As I begin to think about next school year (yes, I know it's only February!), one of the biggest concerns I have about our new 1:1 environment is MANAGING my new classroom setting. As a new teacher, I still don't feel as though I'm an expert on classroom management, and going 1:1 will definitely impact my classroom environment. I've compiled a list of articles and resources for making the switch ... Read More about Managing a 1:1 Classroom
There are so many Chrome apps available that will greatly benefit any classroom! Before I explore the apps themselves, I've listed some resources about what Chrome apps actually are, and how they can be used, generally speaking, in the classroom environment!About AppsAbout Extensions10 Free Google Chrome Extensions Teachers Should Try15+ Great Chrome Extensions for TeachersChrome Web Store for ... Read More about Chrome Apps for Education: Teachers
Google Drive has extraordinary possibilities in the classroom. "Google Schools" can provide students with gmail accounts, which allow students to access Google Drive. So, what's all the hype about Google Drive in education? Here are a few examples of uses in the classroom:GmailThe benefits of using gmail are absolutely amazing. Communicate with students who are absent. Share documents with ... Read More about The Wonderful World of Google!
QR Codes can be found just about anywhere you look. They are on buildings, billboards, informational brochures, and even in the classroom. Before I get into classroom use, let me first discuss what QR codes actually are. QR Codes (Quick Response Codes) are strange looking squares that link to a website, a piece of text, an image, or other piece of information. So, how can QR Codes be used in the ... Read More about QR Codes in the Classroom
By now, many people have heard of "ted talks," and have most likely viewed a few. Ted talk topics (tongue-twister!) are wide ranging, covering everything from technology to education to business, science, global issues, and the list goes on and on! Ted talks can be used very effectively in the classroom...students can listen to speakers from a variety of backgrounds discuss virtually any topic. ... Read More about Ted Ed