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November 5, 2015

Alternatives to PowerPoint

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.

September 10, 2015

Building a better PowerPoint

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.

July 10, 2015

iPad apps for students with special needs

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.

May 7, 2015

Tech resources for art and music

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.

March 5, 2015

What to do when tech resources are few

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. 

January 8, 2015

Technology for parent outreach

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.

November 6, 2014

Choosing a browser

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.

September 4, 2014

Plan ahead for technology projects

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.

June 26, 2014

Technology in the ESL classroom

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

May 15, 2014

Using journalism-style projects

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.

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