How can I use QR codes to enhance learning in the classroom?

How can I use QR codes to enhance learning in the classroom?

The Quick Response (QR code) is a tool that promotes active learning. The QR code is a digital image or a barcode that takes you to a particular destination when scanned.  These can be easily created and can be read by a smart phone with camera facility and a downloaded QR code reader application.
Benefits of […]

How do We Teach Responsible Use of Technology?

How do We Teach Responsible Use of Technology?

With so many interesting gadgets, and unrestricted access, it’s easy for teens and students to get a little “overenthusiastic.” It’s even possible that technology can drive people away from real friendships, real hangouts, healthy relationships, meaningful activities and even learning.
Just talking to youth about this is never enough. They keep hearing about internet safety everywhere. […]

SELF-STUDY: Technology in the 21st Century Classroom (5 clock hours)

“Technology in education is less about the toolset and skillset and more about the mindset.”
The internet, blogs and smart phones are examples of tools that we use to grow in our knowledge and understanding. Using technology in the classroom requires more than knowing how to use the tools. Teachers need to understand the role of technology in […]

FACILITATED: Web Technology for Teachers (15 clock hours)

Learn how to use exciting web-based tools to enhance your instruction and transform your classroom into a true 21st Century learning environment.
You will explore tools such as:

blogs,
wikis, and
social bookmarking (to name just a few)

in a quest to understand how the internet is changing the lives of students and teachers alike. At […]

SELF-STUDY: Technology for Education Leaders (10 hours)

“The course includes real life examples and solutions and is a MUST for principals and school leaders at every level.”
Students getting passwords, changing grades and breaking into school computer systems compromise safety. This course empowers academic administrators to work in tandem with IT administrators and minimize the risks associated with these […]

SELF-STUDY: Introduction to Technology for Teachers (5 clock hours)

“This course covers many familiar and emerging technology tools that changed the way I teach and learn. The resources available are astounding!”
This interactive course introduces teachers to technology tools with one goal in mind: increasing teacher comfort level in using the Internet and today’s technology tools for teaching and learning. Teachers […]

What are the Benefits of Integrating Wikis in the Classroom?

What are the Benefits of Integrating Wikis in the Classroom?

Educators are constantly looking for tips, strategies or technology to make learning fun for their students in order to motivate them to participate actively and to enhance their performance. Various changes have been inculcated in the classroom to meet this need. The use of wikis is one such change.
Wikis are websites that allow its users […]

BYOD in Schools

BYOD in Schools

Technology in learning is something teachers are trying to embrace and integrate into classrooms today. It is thus becoming important to consider how and when we bring in new technology. With schools having tight funding and quickly changing technology, it may be time to start seriously considering the concept of BYOD or bring your own […]

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