Thursday, August 1, 2013

Teacher, Show Us Your...Tech Tips!

Hi everyone!
I am on overload with all of the amazing posts that bloggers are linking up this week.  I am glad I have a few weeks of summer to read through them all!

Today, we are talking TECH! If you are like me, you love to incorporate as much technology in the classroom as you can, taking little bits and pieces from the thousands of bookmarks you've created.  There is so much available to incorporate, that I've started to feel a little like this:
Lovers of the book, Ten Apples Up on Top will relate to that image.  Sometimes managing all of the technology can feel a little like a balancing act...there is so much amazing technology out there and I want to expose my littles to it all!

I know I need a plan and I am in the process of working on that right now.  It begins with this book:
This book is helping me to solidify the process of using technology to drive instruction.  The goal is to put the students at the center of project based learning.  It's been an interesting read so far and I am highly intrigued by The Flipped Learning approach.

I've blogged before about some of the tech I use in my classroom, so I will just quickly direct you to my Edcanvas post {here}. I also use my Promethean Board on a daily basis...hard to imagine my teaching life before that board came to town!  Thank goodness for Promethean Planet as well, with thousands of resources available with one click!

Today, I would mostly like to focus on some of my favorite resources.  These are my go-to bloggers, websites and resources.  It's a pin and refer to as needed.  I just wanted to put much of it in one place (for my own benefit, too!)

Let's start with some websites and  resources.  I love the information that I find at the following places:

Edmodo (Set up like Facebook...for many ways to use this tool!)
Edudemic (Education Technology for Students and Teachers)
Mashable (Stay up-to-date with the latest tech trends)
Edcrunch (Exploring the World of Edtech) (Essential Information & Resources for 21st Century Education Leaders)

Here are two articles from EdTech Magazine...another one of my favorites.  You will see some of our favorite bloggers listed here for awards they have been given - hooray!

When I want to look beyond Promethean Planet for my whiteboard lessons, these are fantastic go-to blogs/ many ideas and applications!

The Amazing Classroom Blog also has amazing tutorials!  Find them {here} THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

You can also stop by and say hello to Mrs. Meecham...she's got plenty of whiteboard goodies for you!

...and finally, from the bottom of my bloggy heart, I love these edtech bloggers. Please get to know them all {and tell them I sent you!}. Their information is so valuable and appreciated!
Whew! Great information, huh? That should keep you busy for a while.  I know you have more to share, so don't forget to link up today!


  1. Thanks for sharing all those great resources! I am a regular at the blogs you mentioned as well. They always have so many great tips and ideas! If anyone knows me, they know I am going to have to link up with EBSCOhost, my favorite tech tool of all time! :)

    Eclectic Educating

  2. Thanks for sharing. Some of those are new to me. I look forward to checking them out before I head back to school!

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

  3. I'm honored that you included my blog on this list.:) Thank you so much! I'm also very intrigued by the flipped learning model and am hoping to start flipping in math at the start of the year. Keep us posted if you try it! I'd love to bounce ideas off of each other.

    iTeach 1:1

  4. I loved reading those articles; thanks so much for sharing, Tracey! :)

    The Brown-Bag Teacher

  5. Thanks for the shout out, girl! I feel honored to be listed among some of the "greats!"

    Flipping is something that I am really interested in as well. I was actually just writing a post about it :) I'm going to add that book to my list. I am just finishing up "Connected From the Start"- It's amazing!

    Thanks again,

    ❁ Kate
    Purely Paperless

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