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Enhancing Your Classroom with 21st Century Tools

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Dr. Cassie Raulston


Vestavia Hills City Schools

Vestavia Hills Elementary School Central


Why should teachers integrate technology in the classroom and how can it be done? If these are questions that you have then this video is for you! This podcast was created to inspire educators to utilize 21st century education to create lifelong learners for the 21st century.

Length: 03:33

Content Areas: Technology Education

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

TC2 (K-2)
8. Use digital environments to exchange ideas with individuals or groups.
Examples: other states, other countries
  • Producing digital works collaboratively
  • Examples: developing shared writing projects, creating language experience stories
    TC2 (K-2)
    10. Design original works using digital tools.
    Examples: tools—digital drawing tools, music software, word processing software, digital cameras
    TC2 (3-5)
    9. Use technology tools to organize, interpret, and display data.
    Examples: spreadsheets, databases, electronic graphing tools
    TC2 (3-5)
    10. Use digital environments to collaborate and communicate.
    Examples: publishing online journals, sharing presentations, contributing to online discussions, communicating with experts
  • Producing digital works collaboratively
  • Examples: developing shared writing projects and group multimedia projects
    TC2 (3-5)
    12. Create a product using digital tools.
    Examples: products—digital story, podcast, digital artwork
    TC2 (6-8)
    12. Use digital tools to communicate and collaborate at all levels from interpersonal to global.
    Examples: instant messages, e-mail, blogs, wikis, collaborative authoring tools, online learning communities
  • Demonstrating digital file transfer
  • Examples: attaching, uploading, downloading
    TC2 (6-8)
    14. Use digital tools to generate new ideas, products, or processes.
    Examples: ideas—predictions, trends
    products—animation, video
    processes—models, simulations
    TC2 (9-12) Computer Applications
    16. Create a product that integrates information from multiple software applications.
    Example: pasting spreadsheet-generated charts into a presentation

    National/Other Standards:

    1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity
    2. Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments
    3. Model Digital-Age Work and Learning
    4. Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility
    5. Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership





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