Today’s world is technology driven and our schools are challenged to provide students with the tools and knowledge beyond the traditional Reading, Writing & Arithmetic to also include Technology. This page is dedicated to sharing resources for how to integrate technology into lesson plans keeping students engaged, prepared for the future and excited about learning.
Inspiration 9 is education-based software that provides students and teachers the tools of Concept Maps and Mind Maps to organize data, brainstorm topics, create outlines, and finish with graphical and written works and projects.
Mind Map designed with Inspiration 9 software.
The Flipped Classroom has been championed by Khan Academy “a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.” Khan Academy produces How To videos and provides resources for classrooms and more. To read more about this concept, read this article from Forbes.com “What is the Flipped Classroom Model and Why is it Amazing?” (Gobry, 2012)
An amazing wealth of information on many tech topics, Educational Technologist and Massachusetts Educator Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Everything offers a fun place to explore.
Websites dedicated to Technology in Education:
<tab>Edudemic – “Connecting Education and Technology”
<tab>Edutopia – “What Works in Education”
<tab>Ed Tech Ideas – “Ed Tech Ideas for Busy Teachers”
TED – “Ideas Worth Spreading”
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