Linking to learning

Linking to learning | November 5, 2015 >>

We’ve come to rely on PowerPoint to present information to our students, but more often than not these presentations can be lackluster, with little interaction. Here are some methods to avoid PowerPoint altogether.

Linking to learning | September 10, 2015 >>

Many of us are guilty of showing bland and uninspiring PowerPoint presentations to our students. Yet, death by PowerPoint is entirely preventable. Remember what it does well, and maximize its strengths.

Linking to learning | July 10, 2015 >>

With adaptive technology, customization, and voice and touch controls, iPads have become mainstays in the special education classroom. Here are apps to explore if you are working with students with disabilities.

Linking to learning | May 7, 2015 >>

These tech resources for art and music content are helpful for both licensed arts teachers and those seeking to incorporate arts content into other subjects.

Linking to learning | March 5, 2015 >>

What can you do if you want to use technology in the classroom, but you don’t have the equipment you need? Here are some ideas. 

Linking to learning | January 8, 2015 >>

Now that the UFT-DOE contract sets aside dedicated time for parent outreach each week, it’s an opportune moment to explore online resources that can increase communication with parents.

Linking to learning | November 6, 2014 >>

Choosing the right browser is not an easy decision. Here’s an overview of the four most-popular Web browsers so you can examine the pros and cons for yourself.

Linking to learning | September 4, 2014 >>

It’s important to consider which technology-based procedures to have in place and what technology-based projects you’d like to pursue as part of your preparation to make sure you start the new school year off on a good note.

Linking to learning | June 26, 2014 >>

Technology offers powerful visual and audio resources for students who may have limited or no English skills.

Linking to learning | May 15, 2014 >>

Technology has made it possible for anyone to become a producer, filmmaker or journalist. The equipment at school may be more basic than what professionals use, but the skills practiced are the same.

Linking to learning | March 27, 2014 >>

When it comes to managing the technology-infused classroom, I’ve found that the same strategies that work in a traditional classroom environment work in classrooms using technology. But, there are some specific steps you can take to ensure students stay focused and engaged in their technology work.

Linking to learning | February 6, 2014 >>

Tired of the expense and ever-present logos of commercial software? “Open source” software is a good option to consider, whether you’re looking for an alternative to Microsoft Office or a cheap photo-editing tool.

Linking to learning | December 19, 2013 >>

Exposing young students to technology is not without controversy. Many teachers believe students should first develop their fine-motor skills on pen and paper before they jump onto computers. Others feel that students already have too much exposure to technology and “screen time” today.

Linking to learning | October 17, 2013 >>

There are many online teacher communities that can assist educators looking for lessons, the latest news in our fields or just a supportive ear.

Linking to learning | September 5, 2013 >>

Teachers know the importance of allowing students to craft their own stories: those they retell, adapt or imagine. Using technology to add sound and images to a story can expand its power and reach.

Linking to learning | June 27, 2013 >>

Research paper assignments are not usually met with enthusiasm by my students. After the inevitable groans, I enjoy explaining what I was forced to do when conducting research in school.

Linking to learning | May 30, 2013 >>

Mapping skills are already integrated into social studies and science curricula, but web-based resources also bring new possibilities for using maps to create student projects like storytelling, research, data mining and design.

Linking to learning | May 2, 2013 >>

So you’ve built a rudimentary website for your classes. There are many ways to enhance your website to make it more useful and more visually appealing. Here are just three suggestions.

Linking to learning | March 21, 2013 >>

Whether you’ve been teaching two years or 20, there are many good reasons to put your teaching presence on the Internet and have your own website. And don’t worry: creating a website has gotten much easier thanks to Google Sites.

Linking to learning | February 14, 2013 >>

There are new tools for creating videos in the classroom that make the process easier and faster while still producing exemplary results.

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