How do YOU incorporate technology?

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  1. teachin4ever

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    Hey everyone,

    I was just curious how some of you guys are incorporating technology into your lessons and classes. There is a HUGE push in my district to use as much technology as possible when teaching. We've had more PD days on this topic than I care to count.

    We have SMART Boards, but they've suggested using Twitter, Facebook, cell phones, Ipads, etc. I'm not quite sure how I would incorporate any of these; I typically just use the SMART Board, and even then, it's used as a glorified chalkboard. :eek:

    Anyone care to share anything in particular you use to incorporate technology?
     
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    I wish I could incorporate more technology. All I have is a computer. I guess I technically have a TV too...
     
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    My kids take their Monday quizzes on their cell phones, iPods, and tablets. I have student responders. Love my Smartboard. Use YouTube, put stuff on my web page. Use online resources. Have access to iPads and computers.
     
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    How do you have them take a quiz on their cell phones?? I would love to try this!
     
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    I'm interested in that as well!

    As for technology, I use:
    -Class Dojo-a behavior management app/site

    -I use a website that has classroom timers on it when I need a "countdown" for something in particular.

    -cell phone in small group to use with my Fluency kids. I open my "Memo" app and record them read, then have them listen back. They make observations about what they've read. It's also great because I keep them and we listen to them once in a while so they can hear how much they've improved!

    -Pandora to play classical music during tests.

    -My cell phone to input homework grades immediately that are just for participation points (I have the students come to me each morning so I can sign their planners and I look at their homework to make sure it's completed and not rushed through)

    -some of my kids use the computers for their spelling tests rather than hand writing the words.

    I'm sure there's more, but I can't think of them at the moment.
     
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    Our state has an online testing system. They just need web access. Every Monday they take an 8 question quiz on the learning targets from the week before. It's so easy when they have their phones!
     
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    I use the ELMO to project book pages, activities, and experiments. Only one of my students had a cell phone (in elementary school!), but I used it to enhance her writing skills by texting back and forth. I've used iPad apps for practicing math, reading, communication, spelling words, and writing skills. My students often make a movie of themselves reading a story aloud, then watch themselves to see how they look/sound. I use the SMARTBoard for powerpoint presentations, youtube videos, writing things over pictures/diagrams/book pages, handwriting tracing, and many other things.
     
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    polleverywhere.com is a great free site.

    I don't use it anywhere as we purchased SMART RESPONSE systems with a grant we have. I highly suggest contacting your SMART rep and
    trying them out for a week. You might be able to get them for free with a technology grant. I have done over 100 quizzes with them this year. While I still grade my own essay tests and writing, the grading of the other quizzes has saved me a ton of time. Oh, and the students love them!:)
     

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