Update on Techniques for Effective Technology Integration

Over the summer, I wrote the first 5 chapters of a hopeful book, tentatively titled Techniques for Effective Technology Integration (Catchy, right?). I turned it into a manuscript proposal and sent it to some educational publishers after some advice and encouragement from some educational writers I know. The help I received from . . . → Read More: Update on Techniques for Effective Technology Integration

Chapter 6, Part 1

Chapter 6:

Digital Storytelling

Introduction

Teaching is an art that includes storytelling at its core. Stories are an essential part of our nature as humans. Stories are how we pass on our history, our culture, and our heritage. The brain does not remember isolated facts, . . . → Read More: Chapter 6, Part 1

Chapter 5, Part 6

This is a continuation of the fifth chapter in Techniques for Effective Technlogy Integration. You may want to start with Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.

What Are They Thinking?

So far, we have looked at tools that emphasize communicating outside the time and space constraints of the traditional classroom. . . . → Read More: Chapter 5, Part 6

Chapter 5, Part 5

This is a continuation of the fifth chapter in Techniques for Effective Technlogy Integration. You may want to start with Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.

A Public Agenda

Most everyone has some type of calendar that they use, whether it is paper or digital. When I started teaching, I had a . . . → Read More: Chapter 5, Part 5

Chapter 5, Part 4

This is a continuation of the fifth chapter in Techniques for Effective Technlogy Integration. You may want to start with Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

Using the Tools You Already Have

Nearly every school district provides teachers with an email address; how often teachers check and respond to email varies widely. Some teachers . . . → Read More: Chapter 5, Part 4

Chapter 5, Part 3

This is a continuation of the fifth chapter in Techniques for Effective Technlogy Integration. You may want to start with Part 1 and Part 2.

Weebly: Simple, School-Friendly Class Websites

There are a lot of free options that can help you to create a great class website. Some of them, such as blogs and . . . → Read More: Chapter 5, Part 3

Chapter 5, Part 2

This is a continuation of the fifth chapter in Techniques for Effective Technlogy Integration. You may want to start with Part 1.

Maintaining a Web Presence

There is one key thing every teacher can do to help promote good communication to students and others. In fact, many students have come to expect it. Maintaining . . . → Read More: Chapter 5, Part 2

Chapter 5, Part 1

Chapter 5:

Improve Your Communication

Introduction

Teaching is a communicative art. Effective communication needs to be a vital part of all that we do as educators. There are so many stakeholders that we need to communicate with on a regular basis. We, of course, need to . . . → Read More: Chapter 5, Part 1

Chapter 4, Part 5

This is a continuation of the fourth chapter in Techniques for Effective Technlogy Integration. You may want to start with Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.

Letting the Kids Talk During Class

For some teachers, letting go of control is difficult. There is a fine line between guiding a discussion and controlling . . . → Read More: Chapter 4, Part 5

Chapter 4, Part 4

This is a continuation of the fourth chapter in Techniques for Effective Technlogy Integration. You may want to start with Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

Simple or Robust?

The features that make Etherpad simple to use and ideal in many situations sometimes are the same features that make it limited for more in . . . → Read More: Chapter 4, Part 4