Making Technology in the Classroom Effective

At and in TeachHUB Magazine, we’ve espoused the benefits of technology the classroom for a long time now. We believe technology the classroom makes a teacher more effective, which in turn makes for positive student learning.
With that in mind, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox, who contributes to both and TeachHUB Magazine, looks at how to make technology in the classroom more effective.
Janelle’s ideas include:
  • Flipping the classroom
  • Blogging
  • Podcasting
  • Utilizing social media
  • And more!

Janelle sums up her article thusly: “Effectively utilizing technology in the classroom is a great way to engage and bring your classroom to life. No matter what tech tools you have access to, there are always ways to engage the learning for all students.”
Do you have any technology in the classroom tips or suggestions on this topic that you would like to share with us? Please leave your comments in the section below, we would love to hear what you have to say.

Our Top 10 Songs About School
Songs about school have been a pop culture touchstone since the early 20th century. Indeed, although the specific topics vary from song to song (love, cars, emotions about various items on the curriculum), you can bet that at any moment, there’s probably a song about school live on the airwaves right now (or on a closer friend’s playlist).
In a fun piece today, frequent contributor Jordan Catapano (who’s also a high school teacher in Illinois) calls out the most memorable tunes about school, including:
  • Van Halen, “Hot for Teacher”
  • The Police, “Don’t Stand So Close to Me”
  • The Beatles, “Getting Better”
  • And More!

 Overall, songs about school culture have been a staple in popular music forever. The themes these songs address are universal – perhaps that’s why songs about school are always close to the top 10.
What other songs should be on our list? What will songs of the future sing about school?