Tech In Pedagogy

Tech Resources For Your Teaching

Collaborative Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers

Teacher professional development can be a frustrating experience. It is often dictated by the needs of the district, kind of a necessary evil. The district may be addressing new initiatives or the accreditation process. One option for teachers is to develop their own Personal Learning Network (PLN). I am a big fan of PLN’s. I…

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Optimizing Classroom Discussion with Student Devices

Educational technology is a valuable classroom tool, but budgetary constraints can hinder availability. Some school districts have the ability to provide devices to every student, while other districts struggle to provide one operational computer lab. Listed below are some technology resources that can enhance classroom discussion despite the budgeting issues that many districts face. Some…

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Technology Professional Development Tutorials

I recently finished teaching my first set of courses as Assistant Professor and Director of Educational Technology at Fairfield University. It was a great experience and I look forward to many more. My students created professional development tutorials for their final course assessment. They submitted some great products using various modes of presentation. They also…

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Making Virtual Reality a Possibility in your Classroom

I am always looking for ideas for the classroom. I have been working with Google Cardboard, and I see a lot of potential for using it in the classroom. Google Cardboard is a virtual reality device kit that users assembles themselves. The device consists of a section of cardboard that is cut and marked for assembly, a…

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7 Cool Ways To Use Google Docs in your Teaching

There are many ways that Google Apps can be used to streamline your teaching.  For this post, I wanted to narrow my list to just Google Docs because the list would have to be extremely long to cover the possibilities for all Google Apps in any real depth. So here we go: Lesson Plan Collaboration:…

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