Technology in the Classroom: 8 Ways to Use It

Since TeachHUB’s inception, we’ve been extolling the virtues of technology in the classroom, regularly reviewing and/or featuring the latest bells and whistles brought on by new apps, software, websites, and more.

With that noble purpose in mind, today on, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox, herself a technological believer and a longtime educator based in Upstate New York, takes a look at eight technology in the classroom options to keep you and your class connected. Janelle’s ideas include:
  • Start a Classroom Website
  • Create a YouTube Channel
  • And More!

Janelle sums up her article thusly: “Try setting a goal of at least trying one new piece of technology per month. You can start with something easy like connecting with an expert via video chat or having your students use the Internet to find alternate ways to research. Once you think you have got it down, then you can try to tackle designing your own website or YouTube channel. Technology is the way of world, so it’s best you try and implement it into your classroom today.”

What is your favorite piece of technology to use in your classroom? Do you have one thing that you like better than the other?

22 Ways to Add Rigor to Your Classroom

Recently on, we listed out 22 ways that teachers can add rigor to the classroom. Rigor is quite the educational buzzword of late, and writer Jacqui Murray wades through the jargon to give you operative tips on injecting rigor into your curriculum.

Some samples:

•  Expect inquiry.
•  Face unknown questions with a smile.
•  Focus on exceptional expectations.
•  Support students so they can reach high expectations.

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