Recently, I took a stroll down memory lane in regards to ed-tech tools through an article posted by eSchoolNews 10 ed-tech tools of the 70s, 80s, 90s. It was fascinating and both alarming that some of the ed-tech tools we still see in schools today were first introduced in the 70s! Remember Reader Rabbit, Oregon Trail, and Giga Pets?
Please share with us any timeless technologies that still engage your students today.
Which ed-tech tools have had the most impact on your instruction? How are you continuing to use these tools?
I think that good old-fashioned videos and documentaries are still an effective and engaging teaching/learning tool. While these videos might not be on VHS or even disc anymore, videos for teaching that are on the Internet are, at their core, still the same medium!
If anyone is interested in using videos/documentaries to teach science, check out Science NetLinks' new video series, "Conversations with a Scientist," in which professional scientists explain their research! There are two short videos, one featuring an astronomer and one featuring a biophysicist.
I know a lot of teachers use brainpop as a teaching resource. They have videos for all different grade levels and content areas. It can help to make the lesson engaging and accessible.
I think that one of the greatest tools are sites like sharemylesson, because it allows teachers to exchange resources.