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10 of the Most Engaging Uses of Instructional Technology (with Dozens of Resources and 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

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Using Technology Vs Technology Integration- An Excellent Chart for Teachers Are you using or integrating technology in your teaching ? At the face of it, it seems like a game of semantics but in fact it is more than that. When we talk about technology integration in the classroom we are talking about a planned and highly structured and purposeful use of technology with students whose ultimate goal is to engage students and help them develop new thinking skills. Using technology, on the other hand, is a random and sporadic process whose main goal is to instruct students on content not to engage them with content. The chart below from Teachbytes , offers a more detailed explanation of the difference between Using Technology and Integrating Technology.

No More Math Wars Numbers play an important role in our everyday lives. From the carpenter measuring lengths of wood to the physician checking a patient’s blood pressure measurements on a chart, we constantly use numbers and perform calculations to guide our actions and decisions. It has been shown that school-entry numerical skills are a more important predictor of subsequent academic achievement than early reading and socio-emotional skills. 6 reasons to use Pearltrees Pearltrees is the first and largest social curation community on the Internet. It’s a place to organize, discover and share all the cool content you find online. However, beyond this basic definition, a question remains: why would I want to use Pearltrees? Well, what I want to share with you are six major use cases (or reasons) we’ve identified as being most popular across our entire community of web curators. In addition, I’ll also share with you a couple of interesting ways in which I have put Pearltrees to use for myself. Hopefully, you’ll not only get value in learning how the community uses Pearltrees, but also be inspired to find even more clever and creative ways to use our software yourself.

Nos cours inAll categories Web development13 Courses Entrepreneurship2 Courses General technology2 Courses Business development1 Course The Casal Operating System: My students do my tweeting... Recently, I decided to create a Twitter account for my classroom (the computer lab @PS10Tech). I was inspired to do this by Ms. Glembocki, a 2nd grade teacher here at PS 10. 6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 201 6 About a year ago, I published an e-book called the Teacher’s Guide to Tech. Over the last month, I have been updating it for 2016, adding over 30 new tools and refreshing the information I had about the original ones. I have to say, the 2015 version was excellent, but now it’s SO MUCH BETTER. (To take a peek at the guide, scroll to the bottom of this post.) In the process, I discovered some tools that I absolutely fell in love with, and I wanted to share them with you here. Each of these tools can make your teaching more efficient and effective, and your students’ learning deeper and more engaging.

Using Ten-Frames to Understand Numbers from 11-20 You’ve simply gotta love it when an observation lesson goes way better than you could have expected! Today I was getting ready to work with my Firsties when my AP showed up for my observation. Yesterday, the students were working with two ten-frames to build and better understand numbers from 11-19, and I had several goals for the continuation of the activity:Students will realize that to fill a ten-frame, they don’t have to count by ones–if they fill it, it’s 10Students will be able to count on from ten for a number from 11-20 (eg., 10…11, 12, 13, 14)Students will be able to write numbers from 11-20 in expanded form showing the value of the tens and ones (eg., 14 = 10 + 4) As the students came in, two ten-frames and a small pile of counters were on the table at their seat. I told the students that I had meant to give each of them 20 counters, but I hadn’t had time to count.

Visual Social Bookmarking with Pearltrees - Teach Amazing! Written by Mark Brumley Visual Social Bookmarking This educational technology post introduces you to the amazing world of visual social bookmarking. Combining a mind-blowing user interface with excellent classroom usability, visual social bookmarking sure to be a valuable tool for you and your students. You probably know social booking has great benefits in the educational setting. The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration Bring TeachThought Professional Development To Your School! The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration by TeachThought Staff Using technology for learning makes sense.

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