Top EdTech Tools Of 2013



The year 2013 saw the edtech industry make quite a surge. From new educational games and apps to online learning to MOOCS, the education technology startup sector is showing no signs of slowing down. According to a report by Research and Markets, the edtech market is expected to grow from $31 billion in 2013 to $59 billion by the year 2018.  To honor this significant breakthrough, we've rounded up some of our favorite edtech tools featured in The Toolbox. 

Revolutionaries of the  Past Century was designed for connecting the present to the past. The iPad app lays out lessons revolving around 100 years of history’s revolutionaries and social movements. Serving as an interactive way to follow key figures and historical moments, the tool features a timeline that dates and contextualizes timeframes as global human rights stories are uncovered. 

American Presidents: Unofficial Oval Office Scrapbook is great if you want to refresh your memory of the U.S. Presidents or get your grade schooler to study for his or her American History exam. Providing quirky facts about the U.S. Presidents, this tool educates students about the nation’s greatest leaders in an interactive and entertaining manner. 

IntelliVocab helps users sharpen their vocabulary and prepare for important exams. Created by students at MIT and based on the most cutting edge research in Artificial Intelligence, this app personalizes machine learning for users to advance their lexicons. 

Netter's Image Database features hand-drawn illustrations to help medical students learn the anatomy of the human body. The images were created by world-renowned medical illustrators Frank H. Netter, MD, and physician-artists, John Craig and Carlos Machado. 

TechChange provides online tech training in social change sectors, including international development, conflict management humanitarianism, and education by granting access to a global alumni network of professionals engaged in those fields. The app features courses with an average of 50 students from over 20 countries. Allowing users to study at their own pace, the tool features a dynamic online learning platform with videos, blogs, articles and games.

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