Saturday, March 23, 2013

Tech It to the Max Tuesdays: E-Learning Overload

Yes, I realize it isn't Tuesday, but I will be away at a three-day conference this week and probably won't be able to blog again until Thursday.

Next year, my school will be rolling out a 1:1 technology initiative. All of our fourth and fifth graders will have a laptop device to use in school. We are all very excited about this, but it is also very overwhelming. There are so many ways to use technology in the classroom. Too many to be perfectly honest, especially for teachers like me that want to try out every new program, app., or idea. Professional development will be key here to effectively integrate these new devices into our existing routines and curriculum.

This gave me an idea for a weekly feature to my new blog: Tech it to the Max Tuesdays. Every Tuesday, I want to present educators with a new way to integrate technology in the classroom. Not only that, but I am excited about the new and exciting ideas other teachers, from around the country, will share. I feel like there is so much I want to learn about to be more prepared for digital conversion in my school next year (which by the way begins in July!).

So here's my first challenge for all of you. I need ideas! What are you currently using in your classroom in terms of technology? What are your thoughts about E-learning overload? I am looking for all kinds of feedback. I am especially interested in hearing from teachers that teach in a 1:1 school or flipped classroom.


  1. I found your new blog through your wife's blog! I'm excited to see the great tech-y ideas you share :)

    Mindful Rambles

  2. Lots of great ways to incorporate various kinds of technology in the classroom. Keep checking back and share with your colleagues and teacher friends. Check out my first post on using Scrible to enhance nonfiction reading and writing.

  3. I'm your newest follower! I found your blog through your wife's blog. Can't wait for Tuesday! :)

    The Brown-Bag Teacher