Review by Jessica Brooks
Tutorful. (March 20, 2018). The 90 hottest edtech tools according to education experts (updated for 2018) [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://tutorful.co.uk/blog/the-82-hottest-edtech-tools-of-2017-according-to-education-experts
This blog post ranks and summarizes the new and not-so-new Web 2.0 resources and OER's that could benefit students, teachers, parents, and other school and library stakeholders. The recommendations come from education experts around the world, and the rankings are based on how many recommended the same resources. The products run the gamut from Nearpod in the number one spot, which is a curation and lesson planning resource for teachers, Buncee (#3), a creation and presentation tool for making digital posters that highlights the four C's (critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity), Remind (#5), a tool that gives alerts for homework assignments, due dates, appointments, etc, to people on an email list, and Touchcast (#18) a smartvideo app that allows video creation and collaboration through video.
This is a resource that I look forward to going back to throughout the summer. There is so much here that it seems like it would be a good idea to jigsaw with willing partners. I wish there were more to the reviews but I also know that nothing beats hands-on experience with the platforms. This is an incredibly valuable resource as I work toward becoming more tech tool savvy.