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Mrs. Moore: Tech Integration for 8th Grade ELA

posted Feb 4, 2013, 6:41 AM by Betsy Hood   [ updated Feb 14, 2013, 7:13 AM ]

What technology/tools are you using in your classroom?  
Google Docs, Forms, GMail, etc., Classtools.net , Triptico Desktop Resources  (www.triptico.co.uk), my class web page, Glogster, Prezi, Flovabulary, YouTube

What is your favorite tech/tech tool and how have you used it in  your classroom?  
I have two favorite pieces of technology.  I use my webpage every day.  I write my agenda and learning targets on a Google Presentation and have it embedded into each class on my website.  Absent students can easily see what they missed, and students know what to expect for the day.  Triptico has many "apps" that help make life easier - from selecting students and groups to easy games to create.  

How has tech impacted student learning in your classroom?
Technology is the medium that students are immersed in, so it does help connect their learning to their life.  I would like to think that technology makes my students better learners because they are more likely to attend to the task at hand.

What advice would you give other teachers in regard to using technology?
Make sure the technology you choose actually fits your learning targets and goal; a poor lesson is a poor lesson whether you use technology or not!