Technology Integration Ideas that Work Technology has become integrated in the classroom in so many ways, that we often don't even think about how we are using it. The Education World Tech Team offers lessons and activities to help educators make better use of technology tools for instruction, and to help students improve their technology skills within the context of the regular curriculum. Included: Integration activities that utilize the Web, PowerPoint, Excel, digital photography, SMART Boards, and more. In more and more schools today, technology is recognized as an instructional tool, not as a subject of instruction.
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. Controversies in using technology in language teaching Controversies in using technology in language teaching Submitted by Pete Sharma on 8 April, 2009 - 12:02 In his first article for TeachingEnglish, Pete Sharma considers some of the controversies surrounding the use of technology in and out the classroom. 'Interactive whiteboards are great!'
eJMT - Aims & Scope Evolving technological developments have prompted mathematical researchers, educators, as well as practitioners of mathematics to use experimental approaches in their respective investigations. With new technology, many exciting and attractive opportunities have been and will be created for those students who enjoy mathematics and technology. The eJMT strives for publishing quality papers to convey to the readers that Mathematics and its applicable fields can be made to be Fun, Accessible, Challenging and Theoretical (FACT). Also, it will provide readers global perspectives of how mathematics curriculum is changing from country to country when new technological tools become available. It is the hope that the eJMT can foster a culture that adequate training of the innovative use of Technology is implemented in teachersÆ training program. Theoretical Mathematics can be made accessible by many undergraduate students to inspire them to further research in the future.
Zenler Studio Pro to Address Game-Based Learning Gap: In Beta by News Editor Zenler Studio Pro (ZSP) gives users the flexibility to create rich interactive eLearning courses with added support for end-to-end game-based eLearning courses. Beta for ZSP will continue for a few more months and Zenler is ready to add more people to the Beta. [Press Release] Zenler (www.zenler.com), an eLearning authoring tool company and LMS provider, has advanced development of its new Zenler Studio Pro (ZSP) to the Beta phase.
How Twitter can help teachers connect with students — and each other This post was written by Liz Perman, an editorial project manager for SmartBrief. Hundreds of educators from international schools around the world came to Nice, France, for the European Council of International Schools annual conference from Nov. 17 to 21. Teachers everywhere are grappling with how to integrate social media into their lesson plans, and many seem skeptical of the appeal of Twitter, let alone how it could be used for educational purposes. In her session, “Cure What Ails You: A Dose of Twitter for Every Day of the Year,” Kathy Schrock, director of technology for Nauset Public Schools in Orleans, Mass., walked educators through the basics of Twitter (see her presentation if you could use a tutorial as well) before outlining the specific benefits of Twitter for educators. Schrock recommends that educators think of Twitter as another venue for professional development.
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Using a classroom webpage to communicate with parents CONSISTENT COMMUNICATION BETWEEN TEACHERS AND PARENTS can be a complicated goal to achieve. Busy teachers find it hard to take time out of their day to make phone calls or write notes to working parents who are difficult to contact. Yet administrators, teachers, and parents continue to strive for regular interaction as a way of involving parents in classroom life and improving student achievement. Kathleen Eveleigh, a first grade teacher at Mary Scroggs Elementary School in Chapel Hill, communicates with parents daily about activities occuring in her classroom by integrating a classroom webpage with her daily instruction.
The Entire Guide to Google Search Features for Teachers and Students The Entire Guide to Google Search Features for Teachers and Students is the third ebook I am publishing here exclusively for Educational Technology and Mobile Learning readers. After the success of 80 Alternatives to YouTube and The Comprehensive Guide to Google Free Tools in Education, I am expecting my readers to find this guide of the same importance if not more. Here is an excerpt from its introduction : "As educators Google is the backbone of our online activities. Think of how many times you use it to perform a search whenever you are looking for something. Free ESL (English as a Second Language) Lesson Plans to Download This page was originally designed to share my materials with other English teaching assistants in France, especially those who have no experience in teaching ESL yet. I've also included worksheets that I used for private English lessons in France as well as some of the materials I used in my ESL classes in the United States. Feel free to use them as you'd like. Some of the lessons listed under the Assistant section can also be used for private lessons and vice versa. There is a page of English grammar if you need a review.
100+ Google Tricks That Will Save You Time in School – Eternal Code [via onlinecolleges.net] With classes, homework, and projects–not to mention your social life–time is truly at a premium for you, so why not latch onto the wide world that Google has to offer? From super-effective search tricks to Google hacks specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time. Search Tricks These search tricks can save you time when researching online for your next project or just to find out what time it is across the world, so start using these right away. Convert units.