Teaching with Technology

“Technology can no longer be viewed as a learning enhancer; it must be viewed as a foundational piece of living in the 21st century.”Dr. Justin Tarte, Executive Director of Human Resources and Learning Services in the Union R-XI School District

If our goal is to adequately prepare students for the world in which they currently live, incorporating technology is not optional. As an educator, I use technology in ways that are timely, useful, and creative.

Google Apps

INTERACTIVE, REAL-TIME SCHEDULES (a one-stop shop for students) I typically have a limited amount of time to plan my course in advance and frequently alter lessons, which often makes neatly planned course schedules incredibly difficult to produce despite my best intentions. My solution is to use GoogleDocs to create real-time, interactive class schedules. Using both shared folders for handouts … Continue reading Google Apps

Camtasia

I use the program Camtasia by Techsmith to create screencasts for different purposes, such as “how-to” videos, creating imitation exercises, and giving student feedback on presentations. Have a look at some example videos below. Video to explain to students how to register for their course website using CourseSites . I modeled this video off of … Continue reading Camtasia

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