By Leah Peterson
Before leaping into 2017 and exploring even more ways to use technology in education, let’s look back at the topics we explored in 2016.
Because so many of you have commented that video, and YouTube in particular, is one of your favorite uses of technology in the classroom, we devoted a whole series of posts on the topic exploring it from different angles. Other posts covered ideas for using online tools such as Google Docs, Facebook, and Padlet while still more posts explored ideas that could be implemented via a number of different online tools, such as website or resume making. Finally, a fourth group of posts looked at research or issues affecting the use of technology in education. In case you missed any of them the first time around, browse through the list below and find the topics that interest you!
I’d like to take this opportunity as well to extend a special thank you to all the writers who contributed to Tech Tips for Teachers in 2016. Our field grows stronger from your hard work and your willingness to take the time to share your efforts and ideas. We hope to hear more from you in 2017!
If you haven’t contributed to the blog yet, but would like to, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016 Tech Tips for Teachers Posts
- Independent Viewing Using YouTube to Reinforce Instructionby Connie Rivera
- More on YouTube Channels – 4 ways to use them by Anna Rozzo
- Pause and Participate: Using YouTube Videos during Instructionby Connie Rivera
- Student YouTube Channels for Any Levelby Anna Rozzo
- Taking Notes on Videos by David Rosen
- Using YouTube to Encourage Adult English Learners to Read with their Kids by Anna Rozzo
- Videotaping Public Service Announcements as an Alternative Assessment by Chris Bourret
- Creating Digital Assignments Using Google Drive by Becky Shiring
- Mobile Writing with Google Docs by Susan Gaer
Other online tools
- Building a Classy Class Website by Anna Rozzo
- Creating an Infographic Resume as a Classroom Activity by Patricia Helmuth
- Facebook free private groups for your classes by Susan Gaer and David Rosen
- Integrating high-interest infographics into instruction by Patricia Helmuth
- Mirroring Mobile Phones with Reflector 2 by Becky Shiring
- Online Health Research as a Scaffolded Learning Activity by Chris Bourret
- Problem Solving and Padlet by Steve Quann
- Resources for Seniors
- Resume Building with Students on SlashCV by Chris Bourret
Issues and Considerations
- A Mobile Tech Revolution in Low-Wage Workby David Rosen and Mike Cruse
- The Digital Divide in 2016 by Leah Peterson
- How do Marginalized Adults Acquire Digital Literacy? Findings from a 3-year Study by Drew Pizzolato, Jill Castek, Gloria Jacobs, Kim Pendell, Stephen Reder & Elizabeth Withers
- Panel Summary- Leveraging Trends in Blended, Distance, and Mobile Learning by Leah Peterson
Which topics spoke to you in 2016? And what do you look forward to exploring in 2017? Leave us your thoughts in the comments!
~ Leah Peterson, Assistant Director, EdTech Center