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Educational Games. Technology in the Classroom. Cram.com: Create and Share Online Flashcards. Integrating Tech: More Than Just Having Computers. Technology has become part of the educational process, but too often it is separate and not integrated into the learning experience.Today, Education World offers easy and painless ways to integrate technology into your daily routine.

Integrating Tech: More Than Just Having Computers

Included: Nineteen activities and nearly 50 Web sites. Integrating technology into the curriculum is a priority -- if not a mandate -- in most schools today. 5 Top Trends in Education Technology 2015. Welcome to Discovery Education. 13 Simple Ways to Integrate Technology into any Lesson Plan by PowToon! The pressure is on, and educators are feeling it more and more.

13 Simple Ways to Integrate Technology into any Lesson Plan by PowToon!

Principals and school boards everywhere are requiring teachers to integrate technology into the classroom. Sometimes, the change is as simple as adding a computer class to the curriculum, other times it requires teachers to literally flip their entire lesson plan into a hi-tech beast! Although these flipped classrooms give students an edge, they may also give their teachers a headache! Don’t worry, I’m here to show you that whether you teach 2nd grade math or high school biology there is a simple way to ‘techify’ your existing lesson plans. 12 Easy Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom, Even for Technophobic Teachers.

Everyone wants teachers to use technology in the classroom.

12 Easy Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom, Even for Technophobic Teachers

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? Using Technology In The Classroom. Technology has always been a major focus on EducationWorld.com.

Using Technology In The Classroom

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. How to Integrate Technology. When technology integration in the classroom is seamless and thoughtful, students not only become more engaged, they begin to take more control over their own learning, too.

How to Integrate Technology

Effective tech integration changes classroom dynamics, encouraging student-centered project-based learning. Think about how you are using technology with your students. Are they employing technology daily in the classroom, using a variety of tools to complete assignments and create projects that show a deep understanding of content? If your answer is "No," is it because you lack enough access to technology? Is it because you don't feel ready? This article contains the following sections: Handhelds Go to Class: Teacher Josh Barron and one of his students go through the strange-looking rite of "beaming" information to each other.

Getting Started The first step in successful tech integration is recognizing the change that may need to happen inside of yourself and in your approach to teaching. 5 Reasons to Incorporate Technology into Your Classroom. Think that integrating technology into the classroom will only distract students and marginalize educators?

5 Reasons to Incorporate Technology into Your Classroom

Think again. Since students are already interested and engaged in technology, teachers can harness that attention for educational purposes. Incorporating the internet, laptops, tablets and even smartphones into the curriculum has many benefits for teachers and students alike. Here are just a few: 1. Using a computer, tablet, or other device encourages self-directed learning and creates an active participant in the learning process, rather than the passive learners found in a lecture environment. 2. No one learns in the same way or at the same pace, but technology can level-set the classroom. Technology and Teaching: Finding a Balance. There is no doubt that finding the time to integrate technology is an overwhelming task for anyone.

Technology and Teaching: Finding a Balance

Throughout the course of a day, teachers find themselves pulled in many directions. However, technology is already integrated in nearly everything we do and nearly every job our students will encounter. So how do educators find an ideal balance for learning about and eventually integrating technology? It begins with a focus followed by good instructional design -- but ultimately, a healthy balance. Tomorrow's Literacy. BrainPOP Jr. - K-3 Educational Movies, Quizzes, Lessons, and More! Professionally produced lesson plans, books, worksheets, and much more! Lessons Worth Sharing. Make Your Images Interactive. Kidblog. Diigo - Better reading and research with annotation, highlighter, sticky notes, archiving, bookmarking & more.

18 iPad uses: How classrooms are benefiting from Apple's tablets. Apple's iPads are quickly becoming a popular and powerful educational tool for classrooms.

18 iPad uses: How classrooms are benefiting from Apple's tablets

Beyond the immediate benefit of engaging students, iPads can improve education efficiency and standards. However, many teachers are unsure of how to use them effectively. Coupled with concerns over the costs involved, iPad implementation in schools is seen as an unnecessary and expensive risk. As the case studies below demonstrate, iPads are being used in education environments around the world with great success.

Teachers can have paperless classrooms, take attendance, share interactive presentations and test their students—all on their iPad. So just what are they doing? 1. 2. 3. 4.