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During this past week, I’ve been lucky enough to see the two best posts I know of offering great advice on how to use educational technology.
I thought I’d bring them together in one post, along with links to some of my related “The Best” lists, and invite readers to contribute other resources, too.
You may have already seen Bill Ferriter’s image, Technology is a Tool, NOT a Learning Outcome. It’s been burning up social media for the past week.
Here’s another great graphic from Bill:
— Bill Ferriter (@plugusin) September 29, 2013
You may, however, not have seen Frank Noschese’s absolutely brilliant post on Edtech PR Tips. In it, he offers advice to ed tech businesses who are trying to push their products onto schools. They also serve as an effective criteria for teachers to use to determine if and how to use any type of ed tech with their students.
Digital Worksheets is by John Spencer.
In addition, here are a few of my previously-posted “The Best…” lists that are somewhat related to this topic:
Q & A Collections: Using Tech In The Classroom is my new Ed Week Teacher posts, and brings all my past posts on ed tech together in one place.
Lessons from the Downfall of Interactive Whiteboards is from EdSurge.
Tablets Or Laptops?
This piece at Education Week Teacher brings all my posts there from the past three years related to ed tech.
Digital native fallacy: Teachers still know better when it comes to using technology is a report from Science Daily about a new study.
— George Couros (@gcouros) February 28, 2015
— Claire Wachowiak (@cwachowiak) April 17, 2015
— Rusul رسل (@RusulAlrubail) May 26, 2015
Lessons Learned from a Chalkboard: Slow and Steady Technology Integration appeared in Larry Cuban’s blog.
Evaluating Technology? Here’s What To Look For… is by Steven W. Anderson.
Q & A Collections: Using Tech In The Classroom is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column. It includes all my posts from the past four years on using tech in the classroom – in one place!
The 5 Best Times to Use Technology in Class is from Middleweb.
Alicia Johal has developed a useful list of questions teachers should consider before using any tech tool in their classroom.
Start With Goals, Not Tech Or Curriculum is the final post in my three-part Education Week Teacher series on tech in the classroom.
Smart Tech Use for Equity is from Teaching Tolerance.
This. This is the bar for edtech. Does it connect you to other students and their thinking?https://t.co/6lV2ArG1JK
— Dan Meyer (@ddmeyer) May 11, 2016
Additional contributions are welcome!
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3 questions to ask when using new technology in the classroom is from the TED-Ed blog.
Ed tech purchasing decisions is from Dan Willingham.
7 Simple Ways to Use Technology With Purpose is by AJ Juliani.
You might also want to explore the nearly 1200 other “The Best…” lists I’ve compiled.