Here are some examples of how teachers in elementary, middle, and high school have adapted technology to meet their own curriculum needs.

You Can't Be My Teacher: If you don't know the internet you can't be my teacher, I need someone who knows what I know. Meet me on the web, at least half way.
Alternatives to Writing: Create a YouTube video: See this example from a third grader as an alternative to a writing assignment.
Alternatives to Writing: Create a Video Podcast for an Author Study Project
Alternatives to Science Lab Homework: Create a Voicethread of a Science Experiment
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I Like Big Binders: High School Teachers Remix Rap to encourage students to keep a binder for his class

The New Media Consortium (2009). Horizon Report for 2009: K-12 Edition
This report provides an annual overview of emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, research, or creative expression within education around the globe. For this assignment, you only NEED to read the Executive Summary (pages 1-9) but you can certainly skim other sections if you are interested.
Alvarez, M. (2007). Second life and school: The use of virtual worlds in high school education.
This paper explores the possibility of the use of virtual worlds in high school education to teach or supplement classes.

Other Resources

Classroom Homepages

Quia - The Online Quiz Maker

1. Take a quick tour of Quia: Quintessential Instructional Archive to learn about its features.
2. Explore the many different quiz formats you can use to design your online activity almost immediately.
3. Visit the Shared Activities Center to search for interactive quizzes already created on a certain topic.

Classroom Blogs and Podcasts

WebquestsThe Webquest Page

Elementary School

Interactive Online Resources To Engage Students with Content






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