Integrating technology with classroom practice can be a great way to strengthen engagement by linking students to a global audience, turning them into creators of digital media, and helping them practice collaboration skills that will prepare them for the future. For a look inside the classrooms of educators who use technology tools in their lessons every day, also check out our "Tech2Learn Video Series: Success Stories of Technology Integration in the Classroom."
Edutopia’s resource roundup includes links to blogs, articles and other resources related to mobile technologies--from smartphones and tablets, to MP3 players and e-readers. VideoAmy's playlist on this topic, "Five-Minute Film Festival: Mobile Learning," provides additional insights into the challenges and the promise of using mobile devices for instructional purposes.
Edutopia blogger Miller considers how the project-based learning and flipped classroom models can successfully intersect, offering five tips for engaging students in the project while moving aspects of it outside the classroom walls.
Holland of EdTechTeacher considers the mechanics and benefits of flipping both an English and a science class, and suggests a variation on the flipped model for younger or less connected students. For more on the challenges and benefits of flipped classrooms, check out this video playlist from VideoAmy: "Five-Minute Film Festival: Flipped Classrooms."
The founder of Khan Academy, a free educational video library that features over two thousand titles and an interactive dashboard for formative assessment, discusses how his videos can help create a "flipped classroom" that allows blended learning -- online lectures can happen at home and project-based learning can happen during school.
For teachers interested in incorporating coding and computer programming into the curriculum, VideoAmy has collected a variety of inspiring videos and helpful resources in this Five-Minute Film Festival.
Edutopia blogger Holland talks about stretching the Chromebooks platform and breaking out of the box to help students unleash their creativity with a different approach to the tools they were already using.
Guest blogger Hicks, an associate English professor with a technology focus, presents RSS as an essential tool for bringing students reading material that interests them, and how to use it for leveraging critical reading practice.
Holland looks at how mobile devices can help create a 'least restrictive environment' not only for students with disabilities, but for everyone else as well. For more information about selecting and assessing assistive technology and accessible instructional materials, see Edutopia’s "Assistive Technology: Resource Roundup."
Our downloadable PDF classroom guide is full of succinct and practical ways to prepare our students for 21st-century success. This guide will help you deliver the relevant and meaningful education all students deserve. Also, visit our Technology Tools Community Discussions for additional information about technology tools, resources, and recommendations.
Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis and her high school students are exploring what makes games effective for classroom use. As of this blog, they've come up with six essential elements, but their task is far from complete.
Edutopia blogger Marcinek provides a thoughtful course correction for teachers facing full-on technology integration, offering three suggestions for focusing on media and balancing it with what students should be learning.
Check out Edutopia's collection of articles, videos, and resources on cyberbullying, netiquette, and internet safety. For a playlist of videos on the importance of online safety, manners, privacy, and responsibility, also be sure to watch VideoAmy's Five-Minute Film Festival: Digital Citizenship.
The "digital divide" is still a critical issue in education. This updated resource roundup includes resources and organizations to help educators understand the changing landscape and find information about supporting all learners to develop digital and media literacy.