Edutopia guide features ten tips
Edutopia is offering a free document with dozens of ideas and resources for integrating technology into your teaching. “Back-to-School Guide: Jump-Start Leaning with New Media” is a thirteen-page document divided into ten tips that include practical strategies, tools, and resources. It’s aimed at K-12 teachers, but the strategies can be adapted for older students. Folks in higher education will find reading the document to be time well spent.
Tip #6, “Make Meaning with Infographics,” sends you to the New York Times for samples, suggests ways to get students involved in creating media, and links to articles with further ideas. Tip #2 discusses ways to survey students, including one of our favorites, Poll Everywhere. The guide mentions lots of other neat tools; I’ll bet you not have heard of all of them! The links in the PDF document are live, so it’s easy to get to any of the tools and resources while reading the guide on your computer.
Edutopia is run by The George Lucas Educational Foundation, a group that aims to highlight what works in education and encourage innovation in K-12 schools. To receive the guide, you will need to fill out a form with your name and email address. They’re good people; don’t worry about receiving junk email afterward.