Linking to learning

Linking to learning | September 8, 2016 >>

This year’s race for president has been a source of keen interest for many of our students, including elementary-school students, so it presents a wonderful teachable moment.

Linking to learning | July 7, 2016 >>

Social media can be full of bubblegum distractions, but is also a robust forum for communication and collaboration. By using social media in our classrooms, we can model its constructive uses and help students learn how to use its powers for good. 

Linking to learning | May 5, 2016 >>

When you start working with technology in the classroom, it can be a huge undertaking. Successful integration means more than purchasing some fancy gear; the hard work really begins after the equipment is installed.

Linking to learning | March 3, 2016 >>

Finding your own professional development in education technology from fellow educators may require more legwork but it will likely lead to a richer experience and increased knowledge.

Linking to learning | January 7, 2016 >>

Digital Citizenship can be defined as navigating through online media responsibly, effectively and safely. Teaching these skills helps students think through ethical dilemmas they encounter online every day in order to ultimately make better decisions.

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.

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