Want to use edtech, but not sure where to start?

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    By following one or more of Adam's social media accounts (see the bottom of his "Bio" page), you can keep up to date with the latest digital tools, edtech articles, and teaching strategies.  NOTE: Adam's social media are not official SCPS accounts. 

    Before you begin thinking about specific digital tools, first consider how integrating edtech can transform a classroom into something where students are creators, have choice in what they use, and impact not just their classroom but the world.  Familiarize yourself with SAMR and how to apply that framework reflectively on your own instruction. Look at edtech through the lens of our SCPS Competency-Based Core Design Principles.

    If you are a new teacher to Shelby County, read over this Google Doc to give you a starting place for first steps to access Empower, G Suite for Education (Google Drive), and our Clever portal (Lexia, Dreambox, Apex Learning, and more).

    If you want suggestions of some edtech tools (many of which have been proven to be popular and effective in our district), here is an alphabetized list.

    NOTE:  These suggestions are based on the experiences of Mr. Watson and Shelby staff.  This list is NOT meant to imply an official endorsement of these tools or companies by Shelby County Public Schools or any other person or entity.