Hottest EdTech Tools of 2017- Thrively

#59 of the 82 Hottest EdTech Tools of 2017 According to Education Experts –

Tutora posted the 82 Hottest EdTech Tools of 2017. I have decided to post re each, and we start with #59 on the list:

59. Thrively – Kids Activities and Strength Assessment

As nominated by Angela Maiers of Choose2Matter.

Every child is a genius. Every child deserves to thrive. Thrively are guided by those two core beliefs. With a little ingenuity and a lot of hard work, they’re helping kids reach their potential, helping parents understand their children better and helping teachers connect with their students on a more personal level.

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Hottest EdTech Tools of 2017- Wanted: Student Inventors

#16 of the 82 Hottest EdTech Tools of 2017 According to Education Experts –

Tutora posted the 82 Hottest EdTech Tools of 2017. I have decided to post re each, and we start with #16 on the list:

16. Microduino – DIY Electronics for Makers of All Ages

As nominated by Nikolaos Chatzopoulos of Tech Trends 4 Teachers.

Microduino designs and manufacturers digital electronic building blocks which are connectable to a large selection of digital input and digital/analog output devices. Compatible with Arduino, the Microduino Series blocks are packaged in multi-piece kits that allow users to build, animate and control objects that they construct. Kits also include interactive components that sense physical attributes and output devices. In its most popular form, mCookies are stackable, magnetically and electronically connectable and colour-coded to easily identify the functional family type.

mCookies are physically compatible with LEGO blocks. Connected in stacks, mCookies are available into the consumer, maker space and educational markets as components and/or in convenient kits such as the Microduino ‘Itty Bitty City’.

Microduino recent awards include Time Magazine named Microduino 1 of the top 5 STEM education kits to teach kids engineering and coding, Gold winners of the 2016 IDEA awards by the IDSA. Microduino modules are on permanent display at the Henry Ford museum of Innovation, One of the ‘Five Best Things’ from the World Maker Faire.

“Microduino is the perfect tool for STEM/STEAM education” – Nikolaos Chatzopoulos

Hottest EdTech Tools of 2017- Student Voice

#14 of the 82 Hottest EdTech Tools of 2017 According to Education Experts –

Tutora posted the 82 Hottest EdTech Tools of 2017. I have decided to post re each, and we start with #14 on the list:

14. Flipgrid – Video for Student Engagement and Formative Assessment

As nominated by Alec Couros.

Flipgrid is video platform used in over 50,000 classrooms to empower student voice and ignite discussion. In Flipgrid, teachers post discussion topics to which students respond via video, creating a social learning environment that provides every student an equal voice and increases engagement.

With the advent and increasing popularity of short video based communication a la Snapchat, Instagram Stories and more, allowing students to communicate and learn through a medium they are familiar with can improve engagement and knowledge retention.

Created ‘grids’ can also be embedded or connected with a variety of other platforms such as Blackboard, WordPress, Moodle and more.