10 EdTech Tools Every Teenager Must Try

Edtech Tools Every Teenager Must Try

Students in their teenage are curious and want to explore new things.

Technology is advancing at high speed and can help teens explore new tools and channel their energies positively. Here's a list of the top 10 tools that every teenager must explore. 

Canva

If you love creating excellent graphics, you're probably familiar with Canva. The tool's extension for education can add value to your projects and assignments. Whether you have to work solo or in groups, it got you covered. Canva- For Education offers features like collaboration for users, real-time performance tracking for educators, ease of sharing with existing LMS, and the USP of allowing users to create engaging graphics for multiple purposes through its existing templates!

Check out these 15 ways you can use this tool.  

WhiteHatJr 

With all the advancements in technology, it may seem like you must learn to code. However, you may want to try it out before putting all your efforts into it. WhiteHatJr is a great platform to try this new skill and clear your doubts. The platform caters to students up to grade 10. It focuses on teaching you structure and algorithm thinking through an activity-based curriculum. You can also avail a free trial class to get a feel of their service before enrolling in the courses offered.    

Chegg Flashcards+

Chegg is a popular homework tool and online learning solution. Its extension, Chegg Flashcards+, is a free flashcard maker that can help you in various ways. You can create revision notes and formula notes and enrich your vocabulary by making a deck of words. The limit to creation is the limit to your imagination. The best thing is that the app is ad-free and allows students to share their flashcards or decks with their friends and sync their content across multiple devices. You can also mark the cards you know to keep track of your progress and work on untapped areas. Another exciting feature is adding audio to the cards that can help them create vocabulary cards and terminology.

Instanerd

Instanerd doesn't focus on the academic front but will help you broaden your knowledge base with informative how-tos and fun facts. If you're one of the curious kind, this tool will quench your thirst for fun facts and interesting things that you'd love to know. The content on the website is exciting and will keep you occupied learning as much as you want. You have access to crazy facts, information, and peer discussions if you like. You can also share these facts on your social media directly from the platform. All you have to do is go to the website and click start to learn new things to access the tool. You can click stop as you find your glass full.

Prodigy

Many students find math complex and boring. Prodigy can change your take on math. The tool ensures that Math learning is fun, engaging, and almost feel like a game. It's a fantasy-based tool that covers math topics. The interface first tests students' knowledge and further works on their knowledge areas as per their age. The platform caters to students in grades 1 to 8. Students earn spells when they answer questions correctly and similarly face challenges as they level up through different fantasy worlds through their gamification element. The basic version of the tool is free of cost with a paid subscription that will give you access to premium features.

Science360

Science360 is the tool for science nerds. The tool is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The app is ideal for kids aged eight and above. The app features a plethora of videos and high-resolution photos from various disciplines. You can spend hours exploring videos from scientists and learning about science on the tool. The app is easy to use, and you can easily find all the icons to navigate on the app itself. You can even save photographs and videos on your phone so that you can access them at any time. The app is compatible with iOS and Android devices. 

RealTalk

This is an innovative platform for teenagers to help them with everyday issues during their developmental phase. The platform crowdsources authentic teen stories on bullying, puberty, identity, and mental health. The platform also connects teens with additional resources if they need help. The platform aims to ensure that all teens have the information, resources, and support they need to be healthy, regardless of their location.

Terra.do 

The future of the earth is the youth of today. This is an exciting play that every teenager must check out. It addresses the issue of climate change and how fast things will get worse if we don't get alert now. The online climate school aims to solve complex climate change problems. Found amidst the pandemic, Anshuman Bapna started the platform in 2020. this platform offers crash courses on all things related to climate. You can meet like-minded people from the same community and prospect collaborators. You can also work on projects from the most effective climate organizations with their courses.

Also, check out this list of Top 10 Resources To Teach Students About Climate Change.

Paper By WeTransfer

Digital illustrations are prevalent, and teens are eager to try their hands at this creative outlet. Paper by WeTransfer offers a digital sketchbook and various tools that students can use to create beautiful illustrations. The tool is also ideal for design thinking and allows students to ideate and process their ideas in one place efficiently. All the creations are accessible from the dashboard. Once your digital book is complete, you can start a new one. The tool also allows you to share all your creations on social media on Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, or email, or save them to your camera roll. The tool is free of cost, including the tools. 

Stormboard

A whiteboard tool is an excellent addition to your existing toolset. Stormboard allows you to collaborate in real-time, create stick-on notes, and integrate text, images, or weblinks into your creations. Once a post-it is added to the "storm," your peers can see and engage with it. You can use go-to templates available on the platform, and all the stickies can be easily dragged around. The premium feature allows users to export the created content.

Did we skip your favorite tools on the list? Mention this in the comment section below.

About the Author
Author: Priyanka Gupta
Priyanka is a blogger by profession and has an increasing interest to write about the edtech space. While writing she keeps in mind the educators to come up with right resources and ideas which might be relevant for them in relation to effective use of technology in their profession and institutions/classrooms.
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