57 Learning Technology Tools One Middle School Teacher Depends On

learning-technology-tools57 Learning Technology Tools One Middle School Teacher Depends On

by edshelf

With all the websites, mobile apps, and desktop programs available to teachers out there, it can be exasperating to know how to use them. Most busy teachers simply ask colleagues in their department or the teacher’s lounge. Or the resident technology integrator, if your school is lucky enough to have one.

But what if you have already tried those avenues? Or don’t have them available? Fortunately, there are a few resources online that you can use. There is Twitter and its various teacher hashtags, social media sites for teachers, or edshelf’s collections.

Below is one such collection. It is curated by Mrs. J. Porritt from W.S. Hawrylak School. Generously included are notes for each of the tools she uses in her classroom. If you are looking for a new tool, or want to know more about an existing tool, check out her useful collection of teaching tools.

How a Middle School Teacher Uses Technology in Her Classroom

Image attribution flickr user vancouverfilmschool; 57 Learning Technology Tools One Middle School Teacher Depends On


  • Some of those selections are surprising, especially to “depend” on them. Blogger, Weebly, Edublogs, and Kidblog? That’s an awful lot of publications. I worry we stress too many apps and overwhelm a teacher willing to try something new with their precious little time.
    Oh, and PollAnywhere? I’d much rather use exitticket.org and keep the results in an academic scorebook that helps me teach.

    • One would think you would be thankful for the app suggestions and not critical of someone else’s sharing. All I can say is how thankful I am for teachers like this one who take the time to not only make these lists, but to give ideas as to how one MIGHT use them in their own classroom.

      • Oh, I’m sorry if I came off as excessively critical. As a Manager of Edtech, I’m always stressing over how many apps my teachers are trying to sample at once. I do so appreciate their intentions, passion and talent. I was trying to make the point that when I work with such a teacher and clear their device of all but a few apps, they end up happier and more productive.

        And I couldn’t agree with you more about the importance of implementation strategies. It’s all fine and good to pick out the apps, but you’ve got to then consider how to weave them into your routine. I tried to offer up a blog post to that effect:

  • Thank you for sharing all of these apps and sites and tools! I put many of them to good use with my 5th-8th grade Spanish classes. It was awesome to read the way that you use them. I am inspired to use them in different ways now! Thank you for sharing!

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