Techie Teachers

by: Erin Gough

Thoughts on Professional Development in Technology

This webinar provided a lot of technology information in such a short amount of time. It gave me an overview of some great online resources that are free and will allow me to incorporate more technology to enhance the classroom learning environment. In the beginning, the pace was perfect and the instructor was able to go more in depth with the first few tools, but I felt as though she rushed through the last few in order to “squeeze” them in. The probability of me utilizing those resources is very slim because of this and I would recommend extending the webinar a few more minutes to avoid this in the future.

Also, I feel that more of my questions could have been answered if I was participating in the live session. I would have had the opportunity to collaborate with other participants and gather additional ideas on how to implement these resources with my students as well as learn from their experiences.

Top Tools for Teachers

Going Above and Beyond with Multimedia Presentations

http://www.globalgridforlearning.com/10-reasons-to-use-multimedia-in-the-classroom

As teachers, we are still in transition on the adoption of technology in the classroom. We must provide our students with instruction that will have the greatest impact on their development and learning styles.

This website advises educators on the “hows” and “whys” of multimedia instruction and offers them resources that promote 21st century learners. As models for our students, teachers must move forward in technology if we will truly prepare our students for a successful future in society.

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Please feel free to share your thoughts about technology and offer suggestions of other technology resources that have been valuable to your 21st century learning environment.