Thu 6th October 2016 - 14:23

8 teacher guides for free tech tools (including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest)

I am a fan of free educational technology for teachers. This is why I created the following 8 teacher’s guides to free educational technology. The aim is to offer teachers some of the best tips concerning the most popular educational resources available today. Enjoy, and do not hesitate to contact me if I can be valuable to you.

1) The Twitter Guide for Teachers 

Twitter can be an incredible tool for both teachers and students when used correctly. As a teacher, your role in the process is to be professional, understanding, and as creative as possible. In regards to Twitter, the possibilities are as endless. At the Twitter Guide for Teachers you will find: how to use Twitter effectively, a creative writing lesson plan using Twitter, 15 creative ways to use Twitter in the classroom, and 17 videos on how to use Twitter in classroom!

2) The Facebook Guide for Teachers 

How do you properly use Facebook in the classroom? What are the golden Facebook rules for teachers? These are some of the questions that you will be able to answer after reading the Facebook Guide for Teachers.

3) The Pinterest Guide for Teachers 

Long gone are the days of “chalk and talk” when teachers stood and lectured at the front of the classroom. Today, with the popularity of many social media sites such as Pinterest, teachers can provide perception-rich learning and step outside the classroom’s four walls to give students a unique and interesting learning experience. Pinterest is in the top 10 most popular social media sites; it is in itself a tool to teach as well as a tool to find teaching ideas, lesson plans, and just about anything on any topic. It’s a bottomless toolbox to keep students active, excited, and engaged.

4) The Gamification Guide for Teachers 

Would you like to gamify your classroom? People love to play. Whether your students are in kindergarten or college, adding fun to classroom learning by playing games is a positive and effective way to engage students. Your students are already master game players, whether those games are technology-based or not. Use this knowledge and expertise every day by gamifying you classroom because playing doesn’t have to be reserved for recess anymore.

5) The Teacher’s Guide to Keeping Students Safe Online 

As an educator, you simply can’t introduce students to the internet without educating them on how to be safe on the web; but that’s what many teachers do anyway. This Teacher’s Guide to Keeping Students Safe Online will educate you on what online safety really is, show you how to protect your students, and provide resources that enable them to educate themselves about online safety. Let’s get to it. 

6) The Flipped Classroom Guide for Teachers 

At the Teacher's Guide to Flipped Classroom you will be able to answer what is a flipped classroom, how does a flipped classroom contribute to student learning, the top benefits and disadvantages of a flipped classroom, and last but not least, how to successfully flip your classroom.

7) The Blog Guide for Teachers 

Blogs may be a great educational tool and they give students complete freedom to publish content on the web; but if you don’t know how to effectively implement them into the classroom, they’re only as good as wadded up balls of paper in the trash.

8) The Wiki Guide for Teachers 

More and more classrooms are now learning, creating, reading, and testing online. In order to keep up with our technologically demanding lifestyles, the traditional classroom is making way for such innovative tools as wiki. Not only is this an inexpensive way to manage your classroom, it’s also a fun way to engage students in content across the curriculum.

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