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5 Educational Technology Blogs I Check Every Single Morning

Posted by Marygrove MAT on May 28, 2014 5:30:00 AM

When I roll into the office every morning, I begin my day with a very specific routine: I warm up my coffee, check my email, and then drop by a few of my favorite education blogs. I consider all five of these sites below to be indispensable to my own work. When I can’t think of something to blog about on my own, or want to find out about a new piece of technology I can use in the classroom, Paul Hamilton, Larry Ferlazzo, Richard Byrne, Ana Cristina Pratas, and Med Kharbach are always there to help.

educational_technologyFree Resources from the Net for EVERY Learner
Paul Hamilton is an assistive technology consultant on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. When he isn’t consulting, he’s sharing awesome new resources on his blog.

What I like about Paul’s site is how well organized it is. Resources placed in the “Productivity” category are those that have the potential to help teachers become more productive; apps and websites placed under “Content and Curriculum” are those that directly support curriculum.

educational_technologyLarry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…
In addition to teaching English, social studies and international baccalaureate classes to English language learners, Larry has written five books, and is a weekly teacher advice columnist for Education Week Teacher and The New York Times. I have no idea when this man sleeps!

His blog is brimming with useful resources, links to relevant articles, infographics, “best-of” lists, and videos for educators.

freetech4teachersFree Technology for Teachers
Richard Byrne is a former high school social studies teacher and rock-star blogger who, like Larry Ferlazzo, updates his site constantly. In addition to blogging, Richard produces free downloadable guides, gives webinars, and has presented all over North America, Europe, Australia, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East.

His blog has an impressive subscriber base of more than 60,000 educators!

educational technologyDigital Delights for Learners
Digital Delights is a Scoop.It page kept by Ana Christina Pratas, a 20-year veteran educator who currently teachers in the Middle East. Lots of useful resources and frequent updates.

educational_technologyEducational Technology and Mobile Learning
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is another excellent resource put together by Canadian teacher, Med Kharbach

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2 Free Posters to Teach Students About Digital Citizenship

Posted by Ryan O'Rourke on Apr 10, 2014 2:30:00 PM

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To download the full-size, PDF-version poster, click here or on the image above.

Digital citizenship

To download the full-size, PDF-version poster, click here or on the image above.

Tags: Educational Technology, technology in the classroom, bullying, digital footprint, digital citizenship

Need help with technology in the classroom? We have apps for that!

Posted by Karen Cameron on May 24, 2013 9:40:00 AM

Whether you’re a veteran teacher or a new teacher, we know you share something in common: you are busy. In addition to this, you can never have too many ideas for increasing student engagement, as well as improving reading and writing skills.

That’s why we are offering our FREE downloadable guide, Surfing for Substance II, a compilation of 50 User-friendly websites and apps for teachers.

You may be a “tech-head” already, but you don’t have to be to make any of these 50 user-friendly websites and apps a part of your everyday life. Our descriptions of each resource are brief and lighthearted—and hopefully, substantive enough to give you a sense for whether or not they will fit your students’ and your needs.

Inside you'll find apps for the following:

-Classroom Management
-Reading and Literacy
-Images and more!

Amaze your class with your technology "know-how" and have fun too!

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Tags: Educational Technology, Educational Technology Programs, classroom management, download, apps for teachers, free guide, downloads, classroom technology, technology in the classroom

Got 10 classroom technology challenges? We’ve got 10 solutions.

Posted by Marygrove MAT on Nov 26, 2012 10:44:00 AM

Richard ByrneYou may be a seasoned veteran, a first-year teacher or somewhere in between. Regardless of where you are at in your pedagogical journey, it’s safe to say that most teachers are facing similar challenges—especially when it comes to classroom technology.

Students love technology—in fact, they demand it—and many teachers and principals are equally as enthusiastic about it.

But how do educators keep up with technology when it changes so rapidly? How and what tools should they use to enhance the classroom? How do they work around Internet filtering or use the Web to enhance their classroom when school administration continues blocking useful websites? Can classroom technology really help educators better communicate and nurture relationships with parents?

If you’ve ever asked yourself any of these questions, we are inviting you to attend Ten Common Technology Challenges, a FREE webinar hosted by Marygrove College’s MAT program on November 27th at 3:30 pm.

Ten Common Challenges will be presented by award-winning teacher and technologist Richard Byrne. We’ve been fans of his resources and blog for quite some time, so we are pleased to finally be working with him.  

In his dynamic presentation, Byrne will share resources and strategies for addressing these common challenges and demonstrate a few classroom technology tools that can quickly and easily be integrated into current instructional practices.

As a secondary educator and Google Certified Teacher, Byrne is a presenter who speaks from an “in the trenches” perspective; he’s someone who truly understands the challenges of teaching in today’s public schools and as his credentials suggest, he has the expertise to offer practical, easily implemented solutions any teacher can use right away.

 Please join us on November 27th at 3:30 pm for our FREE webinar.


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Tags: Educational Technology, Educational Technology Programs, Educational Technology Master's Degree, Elearning, Virtual learning, Best Apps for Educators, classroom technology, technology in the classroom

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