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C. Brown, J. Garfinkle, C. Raulston, S. Schwoebel, W. Story, C. Tucker, P. Walker, A. Wilson


Vestavia Hills City Schools


Technology can launch new ideas and engage students in interactive learning environments. This podcast spends time exploring different types of technology that can be used in the classroom to excite students and take learning to a new level. By using 21st Century technology in the classroom, teachers are given the opportunity to create lessons that encourage students to work together and use more reasoning skills. Technology also saves prep time and allows more time for focusing on the students. We hope you enjoy taking a look and also listening to a few of our favorite things that we think enhance instruction and help prepare students for the 21st century.


Length: 06:54

Content Areas: Technology Education, Professional Development

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

TC2 (3-5)
7. Explain the influence of technology on society.
Examples: multiple digital communities, medical and agricultural advancements
TC2 (6-8)
10. Describe advances in technology and effects of each on the workplace and society.
Examples: agriculture, manufacturing, medicine, warfare, transportation, communication, education
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
12. Use digital tools to publish curriculum-related content.
Examples: Web page authoring software, coding software, wikis, blogs, podcasts
TC2 (9-12) Computer Applications
15. Forecast technology innovations based on trends.

National/Other Standards:

3. Model Digital-Age Work and Learning
5. Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership

1. Creativity and Innovation


NETS-T: 3 & 5      NETS-S: 1


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