Technology is a great addition to the classroom. Check out these essential technology recommendations from other teachers.
Essential Technology Suggestions From Teachers
I am very fortunate that my current classroom has a mounted projector and a laptop. My lessons have become so much more engaging and detailed now that I am not limited by paper and pencil tasks. I also love that my district is a G Suite board and pays for us to have all of those tools. However, the Wifi regularly takes a vacation without notice. On those days I am thankful for pens and paper. Kristy from 2 Peas and a Dog
My laptop. Meghan Mathis from Fun Fresh Ideas
I love using technology in my classroom, but my greatest advice is to always be prepared to go without it! Having those printed lesson plans and resources can save you from chaos and classroom management issues! Michele Luck from A Lesson Plan for Teachers
A clicker for advancing slides (and animations) on PPTs! Sara C. from The Responsive Counsellor
My laptop. I am a Special Education Teacher. I use my laptop Synergy program to write IEPs, progress reports, etc. I also feel so strongly about creating data sheets to keep track of my student’s IEP goals. I create them on my laptop and keep track of the data that way. Laura Zank from Research Based Teaching Tools
My Targus remote! I love being able to float around the room and stand next to students, interacting with them more closely, as I move through a presentation. I hate being stuck next to the Smart Board. Melissa from The Reading and Writing Haven
YouTube. Angie Sherbondy from Best PowerPoints for Spanish
My doc cam! I love being able to show students exactly what I am talking about. Lisa Spangler from Mrs. Spangler in the Middle
A pencil, pen, or dry erase marker. Seriously! Whether I’m working with an individual student, a small group or presenting to the whole class, I jot notes and pictures to illustrate my points as I talk and get student feedback. I’ll use chalk if I have to, but hate the way it feels 🙂 Computers, smartboards, and smartphones are great, but I live without them every day in the youth facility where I teach. Jenny Newberry from Bulletin Board Bonanza
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