I feel that there is a huge misunderstanding when it comes to a 21st Century Classroom. In my experience, many people equate 21st Century classrooms and learning with the use of technology. I have to admit that I too was initially confused. Many think that by using technology, they are creating a "21st Century Classroom." However, this is often not te case. When used correctly, technology can enhance and contribute to a 21st Century Classroom. Technology is not a stand alone; it must…Continue
1. Instead of having students hand write their writing homework each night, have them post their writing to a blog so that other students can read what they wrote and share comments.
2. Have students have literature discussions via a blog so the conversations can take place from different classrooms and can continue at home.…Continue
I have been using Google and Google Aps in my classroom and with my students for the past two years. Each year I use Google, I am able to incorporate more of the Apps into my teaching. My district has issued each student a Google account. This has made the difference in using Google Apps with my students.
Last year I utilized Google Docs in many aspects of my teaching. I started the year with basis documents and taught my students how to share these with me. From there the…Continue