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7 Ways to Use Technology With Purpose. Why are you using technology?

7 Ways to Use Technology With Purpose

Or more importantly, how are you using technology to better the learning in your classroom and/or school? If you are like me, then you’ve had your fair share of technology screw ups. Projects that didn’t make sense (but used the tech you wanted to bring in). Activities that were ruined by a crashing website or some technological problem. And of course you’ve probably dealt with the students, parents, and teachers that want to do things “the old way”. In order to make sure you are using technology the right way, you must first “start with why”. Here are 7 ways I’ve been using technology for a purpose in my classroom and as a staff developer in my school. 1. Remember when Google Docs broke onto the scene? At my school we have been using Microsoft OneNote (as well as the Google products) to collaborate in real-time. 2. I used to have my students journal in their marble notebooks. This is why I suggest blogging throughout the year, and not just as a project. Teaching English with Technology. 30 Web Sites to Teach You About Technology Integration. Greggfesta.

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Top 100 Education Blogs. Education blogs are becoming a means for educators, students, and education administrators to interact more effectively than ever before.

Top 100 Education Blogs

They are also a great resource for those searching for the best online education programs to jumpstart their teaching careers. Technorati currently tracks 63.1 million blogs. More than 5,000 of them are about education. It is likely that there are hundreds, if not thousands, more education-related blogs on the Web. (UPDATE: There are over 30,000 blogs hosted at alone. Please note that this is by no means an exhaustive list of all of the great education blogs out there. Blog Topics College | E-Learning | Education News | Education Policy | Internet Culture | Learning | Library and Research | Specialty | Teaching | Technology College These blogs provide tips for current college students. Honest College E-Learning Technology-assisted learning and online learning are topics discussed in these blogs. Education News This Week in Education. Top 50 Education Technology Blogs.

Education technology has many supporters in its movement to alter traditional teaching methods.

Top 50 Education Technology Blogs

This list of the top 50 education technology blogs includes writers, technicians and social media experts…but they all are teachers. The “movers” are teachers who facilitate learning among other teachers and in the classroom, the “shakers” teach new philosophies and innovations, and the folks “on the ground” offer news, tools and methods of using those tools in the classroom. This list is divided into those three categories, and each link within those categories is listed alphabetically. The links lead straight to the recently updated blogs, and the descriptions supply information about that blogger’s achievements, including careers and jobs. Movers Shakers Absence of Limitations: Through over two decades of IT experience, Mr. On the Ground. E-learning. The Best Education Technology Blogs.

Earning My Degree Earning Your Degree Abroad: Benefits and Considerations Have you ever thought about getting your degree abroad?

The Best Education Technology Blogs

Plenty of international students attend U.S. universities every year, so why not turn that trend on its ear and attend college in another country? Learn more about earning your degree abroad. Read more » Other articles in this category Get the Most from Online Learning Olympic Athletes Go Online for Academic Gold It used to be that Olympic athletes had to choose between pursuing an education and going for gold.

Read more » How Online Classrooms Work Get a degree online: What you need for a hassle-free start Online schools provide outstanding flexibility and choice and are a great way to get an education. Read more » Plan Your Graduate Study Breathing New Life Into the MBA While commentators are quick to call the MBA obsolete, perceptive parties know it just needs a face-lift. Read more » Find Career Happiness Avoiding Buzzwords: Writing a Resume Without Tired Clichés. Open Culture.

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