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Integrating Technology in a Special Education Classroom. About ETR Community EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century. EdTechReview spreads awareness on education technology and its role in 21st century education through best research and practices of using technology in education, and by facilitating events, training, professional development, and consultation in its adoption and implementation. Supporting English Language Learners with Technology.

This year, seven out of the 20 students in Jennifer Monroe´s first-grade class in Harlem, New York, are English Language Learners (ELL). Although Monroe speaks Spanish, she has never received training to support these students. "They are in need of vocabulary that I don´t have time to give them," she says. Her situation is typical in schools and libraries today. ELL students are the fastest-growing K–12 population in the country, yet professional development for educators has not yet caught up. Image Galleries To assist students who are learning English, preview each of your lessons and support the text you are reading with suitable images from the Internet.

Multilingual Books Research shows that if students have literacy in their primary language, they are able to transfer those skills to reading in English (Snow, Burns, Griffin, 1998). Multimedia Projects Juliette Heinze, a former bilingual teacher, is a research associate at the Center for Children and Technology. 10 of the Most Engaging Uses of Instructional Technology (with Dozens of Resources and Tools)

Are you looking for ways to integration technology in your lesson plans and courses that provide for an engaging experience for you and your students? Fans of instructional technology know that it can be fun and inviting, and engaged students are far more likely to be learning. I believe that if you can get students involved and motivated effectively enough, you can improve their learning habits over the long term. With that in mind, here are 10 highly engaging uses of technology in the classroom, along with dozens of tools and resources for implementation. Most of these involve free web based tools, so that's an added bonus! Interactive Collaboration The 2014 Gates Foundation report, Teachers Know Best: What Educators Want from Digital Instructional Tools, indicates that teachers want tools “supporting student collaboration and providing interactive experiences”.

Gathering Feedback Embedding Questions in Videos Today’s students consume video like drinking water. Active Learning. How Technology Can Support and Enhance Your Reading Workshop. I'm a firm believer that technology integration should not be something done in isolation. In fact, even referring to integrating technology indicates that the curriculum has some sort of special ingredient added. My hope is that one day the resources we use to support and enhance student learning will no longer be labeled with special buzz words. From my observations, when a lesson goes really well, the teacher cannot identify one specific program that made this happen. More often than not, teachers describe a blend of resources, strategies, and methodologies that they were able to pull from their personal toolbox.

As I teach reading, I find that my students make the most gains when they have the opportunity to sit with a book and read. The Problem: Students would get so wrapped up in their books, they had to share the funny parts, ask questions for clarification, and tell me about each and every connection they were making. The Question: The Solution: Padlet: Answer Pad: Aurasma: LiveScribe: How Technology Can Enhance Classroom Teaching. About ETR Community EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century. EdTechReview spreads awareness on education technology and its role in 21st century education through best research and practices of using technology in education, and by facilitating events, training, professional development, and consultation in its adoption and implementation.

The 5 Steps of Effective Technology Integration - Getting Smart by Dave Guymon - edchat, EdTech, education. In schools, districts, and departments of education alike, a trend toward integrating technology into the education process is on the rise. One could argue that it always has been. But with the proliferation of Internet access in school buildings and the ubiquity of mobile computing devices, educators are taking note and beginning to consider new ways they can include these tools into their classroom instruction. The formalized field of educational technology is still in its infancy. As a result, professional development and training practices are still being refined. As they are teachers in many school districts are choosing to lead their own technology integration through experimental applications with their students and curriculum. It’s not uncommon to see a teacher bring his or her personal iPad into the classroom to support instruction and label it technology integration. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

10 Ways to Use Technology to Build Vocabulary. Click the "References" link above to hide these references. Adesope, O.O., Lavin, T., Thompson, T., & Ungerleider, C. (2010). A systematic review and meta-analysis of the cognitive correlates of bilingualism. Review of Educational Research, 80(2), 207-245. doi:10.3102/0034654310368803 Baumann, J.F., & Kame'enui, E.J. (Eds.). (2004). Vocabulary instruction: Research to practice. New York: Guilford. Beck, I.L., McKeown, M.G., & Kucan, L. (2008). Berne, J.I., & Blachowicz, C.L.Z. (2008). Biancarosa, G., & Snow, C.E. (2006). Biemiller, A., & Boote, C. (2006). Blachowicz, C.L.Z., & Obrochta, C. (2005).

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Everyone wants teachers to use technology in the classroom. But you're busy -- meeting standards, prepping students for tests -- and maybe you’re not too fond of computers, anyway. Never fear – there are easy ways to bring your classroom up-to-date, technologically. Do you have a iPad in your classroom for your use? How about iPads for students to use? What kind of Internet access is available at your school? What do you have to do to get Ipads for your students? Also try to find a technology “mentor” on campus – the computer teacher or just another teacher who uses technology more than you do. Perfect Ed Tech Activities for Beginners Do a PowerPoint “Game Show Review” Many tech-savvy teachers have used Microsoft PowerPoint to create review games based on famous game shows, including “Jeopardy! Have students complete a written classroom activity as if it was online. Ever have your students write a diary from the perspective of a character or famous person?

Try a Webquest Do an email exchange. 10 Excellent Platforms to Create your Classroom Website and Blog. There are several web platforms that allows users to easily create their website in a matter of minutes. We have handpicked a list of the most popular platforms to start with. Check them out below and if you have other suggestions, share them with us in the comment form below. Enjoy Platforms to create websites for your class 1- Google Sites This is by far our favourite and anyone with a Google account have access to it. 2- Weebly for Education This is another popular platform for creating websites. 3- Webs Webs has a solid site builder that allows users to set up a website in as few clicks as possible. 4- Yola This is another great platform where you can create your websites for free. 5- SchoolRack This is more education focused and might be a good platform where you can build your classroom website.

Platforms to create blogs for your class 1- Blogger Like Google Sites, Blogger is a service provided by Google and is completely free. 2- Wordpress 3- Edublog 4- KidBlog. Using Technology In The Classroom. Technology has always been a major focus on EducationWorld.com. This archive compiles many of the features we have done on the subject of using technology in the classroom.

Many of these articles have been updated many times or even rewritten as technology changes. That said, due to the ever-changing nature of technology, there will be articles on this list that are a little past their prime period of usefullness. If there are any that you would like us to update or redo, please drop us a line. Social Networking Tips for Teachers Social networking in the classroom? Teaching? Fifth Graders Soar in the Blogosphere Across the curriculum, Gillian Ryan asks her fifth graders to respond in writing to the topics they discuss -- whether in math, science, social studies, or language arts -- and their ideas become posts to classroom blogs. Podcasts Promote Reading Librarian Malissia Bell has challenged students to create 500 podcasts describing their favorite books.

Who Is They? Blogging? Quick!