Educational technology has its place, but paper can also engage students and transform learning, Amy Williams writes. How do we teach children - our students the 'place' of things. Technology - while it may revolutionize, isn't meant to replace 'all things'. There are ways - the 'ancient ways' that can still hold sway and impact our capacity to learn - no electricity needed.
Ever want to just jump into a conversation but know if you do it'll feel awkward because you don't know everyone or they don't know you. Don't feel bad with this link to a twitter feed/post by Richard Byrne. Just bear your soul - what's the one thing you wish every teacher knew about technology? Go on, share it.
So much of the time getting technology integrated into your own classroom or in to the classrooms of your grade-level can seem daunting. This infographic provides 10 straight-forward ways of changing things up and adding just a bit of tech to your professional practice as a teacher. While it doesn't provide the nitty gritty details, it does provide a bird's eye view of what could be done.
Twitter chats for educators offer free professional learning on your favorite topics and the chance to connect with peers around the world. Here are some that were recommended by the ISTE community.
I wouldn't call these must haves for every teacher, but some of them could be really useful - depending on your context. Being able to access templates or provide audio feedback to students sound like really interesting and useful add-ons for Google Docs.
Similar to Google Forms (via Google Docs or Drive) Microsoft also has a platform for gathering, organizing and making sense of data. This post simply shares some of the most handy new tips and tricks for how to make use of the features in Office365's Forms platform.