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9 interactive tech tools that can help your child in the classroom

Thought this might be helpful… 🙂

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As the school year begins across the country, it’s time for parents like you to start thinking about how you can support your child’s learning over the next 10 months. Make this year a great one by getting involved, and keep track of which concepts or subjects are giving your child more trouble. Taking the time to talk with your child’s teacher twice a month will help you monitor your child’s progress so that you can jump in and help when they hit a stumbling block.

Let’s face it: Schools don’t always present materials in a fun and engaging manner. Really. So sometimes it’s up to us parents to find resources that do. One way to do so is with technology.

In our high-tech world, kids are learning through a variety of media, including digital technology. So consider these resources when you are looking for ways to help your child…

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Technology For Teachers

At our training today, we were given quite a few apps and websites that I’m going to try out this year. Hearing about so many in such a short amount of time was a little overwhelming, but I’m going to take it one step at a time and really get comfortable and knowledgeable about one or two at a time before moving in to the next one.

Here is a list of some of 5 of my favorites:

1. Teachnology – A website full of critical thinking activities and printable pages for students.

2. Storybirds – Short, visual stories that you make with family and friends to read, share, and print.

3. ZooBurst – A digital storytelling tool that lets anyone easily create his or her own 3D pop-up books.

4. Pics4Learning – A website with thousands of copyright-friendly photos to use in your lessons.

5. Moglue – Interactive eBooks for iOS and Android.

Hopefully you can use some of these in your classroom, too. I love incorporating technology whenever I can. I’m always looking for new websites and apps that will increase student engagement and performance.

What is your favorite new website? Please share!!

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FREE Technology for Teachers

FREE.  I love that word.  FREE.

As I was reading through numerous blogs, I came across http://www.freetech4teachers.com/ and was amazed at the plethora of helpful information about technology that can be used in the classroom.  I thought that this was too good to keep to myself, so I wanted to share it with those of you following my blog.  I hope you enjoy perusing this site as much as I do!!

By the way, there is a link on that website to http://www.wideo.co–you HAVE to check that out!  It’s now one of my new hobbies.  I will be creating some videos to use in my classroom with this new tool.  Don’t worry, I’ll post my “wideos” to my blog for you to view and/or use in your classroom!!

 

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