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Technology Tools to Ignite the K–12 Classroom

Around the world, technology has become integral to many of today’s K–12 classrooms.

Teachers use online platforms to organize lesson plans, grade assignments, and interact with students. In elementary school classrooms, children complete online assessments, create presentations, and play educational games on electronic devices. And during the COVID-19 pandemic, education technology has become even more vital to the learning process.

Students in Walden University’s MS in Education program have the opportunity to explore cutting-edge technology tools and consider how they can best be utilized in their classrooms. In the course New and Emerging Technologies, education professionals look at trends and explore innovative ways to use technology in their classrooms, extend accessibility, and serve the greater good. Here’s a quick overview of some of the top tools that can help motivate you and your students, whether you’re in the classroom with them or teaching remotely.

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Management and Organization Tools

Moodle, Google Classroom, and itslearning
Free or low-cost learning management systems (LMSs) that allow you to create classes, design lessons, distribute assignments, monitor progress, and support collaboration.

Differentiation Tools

Badaboom
Create game-based quizzes and customize questions efficiently.

Edcite
Use this online assessment platform to modify questions and run reports.

Formative
This content creation tool allows educators to build new lessons or tailor existing ones.

Newsela
This content platform includes an expansive library of materials that easily adjusts to student reading levels.

Presentation Tools

Animoto
This drag-and-drop video maker allows you to combine videos, photos, and music.

Easelly
Generate infographics that illustrate and share ideas.

Glogster
This multimedia poster maker allows you to apply special effects, including 3D.

Tiki-Toki
Use this interactive timeline maker to integrate photos, videos, and sound.

Collaborative Tools

CueThink
This cooperative math tool aids students with problem-solving and critical thinking.

Edmodo
Safe social networking becomes possible for students with this communication platform.

Popplet
This mind-mapping tool promotes brainstorming and visual presentation.

VoiceThread
Students can create and share presentations using video, voice, and images.

Interested in Learning More About Education Technology?

It’s a great time to pursue an online master’s in education program—particularly one that focuses on integrating technology in the classroom. Walden MS in Education students may choose from more than a dozen degree specializations, including Integrating Technology in the Classroom (Grades K–12), which is based on International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards and encourages students to employ tools that engage and motivate all learners.

Walden University is an accredited institution that offers an online MS in Education degree program. Expand your career options and earn your degree using a convenient, flexible learning platform that fits your busy life.

Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, www.hlcommission.org.

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