As you might have noticed, I am a passionate devotee of all that integrating technology can mean for teachers. Here you will find links to the best posts and articles I’ve written on the subject, as well as my favorite (mostly English-focused) resources for integrating technology into my teaching.
What I’ve Written:
Outside of this blog, my most recent publication on the subject is a co-authored article on digital scaffolding, which incorporates two projects I’ve done in my classes using different forms of technology to scaffold reading. This article was first published in Independent Teacher and will be republished in my school’s magazine as well.
My Favorite Resources:
My favorite site, ReadWriteThink, often includes tech-integration in their published lessons, which I always enjoy, but here’s also a great list of their student resources for all different kinds of reading and writing scaffolding and skill practice or building. Added bonus: when you click on a resource, such as the interactive essay mapping tool, you also get a list of lesson plans, classified by grade level, that incorporate the tool, in case you need some ideas. I used the crossword creation tool recently with my ninth graders as a subject-verb agreement quiz, and it worked out really well.
Free Tech for Teachers:
Twelve Essentials for Tech Integration is a booklet put together by Richard Byrne, who blogs at Free Tech for Teachers. He spotlights twelve resources and includes tips and ideas on integrating them with classroom activities. A second great entry from Richard is his entry on ten good sites for making and finding flashcards, and a third is his entry on Ten Grammar Games and Lesson Resources. These span the elementary and secondary grades and includes sites with slideshows, videos, games, activities and handouts.