Technology Integration

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There are tons of tech resources out there for teachers, but it’s not easy to find practical information on classroom management in relation to educational technology. We all want our students to be proficient with technology, but how do you create the procedures and routines that support students in independent, responsible use?  If you want your students to display a specific set of behaviors when using technology, you have to teach for it. This section of the website will show you how!

Pages in This Section

Tech and Classroom Management
Managing a Laptop Cart
Managing a Computer Lab
Managing Document Cameras
Managing Internet Usage
Routines for Computer Use 

Blog Posts on Technology

Do your classroom routines support the 4 c’s?
The haute couture of education
Best and worst of the 2011 ISTE conference
Stop the tech snobbery
See all blog posts on 21st century schools and technology integration

Recommended Resources

You can also check out my Delicious bookmarks and Diigo bookmarks. I save all my favorite education websites to Diigo (which automatically cross-posts to Delicious). Previously, I only shared my bookmarks with the teachers I coach when recommending resources for them, but realized this might be something useful for website visitors, too. Many of the sites are technology or interactive whiteboard (IWB) resources.

If you’re not familiar with how bookmarking sites work: you can search the bookmarks using the tags I’ve assigned for various subject areas and grade levels (1,2,3,4,5, 6-8, 9-12). All the tags are listed on the side of the page. So, for example, if you want to see only math resources for grade 5,  you would type math and 5 in the search box.

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Angela Watson was a classroom teacher for 11 years and has turned her passion for helping other teachers into a career as an educational consultant based in Brooklyn, NY. As founder of Due Season Press and Educational Services, she has published 3 books, launched a blog and webinar series, designs curriculum resources, and conducts seminars in schools around the world. Subscribe via email for blog updates, exclusive tips & tricks, activities, printables, and more.

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1 Kali July 9, 2011 at 12:10 pm

My Mom, a third grade teacher, just introduced me to you sight! I teach 9-12 Computer Applications and I am SO excited to read your Managing a Computer Lab article! I will be checking back so I can read all your great ideas!

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2 Angela Watson July 19, 2011 at 5:58 pm

That’s great, Kali! I plan to get the articles up this month!

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3 Tiffany August 13, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Angela:
Love the book, the love the website, love, love, love. :) I’m going up to 4th grade this year from teaching K for the last 5 years (big jump – I’m really excited) and may be given the opportunity (depending on funding) to have a set of tablets in my classroom (not sure which type – iPad, Touchpad, etc). I’m really anxious to see different ways that you would integrate their use in the classroom. Any resources, strategies, suggestions would be wonderful! Thank you for all you do – keep it coming! :)

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4 Angela Watson August 16, 2011 at 10:46 am

Hi, Tiffany! That IS very exciting! I’m a big fan of Google Forms and like the idea of using those to create assessments for kids. Instead of taking a regular test, they can submit their answers that way and you (or even they) can view the results in graph form. I would also use Edmodo and VoiceThread to promote collaborative learning and communication and give students an audience for their writing reflections. I think I’d like to post this question to the blog and see what others suggest, as well…stay tuned… :-)

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