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.
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.
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.