An introduction to LEARN NC's resources for integrating technology into your teaching.
You probably already know that effectively integrating technology into your teaching involves more than just using the newest, flashiest thing. Whereas the selective, thoughtful use of technology can deepen students’ understanding and increase their engagement, the use of technology for technology’s sake can distract students from your instructional objectives. LEARN NC offers articles, online courses, and lesson plans to help you make the best possible use of the technological tools and applications.
Since 2007, LEARN NC has maintained a blog about technology integration. On the Instructify blog, we share the best and the newest in free educational technology. This is a rich source of ideas on finding technology to use in the classroom.
Our best practices articles offer guidelines and ideas for teaching with web applications and technological tools. Topics include using videoconferencing to further curriculum objectives, creating class websites and electronic teaching portfolios, keeping students digitally safe, and more.
LEARN NC offers a variety of online CEU courses for teachers and administrators seeking to improve their technological skills, covering topics like getting started in a 1:1 classroom and designing a virtual field trip. Availability of these courses may vary.
- Browse the online course catalog for courses related to technology integration.
A great many of the lesson plans in our collection involve technology in some way — by having students conduct research on the web or use software applications like spreadsheets. The lesson plans below are a more select group that make use of some of the most recent and popular technological applications.
Note: Our collection in this area is growing as more and more teachers become adept at using these tools. If you have a great lesson plan that effectively integrates technology, we invite you to contact us about submitting it!