Technology is the great equalizer for student circumstance – whether it be socio-economic, location, or social-emotional issues. Technology is something today’s generation constantly engages in and engagement is the key to student learning.
In the first session in the 3 part series from PBS on edWeb.net, presenters Carolyn Jacobs and Cynthia Warner discussed interactive ways to integrate multiple methods and tools into your reading lesson. They shared ways you can use video clips, activies, and note taking to enhance understanding of informational text. They also showed video clips to illustrate ways the tools can be used.
What’s the best way to get teachers trained and confident in using technology? One school district shares the idea of developing a Technology Academy for teachers, with the goals of infusing more technology into the curriculum and giving teachers access to the most innovative technologies for use in the classroom.
This month’s edTech Innovators webinar on edWeb.net, presenter Randy Moczygemba offered his perspective on how rolling out one tech initiative can pave the way for others. Randy discussed his district’s 1-to-1 iPad initiative and his use of iTunes U in staff development.
One resource that educators frequently overlook is the YouTube video editor. YouTube has really beefed up its video editor with tons of great features – and it’s all FREE.
In today’s technology-driven times where teachers are expected to address the Common Core State Standards, finding helpful materials in textbooks can be a difficult task. Presenter Shannon Holden explored FREE resources available to teachers online in the form of digital textbooks in this month’s TechTools webinar. He discussed research, saving vs. spending, and ingredients for a successful transition. Watch the webinar to learn the recipe for success! Quotes from the… read more →
Mobile devices are being used to teach math, science, reading… and PE!? This months edTech Innovator, Betty Ann Fish, is using a mobile technology in a very unique way. In the community’s June webinar, Betty Ann discussed how she adapted the popular classroom tool to meet the the digital dexterity of her students in Physical Education classes. She also shared how she uses technology such as iPads, pedometers, and QR… read more →
The La main à la pâte Foundation is devoted to bringing inquiry-based teaching and learning of science to elementary schools in France. In this month’s edGlobal webinar, presenters David Jasmin and Xavier Person gave an overview of the organization and its goals, and discussed challenges and opportunities for educators in a technology driven era. Watch the webinar to find out more! Quotes from this session: “Love the wholistic approach to this model. Time is… read more →
Mobile devices are changing the way we do everything from pay for a coffee to hailing a taxi, but are they changing the way we learn? Dr. Paul Kim discussed the minimal effect of mobile devices on teaching and learning in an otherwise digital era in this month’s Mobile Learning Explorations webinar. He took and in-depth look at relevant and thought provoking issues such as mobile device bans in classrooms and… read more →
Most of us know there are apps for cooking, music, bumping, teaching, even dancing. What you may not know is that these same apps can be used for teaching students with Autism. Presenter Karina Barely, discussed the use of iPads and mobile devices as a learning tool for students on the Autism Spectrum in this month’s Teaching Students with Autism webinar. She demonstrated how these devices can be used to… read more →