Top 12 technologies for educators | Most popular teacher tools

This is the list of the 12 most popular teacher tools on the teacher training videos website.In fact I have given you 2 more. If you are interested in teaching and learning with technology then this would be a great place to start. I suggest you work through these tools, read the descriptions and then learn those technologies that seem most interesting to you. However I would recommend that everyone learns SnagIt ( currently number one) as this tool would be useful to any educator working in most contexts.

1-SnagIt- Outstanding eductional technology tool

Technology for teachers

SnagIt is one of the most useful teacher tools you will ever find. It is a Screen Capture Technology which means that you can record the screen of your own computer like a video. It is this technology which I use to create teacher training You can open up an image, a document, a table or graph onto your screen and then add your voice to it and turn it into a video.


2-Kahoot-Gamify learning-quick introduction

This quiz making tool allows you to set up games and activities in the class where students can answer the questions with their mobile devices. Students do not need to log in. The teacher creates a quiz, the quiz generates a code and the teacher shares the code with the students. Simple tool which can be used very effectively in the class


3-Socrative-Teaching with technology Socrative quiz maker

socrative-Great technologies for teachers

A great teacher tool for creating quizzes and polls that you can use in the class. If you are looking to make your lessons more engaging and like teaching with technology in the classroom then this is ideal. You can set up quizzes that the students can answer with their mobiles, tablets or computers. So you can present material and then put the students into groups to answer the questions. All the results come straight back to you, so you can see what answers each group wrote. When you create a quizz, the students simply access a code and then they can do the quiz, so it is easy to set up. 


4-quick introduction to Google Forms

3 technology for teachers



Google Forms is so useful for making surveys, quizzes and questionnaires. It is a very useful tool for educators that will save you time. You can produce surveys in seconds and then share the links with your students or with staff.  The users click on the links and complete the questionnaires and the data is all brought together in one place and summarized into tables and graphs. 


5-Edmodo- Ideal for the Flipped Classroom and Blended Learning

2 technology for teachers

This is a very quick introductory video to Edmodo. Edmodo is ideal if you want to blend/flip/teach online and you are looking for a central location to keep all the content that the students can access and make use of. It is one of the most useful online teaching tools for teachers and it is free too. You can create quizzes, polls, set assessments etc and the students can do all of these in Edmodo. You can share any content and create discussions, all in one place. You can also track the activity of the students and see what they have completed. Additionally it has great security and each group you create will have a passcode. This set of videos is a quick introduction.   If you want to learn more about Edmodo then follow this link. Edmodo-Key Educational Technology Tool


6-Quizlet-A quick introduction

Quizlet excellent teacher tool

This tool is mainly used for learning vocabulary and it is very popular. However it could be used for any sort of revision and is ideal for repetitive learning. Quizlet has loads of vocabulary revision flash cards that you can use, so you don't need to make anything, you can just access the content. It is a great tool to show your students. One of my favourite educational technology tools this is ideal for students learning any language. It can be used on mobiles and tablets too. If you want to learn to use some of the advanced features, then you also have access to Quizlet Advanced Learning with Technology



7- Creating Playlists in YouTube

A lot of teachers don't realise how useful working with Playlists are. This is a really quick video but really useful and will really help you to organise your videos.

8-Digital Citizenship-Teaching students about copyright

Google great teachers tools

This is a very useful set of training videos for both teachers and students. It shows you some very useful tricks we can use when searching for images on the internet. It shows you how to search for copyright free images, certain types of images, certain colour images and even certain size images. These are all very useful tricks that both teachers and students will find useful. Learning with technology also means being aware of issues like copyright, creative commons etc and this should help you.

9-Make a website really easily with Google Sites


Google Sites has to be one of the quickest and easiest way to create your own website. This is ideal for teachers and students. You can create a website in literally minutes.

10-Ideas for the Flipped Classroom- Add quizzes and questions to your videos


You can make incredibly professional websites with this free technology. If you want to create your own personal website, a school website, a website for your business, then I can really recommend this site. What is more, the website is free. I have even used it with groups of students and got them to create their own websites. This is a great tech tool for teachers and can be used in lots of different ways. The websites look very professional and they are very easy to create.

11-Ideas for the Flipped Classroom-Collaboration around video content


This is a really simple but very effective idea that we can do with Google Slides. When I show this to teachers they are always surprized at how easy you can build really collaborative exercises around video. This is really worth watching.

12-Why blogging is so relevant to teachers and students

Blooger great technology for educators

Without a doubt one of the most useful educational technology tools you can learn. Blogging is such a flexible tool. You can use it to create a teacher blog, a class blog or get your students to create their own blogs too. Great for reflection, feedback, keep a learning log, writing activities, creating group based work etc. I really feel that blogging is underrated. I have used it on many occasions. I used it to asses the students on the MA courses I taught at the University of Warwick and for reflection on teacher training courses. I really recommend you learn to blog and these videos will really help you. I have also created a second set of videos to show you how to make your blog designs better. A key tool for educators-How to create a well designed blog



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