Do you know which technologies have the biggest impact on student learning? According to EmergingTech survey, it’s technologies that enable training for teachers and their professional development. This is closely followed by providing every student with a computer and an Internet access.
School boards often strive to remain competitive, and attract students by having cutting edge tools and technology solutions. However, training for teachers and a curriculum that drives student technology engagement often gets left behind. How can a teacher get new skills and tools to get students excited and master educational technologies?
Here are 5 great resources :
1. eLearn Magazine – An eLearning focused website that provides information on technology for higher education. You’ll find research, tips, opinions and reviews by a board of editors and contributors with years of experience in education.
2. 10 Million Teachers (Intel) –website for teachers that help engage students with resources such as thinking tools, unit plans and assessment strategies.
3. PBS Teachers – Free resource for teaching. Does a great job of breaking out resources by grades. Technology for Pre-K, K-2, 3-5 and then further down by subject.
4. Free technology for teachers – a popular blog by Richard Byrne, winner of 2010 EduBlog awards. Excellent site that shares information about free resources that teachers can use in classroom, has extensive library of resources, ebooks and useful sites.
5. Resources for Rethinking (HP supported) allows teachers to search for resources reviewed by teachers for teachers on issues related to the development of an ecologically, socially, and economically sustainable society.