Web Site of the Month
If you use and iPad and haven’t signed up yet for SmartAppsForKids, you might want to check here:http://www.smartappsforkids.com/
Every day is has a list of “Featured Free and Reduced Apps of the Day” where you can see a list of apps that the developers are offering for Free – on that day only. This site tends to be focused on Pre-K and Elementary level apps, yet does have a very extensive listing with numerous categories to help narrow your search.
Science and Math teachers – this is one site you have to take a look at! Regardless of grade level, you’ll find incredible manipulates, animations, movies, and similuations. Search by grade level, standard, subject, resource type, or other criteria. Using your computer and showing these resources to the class via your digital projector, you’ll be able to demonstrate and discuss concepts using these multimedia resources that engage students in multiple modalities.
This is a great resource – search by your own search term or select a topic and narrow the search by elementary vs. middle school. Sites are rated and you can rate a site too. Worth a look!
The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) comes from the Florida Center for Instructional Technology.
Where are you now in your use of technology in your classroom? Entry Level? Adoption? Transformation?
Take a look at this great website to see video examples of the use of technology in the classroom. Reflect on your current level and get great ideas for using technology to enhance learning
Do you use Marzano’s “Classrom Instruction that Works” as a guide in your teaching practice? How might you use technology in the classroom as a way to implement those strategies? Here are a couple of web sites that can give you some ideas….
If these ideas look interesting, you might like to get the book
“Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works”
PBS has a rich set of resource for Teachers (and Parents!) that are free.
You’ll find lesson plans, video’s, PBS TV shows, off-line activities, and more ! It’s well worth the time to check this site out !