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" ... I have been concerned, though, by some of the ways that I see technology being used. Technology should not just allow us to do things in a more engaging way; it should allow us to do new things that we thought were not possible. It is those new things that are the real value technology provides. It is not enough to USE technology. You must use it well. ..."
Google Docs is a user friendly suite of online collaborative tools that come with tremendous potential for use in the classroom. I have spent some time discovering innovative ways to use them as effective tools for learning.
" ... Nonetheless, there are tools for digital communication that lend themselves to classroom use in a loud silence sort of way. That is to say, they require more than passive clicking through options, they can be monitored in some way to guarantee involvement by individual students, and multiple digital voices are heard in each conversation (or else, why use any tool?). In addition, each of these tools encourages thought and reflection before a student responds.
Here are my top 10 picks, in reverse order, with suggestions for using each sensibly in the ELA classroom."
This installment of our monthly series includes a picture-labeling activity; a sequencing exercise; a video-making challenge; and a rambunctious game called "Messenger and Scribe." (RT @NYTimesLearning: Ideas for English Language Learners | Labeling...