Need to have the latest information on any topic on a daily basis but don’t have time to do all of that searching and sorting? Wouldn’t it be nice to have an app that not only knew what you wanted, but found other similar things as well? How about an app that had the ability to learn more about you with its use? Well if you are anything like me, a teacher who likes to stay on the cutting edge of educational technology but has limited amounts of time, you are going to love Zite. Zite is a different news reading application in that it finds content for you based upon what information you give it. Once you are signed up, you simply add categories that interest you. Zite will then search for and deliver news stories, blog posts, video, pictures, you get the idea, to your device seamlessly. After you have read something, you give it thumbs up or thumb down. This lets Zite get to know you.
How Teachers Can Use Zite
- Professional development – Keeping on top of the edtech world is easy since your customizable Zite magazine is updated constantly Selecting Technology and Education for your categories will make this possible
How Teachers Can Use Zite with Students
- Research projects – students can use the iOS app and set up their own preferences to find up-to-date resources on a given topic for research (this is huge for pushing informational text – a heavy hitter on standardized tests as well as in the work force.
It is available for the following platforms
- Zite Website
- All iOS devices 4.0 and higher at the iTunes store
- Android phones on Google Play store.
- Touch Pad