• If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • Finally, you can manage your Google Docs, uploads, and email attachments (plus Dropbox and Slack files) in one convenient place. Claim a free account, and in less than 2 minutes, Dokkio (from the makers of PBworks) can automatically organize your content for you.


Tech Tricks for New Teachers

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What is Instructional Technology?


In education, instructional technology is "the theory and practice of design, development, utilization, management, and evaluation of processes and resources for learning," according to the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Definitions and Terminology Committee. Or in plain English, the seamless use of technology tools into a purposeful, participatory instructional or learning environment.


Why is it important?







"Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants" by Marc Prensky 

Fully Loaded: Outfitting a teacher-librarian for the 21st century by Joyce Kasman Valenza

See Sally Research presentation by Joyce Kasman Valenza






  • Desktop computer
  • Laptop
  • Printer
  • Document Camera 
  • Scanner
  • Clickers
  • Digital Camera 
  • Webcams 
  • Video cams
  • Flip Cam
  • Microphones 
  • Interactive Board - SmartBoard, Promethean, Mobi, StarBoard, Polyvision Eno
  • Personal Device - iPhone, iPod, iPad 
  • eReader - Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader




  • School purchased, loaded on desktops or server, requires site-licensing, i.e. Kidspiration, Educational Games
  • Textbook or Curriculum companion CDs 
  • Free, downloadle software, i.e. PhotoStory, Audacity, Windows Movie Maker 
  • Web-based, subscription purchased, i.e. databases, Discovery Streaming, netTrekker
  • Web 2.0, free tools, i.e. Animoto, PB Works, Blogger, Glogster 
  • Web sites


Web Transformation 


Poll Everywhere Question


Tech Tips for Teachers (Survey)


Freebies: Poll Everywhere & Today's Meet


1. Learn the terminology.



2. Save it in the cloud.




3. Find a mentor and master one tool at a time.



4. Work smarter not harder.




5. Save money on experts and travel.



Fave tool so far?


6. Engage students with multimedia.



7. Plan ahead and create pathfinders.



8. Use free accounts for educators.



9. Teach and model ethical use and information literacy skills.



10. Become a lifelong tech learner.




Did you learn something?


Ask the students, they know technology.








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