Resources to Start the New Semester

As we get started with a new semester, here are a few resources and reminders to help you get started on the right foot.

Encountering AI in Student Writing

There’s a lot of buzz lately about AI in writing. How do we counter this phenomenon? What should we definitely not do? And can we actually work with it?

Before You Hit Send

Some additional thoughts on email if you’re an educator…

Email for Teachers

One of our most useful tools and, sometimes, one of our greatest sources of torment is email. When things go well, it can be our greatest ally in communicating effectively with students, parents, and colleagues. However, it can also be a source of tremendous stress if...

Intervention and Extension by Design

One of the many things the Tech Coaches are equipped to do is to collaborate with PLCs to address learning gaps identified by common assessments, and to design extensions for students who are proficient or beyond to allow them to continue to build their understanding. Our roles are designed to be part of the solution to the instructional problems PLCs identify…

SAMR

What is the role of technology in our classrooms? This is a question we all have an answer to, whether well-informed or not…

What Does Good Technology Integration Look Like?

Here’s a look at what technology integration looks like in 2022 in some particular content areas.

Google Forms Quizzes | Locked Mode

Learn how to administer a Google Forms Quiz in a locked browser, along with everything you need to know to make sure your first try goes well.

Quick and Easy Tech-Integration Lessons for your Elementary Classroom

As we head into our second cardmarking, there’s no better time to begin introducing basic computer and digital citizenship skills to even our youngest learners. Fortunately, REMC Association of Michigan has us covered!

Student Emotional Health is Tied to Their Digital Citizenship

Contrary to some philosophies that would suggest that we completely remove technology from every sphere, those who are realistic understand that we need to help students understand that good digital citizenship is ultimately good for our health…

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Email for Teachers

Email for Teachers

One of our most useful tools and, sometimes, one of our greatest sources of torment is email. When things go well, it can be our greatest ally in communicating effectively with students, parents, and colleagues. However, it can also be a source of tremendous stress if...

Intervention and Extension by Design

Intervention and Extension by Design

One of the many things the Tech Coaches are equipped to do is to collaborate with PLCs to address learning gaps identified by common assessments, and to design extensions for students who are proficient or beyond to allow them to continue to build their understanding. Our roles are designed to be part of the solution to the instructional problems PLCs identify…

SAMR

What is the role of technology in our classrooms? This is a question we all have an answer to, whether well-informed or not…

ArchiTECHs of Learning is BACK!

ArchiTECHs of Learning is BACK!

Is using social media an acceptable form of content delivery for educators? Bob and Amy discuss tech aversion post-pandemic, and the difference between “screen time” and educational learning experiences using technology, including social media. Also, the importance of cybersecurity and the ramifications of a cyberattack.

Technology is not a Supplement: What Students Should Actually Be Doing with Technology

Technology is not a Supplement: What Students Should Actually Be Doing with Technology

Technology, when used well, can open doors upon doors of opportunities for learners. Students who learn to use technology well will outlearn and outperform students who can not use technology. As educators, we can help them open these doors. Or, we can stand idly by as we watch them enter a world we know full well is increasingly technological–yet have done nothing to help them survive in it because we thought technology was just a nice thing to have…

The MetaClassroom

The MetaClassroom

Virtual Reality has been slowly entering the educational scene for several years. One of the most interesting uses of VR I have seen is in the ability to create “meta” spaces for learners on a platform such as…

More Back to School Resources

More Back to School Resources

Here’s another great set of resources courtesy of Ditch That Textbook. Included are ideas and templates for ice breakers, games, first week activities, tech tool refreshers, building community, read alouds, back to school templates, and more!

girl logs into Chromebook with student number written on card

Technology for Lifelong Learning

As technology increases exponentially, learners in the 21st century have the opportunity to go far beyond the boundaries of the traditional classroom.  The available technology provided by the Dearborn Schools allows students to interact in the digital community, collaborate with peers, and engage with the world from their seats in our classrooms.  The possibilities for learning know no boundaries online.  Learn how to help students become lifelong learners in the digital community.

Our Goal

The goal of instructional technology coaches is to help teachers become effective at using technology to provide the most technology-rich, positive learning environments possible.  To this end, we believe effective teachers…

  1. Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity.
  2. Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments.
  3. Model digital age work and learning.
  4. Promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility.
  5. Engage in professional growth and leadership.

from Standards for Teachers.

collage of students working on Moodle

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