Best of Blogs: Teaching With Technology
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12
Whether you have a one-to-one ratio of laptop to student, or you spend a few minutes a day hooking up your one iPad to your whiteboard, technology is in your classroom. Browse through this sampling of great ideas from real teachers with real teachers' budgets helping you use that technology to get optimum bang for your buck.
February 2, 2015
More likely than not, you have more than one digital camera in your classroom. Now, get ten super ways to optimize their use from recording assessments to setting up job charts.
January 22, 2015
Using websites and apps to support learning brings excitement to the classroom. But managing passwords for your students can quickly put a damper on all the digital fun. Use these management tips to help you with tech issues from storing bookmarks to keeping your devices charged and ready.
November 14, 2014
So, you finally have computers and tablets in your classroom and now you're thinking that maybe this is too much of a good thing! How do you manage all this technology?! Read on to learn how to wrangle that tangle of cables and devices into one moovable COW.
September 9, 2014
Not a 1:1 classroom? Not a problem. Here are ten very workable ideas for going high tech with ONE iPad, and one projector.
February 12, 2014
Get some great ideas for displaying student work that will make you look like a high-tech genius, but don't require high-tech skills. The best part is that all the projects bring parents and students together for interactive fun.
January 14, 2014
From reading logs, to organized lists, to leveling your library, Book Wizard Mobile turns time-consuming tasks into feats of wizardry — like magic!
December 11, 2013
Want your students to get excited about learning geography? Check out three ways you can use digital moviemaking to make learning about the world hands-on and relatable.
October 3, 2013
An important goal of the Common Core State Standards is to get students involved in discussions about their learning. The Tellagami app is a great way to engage kids in this type of sharing what they know.
December 20, 2012
Here they are: some of the best, teacher-tested apps available. Find out what they are, how to get them, and why you will love having them in your arsenal of favorite technology tools.
November 28, 2012
From camera, to scanner, to timer, chances are your smartphone offers the most useful features to get you through your busy day. Get tips for making the most out of your biggest little technology tool.
September 26, 2012
Get a quick tutorial for bringing Storia, Scholastic's eReader, into your classroom. Having introduced Storia into her classroom earlier, this third grade teacher has developed strategies to make optimum use of the eReader.
September 11, 2012
Whether you have limited space on which to display student work, you want to make student sharing more interactive, or just want to wow parents at your next open house, QR codes is your new best friend. Learn how to distribute information with a simple, free app.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
March 20, 2013
Find out what happens when seventh grade students in a Kansas middle school combine social studies with social media.