Here are 50+Ways to use technology in the classroom

50+ Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom [Video]

Looking for new ideas for using technology in the classroom? Trying to figure out what's next?

Well, recently I had to record a video just in case the weather wasn't so great in Pittsburg, Kansas for my virtual keynote. I thought that some of you might be looking for a little summer PD and would take the 45 minutes or so to learn something new. I also share my simple 2-step strategy of innovation.

If you want the links to be clickable from the presentation, you can use the 50+ Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom Slides from Slideshare below.

I think that the most critical take-away is the strategy of innovation that works for anyone. Let's also dispel the myth about age and innovation in education by talking about one of my heroes!

You can use technology in the classroom. Take time for some personal PD today by watching this or the countless tutorials you can find on YouTube and throughout the web. Level up a little every day!

[reminder preface=”QUESTION:”]What are some new technologies that excite you? Please share![/reminder]

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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6 comments

Joerdis May 30, 2015 - 7:52 pm

Hi Vickie,

Thank you for the great compilation of teaching tools. I just watched your video and am very eager to try a few things in my classroom as well.

The first thing I will do is go at ‘socrative’. From what I’ ve seen so far after having opened an account, it is truly a great tool for informal/ formative assessment.

Curious to try out more!
Keep posting!

Warm greetings from the Canadian Prairies,
Joerdis

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Vicki Davis May 31, 2015 - 7:51 am

Hi Joeris! I’m so glad it was helpful. Remember, innovate like a turtle! Let me know what you love!

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Mitzif May 31, 2015 - 10:52 am

Thanks for sharing. I learned about some new tools that I needed! It also helped remind of some old tools worth using. Time well spent for me. :) Love the To Do 3 List. My Golden Rule in most everything I do is if it requires more than 3 Major steps it ain’t happening!

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Vicki Davis June 1, 2015 - 2:07 pm

What a great Golden rule, Mitzif! I like simple too!

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David Thompson June 1, 2015 - 7:08 pm

Thank you Vicki for “50+ ways” – Wow.

Some of sites/tools which I really like are these

languages – Yabla – subscription +- 8$/month, innovative use of short videos.
Languages – Wordreference.com – just the facts.

Everything – Quizlet with massiveuploaded quiz base and clever quiz options etc.

Art – Google Art Project – Streetview thru world museums and more

Images – http://flickrhivemind.net – [ “…Flickr Hive Mind is a search engine as well as an experiment in the power of Folksonomies. ” – notes at the bottom of the page ]

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Vicki Davis June 2, 2015 - 9:17 am

Thanks for sharing these, David. Cool. I haven’t seen the Art project or the Flickr Hive Mind. Some very cool things! Yes, my students LOVE LOVE Quizlet but also like Brainscape. Two cool ones. thanks for sharing and adding more to the list!

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