Teaching with Tech

  • Shopping for Online Professional Development

    In this era of new educational standards, there is an increased need for quality OPD that will help meet the curricular, instructional, and professional needs of educators.
  • Successful iPad Integration in Preschool Literacy Instruction

    The effects of integrating digital technologies (e.g., computers and iPads) into preschool instruction are not well-researched and some scholars even find the issue controversial...
  • Symbaloo…Can it Help You?

    In a high tech world with an overwhelming amount of internet resources, it can be easy to forget newly discovered and even old favorite website URLs.
  • New Digital Tools, New Matthew Effects: What Can Teachers Do?

    ...while a strong majority of my students enjoy using new digital tools, there are significant differences between students in terms of what they actually do with a new tool...
  • 5 Tips for Scaffolding Multimodal Composition

    Do you want to know the secret to successful multimodal composition instruction? Here are five tips I use when teaching students how words, images, and sounds work together to enhance the author’s message.
  • Now that’s a Project: Technology Tools for the Collaborative Classroom

    When students work in groups oriented toward a particular task, their teachers often encourage them to pay attention to their group collaboration skills. A checklist can be helpful as students reflect...
  • The Maker Movement and English Language Arts

    The ELA teachers I meet generally acknowledge Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) as important, but wonder how they can integrate STEM principles into writers’ workshop or literature circles.
  • Adolescent Writing in Online Fanfiction Spaces

    Outside of the classroom, young adults are writing stories, creating art, producing songs, and engaging in role playing games to express their affinity for popular media franchises, such as The Hunger Games.
  • Exploring Text-to-Speech Readers for Students with Disabilities

    As nearly every teacher knows, students with disabilities have been increasingly included in general education classrooms. Nearly 6.4 million students, 13% of the total student population, are identified with disabilities...
  • Share and Connect: Join The #WALKMYWORLD Project

    Welcome to the #WALKMYWORLD project. Once a week, for ten weeks, we would like you to share with us a “walk” in your “world.” There really are no rules to this challenge.
  • eReading and eResponding: Motivating and Engaging All Learners

    24/7 access to digital discussions helped Kristen Webber’s behaviorally challenged students.
  • Flip the Screencast: Video Tutorials by Students for Students

    Students creating screencasts for their peers helps their digital literacy and their peers' knowledge.
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