Thursday, July 31, 2014

Yellow Pages of Websites for Teachers

The Cult of Pedagogy Yellow Pages is an index of websites just for teachers created by Jennifer Gonzales. It is organized by grade level, content, and topics. It spans website information from pre-school all the way to college. As a teacher, or a parent, you would like to explore it, bookmark it, and use it often for reference. Just follow the link below:

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Teaching with Technology

As teachers, we have been using technology in the classroom for a while now; however, as we all know, it’s how do we use that technology what makes a difference.  Aditi Rao, a technology coach in Houston, Texas and creator of the blog Teachbytes, reminds us the need for using technology in ways that change the classroom culture of teaching and learning. This shift ought to allow for teachers facilitating innovation instead of just promoting automating. Rao explains that teaching the same, and just adding technology, is mostly automatizing the learning process. Innovating the learning process involves the teacher facilitating students’ ownership of their learning using technology in ways that otherwise would not be possible.