Resources for connected educators

A SMARTboard won’t raise SAT scores, even as districts plop one into every classroom. An iPad won’t decrease tardies and a Facebook account won’t reduce the number of parent emails you receive on a daily basis.

Integrating technology into the classroom can mean so many things…how to figure out where to start? Digital citizenship, personal learning networks, online video resources and real-time collaboration tools all compete for out attention.  No tool by itself will revolutionize your classroom, it is how you use a resource that counts.

Not sure how to decide to enhance your teaching with technology? Try 21 things for teachers, a straight-forward introduction to some of the tools and resources available at low- or no- cost. The site is an overview, you’ll still end up using your personal learning network and watching YouTube videos to master the resources presented. You have to start somewhere…

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