Technology in education has revolutionized learning and is empowering students in ways that were unknown to prior generations. Students who belong to the digital generation are not only embracing the digital lifestyle, but they’re also making it their own.
Today, adapting to technology is not just about knowing how to use gadgets. It’s more about knowing how to leverage the benefits of technology and also about learning to explore the infinite possibilities technology has to offer.
Given the crucial role of edtech in education and its ability to engage students, an increasing number of educators today are encouraging the use of technology both inside and outside the classrooms. Consequently, many more students are becoming tech savvy while getting accustomed to cool new edtech tools.
With the growing demand for handheld devices like mobile phones and tablets, the popularity of apps has reached a new high. To fulfill multifarious requirements of students, several useful products have been rolled out – a few of which are listed below:
If you’re stuck while working on your math assignment and are looking for solutions, Mathway can help you find them. Mathway has millions of solved problems spanning basic math, algebra, trigonometry, calculus, etc. Students can post problems and get solutions with just a few simple clicks.
So what was the main source of news and information during the pre-internet days? The newspaper, of course. If you’re a student studying world history and are looking for some information belonging to the bygone eras, Kiosko is where you’ll find it. This international news database has an impressive collection of news (dating back to 1945) from around the world.
In case you’re running on a tight budget and are worried about spending too much dough, Studentrate can put your worries to rest by helping you find things online at a discounted rate. From beauty products to discount coupons and gift cards, Studentrate is a deals galore and can help students save money.
What’s an electromagnetic spectrum? Where to find a complete chart of isotopes? What does the list of messier objects comprise? The answers to all these questions (and more) can be found on SciencePal – a quick reference for scientific data.
Flashcards have stood the test of time and are still around for a reason. Be it learning new language vocabulary or memorizing a new concept, flashcards are proven to be effective when it comes to supporting deeper learning. To aid better learning, Cram provides students with digital flashcards online that can also be downloaded. You can either use pre-existing cards or create a new set depending on your needs.
Have you been putting off reading that big fat novel which is a part of your literature curriculum simply because you haven’t had time to read it? Well, how about listening instead of reading? Audible has a large collection of audio books across genres, which students can benefit from. Whether you’re waiting in a long queue or commuting from one place to another, you no longer have to regret wasting time. Get audible and finish that novel already.
What if you could simply open an app and start learning English with the help of a native English speaker? With Cambly, you can. If you’re seeking IELTS/TOEFL speaking practice or need help with conversation basics, Cambly can help you by providing 1-on-1 support.
Picture this: You’re working on an essay, which you have to submit soon and the clock’s ticking… You have many ideas and points in mind, but are unsure where or how to start. If you find yourself in such a situation, then check out Studymode – an online research database that has content on various topics and subjects. Note that this is not a typical essay-writing service that “sells” essays. It is a platform that enables students to share their essays, ideas, critiques, reviews, etc.
Talking of essay writing, creating a list of citations is one of the pet peeves of students working on essays or any other academic papers for that matter. Having to adhere to a specific formatting style (MLA, APA, etc.) doesn’t make it any easier for the students. Easybib, created by Chegg, effectively addresses the citation issue. Students can get all the information they need by simply entering the book title. It’s that easy.
Cliffsnotes offers online study guides – written by teachers and professors – to help ease homework headaches. Students can use these guides to better understand difficult concepts and score high on exams. Besides study guides, Cliffsnotes also offers academic guidance to students by sharing tips through articulate articles.
Considering there are a bazillion educational apps and sites out there, it is important to choose the right tools, because right tools can prove to be a step in the right direction for students.
Sophia Sanchez is an ESL instructor, a passionate educator, a freelance writer, an avid reader, and an adrenalin junkie all rolled into one. When not working, she spends time networking and can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and WordPress.