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5 Web Links for Teachers Using Technology in the Classroom

5 Web Links for Teachers Using Technology in the Classroom

I have put together a list of web links that I have found to be interesting and informative. Please take a few minutes to explore and share some of your thoughts and/or suggestions in the comments section below.

1.  Customize Your Edmodo Account

Adam Renfro talks about Edmodo, a free social learning platform. It is used by teachers to create an online classroom, where projects, assignments, notifications, and events are posted for students. Parents are also able to participate, receiving notifications about homework assignments via e-mail or text message. Apps available in the Edmodo store include, MangaHigh, Pixton, instaGrok, Rocketfuel, BrainNook, and Desmos. Adam Renfro encourages teachers to make Edmodo a place students want to go to, rather than repeating the mistakes of the brick-and-mortor classroom. Read more…

2. Profile of Canadian Gamers

This is an infographic which provides current Canadian gaming statistics. Statistics indicate that 69% of teenage girls play video games between 1 to 7 times per week. That statistic increases 20% for teenage boys. Read more…

3. Low Income Students’ Test Scores Leap up 30% with Smartphone Use

Kate Freeman tells readers about Qualcomm’s Wireless Reach Initiative whose goal is to combat the digital divide between those who can and can’t afford wireless Internet access. Connecting to the web in disadvantaged communities using mobile devices is identified as an inexpensive way to bridge the digital divide. Mobile devices were brought into the classroom to support students in accessing information to support their learning. “Essentially the walls of the classroom came down and they were able to share ideas throughout the day,” Johnson says. Read more...

4. Six Tips for New Teachers who want to use Technology

Always Prepped offers the following suggestions for teachers new to using technology in the classroom:

  • Find a mentor
  • Start with something simple
  • Join #NTChat.This stands for New Teacher Chat
  • Do some research
  • Prepare. And then prepare some more
  • Test and iterate

Read more…

5. The Six Hottest Teaching Trends (and How Teachers are Adopting Them)

This infographic details six teaching trends being adopted as educators move towards integrating technology into their instruction. To what extent are teachers following these trends in Canada, and what do Canadian educators need to be able to adopt trends listed? Read more…

I am always looking for interesting and helpful websites and resources. I hope you found these links as informative as I have.

Photo by jonny goldstein

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Josie Nanfara-Grande is a Special Education Specialist who has been teaching in the TDSB for over thirteen years. She is passionate about increasing student engagement and independent learning skills through the use of digital technology.

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