Tech Tools For Every Classroom
Let's Talk About Change
It's not about the tool, it's about the learning. It does not matter if you have Chromebooks, laptops, iPads, BYOD or computer labs...it's what you do with them. Remember that the tools our kids are using today will not look like the tools they will use in the workforce. Think about how the tools have changed in your lifetime. Could your teachers have prepared you to use an iPad or a Chromebook? We need to teach them to be able to adapt and use any tool that is given to them.
Food for thought...do you want your doctor or dentist to use tools and techniques from the 1980's?
Be Inspired! I have been greatly impacted by Dave Burgess and his book, Teach Like a Pirate. It will change the way you look at how you teach.
Giving Students Choices
Here are three examples of a project about President John F. Kennedy. The examples contain the same content, however, the information is presented in a different format in each project.
Examples of assignments that give students choices:
Tic Tac Techo
Liven Up Your Lessons by Giving Students Choices
Student Choice and Engagement - Ohio Research Center
Are you ready to have some fun?
- On your device or laptop, open kahoot.it.
- Enter the Pin number projected on the screen and click Enter.
- Type in your name and click Join Game.
- Wait for the teacher to begin the game.
Build your own PLN (Professional Learning Network) on Twitter. Whether you're a lurker or a heavy-duty Tweeter, you will discover some of the best PD ever!@MathNeil
Augmented RealityWhat is augmented reality? Movies have given us a sense of “alternative reality” for years. Augmented reality makes something come to life! It seems like magic.
Let's take a look at a few of my favorites:
Aurasma and $1.00 and $20.00 Bills - Aurasma in the Classroom
Animal Cell by ColAR Mix - Check out the newest coloring page by ColAR Mix!Elements4D Cubes - Learn about the Periodic Table of Elements
AR Flashcards - Animal/Alphabet Flashcards
NASA Spacecraft 3D - NASA
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore - An interactive narrative experience
The Weather Cube by Daqri - Not yet available to the public, but I have one!
Augmented Reality Smore
QR codes - they're everywhere, but how can they be used in the classroom?
The easiest QR Code Reader is I-Nigma. It is available for most devices.
- Easy method for curating digital content
- Webmixes (curated sites) are saved in the cloud, so they are accessible anywhere
- Visually engaging for students and educators
Symbalooedu Tutorial Webmix
High School Language Arts Webmix
Apps for Autism
Black History Month
Reading & Technology
Virtual Field Trips
Middle School Art
Let's Play Bingo!
Click the Free space.
Click the answers to the problems as they are called out.
Shout Bingo if you win!
Create trading cards for any number of categories, including:
- Fictional person
- Real person
- Fictional place
- Real place
- Vocabulary word