, discusses the difficulties presented by a constantly-evolving and growing mountain of technology.

Teachers Guide to Tech

The interactive Teachers Guide to Tech

The main problem teachers and learners have with effectively using EdTech is time. — Jennifer Gonzalez

The key to success in EdTech is knowing where to find the technology and, as Jennifer Gonzalez suggests, locating the right tools for your class activities and then giving those tools a try.

In her Teacher’s Guide to Tech, Gonzalez organizes the best EdTech tools into over 30 education categories, eliminating the need for research, which is the time-eating monster that can make the technology seem overwhelming. Check out some of the categories and tools Gonzalez includes in her tech guide below.

Some of What’s Inside The Teacher’s Guide to Tech

Book Publishing

Lulu

Mixbook

Storybird

Classroom Management

Class Charts

ClassDojo

GoNoodle

Stick Pick

Too Noisy

Cloud Storage

Dropbox

Google Drive

Feedback Tools

Google Drive

Kaizena

Microsoft Word

Flashcard Creators

Quizlet

StudyBlue

Flipped Learning

Blendspace

DocentEDU

EDpuzzle

eduCanon

TED-Ed

Versal

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What tools are you using to engage learners and to make education fun? Please share your favorite tools in our comment section below.

You can connect with Jennifer Gonzalez on Twitter @cultofpedagogy and on her popular website, CultOfPedagogy.com.

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