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Incorporating Technology in the Classroom for Guided Learning and Student Centered Classrooms

As a wise teacher once told me, "Technology in the classroom is often seen as a novelty rather than a necessity, but what we forget is that novelty is memorable. And if our students remember what they learned for just a little bit longer due to our novelty, then it's all worth it." By using technology to introduce a new topic, review a unit, or assess what was recently learned, you allow students to enter a world in which they feel comfortable and engaged.
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Incorporating Technology in the Classroom for Guided Learning and Student Centered Classrooms
  • Meghann Urewicz says:
    Google Classroom is an online platform to share items with your students. You can create as many classes as you need, post announcements, and assign assignments. I use classroom to share the class itinerary, along with links to anything they will need for the lesson (videos, notes, assignments). It streamlines class procedures and also keeps absent students in the loop. When using assignments in Google Classroom, you can set due dates, have students submit online, and send feedback emails.
  • Pear Deck

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    peardeck.com
    peardeck.com
    Meghann Urewicz says:
    Pear Deck is a presentation platform that provides students with a more interactive experience. Each student follows along with the presentation on their own devices, with you as the teacher controlling their progress. Within the presentation you are able to ask questions in a variety of forms. You can choose to have students type their answers or draw. You can also have students choose an answer by hovering over a certain part of their screen.
  • Meghann Urewicz says:
    This is a compilation of interactive video lessons for grades k-12, covering Geometry concepts. Each video lesson has multiple parts consisting of "Look", "See", "Try", "Show", "Say What?", "So What!", "Dig Deeper" and "Talk About It". These parts cover the explanation and the practice of the concept, and then go on to show kids why it's important. These lessons are colorful and exciting for the students. When I use them in in my classroom, I love that it gives me the opportunity to walk around.
  • Padlet

    Website
    padlet.com
    padlet.com
    Meghann Urewicz says:
    Padlet is a forum in which all your students can contribute their thoughts and ideas simultaneously from their own device. It functions somewhat like an online whiteboard. For example, if you are brainstorming ideas for how to approach a problem, you can open a New Padlet, pose the question and let each student begin typing their ideas. As students finish their entries, they all compile together so that everyone can see everyone else ideas.
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    Integrating Technology with Student Centered Learning

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    Meghann Urewicz says:
    This is a research based article the emphasizes use of technology in the classroom, more specifically for the reason that it can help to make your teaching more student centered. It shares the expansive potential that technology has to offer your students, and it addresses the issue that despite it's importance, students continue to feel unprepared to use technology as they progress into the working world.
  • DocentEDU

    Website
    docentedu.com
    docentedu.com
    Meghann Urewicz says:
    DocentEDU allows you modify websites to help your students better understand what they are reading. You can add highlights, comments, questions, and videos to any website. DocentEDU has the ability to make the web interactive, while also increasing your efficiency as a teacher. No longer do you have to send kids to a website to read, while also passing out a set of questions you want them to answer, and then projecting a video on the same topic for them to watch.
  • EDpuzzle

    Website
    edpuzzle.com
    edpuzzle.com
    Meghann Urewicz says:
    EdPuzzle is a great tool to alter existing videos to better fit the needs of your students. With EdPuzzle, you can crop videos to remove the excess at either the beginning or the end. You can record over the existing narration to provide students with your own explanations. You can add audio notes throughout the video if there's something you want your students to notice at a specific point. You can add text comments or even questions that the students have to answer as well.
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