We often equate technology with computers for two reasons: one, they are the most complex of the technologies that teachers use in the classroom, and, two, many other technologies interface with computers. However, don't forget the value of "simple" technologies. Digital cameras and camcorders can be used for a variety of purposes, from storytelling to marketing. With PDA's, the idea of a computer for every child becomes much more of a realistic goal.
Check out some of these technology "extras." If you aren't familiar with these tools, you might just find a new gadget that changes forever the way you run your classroom.
Digital Camera WebLinks - how to choose, work, use, share, and publish.
Calculator Resources on the Web - oodles of resources from the Math Forum at Drexel University.
Meaningful Digital Video for Every Classroom - what you can do and how you can do it. Tips from Hall Davidson, executive director of educational services and telecommunications at KOCE-TV in California.
PDA Handheld Computing Resources on the Web - educational sites, eBooks, journals, peripherals, PDA friendly web sites, software, Web-based services, and more. Resources compiled by the Mono Shores Public Schools, Muskegon, Michigan.
Smart - and Getting Smarter - how to use Smart Boards as interactive hands-on, minds-on technology tools to support students as they demonstrate what they know in multiple ways. Sites links to downloadable lessons and template files for use in Smart Notebook software. From Kenton, KY schools.
MultiMedia Projector Buyer's Guide - what to look for in a multimedia projector. From the Iowa Educators Consortium.