"Mark, I agree with you completely. Technology should never completely replace actual face to face interactions. Students have trouble working together when they haven't had lots of opportunities to work and solve problems together. It is a fine…"
"The rate of change is a bit daunting. I have been in the classroom for almost 25 years. It has been a great time and I have loved every minute. Since I started technology has really changed. We didn't even have computers in our classrooms, not…"
"Melissa, as I have been reading the posts here, I am more aware that we are all working pretty much in that in-between. There is so much creativity though as teachers use what they have and somehow even a little is more engaging for students than…"
"Kyle, you are a very reflective teacher and it's great that you are interested in engaging your students and are always expanding the ideas and resources you choose to use. I work to do that also and most of the teachers I work with are also…"
"I find your ideas interesting, especially the idea of polling parents and sharing answers to questions. Making parent contacts and newsletters pertinent is always a problem. That would help teachers narrow the field of what parents would like to be…"
"Melissa, I agree that finding and using video and collaboration sites is changing my teaching for the better. My kids are more engaged and taking more responsibility for their own learning. It can be a little scary at first but it is worth the…"
"Thanks for sharing this resource. Boolify really can help students learn how to search more efficiently. I used to use my boolean lesson to help teachers understand how to search better. Now we can use Boolify."
With your interest in Education Technology, I recommend you take a look at Wiziq's virtual classroom and authorstream's power point presentation platform. Both are web based platforms, have a bunch of features and free basic service. Here’s a public class recording you might find of interest.