What are the most important digital tools for teachers to use personally and with students in the classroom?

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15 Responses to Question for ESC 10 Educators

  1. Section 6 says:

    Internet, linking device, blogs, recording software, capture technology, sharing technology. Stuff that hasn’t been invented yet.

  2. Susan, Cindy, Sandy, and Denise says:

    What are the most important digital tools for teachers to use personally and with students in the classroom?
    • Laptop
    • Blackberry
    • Web Access
    • Wireless Internet
    • Web Cam

  3. Kellie, Robbie & David says:

    What are the most important digital tools for teachers to use personally and with students in the classroom?

    • Internet
    • Linking device
    • Blogs
    • iPod
    • MP3 player
    • Filesharing
    • E-mail
    • You Tube
    • Wikipedia
    • Recording device/software
    • Laptop
    • Windows
    • Digital cameras
    • Photoshop
    • Instant messaging
    • Cell phone
    • Video camera
    • Widgets
    • Calculator
    • Word/document program or creator
    • Web cam
    • Videoconferencing
    • Dictionary.com
    • Browsers
    • Scanner
    • GPS
    • Videostreaming

  4. 1. internet
    2. calculator
    3. word processing
    4. video streaming
    5. recording software
    6. a clock
    7. digital imaging software

  5. Mark McGahan says:

    – [ ] What are the most important digital tools for teachers to use
    personally and with the students in the classroom
    – [ ] Networking
    – [ ] Internet
    – [ ] Browsers
    – [ ] Social
    – [ ] Artistic
    – [ ] Cellphone
    – [ ] Animation
    – [ ] Presentation
    – [ ] Sound
    – [ ] Video
    – [ ] Academic
    – [ ] Research
    – [ ] Outlining
    – [ ] Validation
    – [ ] Assessment
    – [ ] Collaboration
    – [ ] Software
    – [ ] Word
    – [ ] Flash
    – [ ] PowerPoint
    – [ ] Authoring
    – [ ] Online
    – [ ] YouTube
    – [ ] Flickr
    – [ ] Tumblr
    – [ ] Wikis

  6. Dixie & Yolanda says:

    • Internet
    • PDAS
    • Cell phone
    • IPODS
    • email

  7. What are the most important digital tools for teachers to use personally and with students in the classroom:

    PDA’s
    Assessment
    Cameras.Camcorders
    Computers
    Cell Phones
    TV
    DVD Player
    CD Player
    Web cam
    COWs (Computer on Wheels)

  8. Cynthia, Kim, Victor, Will says:

    Most important digital tools teachers use

    ? Computers
    o Internet
    o Wiki
    o Google
    o Calculator
    o Mapsco
    o Dictionaries
    o Thesaurus
    o Clock/watch
    o Videoconferencing/classroom field trips
    o Chat rooms
    o Blackboard
    o Online tutoring
    o Digital storytelling
    o Discovery learning
    ? Cell phones
    o Text messaging
    o GPS
    o Internet
    o Calculator
    o Planner/calendar
    o games
    ? Ipods
    ? Elmo
    ? Smart boards
    ? Dvd/cd players
    ?

  9. Betty Ackerman, Sammie Russell, & Natosha White says:

    Laptop – instead of textbooks
    internet access access to electronic books etc.
    turn in paper assignment – submission for assignments

  10. Cynthia, Kim, Victor, Will says:

    Most important digital tools teachers use

    ? Computers
    o Internet
    o Wiki
    o Google
    o Calculator
    o Mapsco
    o Dictionaries
    o Thesaurus
    o Clock/watch
    o Videoconferencing/classroom field trips
    o Chat rooms
    o Blackboard
    o Online tutoring
    o Digital storytelling
    o Discovery learning
    ? Cell phones
    o Text messaging
    o GPS
    o Internet
    o Calculator
    o Planner/calendar
    o games
    ? Ipods
    ? Elmo
    ? Smart boards
    ? Dvd/cd players
    ?

  11. mrsdurff says:

    The most important digital tools for teachers to use are blogs, wikis, podcasts, & RSS. That’s my two cents.

  12. The most important tools for teachers to use are: wikis, podcast with creation tools, RSS, Calendars, Document collaboration, cellphone with text & camera, laptop, digital camera, online desktop and social network.

  13. Eric Verno says:

    I have been testing a Tablet PC, and I would not know what to do without it!

    So my list would be (trying to add some that I have not read previously)
    * Tablet PC
    * LCD Projector
    * SMART Board
    * Software (Outlook 2007, OneNote 20007)
    For taking notes, using in lessons, and RSS Aggregator
    * RSS Feeds (mentioned above)
    * Blogs
    * SHARED Folders on Network Drive for electronic file transfer
    * Interent/E-mail @ school

  14. David Truss says:

    The most important digital tools for teachers to use personally and with students in the classroom is THE FIRST ONE THAT THEY USE!

    You can list hundreds of tools here, but the reality is that none of them matter unless the teacher is willing to engage. That first digital tool is the window of opportunity for the teacher to see digital tools as ways to engage students differently… to interact with them and their subject content in more meaningful ways.

    If you want teachers to use digital tools, then don’t give them a list, or a ‘most important tool’, give them a personal benefit and time/collaboration to figure it out with their class. A list of tools is nice, but then so is my list of items I want from Santa:-)

  15. Wesley Fryer says:

    David: I agree long lists are not helpful. I think short lists can be, but of course the entire conversation about using digital tools needs to be situated in the context of purpose. Good point that the tools teachers actually USE are the most important ones. I would extend that to say the tools teachers user PERSONALLY on a REGULAR basis are most important, as well as tools they use with STUDENTS and invite students to actually use for learning.

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