Teacher Throw Away the Old Playbook

Using technology in the Classroom

Technology is Increasing as Time goes..

Everyday new technology is emerging. New gagedgets and tools to help people connect with others and to learn more. As time carries on, so does technology. So why are some people still stuck in the past? As teachers we must teach in the time. We need to be aware of the technology and resources we can use to help engage our students and make learning for them fun.

Did You Know 4.0

This Video shows just how much we technology we have! Crazy!

Why use Technology?

As a teacher, our role as changed. We are no longer the center of attention in the Classroom, but we play the role of the facilitator, setting project goals and providing guidelines and resources, moving from student to student providing suggestions and support for their learning. Technology increases the students motivation to do something. As teachers it is our job to motivate our students, so why not motivate them with something that they love using or doing? As the times change, we need to evolve and change our learning and teaching as well.

Here are a few ways to Use Technology!!

Need More Persuading?

Read this article from the Huffington Post about, "5 Ways Teachers Can Use Technology to Help Students." It has great perspectives and ways to use technology to increase learning!

Evernote is a really cool app were you can store lesson plans, handouts, and notes! Its the perfect app for teachers who are on the go! You can lesson plan from anywhere. Using this app you can find digital versions of literature that you are going to be using in class and save them to share with students. By sharing, it helps the cost for them! Books are expensive remember that: E-Readers are really cheap, so try using those with your class! Also using Evernote saves paper, which helps save the environment, win win!

There are plenty more apps that are wonderful to use in the classroom. Here are just a few more check them out!

  • TED Talks
  • Prezi
  • Interactive Books: Big Cat
  • Edutopia
  • E is for Explore
  • Web 2.0 Guru
  • Teaching Channel
  • YouTube
  • Infogram
  • Meograph
  • Animoto
  • Tagul