Technology and Teaching

Technology should be an “agent of change in our teaching.” (N. Chatzopoulos).  Each time I choose a tech tool (what?) , I question my rationale (how? and why)?  I even keep a notebook with ideas on how to incorporate technology into my lessons,  so that my ELLs are creating and producing rather than simply consuming.

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With this in mind, I purchased The Teacher’s Guide to Tech by Jennifer Gonzalez.  I needed a reminder of the great tools that are out there, as well as to learn about some new, intriguing tech possibilities for teaching and learning.  I am familiar with Jennifer’s engaging blog so I was not disappointed with the guide.  It is clearly designed and Gonzalez gives you a comprehensive list of tools divided into categories with easy explanations and links on how to use them.

I often use TodaysMeet and Quizlet, and will continue to do so.  However, while scrolling through the guide, I learnt about so many other great tools students can use such as:

collaborating on the big ideas of an article with Padlet,

engaging in literary discussions on Skype,

and  creating multimedia PSA posters with Glogster.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I bought The Teacher’s Guide to Tech by Jennifer Gonzalez.

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