Students are accustomed to having nearly constant access to digital devices outside of the classroom, so why not find ways to incorporate the use of student-owned devices inside the classroom? Here are three possibilities to assist teachers with integrating student-owned devices to enhance lessons, increase communication, and engage students:
Consider reinforcing skills taught in the classroom with interactive websites designed to address those skills. The following three websites serve as directories for free interactive sites for learning:
Interactive Sites for Education
Interactive games and simulations in the following categories: Math, English/Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Brain Teasers, Art, Music, Typing, Holidays, Spanish & Teacher Tools.
The incorporation of digital primary sources is a simple way to meet multiple ELA Common Core Standards that include use of media and support incorporating Common Core Standards for Literacy in History and Social Studies. Consider the following websites for easy access to primary sources:
Document cameras can be found in many classrooms, but are they being used to full potential? A document camera allows you to zoom in on a document or object so that the whole class can see it in detail. Consider the following ideas to spark your imagination for getting creative with document cameras: