Today’s students are looking to learn classroom lessons in
more unique ways than in the past. They crave information they can immediately
connect to their future goals. They want to interact, experiment, learn from
their mistakes, and practice.
At Realityworks, we develop
products that enable CTE educators to do exactly that: give students hands-on
learning opportunities that are relevant, authentic and highly engaging while
teaching important career skills. We spoke with our customers to create a list
of our 10 most popular training tools for Health Science, Family and Consumer
Science, Agriculture and Welding classrooms.
10 Cool Tools CTE Educators Use to Engage Students are:
1. Blood Pressure Simulator
This tool, dubbed
a finalist in the Ed Tech Cool Tools awards, is a one-of-a-kind
training tool used to teach proper techniques for taking blood pressure.
2. guideWELD® VR welding simulator
Welding is one of the high-wage,
high-demand careers we hear about in the workforce today. With this engaging
and interactive simulator, students can learn basic techniques while exploring
a potential career.
3. Bovine Injection Simulator
Requested by ag instructors to
teach fundamental skills for agriculture and vet tech students, this simulator
gives students hands-on experience giving injections, applying ear tags and
more, without leaving the classroom.
4. Geriatric Simulator
Key skills for all students
entering healthcare careers include empathy and understanding of their
patients. With this wearable tool, students can “walk in the shoes”
of elderly patients and gain true insight into their aches, pains and other
5. Child Care Center Design Kit
One of our newest products on the
“cool tools” list, this interactive kit was created in partnership
with a child care facility owner. It teaches students how to properly set up
child care rooms for ideal learning environments.
6. Adult Nursing Manikin
Featuring over 20 basic care
functions, this manikin is used in nursing and health occupations classrooms to
give students realistic practice interacting with adult patients.
7. Electrical Wiring Kit
Safety is key in a classroom
setting. With this kit, students to get hands-on wiring experience and quick
assessments on job correctness while avoiding sparks and other electrical
8. Bovine Breeder™ artificial insemination simulator
This unique simulator has caught
the attention of many ag education publications, as it enables students to
learn and practice an in-demand skill right in the classroom.
9. RealCareer ™ Weld Defects Kit
Our most popular trade skills kit,
this unique product teaches students what can go wrong during welding, how to
identify improper welds and most importantly, how to fix these defects and
prevent them from occurring on future welds.
10. RealCare™ Shaken Baby Simulator
While this product has been
offered for several years, the lessons it teaches and the impacts it makes on
students is incredible. We are proud that educators still consider our Shaken
Baby Simulator a “cool tool,” as it provides unforgettable lessons on
child abuse and prevention that can truly save lives.
Ready to learn more about these cool tools and others offered by
Realityworks? Visit our