Tech In Pedagogy

Tech Resources For Your Teaching

Using Adobe Spark in the Classroom

The mission of the Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) at Fairfield University is to support innovation and scholarship in teaching and learning. I like to attend their workshops because it is a great opportunity to pick up teaching tips or learn about new tools. I learned about a resource at a workshop last summer called Adobe…

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Creating and Embedding Course Specific Calendars into your Class Site

Using a calendar to communicate class due dates and provide access to related documents and information can be very beneficial for students. Communication of class due dates and expectations is very important. It is also important to consider ease of use when adopting a new tool or resource.  In this case, you might want something…

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Using Google+ as a Personal Learning Network with your Students

I enjoy using social media. I use Facebook to keep up with friends and family who I do not see very often. I use Twitter and Google+ for professional development. Teachers can use social media to follow leaders in the field of education and educational technology as well as share ideas with others in their…

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Student Discussion Questions and Asynchronous Discussions

I wrote a post last week about Maintaining Student Work Portfolios in Google Drive. In that post, I wrote about the practice of tracking student growth with work portfolios. I described one way of how teachers can collect student work so it can be reviewed in the future for evidence of growth. Many, but not…

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Maintaining Student Work Portfolios with Google Drive

I distinctly remember being told to maintain student writing portfolios when I first started teaching. I did not like doing it. When I say student writing portfolio, I mean a few milk crates with hanging folders stuffed sporadically with student work. It was a clumsy process and I often put student work in the portfolios…

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