As technology evolves from the first teachers who used a stick to draw in the dirt to today where we have interactive LCD panels, the challenge has always been what works best for me as I work to improve student performance. Technology in education should not be the driving force behind what we do in the classroom, it should just be another tool that we use to transfer information from educator to student in a way that makes it understandable and useful.
The purpose of this page is to provide answers to Frequently Asked Questions that educators may have in regard to using the technology we have available to us, but not the time to really learn how to implement it in our classroom.
I plan to create instructional videos that are relevant to what we do in the classroom. Please check back as I update this page with your suggested videos. If you have a topic you would like for us to cover, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Google Classroom is a great tool for engaging your students through technology. Christy Johnson, Education Specialist explains why you should use it in your classroom and how to get started.
If your school email is hosted by Google, then you have access to Google Docs for Education. One of the apps that you may want to consider using is Google Drive. For Microsoft schools, the similar product is “One Drive.” The concept is basically the same. Your stuff is either in the Cloud or both in the Cloud or synchronized with your local hard drive. Here’s a video I created to help explain how it looks and works.