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Technology Integration

Technology Integration

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The kids are all but unfamiliar with technology. These days this is what they love. Why not incorporate into your lesson. Makes it easier for you and the students.

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brahim elouafi's picture
brahim elouafi
teacher of English at a high school Morocco

Hi Elvira
thanks for our alacrity to address my students on skype .but unfortunately our classrooms are not yet wired.you know my schoolers would appreciate this idea,so let's keep this potential in mind in case things get improved.As for your project on world cultures,i'm ready to collaborate if need be.
all the best

Morgan Giddings's picture

One place to start that I found really cool is:
http://www.microsoft.com/education/teachers/guides/freetools.aspx- download the free tools guide.
It has so many neat examples that will give you inspiration on how you can incorporate the best technology for your lesson and students...

www.photosynth.net- awesome for science, gepgraphy, history etc to really feel like you are there- travel the world in your classroom!

Windows Live Movie Maker: Make your classroom lessons even more memorable with a movie. Windows Live Movie Maker is the fast, easy way to turn photos and video clips into great-looking movies and slide shows you can share in class or on the Web.

Have fun with all the tools out there!~

Morgan Giddings's picture

One place to start that I found really cool is:
http://www.microsoft.com/education/teachers/guides/freetools.aspx- download the free tools guide.
It has so many neat examples that will give you inspiration on how you can incorporate the best technology for your lesson and students...

www.photosynth.net- awesome for science, gepgraphy, history etc to really feel like you are there- travel the world in your classroom!

Windows Live Movie Maker: Make your classroom lessons even more memorable with a movie. Windows Live Movie Maker is the fast, easy way to turn photos and video clips into great-looking movies and slide shows you can share in class or on the Web.

Have fun with all the tools out there!~

felicia brown's picture

You can find free teacher websites by using those words for a search "free teacher websites". Then go to those sites and look around to see if they meet your requirements.

Mark Ondrake's picture

Could you design a web page for students who need foreign language flashcards ?

I have a spreadsheet file with 20,000 French/English and 5000 Spanish/English word-pairs, and I'd like to see a web page for learning vocabulary ( French, Spanish, or English ESL).
By using my giant spreadsheet databases, I can instantly create (with a few keystrokes) customized flashcards, lecture notes, quizzes, and study sheets for students via sorting and filters.
This approach can be used on a PC, on a Smartphone, or via a web-portal.

This idea can radically change the world of education.
It allows assessment, objective evaluation, and mathematical measurement of learning (metrics).

With this transformation of education, a foundation or school district should be willing to fund further development and implementation.

RSVP if you can assist with this new idea, and have sources of funding.

Mark Ondrake
markondrake@yahoo.com

Darlene Pope's picture
Darlene Pope
8th Grade Social Studies teacher & Dept. Chair, AVID Coordinator

Voicethread is one of the technology tools I like the most because students are creating their own meaning. I think the most effective use of technology facilitates students' critical thinking. Voicethread does this. I'd be interested to know of other tools you use to this end.

Steven Grzegorzewski's picture

Technology isn't what it used to be. Today's students are likely to be closer to the cutting edge of available technology than teachers who may be struggling to keep up with the ever changing array of technology options. I think the key for educators is trying to find a workable balance of tools that you can be comfortable with that helps engage learners without too much distraction beyond the intended content they are trying to deliver.

Steven Grzegorzewski's picture

I have a web-page dedicated to the classes I teach which I developed because of available space on our state web server. Our local district is much too limited for space on its own system to allow teachers to use large volumes of server time and space. This was made possible through a STEM initiative.

Elvira Deyamport, Ed.S.'s picture
Elvira Deyamport, Ed.S.
2nd-6th Gifted/Talented Teacher

[quote]I have a web-page dedicated to the classes I teach which I developed because of available space on our state web server. Our local district is much too limited for space on its own system to allow teachers to use large volumes of server time and space. This was made possible through a STEM initiative.[/quote]

Steven,

Have you considered using wikis instead of your school's site? Check out http://www.wikispaces.com/.

Elvira

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