Linking to learning

September 6, 2018

Finding primary sources online

When locating materials to use in the classroom, high-quality resources are a must. Many well-known and respected organizations have fully digitized their collections of primary sources and made them available free of charge, so they’re a great place to start.

July 5, 2018

Best face-to-face PD opportunities

While online technology courses are convenient, face-to-face opportunities are still important. Meeting and establishing connections with colleagues can help build community and allow for networking and camaraderie — outcomes not easily achieved when communicating over a screen.

May 3, 2018

Coding for students

“Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer, should learn a computer language, because it teaches you how to think,” said Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple. He made that remark in 1995, but schools are now catching up with his line of thought.

March 1, 2018

Pros and cons of Google Classroom

Google Classroom is an online learning management system designed for schools. Let’s examine some of the pros and cons of using it.

January 4, 2018

Using a 3D printer in your classroom

You may be curious about how to integrate a 3D printer in your classroom. But aren’t they expensive, difficult to learn and only for the most tech-savvy teachers? The answer is no, at least not anymore.

November 2, 2017

Using leveled reading sites

When it comes to selecting texts for whatever subject we teach, reaching all students can be a challenge, to say the least. One solution lies in websites that offer high-quality texts at different reading levels.

September 7, 2017

Technology standards for educators

This past June, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) unveiled new standards for educators that can serve as a roadmap to integrate technology in your classroom.

July 6, 2017

Gaming in education

There’s no doubt gaming plays a huge role in the lives of children today. Many teachers have been wondering if gaming can be used for educational purposes. Is there a way to harness the popularity of online and video games to teach students real-world skills?

May 4, 2017

Making podcasts with students

Compared to a video project, producing podcasts requires less technical expertise and allows students to practice similar higher-order skills, such as research, design and revision.

March 2, 2017

Digital assessment tools

There are ways to measure learning that take advantage of technology — and make our lives as teachers easier.

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