This blog is where I post a collection of numerous tech tips, tricks, and tools for teachers as well as other educational technology specialists. I also post articles that I have come across, along with my input, on best methods of integrating technology into the classroom as well as managing technology in schools.
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Disclaimer: I’m a high school Spanish teacher. My students create using Google Apps almost every day. They blog. We do a lot of accessing various websites. We do create video and photos some, but not often. And my district is not social media-friendly, so Twitter, Google Plus, Facebook, Instagram, etc. are not an issue.
Google sheets is a very powerful, although a bit basic when compared with the industry standard Microsoft Excel. Google Sheets Add-ons add some of the advanced features of other spreadsheet programs into Sheets. These add-ons have allowed me to completely move away from Excel for all data entry. We ...selected for you the 8 most popular applications there. Using these add-ons will enable you to: Create graphs and forms and write complex math in your sheets Create and modify a planning schedule for project management in a spreadsheet; easily scaffold, manage and assess students projects in Google Drive ...see the article below for more http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2017/07/8-google-sheets-add-ons-every-teacher.html
http://www.ictineducation.org/home-page/2016/2/24/what-comes-first-education-or-technology This is a good article about putting education technology in perspective. "What has happened is that the existence of the technology has enabled you to reconsider some of your teaching methods." Technology has sparked a critical change in education. When integrating technology in education, for the most part of the 20th century, the focus was on adding technology to already existing teaching practices. “I want to get people to start from the notion that there are educational things that they want to do, or educational processes that they would like to engage with, and then - and only then - talk about the technology.”— The death of the digital native... Technology is inspiring us to change what we are doing in our classrooms and how students are learning. Here is an example of how technology can inspire a change in teaching practice: 1990s Tech Example: VCR usa
Sadly I did not make this list this year. :) However, if you wonder where I get some of the information I post to this blog, many of my sources are included in this list. http://www.edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2015/04/50-must-read-it-blogs-2015 Here are some of the EdTech Blogs I frequently read: 21st Century Educational Technology and Learning Alice Keeler Dangerously Irrelevant Lisa Nielsen - The Innovative Educator Shake Up Learning TeachThought and I have added some more from the list.