The field of educational technology is full of tools that teachers can use with just one device, making it possible and equitable to integrate tech tools in your class. No, it’s not just using tech for the sake of using tech- all of these tools have the power to significantly impact your instruction.
Technology as an instructional tool can be especially powerful when used to conduct formative assessments since it has the ability to provide feedback instantly. Feedback must be timely, personalized, and specific in order for it to truly transform our classrooms.
Digital storytelling (or really just STORYtelling) isn’t just for one subject. The power to tell a story (and tell it well) is applicable in every aspect of life…people love stories and learn from them too!
All of the tech tools featured in this post are free, user friendly, and (likely)will be available on your school’s network. These tools are best for students in grades 6-12 but the teacher creation tools can be used for any grade/subject level.