Many students about to graduate have a tough road ahead of them with rising college tuition and high unemployment rates. Teachers play a big part in supporting students so that they feel prepared to tackle their future.

We live in a time where education and technological advancements have given space for educators to offer even more for students. Aside from teacher continuing education programs and classes, teachers can now lean on many resources to help aid them in teaching.

What technology has helped you in your classroom?

Here are some great tech tools for teachers and social learning environments that might inspire you, the teacher, to take your classroom to the next level.

Dreambox “Every student can excel in math, no matter where they start, where they live, or who they are.”

Financial Literacy for High School Students – “Lesson Ideas for High School Financial Literacy — A Financial Literacy Clip (FLiC) is a sharing interface that allows high school students and young adults to create and exchange video messages. A practical lesson on debt is for students to create a 30 to 60 second FLiC about how they plan to pay for college. Have the students create their own rubrics, triggering deeper thought into what makes up a great video message.”

Interactive Whiteboards – “Just creating lessons is so fun,” Holland says. “I used to sit with the old plan book and write, ‘I’m going to do this and this.’ But with the Smart Board, you get to design your lesson plans using their tools. You can be as creative as you want to be.”