How to Teach with Technology: Social Studies
Check out these tips from students and educators for high tech teaching: Blogging the Textbook "As a teacher, to make social studies more fun, I use the CoveritLive blogging tool. While I talk and read from the textbook, some of the kids have a blog conversation about what I am presenting. I can be sure they are staying on topic because another teacher approves their comments. CoveritLive is a publishing tool that allows users to instantly publish their blog posts, which allows it to serve somewhat like a chat room. Battle It Out "In history, instead of just reading about battles from World War II, have students recreate them on film. For online tutorials about filmmaking—from the planning stage to shooting to editing—the American Film Institute's ScreenNation offers a wealth of free resources. "Friending" Thomas Paine "We could use MySpace to create profiles about important people in history. I made a page for Thomas Paine. Going to the Source If you have all that, you're set to Skype!
Smartboard in the Classroom
SMART Technologies An online community for educators using SMART products. SMART Technologies Website (Download Notebook Example) (Download Notebook Example) Download Examples SMART Learning Activities Best sources to download Notebooks and lessons Also, check the International lesson activities. The following websites contain lots of examples of Notebooks to use with your SMART board. ACCE Interactive Whiteboard Resources Download Whiteboard Notebooks in many subject areas. National Whiteboard Network from the UK Interactive Whiteboards from Kent Includes case studies using Smartboard, Whiteboard resources, and others. Interactive Resources For evaluation only (Evaluation watermark) Learning Grids For purchase only Royal Kingston SMART Notebook Templates from UK
50 Educational Technology Tools
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
Teachers Love SMART Boards: Grade: Primary
Here is a article called “Whiteboards for Dummies” written by Calvin Hennick for Scholastic – Administrator. This article discusses how to utilize your SMART Board more effectively by identifying some of the obstacles of using a SMART Board once you get it into your classroom. The stories about using it to hang... read more I had a lot of fun today creating an activity called How Many Squares that challenges students to find the total number of unique squares in a given figure. I’ve been away for a little while so let me make up for it by offering a fun Notebook Winter Attendance file for your classroom. Halloween Clip Art (updated) I have compiled an extensive collection of Halloween-related clip art so you don’t have to spend time looking all over the Internet. I’ve spent years reviewing and sharing interactive online resources that work great on a SMART Board. You’ll love this Halloween-related vocabulary activity containing three different word search puzzles. It’s finally here!
Free Technology for Teachers
TILT - Teachers Improving Learning with Technology
On the Trail of Learning...A Fourth Grade Adventure
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