Best of Blogs: Teaching With Technology

By Editors on June 24, 2013
  • Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12

Continuing our summer theme of the Best of Blogs, this week we have mined our vast store of posts on integrating technology into your routine to present some of the finest posts covering a broad range of devices and applications. And these posts represent only the tip of the resources to which we had to limit ourselves!


Inspiring Students With Real-World Learning and 21st Century Skills

Megan Power

May 15, 2012

The first step is to shift your thinking from a tools-first approach to a learning-first approach. Then follow these easy steps for seamlessly integrating technology into your classroom.

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Four Tips for Keeping Your E-reader Program Organized

Jeremy Rinkel

April 30, 2012

Now that you have a classroom of students using e-readers, here's help in setting up a system to keep track of which device is where and what needs charging when.

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Discover Socrative – The Free Student Response System

Stacey Burt

April 20, 2012

Put away your pen and paper and create compelling quizzes that allow you to assess student achievement. Here is step-by-step help in using the free student response system app, Socrative.

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Tech Tools For Teachers

Mary Blow

April 12, 2012

From a file sharing system that allows you to eliminate hauling your computer with you to an organizational tool that synchronizes all your notes and memos, these tech tools have you covered in and out of the classroom.

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Free iPad Apps That Will Transform Your Teaching

Addie Albano

April 17, 2012

All in one spot, this collection of teacher tried-and-true FREE apps, such as fotobabble and puppet pals, will engage students with literacy activities as well as a variety of cross-curricular projects such as Building Titanic and Science 360. Get them all!

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Unlocking Videos in the 21st Century Classroom

Brent Vasicek

March 5, 2012

Videos make for great teaching tools. Teachers know that, but accessing those videos within the classroom can sometimes prove to be an exercise in frustration. The frustration ends here! Get great tips for unlocking videos at school.

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Creating a Tech-Savvy Kindergarten Classroom

Sharon Taylor

January 20, 2012

Kindergarteners are too young to use sophisticated 21st century tools is so last century thinking. Get great ideas that reel young students in with your iPod, computer, interactive whiteboard and more.

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My Top Four Tips for Computing With Kids

Alycia Zimmerman

November 9, 2011

Here are four typical and widespread problems encountered when using computers in the classroom (as in multiple machines, multiple tech problems), and, happily, four painless and effective solutions.

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Social Studies for 21st Century Middle School

Shari Edwards

March 20, 2013

Find out what happens when 7th grade students in a Kansas middle school combine social studies with social media.

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I want to get Ipads and a smart board for my classroom. I'd like to write a grant to get them. Do any of you know of any such grants I could apply for?

Thank you.

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