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
The apps available for use on the iPad are absolutely amazing! Even if you're like me and only have one iPad in your classroom, your students can benefit enormously from using the incredible iPad apps! There are so many fabulous apps available for use in education, and there is NO WAY I could possibly list or discuss even a majority of them. Listed below are a few of MY favorite apps to use in ... Read More about Essential iPad Apps!
Why Chromebooks?Chromebooks have become extremely popular in the world of education because of their ease of access and affordability. "Google" schools that utilize Chromebooks provide students with a gmail account (which also comes with Google Drive!) and a chromebook. There are MANY Chromebook models from which to choose, ranging from about $279 through $429. At first, the cost of providing ... Read More about Chromebooks in the Classroom
In my classroom, I am fortunate enough to have an iPad (purchased for me by my school!) that I can use for instruction. Some will ask why I use my iPad. Why don't I just lecture from a power point and write on my chalkboard? My answer is....using my iPad as an instructional tool increases student engagement, allows me to be extremely mobile in my classroom, AND the content apps and access to the ... Read More about How to Use 1 iPad in the Classroom