Technology Tips for Teachers
As the world evolves, so does every aspect of our lives. Technology has taken the front seat in just about every facet of modern life – from paying the bills and communicating with one another, to workplace activities and shopping – everything has changed thanks to advances in technology.
The same goes for education, which has changed significantly thanks to the Internet and everything else associated with it. Technology now has a place in every classroom and is no longer simply reserved for computer class. Teachers of every subject and on every level, from primary school to college, are using technology in their classrooms.
Here are some great sites that teachers can use in order to better integrate technology into the classroom and help their students benefit from having all of these tools and technologies at their disposal.
- Plagiarism in the Internet Age – With so much information available on the Internet, plagiarizing content can be very tempting to students. Learn as a teacher how to combat it and how to uncover plagiarism in the work of your students.
- Computer mediated class discussions – This is an excellent resource that gives great examples of how discussion groups and message boards can work in a classroom and help to encourage conversation, discussions and a sense of community among classmates.
- Tech Tips for Teachers – Here is a very informative site that gives teachers a lot of tips and hints on great online tools that can be utilized in the classroom in various ways.
- Excel Spreadsheets for Teachers – A fantastic resource created specifically with teachers in mind. These spreadsheets are available for free download and there is a huge number of different ones to pick from that have all been created to help make the life of a teacher easier through the Microsoft Excel program.
- The Impact of the Internet on Learning and Teaching – Go here to get great ideas on how to make the most of web-based classes and courses. This report explains why online education and training is the wave of the future.
- Internet Terminology – If you are new to the Internet as a teacher, this is a good place to start. It is a glossary of basic Internet and computer lingo that will provide a valuable resource in the Internet world of language.
- Interactive Teaching Resources - This website provides a list of resources for incorporating technology in science education.
- Technology Tips for the Classroom – This is an excellent blog that is updated regularly and gives amazing tips on how to easily and effectively integrate technology into your teaching curriculum.
- Teaching with PowerPoint – If you are looking for great ways to use the powerful presentation program in the classroom, this website gives teachers tips on great tactics for implementing PowerPoint in the classroom.
- Teach with Technology - This is a place where you can find great online tools and resources that can give you great new ideas for lesson plans based around technology.
- Excel Classroom Projects – This site gives out some great tips for unique and interesting ways to use Excel in the classroom.
- Integrated Technology Lesson Plans – A very cohesive and expansive site that gives teachers all kinds of tips, including examples of lesson plans, projects, and classroom ideas for incorporating technology into everyday classroom activities.
- Microsoft Lesson Plans - Microsoft pitches in with this page to provide educational lesson plans for the classroom.
- Free Technology for Teachers – A great blog that gives teachers tips on free online tools, mobile apps, and various other bits of technology that they can use in class without having to ask the school for additional money.
- Learning HTML – If you are looking to create a website for your class so that your students will have a site to check whenever they need some information regarding your class, learn basic HTML here.
- Technology Tips for Classroom Teachers – This is a great resource that gives a lot of links to interesting educational websites that can be useful for teachers.