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15 Tech Skills for Teachers to Learn This Summer

15 Tech Skills for Teachers to Learn This Summer

By Whooo’s Reading Blog Team

Summer is a time to relax, enjoy the sunshine… and prepare for next year. Spend a few hours a week improving your technology skills—you and your students will be thankful. 

 

How to make more engaging presentations.  

With so many digital tools at your fingertips, there’s no excuse for a snoozefest presentation.

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How to create and edit audio.

Recording is a fun way for students to improve their reading skills. Learn how to run your phone recorder and edit the audio so you can teach your students to do the same.

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How to vlog.

You can use vlogging to engage students or record your lessons for review and assessment later. It’s a great skill to have in your toolbox.

Learn now.

 

How to better track student reading.

Knowing what students are reading will allow you to be a better teacher and help students stay on track with goals and standard requirements.

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How to differentiate learning with technology.

Differentiation allows you to reach every child, giving them a chance to learn in their own way, at their own pace.

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How to make your classroom library interactive.

Even the addition of a computer or tablet in your classroom library to track lending and allow students to research new books would be a positive step in the right direction.

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How to transition to online homework.

It makes your life and the lives of your students much easier. It’s all about organization and consistency.

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How to use social media in the classroom.

You don’t have to jump in head first, but learning the the in’s and out’s of social media in the classroom is a good use of summer learning time.

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How to run a Mystery Skype session.

Mystery Skype is exciting for students, and puts a variety of important skills to the test—questioning, research and deductive reasoning. This summer, discover out how to find Mystery Skype opportunities, get set up and more.

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How to start a classroom blog.

Students can publish their work, you can improve communication with parents, and much more.

Learn now.

 

How to create tech-based lessons.

Learn how to organize your lesson plans around technology, not to simply include it as an afterthought.

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How to code—basic skills.

Many students are interested in coding, and you have to know the basic skills to bring it into your classroom.

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How to combine reading and video.

Students will love recording themselves reading or using video to create a 21st-century book report. Reading is arguably one of the most important skills for a student to learn—make it memorable and exciting.

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How to bring digital citizenship into the classroom.

Students need to learn how to act appropriately and safely online. Digital citizenship-based lessons will help you teach them these important skills.

Learn now.

 

How to personalize learning.

You need to the right tools and data tracking abilities to make personalized learning effective.

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