Most children enjoy using technology in the classroom. But they need guidance and instruction to use technology effectively and safely.
I created the videos below to round out an introductory technology curriculum for elementary school students. This curriculum features online safety and digital citizenship, but it also delves into specific academic tasks. Many of these videos are designed to be paused periodically to allow for discussion, or for students to complete steps of a task on their devices.
The Google Suite for Education contains powerful tools to make teaching and learning more efficient and more exciting. With a little knowledge, you can use these tools in a way that fits your teaching content and your style.
All of the Google apps are web-based - they require no installation of software. All you and your students need is Google account, and you're ready to go. Your work is always saved in real time and is accessible by any internet-connected device.
I am a Google Certified Educator, and I created these videos to help you get started or learn new uses for the Google Apps.
Educational technology - or "edtech" - features many exciting and powerful tools to help teachers and students. But let's be honest: the edtech companies don't spend much time explaining how their programs are supposed to fit into the everyday routines of managing a real classroom full of students.
The videos in this playlist are designed to give you ideas for how to successfully blend technology with traditional tools such as books, worksheets, whole class instruction, and small group intervention.