Coaching Resources

Providing support for teachers as they integrate technology into the classroom is often been called, 'technology coaching'.  Technology Coaching includes but is not limited to:
  • Providing Support to Teachers Integrating Technology
  • Training Students
  • Training Teachers
  • Co-Teaching
  • Data Collection
  • Student Results Evaluation
All of these elements result in improved technology usage and implementation.  Below you will find resources that are research based methods for implementing and sustaining technology in education.  


 SAMR - Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition
The SAMR Method created by Dr. Ruben Puentedura is a method for assessing and implementing technology effectively.  If you are looking for tools to guide you or your teachers in implementing technologies, the SAMR method is an excellent place to begin.  This blog post, "SAMR: Augmenting Your Creativity and Amplifying Your Curiosity" provides a great set of resources, videos and actionable items for implementing the SAMR method of at your school.
http://www.techchef4u.com/history/samr-augmenting-your-creativity-and-amplifying-your-curiosity/


 Bloom's Taxonomy
Many of us learned about Bloom's Taxonomy in our Educational Theory Courses while earning our Teaching Certificates.  Bloom provided a great structure to apply when coaching teachers to be effective in their technology implementations.  Below is a linked grouping of tools and applications that will help instructional delivery meet the needs.

http://www.appitic.com/index.php/bloom-s/apps-for-bloom-s-taxonomy

Infographics
 Infographics are a relatively new idea gaining momentum in educational technology.  Infographics serve several purposes.  They provide students an opportunity to:
  • Create Visual Data
  • Interpret Data
  • Develop Their Ability to be Creative
  • Communicate Findings
  • Integrate Multiple Technologies
  • Building Timelines
http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/infographic-tools/

 Rubrics for Effective Selection of Educational Apps
There is an every growing number of applications that support education.  Unfortunately it makes it difficult to find the right app for the right teacher or purpose.  Selection of apps and programs MUST be guided by the effectiveness of integration into curriculum.  Research concludes that quality instruction has technology seamlessly integrated.  Here is a list of 4 Rubrics to Help You Select Educational Apps.
http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/01/4-great-rubrics-to-help-you-select.html