Classroom Supports → Effective use of Technology

21st Century Competencies Foundation Document for Discussion 2016

This document helps educators to build multiple areas of life are associated with critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity and innovation for our 21-century learners.

21st Century Competencies Foundation Document for Discussion 2016

Genius Hour

This is by google and supports literacy development. Students explore any topic they wish and then presents their findings to the class.

Genius Hour

Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy Verbs [Infographic]

A poster of 21st interpretation of the traditional classification system to support digital learning and citizenship to help support instructional planning and assessment.

Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy Verbs [Infographic]

Hour of Curiosity

A resource bank with free lesson plans, professional development activities, videos and more developed to support student engagement and teacher proficiency with coding, Minecraft, and augmented reality.

Hour of Curiosity

Code.org

The Hour of Code program offers tutorials to teach students to code through playing and creating games. Code Studio is a series of online courses that teach computer science.

Code.org

Stop Bullying Challenge – Bitstrips for Schools Comic Building

This poster, which could be turned into an anchor chart, lists 7 reading strategies with explanations: predict, visualize, question, connect, identify, infer, and evaluate.

Stop Bullying Challenge – Bitstrips for Schools Comic Building

Switch Zoo

Make new animals by switching the heads, legs and tails of 142 different creatures

Switch Zoo

Egg Timer

A simple countdown timer.

Egg Timer

Interactive Sites for Education

A collective of K-5 online, interactive, educational games and simulations. These activities work great with a SMARTboard for whole group or small group instruction or use individually in the computer lab.

Interactive Sites for Education

Scratch

Teach students to code with Scratch – a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.

Scratch