Integrating Technology in the Classroom

Using technology in the classroom has become an imperative for all teachers. It’s not enough to stand and deliver anymore – today’s teacher needs to have a near mastery of the full array of technological tools at his or her disposal.
Keeping up with the latest technologies for the classroom, meanwhile, can be a  full-time job in itself.
Luckily for you, has been charting all the technology in the classroom developments for years now, and we consider ourselves a go-to  source for all things related to using technology in the classroom.
Today, for example, frequent contributor Janelle Cox offers up a few simple ideas teachers can use to place themselves on the cutting edge of technology in the classroom, including:
  • Go on a Virtual Field Trip
  • Create a WebQuest
  • Utilize Online News Resources

How do you integrate technology into your lessons and classroom? Do you have specific strategies that you use?
5 Scaffolding Teaching Strategies to Try Today
“Scaffolding” is a teaching strategy that provides students with distinct tools to help them get a firmer grasp on the concepts you’re presenting. It involves teachers making sure that their students have the proper learning tools in place before embarking upon the next lesson.
Yesterday on, Janelle Cox laid out five great examples of how teachers can scaffold their lesson plans, including:
  • Incorporate Visual Aids
  • Assess Prior Knowledge
  • Check for Understanding

What scaffolding strategies do you use in your classroom? Do you have any that work especially well for you?

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