As my regular readers know I am always looking for new technologies to try out in my classroom. But the task of finding new technologies can at times be overwhelming. The amount of apps and programs out there is daunting at best. Often times it takes hours to find something that I think will work and feel is worth giving a try in my classroom. This past weekend however, I was catching up on some of my educational blogs that I read and I came across a post by Audrey Watters who might have found a great starting point.
Audrey Watters writes a blog called ”Hack Education” and she wrote about a site called “EdShelf“. This is a site that lists hundreds of educational tools to use in the classroom. The best description is the one they use on their website that describes their website as,
“… a directory of websites, mobile apps, and desktop software that are rated & reviewed by educators, for educators. We decrease the friction of using and procuring effective technology into the classroom.”
As I reviewed the site I found it to exactly that. This is a great starting point for anyone looking to add some technology to their classroom. The reviews and ideas that can be found on this site are quite valuable and will significantly reduce the amount of time teachers spend searching for new tools and ideas. I highly recommend this site to educators looking to add something new to their class.
- Edshelf: An Educational App Directory for Teachers (hackeducation.com)
- Technology Resources For The Classroom (optionsanimal.com)
- Education World Tackles Cutting-Edge Classroom Tech Topics (prweb.com)
- The Audrey Test (third-bit.com)
- Beyond the Textbook? (educatoral.com)
- Implementing Technology in the Math Classroom (mathwithjessalynn.wordpress.com)
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