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6 EdTech Spotlights from Channel One News

For the past few years I’ve been a regular contributor to Channel One News. You may be familiar with their news programming designed for students. They reach kids in schools across the country with interesting, engaging and relevant news stories. I’ve had the chance to share some of my favorite edtech tools on Channel One News.

My role as a blogger for Channel One News is to cover topics related to education technology. You may have seen the roundup of interviews for Channel One News I shared on this site earlier this year. It features a handful of inspiring educators who discuss their role in edtech. The list below is a roundup of my edtech spotlights for Channel One News – some of my favorite classroom tools. I hope you enjoy a few selections from this series, just click on the link to read the full article!

A collection of six spotlight edtech tools

EdTech Spotlight: NearPod Presentation Tool: As a professional development provider I have the chance to work with schools across the country. One of my favorite tools to share with teachers is NearPod. This presentation tool is perfect for schools that share devices among students or have a mix of computers, tablets and smartphones for students to use. Nearpod has become one of…

6 EdTech Spotlights from Channel One NewsEdTech Spotlight: Socrative Formative Assessment Tool: A variety of technology tools exist to make formative assessment a seamless part of everyday instruction. Socrative is a powerful formative assessment tool for students in one-to-one (1:1) or bring your own device (BYOD) environments where each student has access to a personal device connected to the Internet. It can also be used when…

EdTech Spotlight: Pages for Mac and iOS: Pages, available on iOS computers and devices, is a powerful publishing and word processing tool for teachers and students. While Pages offers students and teachers access to common word processing functions as seen in Google Docs and Microsoft Word, there are some notable…

EdTech Spotlight: Google Docs: Many schools have started using Google Classroom or the Google Drive suite of applications as part of their everyday workflow. Teachers assign tasks for students to complete, and students are expected to submit the work they create in one of the Google Drive applications. One of my favorite tools for…

EdTech Spotlight: Hour of Code: Last month you may have heard the buzz surrounding the Hour of Code. Every year students around the world participate in Hour of Code events. After school programs, technology teachers and classroom educators dedicate time during the second week of December to participate in an Hour of Code Event. But if you missed…

EdTech Spotlight: iBooks Author:

For teachers who want to create their own customized textbooks, iBooks Author offers a powerful solution. iBooks Author is a creation tool that allows Mac users to design their own interactive books. If you’ve ever explored the Apple iBooks Store you’re probably familiar with interactive books. Interactive books let readers do more than…

Have you used any of the tools on this list? Share your experience in the comments below.

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