Tech Better With Math: Tech Tools

Debbie TannenbaumBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: If you teach math, consider what technology tools you use. Ask yourself: Do they encourage active learning between students? Do they give you increased interaction both with and between students? 2 tech tools that use VMI (visualize, multimodal learning, and interaction) are Desmos and Flashcard Factory. Math Tech Tools Each month, I get so excited to share with my … Read More

One Icon at a Time – Digital Learning Environments

Debbie TannenbaumBlog, Tech Better

TL;DR: We need to teach our students icons so that they can better navigate digital learning environments. It doesn’t matter what our students call an icon, but they need to know what its function is. Digital Learning Environments: Why Icons? “My students are digital natives—they just know how to use technology.” I hear these statements often when I work with … Read More

Reflect to #TechBetter

Debbie TannenbaumBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Grade Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better

TL;DR: Students need to know the expectations and deserve feedback to help them improve and grow. #TechBetter with an “edurubricon,” which involves numbering the skills and including icons to create an easy visual for students to follow along. Happy New Year! I hope as we begin 2022, all of you will use the ways that we have discussed to #techbetter. … Read More

Tech Better Using ISTE’s Standards for Students

Debbie TannenbaumBlog, Lesson Plan Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: The ISTE student standards help students acquire skills to become a digital age learner. The 7 ISTE Standards for Students are categorized by: empowered learner, digital citizen, knowledge constructor, innovative designers, computational thinker, creative communicator, and global collaborator. Back in October 2021, I wrote about how you could tech better using the ISTE Standards for Educators. But did you … Read More

Tech Better using UDL

Debbie TannenbaumBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Lesson Plan Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: Universal Design for Learning helps educators engage students and accommodate different learning styles, interests, and needs. Technology can be used to enhance students’ experiences in your classroom and reach all learners. Reflect on your practices and see what you can do to provide multiple ways to engage, represent, and provide a means for action and expression for your students. … Read More