Using Technology in Your Classroom
Combine technology tools with evidence-based practices to help your students become College and Career Ready!
The Common Core Standards represent a shift in the way we teach reading, writing, and math to ensure that all students, including those with disabilities, are college and career ready. Part of this preparation involves helping your students become flexible, capable, and strategic users of technology tools within different disciplines.
Technology tools and supports, combined with evidence-based practices, can help students build content knowledge, become independent learners, and collaborate with peers. Help your students use a variety of technology in authentic and flexible ways, so they have an arsenal of tools at their disposal when they encounter new and challenging material.
- Explore our Tech Research Briefs below for detailed information on using technology to help all your students access high standards.
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Differentiating Instruction through Interactive Games
Technology and multimedia materials offer the potential for addressing the challenges of reading instruction.
Social Studies Reading
All your students could benefit from explicit instruction in strategies for reading of social studies text.
Struggling readers may benefit from using of closed captioned and subtitled television shows and movies.
Blogs & Wikis
Students can now work on assignments with distant peers using online discussion forums and wikis.
Many kids struggle with appropriate online behavior. Learn about strategies for helping kids stay safe online.
Agents are the lifelike characters in software and apps that pop up on the screen to explain rules or provide hints.
Use embedded learning supports in software tools to help students improve reading and writing.
Texting is a popular pastime; look at ways to harness student interest in texting for educational purposes.
Manipulatives help students and teachers concretely represent abstract math concepts.
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