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Top 25 Tech Tools for Teachers for 2015. Technology Evolves Quickly!

Top 25 Tech Tools for Teachers for 2015

When I started teaching in 2004, I used any/all available technology. I had an overhead projector and a CD player. Then I scored an InFocus machine and a laptop because no one else in the social studies department had use for it. Afterwards, I graduated to a SmartBoard and “hoarder of laptop carts.” Even when I was a “floater,” without my own classroom for several years, I would wheel my own teaching cart and two laptop carts to all of my classes- without missing a beat. Teachers have wonderful tech tools to choose from these days. All of the tech tools featured in this post are free, user friendly, and (likely) will be available on your school’s network. So, here are my top 25 picks for digital tools for the upcoming school year!

For creating lessons to digitally share with students: 1. 2. 3. Instant polling: perfect for quickly checking for student understanding, collecting quick data, and engaging students. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Connecting Home and School 9. Mark Barnes sur Twitter : "People are talking about this: 6 Critical Questions Teachers Should Ask Principals in Job Interviews.

Jason Ribeiro sur Twitter : "Happy #DigitalCitizenshipWeek Everyone! #edchat #edtechchat via @edutopia... 8 Technologies That Will Shape Future Classrooms. What does the future of learning hold?

8 Technologies That Will Shape Future Classrooms

What will classrooms of the future be like? Emerging technologies such as cloud computing, augmented reality (AR) and 3D printing are paving the way for the future of education in ways we may have yet to see. At the very least though, we can extrapolate from what these promising technologies and predict how schools will adopt them in time to come. However, just as the original intentions for new technology often give way to innovative and unpredictable usage, we can never be sure if a twist is waiting for these rising stars. As for now, let us observe their progress and speculate on how these 8 up-and-coming technologies could potentially change education for the better. Recommended Reading: Major Tech In Education Trends In 2013 [Infographic] 1. We’re still waiting for Augmented Reality to take the world by storm by way of Google Glass, gaming and awesome apps for astronomy. Read Also: 5 Top Augmented Reality Apps For Education A New Way To Teach 3.

Google launches YouTube curriculum to educate students on digital citizenship (video) Google has developed an interactive curriculum on YouTube to support teachers in educating students on how to be safe, engaged and confident model netizens. The initiative is aimed at students aged 13 to 17 and will help them to develop digital literacy skills on YouTube that would be applicable across the web. A list of 10 lessons has been devised, in which students can learn about YouTube’s policies, how to report content, how to protect their own privacy, and how to be responsible YouTube community members and, in the broader picture, digital citizens. Each lesson comes with guidelines for teachers and ready-made slides for presentation. There’s also a YouTube Curriculum channel where videos related to the project will be posted.

Elaine Burke. Tweeting for teachers: how can social media support teacher professional development?   Back to School: 42 Digital Resources for Students & Parents. It's getting to be that time of year.

Back to School: 42 Digital Resources for Students & Parents

Your chances of seeing school supply commercials have increased exponentially. Kids are breaking out last year's Elmer's in anticipation of glorious glue feasts. Teens are cramming their entire summer reading into the last week of August. Yep, it's back to school time, folks. One thing that makes back to school a tad less stressful? Take a gander below at these tech tools, apps, social media and parenting tips that will ease you or your kid into another school year. Tech & Mobile Education Tools 6 Reasons Tablets Are Ready for the ClassroomIf tablets have penetrated mainstream consumer markets, what's preventing them from widespread use in schools?

Education via Social Media 4 Ways Colleges Can Take Their Social Media Presence to the Next LevelMost schools have a online social presence, but what strategies can they use to take it from good to great? Education Tips & Stats Extracurricular Tech Education Image courtesy of iStockphoto, flyingdouglas. The Innovative Educator. Educational Technology Guy.

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