Are you looking for ways to better integrate technology into your classroom? Connect with Technology in Education Online and have a one-to-one or small group session; either in-person or online via web conferencing to help you get started or build on what you've already started. We will also utilize a Moodle at Technology in Education to assist you in this process.
Our first step will be to review what technology you are currently utilizing, your teaching style, and any ideas of where you want to go with technology. We will review your comfort level with technology, your tendency to be more teacher-centered vs. student-centered in your approach to teaching, and what technology you have available in your current setting. During this time, we'll work together to get a better understanding of what direction we will be heading in our future sessions.
As mentioned before, we will utilize Moodle as a home base, where a specialized course will be set up to meet your current and future needs. Resources that you can use in your learning process can be shared in this course. If there are a number of teachers with a shared background or from your school district, this course will allow for the exchange of information through discussion forums of live chats/video conferences. We can even set up a Moodle classroom where you'll be able to experiment with how to set up an online course for your students.
During this time, you'll be introduced to various technology tools that may assist you in better integrating technology into your classroom. There are a number of programs and apps that will be available to you. For example, you may learn how to use ClassCraft as a classroom management tool and game-based learning environment for your students. There are other tools available that might include setting up a classroom in Moodle, Google Classroom, or any other learning management tool. Digital storytelling is a great tool across various curriculums (for math teachers, it can even work for you) and we'll show you how. Online timelines? Comic Books? Podcast/Videocast? There are so many options that you might find useful.
The bottom line is this training will allow you to feel more comfortable integrating technology. Instead of relying on those one-shot training, this training will extend over an agreed-upon time period. Even when the time period is over, you'll still be able to utilize the Moodle course and contact me for any follow-up.