Articles Tagged With: Technology in the Classroom
I’ll be first to admit that I love to Google (I can use Google as a verb, right?). I love that I can get instant gratification for my curiosity– “Is it possible to make food with a 3D printer?” (Yes–printed steak!) or “Is there really an island of trash in the Pacific?” (The debate continues.)
While search engines such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo are great to use, sometimes these sites can make it very difficult for students to determine a good, quality source from a not-so-good source. This is why …
I tend to have some of my best brainstorming sessions while I travel, and it just so happens that I went jet-setting a couple weeks ago. While on the airplane, I began to brainstorm about which tool I would like to highlight next in my Technology Tools Series.
It wasn’t until I landed and sat in a taxi that I finally realized–I want to highlight QR code generators! This “ah-ha” moment was inspired by a two-dimensional barcode sticker, known as a QR code, on the taxi’s window. I quickly whipped out …
Today’s Technology Tool highlight is focused around narrated slideshows and screencasts. I chose to spotlight these tools not only because they are great to share and model in the classroom, but because there is something about using recorded sound that completely captures the attention of students. By using them, educators can make their lesson plans compelling and memorable.
Narrated screencasts and slideshows are very similar to one another; the biggest difference between the two is that a narrated screencast is a digital recording of a computer screen, while a narrated slideshow …
I am proud to be a part of the PowerSchool team. While I am not one of the 12 million student users or an educator at a school, I do have the opportunity to get a glimpse into this amazing student information system because of my job.
Over time, I have come to the conclusion that PowerSchool is a “gift that keeps on giving,” with a large part of the “giving” stemming from the many partnerships that Pearson has formed along the way. I am in awe at the frequent increase …
You know what today is– Thursday! Last week I had promised that the first post in our Technology Tools Series will make its debut today, so here I am typing away excitedly to share with you the first highlight: visual bookmarking tools.
Prior to visual bookmarking tools, the bookmarks bar on my computer was cluttered with websites and resources that I was saving for later. Problem is, there was no rhyme or reason, and I would often have to click through half of the bookmarks to find what I was looking …
The amount of tasks that teachers must complete for their students is nothing short of overwhelming. Then, take into consideration the fact that most teachers have families of their own and may also be involved in after-school activities. The point is—every second is precious to a teacher!
Clintondale High School principal, Greg Green is an innovative educator who has flipped his entire school. In working with his flipped classroom staff, he realized something that became abundantly clear: “that our current classrooms need what cell phone designers and web developers have recently …
Majority of institutions are taking advantage of new technology and leveraging its use to maximize opportunity and boost efficiency. So why should technology for schools be any different?
Educational technology has made progress in recent years. Many schools currently use technology to provide greater access to online courses, utilize teaching methods such as blended learning, access educational resources, connect with other education leaders through social media, nurture professional development, and much more.
However, the rapid and constant pace of change in technology has presented education with challenges. For example, it is becoming …
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Infographics seem to be everywhere—and if you are on Pinterest as often as I am, then you have most likely seen them peppering your home page too. We (Pearson K-12 Technology) have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to awesome infographics that I love to check out every once in awhile.
The description under the board says, “Information graphics (or what are better-known as infographics) are visual representations of information. In short, they make learning more fun!”
I agree with the last part—that they have the ability to make learning …
Educators are always looking for new ways to energize their classroom while enhancing their students’ learning experience. One way teachers can achieve this is by incorporating video projects into their curriculum. When constructed correctly, video projects can impart to students several different learning skills including writing, researching, producing, and revising.
Video projects can benefit teachers as well. Not only do teachers enjoy watching them, but they also provide a new medium that can be viewed by administrators and parents too. This is a unique way to showcase what students have …
At first glance, flipping the classroom seems only suitable for upper grade levels; however, it can also work for the younger grade levels too. The key difference between flipping the older versus the younger is the amount of supervision and assistance required. As you can probably assume, the younger-aged students will require more teacher or parent management, but don’t let this shy you away from trying it—it can be very effective and may be worth the extra time and effort.
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Here is how you can successfully flip the younger …