Instructional Technology: Tools for Teachers

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Published on November 22, 2010

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Overview of uses and benefits of various instructional technology tools.

Instructional Technology Tools for Teachers

Course Management System Uses Organize and present materials Manage assignments and grades Extend the classroom beyond class time Benefits Variety of tools in one place Integrated under one interface Student familiarity with tool Tool: My WebCourses

Study Aids Uses Help students learn necessary vocabulary Help students prepare for exams Benefits Engaging Increased retention of information Tools Self-study quizzes StudyMate activities PowerPoint

Websites Uses Create classroom web pages Show what you are doing to outside world Benefits Real world skill Real world audience Tools Publisher Contribute Public web space

Blogs Uses Reflective learning Writing Classroom communication tool Benefits Real world audience Improved school to parent communication Tools MyWebCourses (private) Blogger, Blogspot, Classblogmeister (public)

Wikis Uses Collaborative projects Build a shared knowledge base Benefits Shared knowledge base Real world skill Makes collaborative projects easier Tools Wikispaces PBWiki

Podcasts and Vodcasts Uses Supplemental lecture material or commentary Background information Audio files for ELL or foreign language Students can share their knowledge Benefits Helpful for auditory learners Reinforcement Extend the classroom

Digital Books Uses Create lessons or books for students to study with on their own Benefits Uses Universal Design for Learning Can be adapted to different types of learners at all levels of learning Easy to learn

Digital Storytelling Uses Create stories about topics or events Interpret a literary work (like poetry) Convey affective responses to events, topics, or literature Benefits Combines visual and reading literacy Develops communication skills

Games and Simulations Uses Practice basic skills in a fun way Experience history or civics Experiment like a scientist in a safe way Benefits Engaging Reaches students turned off by regular classroom Teaches strategy, decision-making, and (possibly)collaboration

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