Google search engine is definitely one of the most popular search engines out there and most of our students use it as their first choice. However, there are also some other alternatives worth trying out as well. Some of these search engines are even more specific and can render better search results. Check out some of the examples I selected for you below:
Because it's hard to know where to begin to share, I decided to base my framework on the ideas of the work of Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Lani Ritter Hall, the authors of The Connected Educator, Learning and Leading in a Digital Age and some of the...
oogle Docs is truly one of my favorite tools for teaching and learning because of the features it offers to support research, writing and collaboration in the 24/7 classroom. Here are some things to try with Google Docs as you make plans to use a little more tech and embrace change this school year.
Digital citizenship is important to understand for today's students, staff, and teachers. Microsoft has just unveiled a free curriculum that gives great tips and ideas on teaching digital citizenship and creative content.
If you aren't already using Google Chrome as your web browser, I strongly suggest you dig in and give it a try. In addition to ubiquitous access to your open tabs and bookmarks, there are also the excellentextensions and the omnipotent OmniBox.
There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.
Using educationally appropriate online tools with students opens up a world of possibilities for engaging them in leaning experiences that incorporate the 4 C's; communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.
I have been digging deeper into SAMR to help educators embrace this tech integration model because it is simple, easy to gauge, and something to strive for. I hope you will read my post on GettingSmart.com to see the connections I've made and watch me walk a wiki project up and down the line.
Open School ePortfolio is a free and user friendly CoolTool designed to help teachers and students easily manage the portfolio process. Teachers can create projects that can be assigned to specific groups of students for differentiation. When creating projects, there is an option to create a grading rubric that includes drop down menus with CCSS Standards for ELA and math.