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Technology Teaching Tools

Technology Teaching Tools are short, online, asynchronous modules highlighting a technology teaching tool along with relevant pedagogical implementation strategies. Some of the CIRT Technology Tools discussed below rely on freeware downloads. Prior to utilizing these technologies, you are encouraged to understand the potential risks associated with freeware; see the article "Why Free Software Downloads Aren't Always Safe" for an overview of key considerations.


  • eduClipper is born out of the educational need for teachers and students to have a better platform to explore, share, and contribute resources and materials to help enhance teaching and learning of both a formal and personal nature. eduClipper aims to make it simple to help students and educators save time, build personal learning networks, and begin to shift the culture of assessment to be more holistic and include the wonderfully amazing work that students and teachers are creating in the classroom. eduClipper has been built with special consideration for teachers, students, and schools, and is always open to ways that we can work to improve.

Pedagogical Ideas

In the classroom, eduClipper is essentially Pinterest for educators

  • Internet content – eduClipper provides a scrolling Pinterest-like design should be familiar to many and makes it easier to access links others have used and saved. This seems to be a place for teachers to provide research for students. This may not work well for higher education students as we would want to promote their ability to research.
  • Organization – Teachers can organize classroom content and find new engaging content to teach. EduClipper has thousands of clips already available.
  • Collaboration – Teachers can share lesson plans and advice with other teachers around the country.
  • Learning – Inspired by Pinterest, eduClipper may help facilitate learning in elementary classrooms, but may be a hindrance in higher education.
  • Time management - Requires a good amount of time browsing. Just because it's been eduClipped doesn't mean its great content; navigating the site does take time and a bit of research.

How do you utilize this technology in your classroom?

Please share your thoughts, ideas and suggestions for utilizing this technology to foster effective teaching and learning.

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