Emerging Technologies in the Classroom
The first official Educational Technology Summer Institute at Fairfield University has come and gone. Fifteen teachers with various backgrounds gathered for one week to improve how they use technology in the classroom. We focused on technologies that don’t regularly appear in the classroom. Technologies included:
- QR Codes
- Virtual Reality
- Augmented Reality
- Various Assessment Tools
- Google Maps and My Maps
- Green Screen technology
- Various digital citizenship tools
The latest version of the ISTE Technology Standards for students and teachers were reviewed. The students learned a lot. However, I learned just as much. I was exposed to several new tools and resources. This was also my first time teaching a whole course in one week. It was pretty intense but very rewarding. The students were a great bunch. They created technology rich units for their own classes as part of their final assignment. They uploaded these assignments to OERCommons. I had them do this because of Connecticut recently became a #goopen state. This also allowed others to benefit from their work.
To work toward preparing their unit of study, the students also created a tutorial infographic about one one of the technologies they were going to implement into their unit.
- EdTech Collaboration: Slack
- QR Code Infographic
- Google Apps for Education Basics
- Technology Tools for Exit Slips
- Touchcast Studio
- Kahoot Teacher Tutorial
- Google Guardian Parent Notification
The students put some great stuff together. I hope you find it useful. Please share it with others who might also benefit. Enjoy!