Technology, including Web 2.0 Tools
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This web site provides revolutionary new ways of creating, collaborating, editing and sharing user-generated content online.
There many important questions educators need to ask themselves to decide when to use technology in their classrooms, and its overall role in education. They can ask things like:
How will tech help students better understand content?
What is a realistic goal for tech integration in our classroom?
How many tools should I be using?
How many tools at once should I be introducing?
What tech skills do my students already have?
How will I monitor and ensure that the tech is being used appropriately?
Benefits and Effects: Utilizing different types of technology in the classroom, including a virtual classroom, creates learners who are actively engaged with learning objectives.
Access: How to Use Technology in the Classroom
Developed by teachers, this showcase includes a collection of exemplary unit and lesson plans that integrate technology into classroom projects. These plans aligns to standards and promotes higher-order thinking using curriculum-framing questions, authentic project tasks, effective instructional strategies, and performance assessment.
ISTE - Access standards for students in use of technology. Standards for teachers and administrators are also available.
A group of tech-savvy librarians offer up a list of their favorite education apps for 2016!
Access: Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation
Social bookmarking sites are websites for Internet users to bookmark and share their web pages, articles, blog posts, images, and videos. A social bookmarking site facilitates discussion and resource sharing with others while also increasing authority and credibility for the bookmarked site.
This site provides a list of social bookmarks.
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If you’re ready to grab hold of technology and make it start working for you, you’ve come to the right place.
The Teacher’s Guide to Tech is the home for a suite of useful products that will make your relationship with educational technology so much better.
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Expand your curriculum with time-saving educational resources that use technology to improve instruction across all content areas and grade levels.
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There has always been technology in the classroom, even if it hasn’t always been welcome. Take a brief look at the history of technology’s uneasy relationship with education.
Daisy Hartwell | writer and blogger at Custom-Writing, gave Iowa ASCD permission on August 4, 2022, to share this article with you. Great (and fun) ideas to make your life with technology better!