40+ ideas for making technology integration meaningful

What does meaningful technology integration look like? How can we find go-to technology tools that will enhance our lessons and not add more to our already overflowing plate?

Almost daily teachers are bombarded with shiny new apps designed for education. It can be enough to make our heads spin. We WANT to use technology that is meaningful and manageable for ourselves and our students.

We don’t want “one more thing”.

Technology, when used with purpose can have incredible effects on student learning. We are able to teach and students are able to learn in ways we never thought possible. We can create learning experiences we never could have before.

How do we wade through all of the options to find the tools that will work for our own classes?

And how can we help get our reluctant colleagues onboard and excited about technology in the classroom?

In a recent Twitter chat moderated by Scott Titmas and Karly Moura, the #DitchBook community came out in full force to provide TONS of tried and true tech tools along tips for integrating them with purpose.

Check them out in the summary of this week’s chat below!

Want to get in on the next #DitchBook Twitter chat?

Having trouble? Still unclear on how a Twitter chat works? Feel free to tweet to these #DitchBook ambassadors and they’ll help — Karly Moura @karlymoura, Sean Fahey @seanjfahey, Sandy Otto @sandyrotto, Rachel Marker @rachelmarker, Evan Mosier @emosier3, Mandi Tolen @TTmomTT, Craig Klement @craigklement, Tara Martin @taramartinedu, Krista Harmsworth @zonie71, Anne Kamper @annekamper, Rayna Freedman @rlfreedm, Lance McClard @drmcclard, Stephanie DeMichele @sdemichele or David Platt @herrplatt!

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Matt is scheduled to present at the following upcoming events:

 DateEvent / Event DetailsCity / More Info
+ 10/22/2018
TLC Conference - ESU 9Hastings, NE
+ 10/30/2018
Delaware Association of School Administrators PD DayDover, Delaware
+ 11/07/2018—11/09/2018
GaETC ConferenceAtlanta, GA
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+ 11/26/2018
Morgan County VersaillesVersailles, MO
+ 01/27/2019—01/30/2019
FETCOrlando, FL
  Public Event
+ 02/04/2019—02/08/2019
TCEASan Antonio, TX
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+ 02/15/2019
Smithville School DistrictSmithville, MO
+ 03/07/2019—03/09/2019
KYSTELouisville, KY
  Public Event
+ 03/14/2019—03/16/2019
CUEPalm Springs, CA
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+ 06/23/2019—06/26/2019
ISTEPhiladelphia, PA
  Public Event