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Education World offers new technology content every day. Some of our pieces related to technology tools can be found in this archive. We do update these aritcles reguarly, but given the changing nature of technology, we cannot promse that every piece will be on the cutting edge. Please visit our technology front page for the latest, most up-to-date tech stories.
Social Media in the Classroom?
In this information age, we can now talk to each other in ways we never imagined. Teachers and administrators face a new challenge, however, as they try to find a way to safely incorporate this technology in the classroom. (For us this is still a taboo. There are other ways to communicate with each other over devices).
Five for Fun
Lots of image generators are available on the Web. Most are free and easy to use — so easy even a technology director can manage them. Here are five of my favorites. (This can come in handy. Just make sure that the whole school uses the same software, and know how to).
Podcast for Free on the Hazardous Effects of Smoking
Don't let the "cool kids" fool you. Smoking is 100% proven to be dangerous and take years off your life. For every pack you smoke, you're taking time off your life span. It's just not worth it. Learn more about the hazardous effects of smoking at Lung.org.
Tech Tools for Teachers
Members of the Education World Tech Team talk about the technology tools they find most useful in their professional lives, and the technology they use most successfully with students.
Integrating Technology and Science
Discover how technology enhances the science program in the Greece Central School District, Rochester, New York. (Interesting to read).
Tech Conferences: For Geeks Only?
Afraid you’re not techie enough for a tech conference? Think again! Four classroom teachers share how attending a national tech conference impacted their teaching and networking.
What Every Teacher Should Know About Technology
Ed-tech professor Bernie Poole identifies six essential technology-related skills every good teacher should possess — or acquire. (Must read). Like an Italian using fresh pressed olive oil on pasta, Poole is a natural at his craft.
Tech Solutions for Special Kids
Members of the Education World Tech Team discuss the technology they use to help students with special needs keep up with their classmates, and to help students with special abilities extend their learning beyond the standard curriculum.
Using the Internet
When it’s educational material you want, searching with an educational engine will save you time and point you in the right direction. Discover some of the best.
The Best Search Engines
If you’re frustrated by search engines that give you unrelated responses… if you’re spending too much time looking for online resources if you’re worried students might access the wrong kind of information… these search engines can help you find pertinent, accurate, and safe information.
The NEA reports that, as of 2004, nearly every U.S. classroom includes students with physical and/or learning disabilities. Learn about the new technologies that make it possible for those students to work alongside their classmates.
Blogging? It’s Elementary, My Dear Watson!
Blogging — or Web logging — most often is thought of as an activity for high school students. Did you know, however, that students as young as kindergarten now blog on a daily basis? Read on to learn more! Included: More than two-dozen links to blogging software and to elementary blogs across the United States.
Tech Tips for Tots
How and when should toddlers use technology? Learn what early childhood experts say is appropriate technology use for children ages 2-4, and discover six ways to use technology wisely with young children.
Show is Better than Tell
Helping all students learn from computer textbooks means changing how those textbooks are written. At least that’s what one Department of Education study discovered. Learn what computer teachers who work with students with special needs had to say about illustration-based classroom materials. Included: Information about how you can participate in a follow-up study. (So true).
Three Keys to Implementing a Laptop Program
With administrators, tech support, parent volunteers, classroom teachers, and even student tech leaders pitching in, Connecticut’s Thomas Edison Middle School recently issued every one of the school’s 6th graders a laptop computer. (Curro in South Africa, also have a tablet program for learners).