50 Online Resources to Engage Middle School Students

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Participate and share : Poster

Patricia Reynolds  
This poster presentation will include visuals and videos to demonstrate 50 online resources to engage middle school students. See multiple resources that teachers can easily incorporate into their lessons, no matter what the subject area.

Audience: Principals/head teachers, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS
Laptop: Mac, Chromebook, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials: I will post a spreadsheet of apps that attendees can download before hand.
Topic: Online tools, apps & resources
Grade level: 6-8
Subject area: Social studies, Not applicable
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Teaching, Learning and Assessments
  • Coach teachers in and model design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences using a variety of research-based, learner-centered instructional strategies and assessment tools to address the diverse needs and interests of all students.
For Education Leaders:
Empowering Leader
  • Support educators in using technology to advance learning that meets the diverse learning, cultural, and social-emotional needs of individual students.
For Educators:
  • Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will be able to:
* View visuals and videos of various online tools/apps
* Practice online tools/apps
* Engage is small group discussion/work session to practice online tools/apps

Technology intervention:
* An online resource with links over over 50 online tools/apps and descriptions will be posted to my site if selected

Instructional activities:
* Sample lessons incorporating various online tools/apps will be posted to my site if selected
* This will be a drop-in poster session. As such, I will have visuals displayed as well as a video running with examples. I will work with individuals or groups to present and/or practice various online tools/apps.

Supporting research

The Distance Learning Playbook, Grades K-12: Teaching for Engagement and Impact in Any Setting

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Patricia Reynolds, MCPS

I have taught at both the elementary level (1-4) and middle school level (6-8) and currently teach World Studies in MCPS, a district near Washington, DC. I have presented and modeled lessons and innovative ways to present them at the school, county, state and national level. I was a co-presenter at ISTE 2019. I am also a National Geographic Certified Educator & Community Leader, a Nearpod Certified Educator & PioNear and a Newsela Certified Educator & Teacher Trainer.

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