NEW YORK, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One thing's for certain, times do change. And with the changing times comes the constant need to freshen up even the most cutting-edge websites. That's why eduTecher.net (http://www.eduTecher.net) has just revamped its own online brand, services and features to "go social" and build a stronger, more effective community of online members.
Over the years, eduTecher has distinguished itself as a no-cost, hub-focused resource for finding and sharing free web tools with educators and students around the world. Of note, eduTecher has become especially well known for its short-and-sweet reviews on all the latest, free web tools and resources. It's also created a number of eduTecherTV webisodes showing certain tools in action and explaining how teachers may integrate them into the classroom.
"No doubt 2010 had been big for eduTecher," says Adam Bellow, the site's founder. "We redesigned the website, launched iOS and Android apps, and ran the successful 'Change the World' charity campaign. But 2011 is already turning out to be an even bigger year, considering we've made huge improvements in website operations, plus added super-user-friendly enhancements, exciting social tools, and so many cool features and links."
While the new site will continue to include its signature services, recent feedback from a recent eduTecher survey revealed a number of opportunities for improvement. In response, Bellow jumped at the chance to revamp the website dramatically, the result of which is an extremely easy-to-navigate site that's still free of subscription fees and all advertisements, and includes a number of social networking tools that today's Internet user has come to expect. The extensive site fully encourages people to explore valuable web tools and resources, share whatever they wish with colleagues and students, and contribute to the common good by sending or posting favorite links and information.
"Many educators and students are finding that they have to 'go social' to keep pace with teaching and learning today," Bellow says. "We're not only creating a more social environment that's conducive to sharing tips, ideas and resources among our users, but also offering a whole new set of tools on the eduTecher website and even inviting every user to 'Become an eduTecher.' You can now save favorite links, capture private notes, create your very own educational blog, and connect with like-minded colleagues to form a personal learning network with whom you can share messages, your lists of favorites, have a live chat, and more. This new approach lets eduTecher users explore, share and contribute to educational technology in a whole new way."
A free web resource, eduTecher (http://www.eduTecher.net) is founded on the belief that educators, students, and parents deserve a clutterless, easy-to-use website that maximizes their ability to find free web tools for use in academic settings.
Adam Scott Bellow