Digital Tools – Further Reading

The various drop-down menus offer a wealth of Digital Literacy knowledge.  Under “Teaching Strategies” you can find helpful tips for bringing coding, multimedia digital storytelling, and more to your classroom.  It also has a section on how to deal with digital distractions in our modern classrooms.

Uses: This website offers a plethora of different articles, videos, and tips.  It is relevant for any classroom.  Though it may be directed, partially, to elementary classes the information is still relevant.

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2017

There are a wealth of digital tools listed here.  If you find yourself still wanting, having already looked at the Top 10 Digital Tools, and More Digital Tools, you need look no farther than the AASL: Best Websites for Teaching & Learning.

This website is updated each year, and the archives can be just as useful as the present collection.

The Challenge of Staying Current

Keeping up with the changing digital landscape can seem like an impossible task.  But you don’t need to be aware of everything, all the time.  Find two or three tools you really like, consider how they can be used to enhance and explore key literacy skills, and introduce them to your students.

If you add one or two new tools every year, you’ll not only stay engaged and interested in your teaching, but also find your toolbox filling in no time.

And, if you’re one of those people who spend their time researching the latest and greatest tools, remember:

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
-Ferris Bueller

Part 1: Digital Literacy Tools – Introduction

Part 2: Top Ten Digital Tools for Classrooms

Part 3: More Digitial Tools for Classrooms

Part 4: Digital Tools – Further Reading