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Skype. 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? Absolutely, says Facebooks chief security officer Joe Sullivan. 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. Who Is They? Not All Who Twitter Are Twits The concept behind Twitter is simple. Blogging? 8 Ways Technology Is Improving Education. The Education Tech Series is supported by Dell The Power To Do More, where you'll find perspectives, trends and stories that inspire Dell to create technology solutions that work harder for its customers so they can do and achieve more.

Don Knezek, the CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education, compares education without technology to the medical profession without technology. “If in 1970 you had knee surgery, you got a huge scar,” he says. “Now, if you have knee surgery you have two little dots.” Technology is helping teachers to expand beyond linear, text-based learning and to engage students who learn best in other ways.

Despite these opportunities, adoption of technology by schools is still anything but ubiquitous. 1. While a tuning fork is a perfectly acceptable way to demonstrate how vibrations make sound, it’s harder to show students what evolution is, how molecules behave in different situations, or exactly why mixing two particular chemicals is dangerous. 2. 3. The Top 22 Tech Gadgets Teachers REALLY Want for Their Classrooms. ’Tis the season for tech, according to our annual review of over 25,000 digital classroom wish lists created by teachers right here on TeacherLists.

With items like 3D printers and makerspace kits appearing on more lists than we can count, there’s a definite shift toward more technology in the classroom. And while tech may be trending, granting those wishes often requires a village (or several generous parents from a small classroom, to say the least) due to heftier price tags.

Here at TeacherLists, we’re making it smarter, faster, and easier for teachers to get the items they really want (or at least need) for their classrooms with our free digital wish lists. Below, we’ve rounded up some of the best tech gadgets and gizmos for teachers, as seen on real classroom wish lists. 1. Simply hook up the camera to your laptop to display images of samples and specimens for all to see. via Amazon 2. Via Amazon 3. Via Maker Shed 4. Easily organize and share books, movies, and media in the classroom. The Best Advice On Using Education Technology. You might my piece at the British Council useful: “Four questions to ask before using an Ed Tech tool” Is My New British Council Post Q&A Collections: Using Tech in the Classroom is the headline of one of my Education Week Teacher columns.

It includes links to all my Ed Week posts on using tech in the classroom from the past seven years – in one place! During this past week, I’ve been lucky enough to see the two best posts I know of offering great advice on how to use educational technology. I thought I’d bring them together in one post, along with links to some of my related “The Best” lists, and invite readers to contribute other resources, too. You may have already seen Bill Ferriter’s image, Technology is a Tool, NOT a Learning Outcome. It’s been burning up social media for the past week. Here’s another great graphic from Bill: You may, however, not have seen Frank Noschese’s absolutely brilliant post on Edtech PR Tips. Digital Worksheets is by John Spencer. Evaluating Technology? Related. Daniella Speaks | Libraries, Learning, & Life.

What Is Successful Technology Integration? Technology integration is the use of technology resources -- computers, mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, digital cameras, social media platforms and networks, software applications, the Internet, etc. -- in daily classroom practices, and in the management of a school.

Successful technology integration is achieved when the use of technology is: Routine and transparent Accessible and readily available for the task at hand Supporting the curricular goals, and helping the students to effectively reach their goals When technology integration is at its best, a child or a teacher doesn't stop to think that he or she is using a technology tool -- it is second nature. And students are often more actively engaged in projects when technology tools are a seamless part of the learning process. Defining Technology Integration Willingness to embrace change is also a major requirement for successful technology integration. Types of Technology Integration Online Learning and Blended Classrooms. 50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About. Via Edudemic Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved.

Yet as with anything related to technology, new tools are hitting the market constantly and older ones rising to prominence, broadening their scope, or just adding new features that make them better matches for education, which can make it hard to keep up with the newest and most useful tools even for the most tech-savvy teachers. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the tech tools, including some that are becoming increasingly popular and widely used, that should be part of any teacher’s tech tool arsenal this year, whether for their own personal use or as educational aids in the classroom. Social Learning These tools use the power of social media to help students learn and teachers connect. Learning Lesson Planning and Tools Useful Tools. 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. 12 Easy Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom, Even for Technophobic Teachers. 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? Could you get a classroom iPad? 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?

Using Snapchat in the Classroom

Google Apps for Education in the Classroom. Prezi. Podcasts. Animoto.