Teaching with the technology is an introduction to using computers and mobile devices for education. You can teach by using online application, software and tools for teaching with specific focus on second language acquisition, classroom management, lesson creation, and collaborative projects.
Why do we need technology in education?
- Teacher’s performance increasing.
- Student’s motivation, engagement and learning
- Student’s higher order thinking skills
- Student’s ability to work collaboratively
- It makes students more excited to learn
- Help students with busy schedules, freedom to work at home on their own time.
- Train students to learn new technology skills they can use later in the work place.
- Decrease paper and photocopying costs, promoting concept of ” Green Revolution”
5 Ways to Teach Social Studies with Digital Resources
- Make reading active
- Give life to primary sources
- Personalize instruction
- Pair Literature with multi-media content
- Foster Collaboration
11 Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom
- Learn something new with Brain Pop‘s video of the day.
- Conduct surveys on Twitter and graph the data.
- Enjoy professional development in your PJs by attending has teacher chat on Wednesday nights on Twitter.
- Dance out the wiggle to a song on Pandora
- Have students use Glogster to share what they’ve learned about a topic.
- Class Pen Pals: Team up with classes in other states or countries and Skype with them.
- Use the voice recorder on your iPad to record students reading aloud during IRAs.
- Create a class blog to share classroom news and events with families.
- Use Math apps during centers: Some are: 1.Math Drills 2.Native Numbers 3.Sushi Monster 4. TanZen 5. Operation Math Code Squad.
- Find ideas,inspiration, and resources for lesson on Pinterest.
- Use google docs, Evernote, and DropBox to organize lessons, printable, assessments and many more.
Why use Technology
- Content delivery or revision
- Managing learning and resources
- Sense of cohort
- Variety of teaching and learning preferences
- Formative assessment
Top 10 IT Issues
- Information Security
- Optimizing educational technology
- Students success technologies
- IT workforce hiring and retention
- Institutional data management
- IT funding
- BI and analytics
- Enterprise application integration
- IT organizational development
- E-learning and online education
5 Social Media Tips for Teacher
- Stay connected to your personal learning network even though school is back in session
- Get your colleagues on board and see if you can accomplish new projects using social media
- Set aside time to use social media for personal use. Every second doesn’t need to be a learning experience
- Try out a new social network this year
- Become an expert in one social network
Top 10 Website for Teacher
- Google Classroom : This site is great for every teacher. It’s revolutionized the way so many teachers manage their classrooms. Distribute, collect and management is main tools of this site.
- Teacher Tube : It is the best source for instructional videos in a safe environment.
- Flocabulary : It’s best for teaching vocabulary. Each lesson is presented in rap form! find videos, play vocabulary games, reproducible and more.
- EDSITment : It’s best for history and developed by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Trust for the Humanities. it’s offers lesson plans as well as primary sources, videos and photos for a wide range of humanities topics and also it’s totally free.
- Google Earth : It’s best for Geography. You do many thing with google earth such as zoo over the Sahara desert, watch Eiffel Tower, see Great wall of China etc.
- ReadWriteThink: It’s best for student interactive tools. It’s along with dozens of engaging language arts interactive tools and lesson plans.
- Common Sense Media: It’s best for Reviews. Find teacher’s written reviews of thousands of educational tools, apps and programs with this site.
- Daily Starters: It’s best for way to start the day. It’s also offer establish a morning routine with scholastic’s daily starters, fun, fast math, language, arts etc.
- Book Wizard : It’s best for finding and leveling books.
- Scholastic Teachable : It’s best for teacher resources. It’s the best of Scholastic classroom resources right at your fingertips.