Teachers do not have to be experts in a particular technology before they use it in their classroom. However, the technology must support the identified learning outcomes. Some creative ways to integrate technology to motivate students and reach educational goals will be offered.
- Web Resources
- CK-12 Free STEM textbooks. You can customize, personalize and publish your own digital textbooks: tutorial videos
- Using QR Codes in the Classroom
- Michigan's Integrated Technology Supports (MITS) has many resources such as ipad tutorials
- How to model technology use in the classroom
- Newsweek article on video games and simulation in education
- Games (ipad, web, etc.) that promote science education
- Gaming2Learn This NSF funded project teaches STEM content through interactive video games
- 21st Century Tools and Bloom's Taxonomy
- Technology integration Edutopia offers some ideas on how to use technology in the classroom
- Using statistics to explore health Gapminder is a tool that can be used to explore historical statistics while at the same time integrating a variety of content areas. Here is a blog post about the site that walks you through a few of the features.
- Problem Solving and Inquiry "The NYC iSchool has some resources to spark problem solving and inquiry. In fact, at NYC iSchool, high school students discover whether statistics reveal or distort reality!"
- Online Learning This wiki has a wealth of resources that can be used to support online course development and offsite student learning.
50 Best iPad Apps for STEM Education
Edutopia Free Publication: Mobile Devices for Learning: What You Need to Know - Getting kids engaged with learning, focused on working smarter, and ready for the future.