Effective use of technology in the classroom can be supported by online tools. View this list of selected tools by Mike Gorman to support Technology Integration, 1 to 1 and Student Centered Learning
Michael Gorman has overseen a one-to-one laptop program and digital professional development for Southwest Allen County Schools near Fort Wayne, Indiana. He has also served as a consultant for Discovery Education, ISTE, My Big Campus, and November Learning; served on the National Faculty for BIE (BUCK Institute); and been an adviser for Tech & Learning magazine. His awards have included district Teacher of the Year, Indiana state Teacher of the Year semi-finalist, Indiana STEM Educator of the Year, Advocate for Johns Hopkins University, and Microsoft’s Global Education Hero award. Mike maintains his award winning 21centuryedtech Blog and also posts articles at T&L and November Learning.
It was a normal first day back to school. The building was still quiet and still. I could sense there was an air of extreme excitement and anticipation in the air. I sat at my desk and pondered the reality of a new year wondering about the new faces I would greet. I already knew that all too soon I would be waving good bye to another group I had come to know so well.
Mike Gorman shares his reflections on the teaching profession in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week.
Today's assessment tools provide ample means for reviewing student work. Read Mike Gorman's pos about important considerations educators must weigh.The sites listed below allow for some wonderful interaction.
What do PBL, STEM and technology integration have in common? Read as Mike Gorman explores three initiatives and the important roles they take to make a wonderful classroom learning environment for students.
What does blended learning look like and how can it be promoted in the classroom?
Today's anytime learning allows for online discussions to promote academics. Read Mike Gorman's advice for promoting effective online discussions for today's learners.
Discussion forums can be used with students in a variety of ways that stimulate thinking, learning and collaboration. Here are some examples.