While this video is a little old, it's quite useful to someone who is just beginning to explore how they can use more technology in their lessons. Ideas such as starting a blog or using music more frequently are still relevant today and relatively easy to begin.
The use of technology isn't limited to lessons and classroom activities. There are many ways in which technology can support your professional development, assessment data analysis, and parental involvement. This article only covers the basics so be sure to check out the rest of the resources in this collection to learn more.
It is not a given that technology improves student learning. Technology can be used effectively and ineffectively in the classroom, and this video talks in depth about this distinction and gives solid examples of what effective use looks like. I love this video for its' thorough discussion, combined with applicable tips.
If you're looking for an intensive guide to the use of technology in the classroom, this is the resource for you. This book, by the Office of Educational Technology, covers all the necessary details associated with educational technology. From instructional practices, to leadership, to assessment and infrastructure, this extensive resource is a goldmine of useful information.
While some of use are still hesitant about the use of technology in the classroom, this article emphasizes all the benefits there are to be reaped from these new practices. This research-based article might just be enough to convince the doubtful educators among us.