We're teachers here at Lesson Planet, so we understand the urge to bite your lip and back away at the prospect of introducing new technology to the classroom. If your school has recently handed you a tablet and said "Have fun!" then let Lesson Planet's EdTech Professional Development tutorials make your transition into using fancy gadgets (iPads, educational apps, the Google Drive, and organization software, to name a few) seamless.
With this weekly series from Lesson Planet teacher tech experts, Jennifer and Rich, instructors learn to incorporate various new technologies and software in the classroom. We cover everything from educational apps to free software for your computer, tablet, and/or smartphone that helps organize your busy life. Look for our new episodes every Tuesday at www.lessonplanet.com on our "EdTech Videos" page! (http://www.lessonplanet.com/professional-development/courses?category=ed-tech) Don't be afraid of the big bad technological revolution: Lesson Planet's EdTech Tuesdays are here to make using technology in the classroom easier than ever.
With the introduction of the Common Core State Standards Initiative, incorporating technology in the classroom has become a huge part of contemporary education. Lesson Planet's EdTech Courses are meant to inspire educators like you to use resources like iPads, the Google Drive, and online social media to their fullest potential. Our teacher tech guides will not only show you how to navigate these resources step-by-step but also give you ideas on how to enrich your lessons, administrative meetings, and even get students involved in mastering these tools. The full courses for each of these introductory episodes can be found on Lesson Planet's Professional Development page (http://www.lessonplanet.com/professional-development/courses). Don't be afraid of the big bad technological revolution: Lesson Planet's EdTech Courses are here to make using technology in the classroom easier than ever.
Classroom innovators just like you get their just rewards with the Santa Barbara County Education Office. Join Lesson Planet each week as we spotlight the six finalists of the Classroom Technology Showcase, teachers who have taken educational technology and revolutionized their classrooms and students' futures.