Technology Integration Tutorials

  • PolyvoreA video tutorial of how to use Polyvore, which is a collage tool. A great resource for textiles and home improvement.
  • Word Clouds: Students were able to see how much they overused the word “Good” in food evaluations with this tool that makes most used words appear larger than others.
  • Shared Google Folder: Students found pictures of cakes demonstrating various decorating techniques and compiled them into a Slidely presentation for their classmates to see a wide variety of examples.
  • Carbon Footprint Calculator: Students take an interactive quiz to determine how many earths would be needed to sustain the population if everyone consumed at their rate. A real eye opener!
  • Today’s Meet: Today’s Meet allows teachers to make a private chat room for their students. In this blog post my students use it to review safety and sanitation.
  • Quizlet: Students collaborate with a Google spreadsheet to create a Quizlet review game.
  • 1Password: A tool for keeping track of all of your passwords for all of the other technology tools I’m suggesting. 🙂
  • Animoto: An example of a video I made to introduce a competition to students.
  • Pinterest: Students use Pinterest to identify different decorating techniques and plan their cake design.
  • My Fitness Pal: Students can use their phones to scan barcodes on food for nutrition information.
  • QR Codes for Absent Work: Students can scan codes to find the class outline and get caught up on missing work.
  • Kindle: Download the Kindle app for your computer to show illustrated children’s books using your projector so all students can see the pictures.
  • Notes from a presentation I gave to Family and Consumer Sciences teachers in the Grant Wood Consortium, Part 1, 2 (Choosing a website platform), 3 (How I use my website as a tool), and 4 (How a website can be helpful even if you hate websites).
I hope what you've read is useful! I post here biweekly with resources for Family and Consumer Sciences and Home Economics teachers and share my classroom happenings much more frequently on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Sign up to receive an email when new content is added to my blog. Thanks for visiting!

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