Tech In Pedagogy

Tech Resources For Your Teaching

Learning From Our Mistakes

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” -Einstein Part of the growth process involves risk.  I often tell students that I will be pushing them out of their comfort zone.  I use the analogy of exercise.  You will not get stronger by lifting light weights that are not a challenge for…

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Technology, PLN’s, and Digital Footprints Oh My!

My last post discussed the importance of creating and using a Personal Learning Network (PLN).  To review, PLN’s are important because they help us engage in professional learning that we can guide.  This learning also enables us to go beyond the usual restrictions imposed by geography and time schedules.  All this being said, the technology…

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Building Student Collaboration and Presentation Skills

The National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS-S) created by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) state that students should be able to “use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively” (2008, para. 2).  Several of the Google Apps found in Google Drive work great for building the skill set associated…

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Flipped Classrooms and Online Discussions

The term “flipped classroom” is one of the biggest buzzwords in education today.  A flipped classroom is defined as “a form of blended learning in which students learn content online by watching video lectures, usually at home, and homework is done in class” (Flipped classroom, n.d., para. 1).  I like the concept of flipped classrooms,…

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Assessment Apps and Tools

Assessment is an important part of teaching. Parents and students often think of assessment as a test that we need to do well on so we get a good grade. A good teacher knows that this is not all there is to this concept. Assessments, especially formative assessments, help us determine how well our students…

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