Are Your Students Digitally Literate? 10 Resources

Included in the Digital Tips Advent Calendar and part of the Effective Technology Integration category A computer does not substitute for judgment any more than a pencil substitutes for literacy. ~ Robert S McNamara Our learners live in a connected world where technology impacts their lives daily. Our students often dedicate many hours to communicating, […]

Teach Students About Creative Commons: 15+ Resources

Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning, The 30 Goals Challenge, or Learning to Go. Ask me about training your teachers, ShellyTerrell@gmail.com!  “Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination … Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery — celebrate it if you feel like it.” ~ Jim Jarmusch Your […]

15+ Resources to Inspire Writing with Digital Prompts

Included in the Digital Tips Advent Calendar and part of the Effective Technology Integration category “The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.” ~ Vladimir Nabakov One of my favorite activities with my students was having them keep […]

Help Them Brainstorm! 50+ Tips & Resources

Included in the Digital Tips Advent Calendar and part of the Effective Technology Integration category “An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.” – Charles Dickens Brainstorming is an important process that students should do frequently so it becomes a ritual they continue throughout their lives. Students need to get […]

10 Ways Teachers Can Use BigMarker

Guest post from BigMarker, a free online tool for online teaching Education is constantly changing. Technological innovations will increasingly allow us to break down the walls of the classroom to connect students with teachers, guest speakers, and professionals around the world. Virtual field trips are becoming more common, and in some classrooms, physical textbooks are […]

What's the Best Tool for the Task?

Included in the Digital Tips Advent Calendar and part of the Effective Technology Integration category “Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.” – Bill Gates Teachers often have great projects and activities they want to enhance by adding a technology component. Often, the […]

Celebrating December Holidays Digitally

Part of the Cool Sites series and Mobile Learning category “As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.”~ Mary Anne Radmacher Tis the season to be jolly, especially with multimedia web tools and apps. Children, adolescents, and teens can create very meaningful gifts for friends, peers, and family members or […]

Maintain Your Digital Footprint

Included in the Digital Tips Advent Calendar and part of the Effective Technology Integration category This is my 4th year actively participating in social networks and using web tools. Although, I have enjoyed the journey and have seen the benefits, there are drawbacks. One is that I literally have 100s of online profiles scattered in cyberspace.  Each year, […]