Module 2: Foundations of Effective Technology Integration
- Roblyer, M.D. (2016). Integrating educational technology into teaching. (7 ed). Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc. Required EDTECH 541 textbook. Structure of text is accessible and visually appealing. Discusses history and progression of educational technology. Text provides detailed ideas about integrating technology into the classroom.
- Weebly.com - free website creation
- Scratch - kids can learn a coding language and create and share interactive stories, games, and animations.
- Piktochart - an infographic design app that allows users to create high quality, professional looking infographics.
- Planbook.com - an extremely affordable online lesson planning site. Allows users to collaborate with colleagues, copy and paste, save, plan units and A TON more!
- Prezi - a visually appealing alternative to PowerPoint. Allows you to create a more interactive experience for your audience.
- Kahoot - This website allows you to create interactive reviews for ANY topic. Simple and easy to use. Very engaging tool that encourages all students to participate.
- Google Slides - free presentation creation program
- Cult of Pedagogy - 16 Ideas for Student Projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms
This site is an all around excellent resource for all things education. This post in particular offers some excellent suggestions for integrating Google Suite Apps into classroom lessons and activities.
- 60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom - suggestions for how to get the most out of Google Classroom.
- Enchanted Learning - an excellent resource for state facts
- Tech PD - This site provides two very helpful resources. The first one is, links and posts containing all about and how to information about different technology available to classroom teachers. Second, suggestions and examples of integration of many different technologies.
- Mr. Betts Class - Mr. Betts is one of my favorite resources for my 5th graders in Social Studies. He has created several parodies using popular songs that are packed with information that students tend to remember because of the catchy lyrics.
- Crash Course - This channel provides several short clips that provide the "Cliff's Notes" version of history. I like to use these to introduce or review at the end of a topic.
- Ditch that Textbook - Matt Miller is a former teacher turned blogger whose site contains all kinds of useful posts and suggestions for integrating technology into the classroom.
- Padlet - a virtual wall. Allows users to share thoughts, ideas, pictures using virtual post-it notes
- Diigo - a social bookmarking website that allows users to annotate, highlight, and share websites
- Schoology - Learning management system that provides opportunities for social networking with classmates in a controlled setting.
- iCivics. org - This website is a WEALTH of information for teaching government and civics. It includes several game based learning activities, lessons, videos, and more.
- C. Murray (2012, October 26). Do students benefit from game-based learning? Retrieved from http://www.edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2012/10/do-students-benefit-game-based-learning-infographic
- Mixbook - online photo and text book creation site
- Google Play - online Android app store.
- Buncee - an online presentation creation program geared toward educators and education.
- Apps for practicing state facts
- TechMatrix - This database provides comprehensive details of over 400 accessibility tools available to educators and parents to allow all students to access content. The search functions are superior and additionally it not only provides lists of links to tools but helpful descriptions to help you narrow down which solutions will be most beneficial.
- PodOMatic - Allows teachers to create a class and students to create and post podcasts in a monitored environment.
- List of Adaptive Technologies for Gifted Students - Provides a lot of examples of assistive technology to differentiate for gifted students.
- Interactive Sites for Education - This website provides a TON of interactive games to teach concepts cross curriculum.