Day 13: Tech Ed Tools #reflectiveteaching @TeachThought

Day 13: Tech Ed Tools #reflectiveteaching @TeachThought

Name the top edtech tools that you use on a consistent basis in the classroom, and rank them in terms of their perceived (by you) effectiveness.

When I look at this list, I am overwhelmed. I guess I should just list some technology I use in my classroom.

1. Turnitin.com: This started out as a “gotcha” tool for teachers to find plagiarism. But I find the peer review tools and the rubric tools to be fantastic and time saving.

2. Google Classroom: Our school just transitioned to Google this year. I discovered Classroom Google by accident, and it has quickly become my “go-to” technology for continuing to develop my paperless classroom. It is simple, direct, unencumbered, and fast. Blackboard feels like a dinosaur compared to this free tool. I just wonder what the eventual cost will be for all of us when Google rules the world?

3. Google Drive: I love how students can share their writing openly with one another. We have been using this tool in Creative Writing for a couple of years.

4. Projector, big screen, and a word processor: I have almost eliminated writing on a whiteboard. I just plug in my laptop and type in the agenda for the day. Then, if I need to “write” something on the “board,” I just type in whatever we need to talk about. It saves the kids from having to decipher my handwriting.

5. Youtube and Quicktime: I’ve been working on screencasting more and more. Time in planning saves time later.

6. Last one… HowJsay   When kids ask, “How do you say this?” I point to that link.

 

 http://edtechteacher.org/tools/

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