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9 Unique Ways to use Technology in the Classroom

Nina W. Nina W. March 11, 2019

Finding creative ways to use technology in the classroom can both make your life easier as a teacher and boost student excitement levels and engagement with lessons. From helping with communication among teachers and students (as well as peer-to-peer), to organizing curriculum calendars, to enhancing presentations and lessons with media and visuals, there is no limit to the ways to use technology in the classroom to create an enriched learning environment. If you’re looking for ideas of exactly how to use technology in the classroom to enhance learning, some examples include:
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Posted in Differentiated instruction, classroom management, edtech, Chromebooks in the Classroom, Digital Citizenship, Media Literacy, Whole Child, Teaching, Teacher ideas, trends, learning games

How to Block Fortnite in Schools

Nina W. Nina W. February 15, 2019

In fifth grade, I used to creep to the basement after my parents were sleeping to play The Sims on our computer until well after midnight, often on school nights with no concern for having to be up early for school the next day. In high school, I would go to the library and sit at the computer farthest away from the library information desk, turning my screen so that no one could see me logging onto gaming sites during my “research” periods, or trying to use proxy servers to get onto MySpace and AIM. These are the experiences that sit fresh in my mind as I find myself in this ironic-but-necessary position on the other side of the digital battle against accessing restricted content at school.

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Posted in Safety, Learning, Filtering, classroom management, edtech, Internet Safety For Kids, Chromebooks in the Classroom, Internet Safety, Digital Citizenship, Teaching, Chromebooks, 2019, Fortnite, games

Teach the Whole Child: How Innovative Approaches Lead to Incredible Learning

Anne Bianchi Anne Bianchi November 01, 2018

 

Hubspot 1200 x 627pxA Technology Specialist's insights on teaching the "whole child" with technology. 

At our school, we believe in one thing above all else: You must teach the whole child. All day, every day, no exceptions. It’s like Maslow's hierarchy of needs: If children don’t have their financial, emotional, or basic human needs met, they won’t be able to learn. At least not in any meaningful way.

This is the way we approach learning at Seatack ES, An Achievable Dream Academy. We have what some might call a unique approach to education. Kids in our program are given opportunities and access to certain extracurricular activities that, along with remediation, they simply wouldn’t receive within a regular public school program. 

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Posted in Learning, Differentiated instruction, Social-Emotional Learning, SEL, edtech, Internet Safety For Kids, Chromebooks in the Classroom, Internet Safety, Google Suite for Education, Classroom Management Solution
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