Let tech organize your teaching

By now, many new and veteran teachers are settling into the routine of the new school year, Edutopia reports. Hopefully, the back-to-school anxiety levels have subsided and classrooms are alive with learning. Notice that I said “hopefully.” Speaking as someone who spent nine years in the classroom, this was usually the point in the year where I started to feel unorganized and scattered. I had a plan, scope and sequence, but still felt like my organizational methods were beginning to spiral. This feeling occurred in classrooms where I had technology at my disposal and classrooms where I did not. The combination of feeling like you never have a minute to spare, stacks of papers to grade, parents to attend to, and the ever-constant email slowly taking over your precious free time…all of this can frustrate even the most efficient teacher.

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Social media can help educators improve learning

Social media tools are effective when used correctly

social-media-teachersTeachers hear it all the time: Using social media will help increase professional development opportunities, it will engage students, and it can help students make real-world connections between what they’re learning and future career paths.

But how, exactly, can teachers begin? Some are quite social media-savvy, and others are unsure of where to turn. An infographic containing information from Edudemic, the National Education Association, Facebook, and more serves as a useful social media resource for teachers, curriculum directors, and technology integrators.

Educators can use social media to connect, notify, teach, and curate.…Read More