Technology changes the way we use it. If a teacher is able to make the best of everything available - be it written notes, books, the internet and the EdTech tools, the classroom is bound to move out with excellence. The real success of an EdTech-empowered class is that it transcends the boundaries of time and teachings.
Engagement is the primary attribute of any lesson or session in the COVID or Post- COVID classroom. When it comes to STEM or Sci-Tech subjects, my friends often speak about the lack of 'engaging' resources. We can certainly supply them with a list of interactive, collaborative and interesting tools, but what they need is 'engagement', not to be confused with entertainment, rather a participation with the 'experiments' that define science and technology teaching.
The good news is always a good thing to share. Hubhopper has joined the prime league of platforms like Anchor, where we can Create, Edit and Distribute our podcasts all for free. The new addition is the Hubhopper Studio App for Smartphones. We always want podcast creation to be an easy and accessible endeavour for all our creators.
In 2015, while I was at Amity University NOIDA, this idea was sent as a Patent Proposal to our consultants who were managing the Patents for the university. Being a pupil in the EdTech world, I got to learn that software-based patents were not possible. However, this idea has its own value and utility.
Google is integral to our internet-based life. The web of websites and the stock of application made by Google is huge. We have found this resource for you and we hope this will make your learning meaningful. The primary utility is the enhancement of learning about Arts, Culture and History. Virtual Tours, Augmented Reality and games shall add to the pleasure of learning.
There is no saturation point in modern technology. The moment we try to stand still and believe that technology has reached the best-possible scale; something appears and breaks our perceptions. We have moved ahead from what we learned as Information Technology to an extraordinary world of Artificial Intelligence, Augmented reality, Virtual Reality, and Machine Learning. Here is an unbelievable-but-real side of modern-smart tech!
Podcasts are the talk of the world now. Everyone is turning to Audio streaming these days. The development of Audio as a leading medium of infotainment has brought a big change in the world of EdTech as well. We can see the current generation making use of Podcasts for their entertainment as well as awareness. As we know Education invites an integration of all leading technologies and tools, Podcasts cannot stay away.
Learning has to a pleasant activity. When the learners feel happy about the process, actual learning becomes part of life only in those moments. If a teacher or even a parent fails to engage the kids in the learning activities, there is a sure-shot failure of the purpose. Gamification is a trend in the 21st century but GCompris has been there for more than 02 decades, doing this fantastic service to children.
You never get a second chance to make your first impressions! When they said this, did not imagine that this statement will become a rule in the age of COVID. Yes, we are on a measurement expedition about the engagement and benefit in the online classes. The moment it is an online class - what comes to mind is the 'visual' on the screen. We bring here not just ideas but the places you can visit to bring 'WOW' effect in PowerPoint Presentations.
Anchor is a leading platform to create and distribute your podcasts. This super easy and sensibly optimised bundle of tools has brought a new feature for the user in India and many other countries. Now, we can make podcasts with the songs from Spotify. You can be the host and can add music from Spotify and rock the world!
Online Courses - MOOCs are the best windows to the world of Skills, Exposure and Awareness. These small-customised and most of the time accessible to all courses can really bring a good amount of learning to all, indeed to ALL. If you still do not know about MOOCs or have not done even a single MOOCs, there seems to be a gap between you and the world of learning, let's bridge it now.
Smart and Correct English with Grammarly - the Sophisticated Artificial Intelligence System - is a real thing. It helps with suggestions about Grammar Rules, Punctuations, Tone and Clarity. We also get to check the readability and the overall quality of the content. Grammarly can be used as a browser Extension, Microsoft Word Add-in, smartphone keyboard and also as a Desktop Application.
Kids deserve knowledge. They also have the right to have a safe place to access this knowledge. While we see the regular search engines becoming the marketplaces, Kiddle brings hope. This impressive and comprehensive search engine for kids is an interesting find. We invite you to explore the benefits and immediately introduce children to learning with kiddle.
The technology works best when we use it to collaborate and derive better learning from a platform created for good use. Beyond the JamBoard or Padlet, we have found a cool place to 'JAM' with our ideas and them bring them in a document to see the responses as well as the rewards. Ideaboardz is what we are introducing to you.
CANVA has been a wonderful platform for teachers and creative learners. Starting with the free user account to the educational account with Pro features, Canva has been a fantastic support. From designing blog images, infographics to making teaser videos, it has been a real magic wand to me in the educational journey. Now, the features that have come through requests by users are worth putting in a blog post.
UniSkills Smart Ideas series on YouTube is an attempt to bring some handy tips and solutions for Teachers. There are some simple tasks and there are tasks that look like devils because the time taken is terrible. However, Technology is very much there to assist all of us.