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Technology Resources for Teachers

This article is an amazing resource for educators and students. It allows teachers to have tools at their fingertips to enhance their lesson planning and to use technology social media, learning, lesson planning and more. Here is a partial list of the tools they recommend with links to the sites to learn more about each tool.

  1. Khan AcademyMany teachers use this excellent collection of math, science, and finance lectures and quizzes to supplement their classroom materials.
  2. MangaHighMangaHigh offers teachers a wealth of resources for game-based learning in mathematics.
  3. FunBrainIf you’re looking for a great collection of educational games, look no further than FunBrain. On it, teachers can take advantage of fun tools for math and reading.
  4. EducreationsEducreations is an amazing online tool for the iPad that lets teachers (or students) create videos that teach a given topic. Perfect for studying or getting students to show off their knowledge.
  5. AnimotoAnimoto makes it simple to create video-based lessons or presentations for the classroom and to share them with students or anyone else.
  6. SocrativeAvailable for computers, mobile devices, and tablets, this student response system engages students through games and exercises on any device they have on hand. Even better, teachers can easily assess student progress and track grades.
  7. KnewtonAdaptive learning has been a hot topic in recent months, and with Knewton it’s something that any teacher can access and use. The site personalizes online learning content for each student according to his or her needs.
  8. KerpoofOn Kerpoof, students can get creative with their learning with games, interactive activities, drawing tools, and more that are both fun and educational.
  9. StudySyncWith a digital library, weekly writing practice, online writing and peer reviews, Common Core assignments, and multimedia lessons available, this site is a fully-featured tool for teaching and learning that can be a big help in the classroom.
  10. CarrotSticksOn this site, teachers can take advantage of a wide range of math learning games, giving students practice while they have fun.

Innovative High-Tech Tools to Help Kids Learn


Computer tables are not just a place to hold your computer for work; they can be the key to making your child’s education fun and exciting. The number of computer-based gadgets designed to give kids a great learning experience is astounding.

Does your child take music lessons, guitar perhaps? A neat little gadget called the iRig hooks up to an electric guitar so that the musician can then play his guitar into the iRig device and then out through any i-device such as an iPad, iPhone or laptop. This gives the musician the ability to tune up and play music right there, with no need for a heavy, inconvenient speaker. A great benefit for parents is that it is possible to also listen through headphones.

One gadget that is sure to be popular with teens is the Nintendo 3SXL. Load that up with any one of many educational games, and you have a portable school right at your fingertips. Many games are geared to math training, memory improvement, and hand-eye coordination practice.

Is dancing your child’s first love? The Nintendo Wii can be fitted with a dance program that will get your child up and moving, and perhaps more adventurous parents as well. Dancing is a fantastic aerobic exercise, and the program also teaches steps to many popular modern dances.

No question, the gadgets that are most likely to be placed up on the podiumsof innovation, are called the Nabi and the Nabi Junior. These gadgets are the world’s first full-featured Android-platform tablets made with kids in mind. Almost anything an adult can do on a tablet, a kid can do on a Nabi, including reading books, exploring the internet, learning math, and much, much more.

There is certainly no shortage of great electronic gadgets to keep kids learning.