My last post, Compiling Tech Resources, highlights that the world of technology is vast. There are more options than we can begin to count; my post just scratches the surface. This is the most overwhelming part of technology for me: the overflow of information/choices. Keeping this struggle in mind and also the “less is more” ideology, I wanted to come up with a “baby-steps” or “starting small” technology plan for my first few years of teaching.
What technology will I use for professional development (beyond professional journals/articles/books)?
- My wordpress blog: kgorhamblog
- Twitter (#edchat; #saskedchat; #ELAchat)
- Facebook (Sask. teachers pages)
- Teaching Channel
- Google (Scholar)
What technology will I use to plan the Sask. Curriculum outcomes and indicators for my class?
What will I use in high school ELA? Elementary ELA?
- Grammar Girl (HS)
- Owl @ Purdue (HS)
- 5 Card Flickr Story (HS)
- YouTube (both)
- Ted Talks ED (both)
- Compfight (both)
- Online Stopwatch (both)
- Boardmaker (E)
- RazKids (E)
- Starfall (E)
- Reading A-Z (E)
What will I use for assessment for and as?
What programs am I considering but not 100% sure of yet?
(I want to use one of the above 4 and will make the decision based on learners/resources/class/subject).
If anyone has a case for or against any of the above, I would welcome it in the comments. I would also welcome more information about any of the above tools. Do you use them in the classroom? What are the positive and negatives of the specific tool?