10 Great EdTech Lists to Ring in the New Year
Many classrooms are full of activity in the busy weeks leading up to the holidays. There might be tests, projects, celebrations, and concerts while teachers have grades to submit and clean-up to tackle. It’s not unusual for some of the initiatives that had teachers inspired in the beginning of the school year to have lost some steam or even fallen off the to-do list — it’s just such a busy time of year and the days fly by!
EdTech Lists for 2017
But the promise of 2017 being right around the corner brings plenty to be excited for, so don’t give up on those ed-tech wish lists just yet, teachers! Check out this list of, well, lists we compiled from around the web to help you decide which classroom initiatives will be among your priorities for 2017.
1) Enable Education’s “An Ed-Tech Wish List for Teachers:”
When it comes to choosing the right ed-tech tools for the classroom, many teachers’ wish lists include a more seamless experience. Rather than hoping for fancy software and gadgets, the kind of educators who formed this edtech list would be happier to have streamlined implementation and accessibility.
2) Chalkup’s “What’s on Our EdTech Bookshelf: 15 Books for Educators:”
Looking for the perfect gift for a teacher friend or colleague? Jayne Miller’s diverse edtech list contains reads for connected educators, innovators, digital leaders, and teachers who strive to create more engagement in their classrooms. Miller even includes an Amazon review of each book so that you can see the opinions of other readers.
3) TeacherLists’ “The Top 22 Tech Gadgets Teachers REALLY Want for Their Classrooms:”
Microscope camera? Apple TV? 3D printer? Document camera? If any of these or the other 18 items listed are part of your ultimate classroom daydream, you’ll be able to find out all about them here. With 16 of the options under $100, this teacher-compiled list provides thorough explanations of each tech tool with links to where you can find some of them.
4) Education World’s “Dear Santa:”
Another device and gadget-focused teacher wish list with real teacher interviews from one of the most well-known education sources on the internet.
5) A to Z Teacher Stuff’s “Favorite Classroom Technology” forum:
This discussion board showcases common threads among mostly 1:1 teachers, including whiteboards, document cameras, and Apple devices/projectors.
6) Education Week Teacher’s “My Ultimate Classroom Design Wish List:”
While this list has little to do with the holidays or even tech, for that matter, this teacher’s spin on what makes a “fluid learning space” might be interesting to teachers looking to transform their classrooms in the new year (and there’s even some humor, too).
7) Griffin’s “Teacher Tech Wish List:”
A skim-able compilation of actual teacher quotes in a categorized format.
8) Education World’s “My New (School) Years Resolutions:”
More student choice, better planning, and improved record-keeping are among the new years’ resolutions of the teachers interviewed in this post. Eduspire Solutions products provide all of the above, so if these things are also on your edtech list, maybe it’s time you share some information with your school leaders.
9) EdTech Update (by eSchool News) “8 Teacher-Loved EdTech Tools to Try in 2017:”
Scott Ragin’s list of tools already being used successfully by teachers across the country is perfectly timed for ringing in the new year in your classroom. It’s categorized by concepts like innovative teaching, e-learning, presentation tools, information sharing, and more. Whether it’s an LMS like Schoology or an interactive tool like Prezi, browsing this edtech list might help you reinvent your classroom.
10) Class Tech Tips’ “8 How-To Tips to Energize Your Classroom with EdTech in 2017:”
Complete with instructions such as “how to 3D print a virtualy reality headset” and “how to strengthen student listening skills with podcasts,” this practical edtech list is sure to sure to contain something for every teacher.
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What’s on your edtech wish list for the new year? Comment below and let us know!